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Jaharlal Debbarma

The paper emphasizes on the role of Buddhist worldview for the proper and sustainable relationship between humans and their environments. The progress of science and technology has brought a tremendous changes and discoveries in term of trade, commerce, electronics, information technology, transportation and entertainment industry. These changes not only promote socio economic development in many possible ways but, also affect the environment dangerously. The large scale exploitation of nature due to population growth, accelerated development of productive forces, and the ever increasing utilization of natural resources for human comfort have led to a dangerous ecological imbalance. Hence, this paper examines the tenets of the Buddha and throws a light on the current ecological challenges we face today. It also suggests methods and practices to maintain the ecological balance in man nature relationship.