Harmony in Nature
Man is a limited being although he has the ability of becoming limitless. The degree to which this ability has been developed by anyone changes his outlook about nature.Therefore, there are different ways of looking at the same thing and interpreting the same phenomenon.
Take the instance of man: He is the product of his own activity in the past – his karma – which expresses itself as his hopes and desires, under whose influence he works now in this life. Nature has impressed the same karmic activity on his hands, feet, forehead, and so on.…
The same applies to what controls weather. The Weather Bureau forecasts it from the observations of the atmospheric conditions. An astronomer sees it as the effect of planetary motions and the cosmic forces. An astrologer casts it from the position of planets and stars.
As all nature is one, the natural phenomena and the living forms are interrelated, and weather plays a very important part in the life of man and beast. When things go beyond the grasp of the intellect, man tries in faith to propitiate nature by singing hymns, performing yags (sacrifices), and so forth.
Saints see God in action throughout nature, and abide by his will. To them cosmic forces, karmic law, planetary motions, nature, weather, forms of life and their activity are outward expressions of God in action. They see harmony in them. In our ignorance, we see a little part of nature and think, “Nature is cruel.” If we go within, we develop a wider outlook and begin to see harmony in nature, in place of discord.
Maharaj Sawan Singh, Spiritual Gems