Visit your tree friend often. Take a little time to get to know it. Meditate together, focusing on the exchange of breath.
A wonderful quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh provides a lovely illustration of agaya "...I looked into the tree and I saw the whole cosmos in it..." Another expresses ubuntu "We are all the leaves of one tree. We are all the waves of one sea; the time has come for all to live as one."
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Science continues to reveal the complex intelligence of the Plant Kindom* upon which we utterly depend for the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. How else can we integrate our respect for the dignity of the Plant Kindom into the way we live and shape our societies?
The intention of the Novasutras movement is to provide deep and rich soil in which a new culture can take root and flourish. It seeks to be a response that is at the right scale for the global crises that are now converging on our species, by... ...sharpening our attention, cultivating a sense of … Continue reading “Religion is at its best when it becomes a countercultural force”