Sunday, January 02, 2011

Trees as Sacred Bearers

"Trees are the teachers, revealers, containers, companions, and protectors of the sacred, and our relationship to them, whether we meet them gently in a forest or, muscled and equipped, cut them down for the price of lumber, touches on our deepest values, emotions, and sense of meaning."

"The tree bears its thousand years
as one large majestic moment."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Philosopher / Poet
(1861 - 1941)

3 comments:

rm said...

What wonderful quotes and a wonderful image. Your blog is a major inspiration to me.

Roy

ilachina said...

Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. Knowing that my humble little blog touches others is an inspiration to me!

Gabriella said...

Trees let existence flow, let the changes form them, they are the perfect beings of giving in. Teachers, who stay only one place with roots however they can meet with the One. They preserve the most of the entity. People are rootless and restless, we are itchy wanderers, may this is why we became admirer of trees.
Force is for faulting, weakness is for giving in, but trees grow uncessantly, their hearts beat for Earth's rythm. They get over all of the winters of life. Let life and death take their parts - i guess this is the main message of the great teachers.

I would like to thank you for your posts and photos, these can really tune people hearts in feeling thankfulness and endlessly lucky for being alive :)