Nature in a broader perspective refers to all the physical phenomena of this world other than man- made creations. Nature refers to the plant world, animal world and all the inanimate objects which have not been created by human. Nature is opposed to artificiality, urbanization and modernity. To speak truly, beauty of nature cannot be described by common people. We, the common people, can only perceive and feel the beauty but it can only be described by the poets and litterateurs. It is very frequently said that modern civilization has become extremely material and commercial. The only reason behind this is that the majority of people do not have any time to mix up with nature or to perceive the beauty of it. The more there will be detachment with nature, the more the human beings will become fretful, unhappy, worried and they will be devoid of inner peace of mind.
A bereaved mother who has lost her only son can only seek consolation if she stands alone under the open sky at the dead of night staring at the stars and listening to the murmurs of the river. What else can give more peace than to see the returning of the birds in flights to their nests in the dusk? What may be more enchanting than to see the rain drops lashing the sea in a rainy day? What may be more wonder-arousing than to be alone in the midst of a vast field and gaze at the sky split with a streak of lightning? Is it not bliss to see the rainbow making a bridge between the earth and the heaven? Can the children of today’s world get more pleasure in a modern park than the children of earlier days playing in villages swinging from the hanging aerial prop roots of banyan tree or taking bath in ponds in hot summer days jumping from the mango tree branches and chasing the ducks ? What material aspect can give more pleasure to the mind than to see The Mount Everest clad in white snow? The beauty of sea, rivers, hills, mountains, woods, landscapes, fountains and etc. teach us to give up egoism, jealousy, enviousness, enmity, animality and all other negative aspects of human mind.
So, what stands is that the more the common man will be amidst nature and perceive natural beauty, the more they will have the inner peace and happiness of mind which in today’s world is mostly desirable. . William Wordsworth, the greatest of all the romantic poets, in his poem, “The World Is Too Much with Us” laid stress on this particular topic. Modern men are having enough of riches and material prosperity but lacking humane conscience and consciousness, sympathy and empathy, pity and kindness and so on. Keats’ famous lines, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” emphasizes the fact that “What is truth is beautiful and what is beautiful will soon also be true.” To sum up, if we want to get rid of the greatest threats in today’s world like environmental pollution, social and moral degradation, terrorism and so on which will destroy our civilization, the most important thing what we need to do immediately is to save nature and natural objects and this will only be possible if we learn to worship nature and perceive its beauty.