Monday, March 27, 2006

If a tree falls

If a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a sound?

Yes it does. Because for sure the tree is hearing it, whoever else may or may not be around.

Don't you believe that a tree can be that sensitive? Why, it is the most sensitive of life forms. Don't let that bark fool you. That's not keeping out the sensation. It's a skin of the most sensitive sort. And when the tree falls, that skin feels its death at the moment of passing. And experiences the sound waves from the ensuing crash. And feels joy and gratitude all the time.

What teachers are these trees we find around us? Cherish them, cherish them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so amazing. I had always mused that trees were perpetually gratified, elated to exist, if you will. It would seem a shame if they lacked a consciousness, despite the obvious limitations of perception due to a lack of sensory organs. But who is to say they do not feel and hear and perhaps even taste the morning dew.

I enjoyed this entry.