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Acts Of God
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Acts Of God Syn: Natural Disasters.
(A legal term.) “From the Buddhist point of view, earthquakes and similar phenomena are neither Acts of God nor caprices of nature; they are causally related to the thoughts and actions primarily of human beings.
But this is only half the equation.
Through man’s pollution of the atmosphere and the soil, the very air he breathes and the food he eats poison him, eliciting from his body a similar protest in the form of pollution diseases, the foremost of which may be cancer. Thus the circle of destruction is complete.”
See also: Cause and Effect.