The land is very important to indigenous cultures. They live on it. They derive sustenance from it. When they die they become part of it physically.
Native cultures believe in interconnectedness and interrelations of all things. That we are all one. We are all related.
Some take it a step further and believe that we are each other.
The Dhammapada stanza 5 says “… If you see yourself in others then whom can you injure?” Other cultures may have similar concepts.
Bringing the Dhammapada together with Mitakuye Oyasin you then get the concept behind… “The land I stand on is my body…”
The land is sacred. My body is sacred. We are both created by our creator. We are one, the land and I.
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear