THE GIFTS OF NATURE
And I saw that one need not go far to recieve the gifts of nature. We have them all here, available for eyes that wish to see, for ears that wish to listen, for nostrils that wish to smell, for the fingers that wish to touch and for the palate that wishes to taste.
Nature provides all; with them we live and die.
They appear out of nothing. They appear out of nothing like a sudden rush of water that streams through the giant rocks of a dry riverbed, flowing , striking all around until finally fading away in the earth and there fertilizing with the spark that gives life.
The question is, why are we so blind that we cannot see, so deaf that we cannot hear? Why are all our senses and our minds dead to Nature and only alive to our clinging and craving?
La naturaleza nos provee de todo; de ella vivimos y morimos.
Aparaciste de la nada, como un trombo de agua que baja estrepitosamente por las rocas gigantes de una riera empinada, dando golpes atronadores hasta finalmente fundirte en la tierra y fertilizarla con la chispa de tu vida.