Old Mother Forest

Seshan, Suprabha

Publisher:  Countercurrents.org
Date Written:  02/01/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23250

A poignant look at the ecosystem of a rainforest from a conservationist in India.



Is there a fundamental principle of the natural world that we can perceive directly through our senses, that does not require an education in biology or environmental studies or ecology? Do we see connections? Do we experience interdependancy? Do we recognise diversity? Do we dwell in interbeing? Do we feel our embeddedness in the weave of life? Do we know our very own capacity for renewal? Do we hear the surround symphony we are immersed in?

Call out to the plants if you want to learn the secret of renewal. You must follow the green ones, and find out how they live; for they are the clever alchemists who keep the world going. You must visit an ancient rainforest, like the one where I live - Old Mother Forest I call her - and sit under the trees. If you want to know what’s eternal, and beyond forever, ask them.

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