Ode to The Self-Giving Tree by Manatita
Wisdom-Quote from Sri Chinmoy
"Like the tree I shall bow down,
Like the mountain I shall forgive and keep my head high.
Like the mother I shall always remain awake,
Like the Heart I shall always worship." -Sri Chinmoy
An eleven syllable Sonnet-Ode
O tree, my life-giving sustainable Light;
Selflessness-sacrifice; a joy to behold.
You nourish my life with fruit-yielding delight,
Humility incarnate; bares your sweet soul.
Some rich greedy ones, your role misunderstand,
Though you sing and bow like a beggar with bowl.
They plunder your love, for the profits on hand,
Ignoring the tears, from the trunk of your soul.
O tree, my tree, mighty Amazon forest,
Gives shade to the weary; the needy a home.
Protects the environment; your soil is the best,
Gives sanctu'ry to all; allows us to roam.
O tree, life-giving; sustaining mankind,
God's pride, His delight; His elegant design.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 26th May 2018.
~ Awakening The Inner Light
Quote from the Master
- “When you really have something to offer to the world, then you can become truly humble. A tree when it has no fruit to offer, remains erect. But when the tree is laden with fruit, it bends down. If you are all pride and ego, then nobody will be able to get anything worthwhile from you. When you have genuine humility, it is a sign that you have something to offer to mankind.” -Sri Chinmoy
Sustenance from the eco systems
Quote from Issues in Ecology
"Human societies derive many essential goods from natural ecosystems, including seafood, game animals, fodder, fuel wood, timber, and pharmaceutical products. These goods represent important and familiar parts of the economy. What has been less appreciated until recently is that natural ecosystems also perform fundamental life-support services without which human civilizations would cease to thrive..." Issues in Ecology, number two, Spring 1997. Published by the Ecological Society of America.
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