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印网友:其他国家能向印度学习什么

What can rest of the world learn from India?

其他国家能向印度学习什么?

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Manan Desai, former Operations Engineer at Emerson Network Power

1)Eating with hands, sitting down on the floor when eating

1)吃饭的时候席地而坐,用手吃饭

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Mostly, Indians prefer to eat with their hands. The west perceives it as dirty. But, Indians believe that there is nothing wrong in it. God has given us hands to work, eat, cook and play. So we are using a part of God’s gift to eat. Also, it makes you more mindful and aware of the food, its texture, taste and color. Just think of all the plastic and steel spoons and forks which will not be used if people all over the world started to eat with their hands. These days most of the plastic spoons are thrown away after using them just once or twice. The amount of plastic waste generated from spoons alone is mind-boggling. Also, earlier Indians used to sit down on floors to eat their food. My father still does that. Even I try to sit on the floors to eat when at home. It makes you really humble, kills your ego and makes your feet flexible.

2)Using old worn-out clothes to clean kitchen, utensils, bathroom.

大多数印度人喜欢用手吃饭。西方国家认为这很脏。但是,印度人相信这没有任何问题。神赐给我们双手,用来工作,吃饭,做饭和玩耍。所以我们用神赐给我们的天赋的一部分来吃饭。同时,这让你更在意和清楚食物的质地,味道和颜色。想想看,如果所有的塑料或钢制的勺子和叉子都不能用了,全世界的人都开始用手吃饭的模样。如今大部分的塑料勺子被使用一两次后就被丢弃了。单单勺子造成的塑料垃圾的数量多到令人难以置信。印度老人习惯坐在地上吃饭。我的父亲现在还是这样。就连我,在家里吃饭时也试着坐在地板。这会让你真的感觉到谦卑,抹去你的自我,让你的脚灵活。

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2)用穿旧的衣服清理厨房,厨具,浴室。

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Indians do not use paper rolls to clean their kitchens, utensils and bathrooms. The amount of paper the Westerners are using just to clean their hands after washing them is staggering. It rips my heart apart when I see rolls of paper just being used once and thrown away. Just think about the enormous amount of trees which could be saved if we just use cotton clothes for cleaning and use cotton handkerchiefs to wipe our hands instead of tissue papers.

3)Washing and drying clothes inside the house.

印第安人不用卷纸清洁厨房,厨具,浴室。西方人单单洗手后用来擦手的纸的消耗量是惊人的。当我看到卷纸只用一次就被丢弃时,我的心在滴血。试想一下,如果我们用棉质衣服打扫卫生,用棉手帕擦手,而不是用纸巾,可以保护多少树木!

3)在屋子里洗衣服、晾衣服。

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Mostly, people in India wash their own clothes and dry them by hanging them on ropes out in the sun or inside the house if the sun isn’t out. Do we really need dryers to dry our clothes? I mean it makes sense when you use them in winters in cold climates. But why throughout the year?

4)Using a bucket to have a bath.

多数情况下,印度人洗完衣服,会把衣服挂在太阳下的晾衣绳上,或者不出太阳时会挂在房子里晾晒。我们真的需要烘干机来烘干我们的衣服么?我的意思是寒冷的冬天时使用烘干机确实可行。但为什么必须全年使用呢?

4)用水桶来洗澡。

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We Indians do not use bath tub and shower to have a bath. It has been scientifically proven time and again that you consume less water if you use a bucket instead of a shower. Just think of all the water which can be saved in this world if every person on this planet adopts this practice.

5)Using Indian style toilets without a flush as opposed to Western style toilets

我们印度人不使用浴缸和淋浴洗澡。它已经一次又一次被科学证明,如果使用水桶而非淋浴,可以节约水。想象一下,如果地球上每个人都用这样的方式来洗澡,可以节约下多少水。

5)使用印度式厕所,跟西式厕所不同

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Westerners do not like Indian style toilets not because they are dirty but because they just cannot sit in that position. Their knees have become extremely stiff. Again it has been scientifically proven that there are multiple benefits of an Indian-style toilet. When you sit on an Indian-style toilet, that is the natural way of passing your stool. It prevents blockage and ensures smooth passage, completely cleaning the intestines. When you sit on a western-style toilet, that is not a natural position. It’s just a lazy way of sitting designed for convenience as you do not want to give pain to your knees. Secondly, Indians are naturally saving millions of gallons of water every day by using a bucket instead of a flush.

6)Vegetarian Diet

西方人不喜欢印度厕所不是因为他们脏,而是因为他们无法坐。他们的膝盖变得非常僵硬。科学证明,印度式厕所有多个好处。当你使用印度式厕所时,你的排泄物会自然排出。可以防止堵塞,顺利通过并完全清洁肠道。当你使用西式厕所时,姿势并不符合自然,这只是一个为了不想让膝盖疼痛而发明的懒惰坐姿。其次,印度人用水桶冲水代替冲水马桶,每天都省下数百万加仑的水。

6)素食

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Many Indians try to follow a strictly vegetarian diet. What difference does it make? Watch the movie before the flood by Leonadro di Caprio in which he explains how America”s obsession with beef is contributing to massive global warming. It was a big eye opener for me.

There are few foolish Indians who are ignorant and blindly copy the west. They are ashamed of many of the above mentioned habits which even the West is now realizing that it is environmentally friendly. Indians have been living in harmony with nature since the ancient Vedic times. We worship nature and animals. Still, in many climate summits countries which produce the maximum amount of greenhouse gases lecture India for reducing its carbon footprint. Let’s hope Indians do not give up these practices just to look more western.

许多印度人试图严格遵从素食饮食。这有什么区别呢?莱昂纳多•迪•迪卡普里奥出演的《洪水来临前》中,他说美国人对牛肉的痴迷造成了大规模的全球变暖。这对我来说是非常令人吃惊的。

有一些愚蠢的印度人无知、盲目地复制西方的生活方式。他们对许多上述习惯感到惭愧,但现在连西方都开始意识到这些才是环保的。在古老的吠陀时代,印度人就已经与自然和谐共处。我们崇拜自然和动物。另外,在许多气候峰会上,一些排放大量温室气体的国家要求印度减少碳排放。我们希望印度人不要单纯为了更为西方而放弃这些做法。

 

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