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Trees provide a focal point for meditation, enlightenment, guidance and inspiration.
Trees of liberty were planted by the Italians in the revolution of 1848." "A monk asked Joshu, "What is the meaning of Bodidharma's coming to China? ""Tall thriving Trees confessed the fruitful Mold: The reddening Apple ripens here to Gold, Here the blue Fig with luscious Juice overflows, With deeper Red the full Pomegranate glows, The Branch here bends beneath the weighty Pear, and verdant Olives flourish round the Year." "Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs.But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves." Joshu said, "The oak tree in the garden." A monk asked Zhaozhou, "What is the living meaning of Zen? Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees." "When I reflect that one man, armed only with his own physical and moral resources, was able to cause this land of Canaan to spring from the wasteland, I am convinced that in spite of everything, humanity is admirable.." Zhaozhou said, "The cypress tree in the yard." " ".... But when I compute the unfailing greatness of spirit and the tenacity of benevolence that it must have taken to achieve this result, I am taken with an immense respect for that old and unlearned peasant who was able to complete a work worthy of God." "Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there; From joy the holy branches start, And all the trembling flowers they bear.Trees are the largest living beings on this planet.
Trees are in communion with the spiritual and the material.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself." "People in suburbia see trees differently than foresters do. It is useless to speak of the probability that a certain tree will die when the tree is in someone's backyard ....
You are talking about a personal asset, a friend, a monument, not about board feet of lumber." "Happy is the man ...
" "Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing.
It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total." "Larger and finer meanings are read into the older legends of the plants, and the universality of certain myths is expressed in the concurrence of ideas in the beginnings of the great religions.
They see the cedar mount, the dwellings of gods, the sanctuary of the Irnim.""Hui Tzu said to Chuang Tzu: "I have a big stinktree in my garden. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, speaks to me.