Human beings live with nature and our living is based on nature so we should be careful and think it over when we say “we can transcend nature”. We should observe the things we eat, the things we create, our own body and even the whole society. There is nothing that is not made from nature. When we think we can transcend nature, we are going to draw away from nature. This is a false idea to blind us from recognizing the true face of nature and the real characteristics of ourselves.
Nature can bring us more calm and peace because it has less attachment, nature also brings us fear and worry because we are full of fear and worry in ourselves. So no matter what nature brings to you, it will provide the enlightening moment at the same time. But it depends on how much you can listen into the Nature of nature. The Nature of nature has never changed or been changed: “nature is changing all the time, it is manifested by the co-arising causes and conditions, and all the manifestations never have the inherent existent ego. “ When you are facing the peaceful mountains and waterfall, you smile with joy; when you are facing the tornado, you are shocked with fear; but the nature doesn’t have any intention to please you or horrify you. At these moments, you not only didn’t realize the Nature of nature, but you also didn’t realize that you possess the same Nature in you.
Only when our mind becomes calm enough, stable enough, clean enough and clear enough, can we see into the deeper essence of nature. The purpose of practicing right mindfulness is to cultivate the intuitive-clean-clear mind, in order to see the Nature directly, understand the Nature without attachment and experience the Nature clearly.
Gradually, we will find that nature is the reflection of human beings’ mind, nature will always follow us, like our shadow. If somebody wants to say: ”it’s none of my business, it’s somebody else's wrong…”, you should think carefully. Unfortunately you can’t remember everything that you’ve done before, or even your former life. Anything that takes place on this world, we have to undertake it as a common responsibility. If everyone can always stay with peace and ease, the nature will no doubt follow us.
* "nature" in this article refers to the "nature environment".