Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sewn Together

Whenever we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. - John Muir

4 comments:

rob said...

Good quote Sophia.

Shubhajit said...

Because you and me are one.

human being said...

Sohrab Sepehri the Iranian poet says this beautifully:


و نخواهیم مگس از سر انگشت طبیعت بپرد
و نخواهیم پلنگ از در خلقت برود بیرون
و بدانیم اگر کرم نبود زندگی چیزی کم داشت
و اگر خنج نبود لطمه می خورد به قانون درخت

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and we shouldn't wish for the fly to fly off the nature's fingertip

and we shouldn't wish for the panther to leave through the creation's door

and we should know if there were no worms, life would lack something

and if there were no earthworms, the law of the tree would be abolished
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sorry if my translation is not much communicative... some things are lost in translation... first the music...
:)

Shubhajit said...

"we should know if there were no worms, life would lack something"

This is an absolute truth.

If we think ourselves superior than a crawler,we need to consider our ignorance once more.

The difference is just external.It is just the degree that divides me from you. I'm whitish you are white, I'm a brute and you are human, I'm a crawler and you can go to space...this all distinction only appears...when this knowledge realise once by us, the judgment in our own practical lives will go straight to the mark.

Just thinking about my body, his body, her body,and so on leave us to utter confusion...no metaphysics in this whole universe will solve the innate questioning unless we get rid of the fact that we are different from each other...the glasses may be different, but wine is same..what we appreciate more? nectar or the flower?

Thanks for your patience.