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Ecofable: The Little Planet2
May I ask why you chose the name “Shiva” for the humans in your parable? The Hindu god Shiva represents the force of destruction, but not in the negative sense of plundering whole ecosystems out of ignorant greed as humans do – rather, Shiva destroys so as to make room for new creations. Hinduism actually portrays Shiva as a very eco-friendly god, since by driving the cycle of life and death he nourishes the environment and facilitates the process of evolution.
wolf…I just found this…sorry.
Maybe a mistake to use His name…but there is a great deal of duality over the role of Shiva.