Dirt-Worshipping Tree-Hugger

Every day, priests minutely examine the Dharma

And endlessly change complicated sutras.

Before doing that, though, they should learn how to read the love letters

     sent by the wind and the rain, the snow and the moon.

                                                               — Ikkyu

You may freely replace priests with ministers, rabbis, imams, gurus, or televangelists.

You may freely replace Dharma with Bible, Torah, Koran, or Bhagavad Gita.

You may freely replace sutras with commandments, verses, visions, prophesies, judgements or any other claim to know the mind and will of the universe.

Or you may just replace all the words ever known with those love letters from nature and be at peace.

2 thoughts on “Dirt-Worshipping Tree-Hugger

  1. You can replace all of those things with whatever you want, but you can never replace the wind, or the rain, or the snow or the moon with anything else.

    Where did you find that quote, Deb? I love it… it really “preaches” to me!

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