Exploring the Sacredness of Nature
Eco-spiritual Realization in Gopinath Mohanty's High Tide, Ebb Tide
The central concern of the paper is to show that nature plays a significant role in shaping the spiritual self of a modern man. It tries to explore the possibility of the realization of the unity of life and integrated order in the world outside the confined territory of narrow human self. Such realization as the substratum of eco-spirituality, results in the extension of love and ascribing meaning to every object of nature. In the backdrop of such ideas the present paper intends to examine Gopinath Mohanty’s High Tide, Ebb Tide to show the fundamental ground of varied human consciousness being integrated with the unified principles of nature, and the possibilities of the realization of nature’s sacredness in the process of the realization of the ‘self’ as an extension of the unity of nature.
Words: Nature, self-realization, ecology, spiritualism.
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