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tree: A connected, acyclic graph, i.e. a graph with exactly one path between any two vertices.

treebeard ::: n. --> A pendulous branching lichen (Usnea barbata); -- so called from its resemblance to hair.

tree diagram: A directed tree where no two edges point towards the same vertex, often used in representing events in probability calculations

treed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Tree

treeful ::: n. --> The quantity or number which fills a tree.

treefuls ::: pl. --> of Treeful

treeing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Tree

tree-killer ::: (jargon, abuse) (Sun) 1. A printer.2. A person who wastes paper. This epithet should be interpreted in a broad sense; wasting paper includes the production of spiffy but content-free documents. Thus, most suits are tree-killers.This term may derive from . in which Treebeard the Ent uses it to refer to the orcs' master, Saruman of Isengard. Saruman represents, among other things, technology at its most misguided.See also: dead tree.[Jargon File] (1999-11-03)

tree-killer "jargon, abuse" (Sun) 1. A printer. 2. A person who wastes paper. This epithet should be interpreted in a broad sense; "wasting paper" includes the production of {spiffy} but {content-free} documents. Thus, most {suits} are tree-killers. This term may derive from {J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" (}. in which Treebeard the Ent uses it to refer to the orcs' master, Saruman of Isengard. Saruman represents, among other things, technology at its most misguided. See also: {dead tree}. [{Jargon File}] (1999-11-03)

treeless ::: a. --> Destitute of trees.

tree "mathematics, data" A {directed acyclic graph}; i.e. a {graph} wherein there is only one route between any pair of {nodes}, and there is a notion of "toward top of the tree" (i.e. the {root node}), and its opposite direction, toward the {leaves}. A tree with n nodes has n-1 edges. Although maybe not part of the widest definition of a tree, a common constraint is that no node can have more than one parent. Moreover, for some applications, it is necessary to consider a node's {daughter} nodes to be an ordered {list}, instead of merely a {set}. As a data structure in computer programs, trees are used in everything from {B-trees} in {databases} and {file systems}, to {game trees} in {game theory}, to {syntax trees} in a human or computer {languages}. (1998-11-12)

tree ::: (mathematics, data) A directed acyclic graph; i.e. a graph wherein there is only one route between any pair of nodes, and there is a notion of toward top of the tree (i.e. the root node), and its opposite direction, toward the leaves. A tree with n nodes has n-1 edges.Although maybe not part of the widest definition of a tree, a common constraint is that no node can have more than one parent. Moreover, for some applications, it is necessary to consider a node's daughter nodes to be an ordered list, instead of merely a set.As a data structure in computer programs, trees are used in everything from B-trees in databases and file systems, to game trees in game theory, to syntax trees in a human or computer languages. (1998-11-12)

treenail ::: n. --> A long wooden pin used in fastening the planks of a vessel to the timbers or to each other.

treen ::: a. --> Made of wood; wooden.
Relating to, or drawn from, trees. ::: --> pl. of Tree.

tree ::: n. --> Any perennial woody plant of considerable size (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single trunk.
Something constructed in the form of, or considered as resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and branches; as, a genealogical tree.
A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber; -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree, chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.

tree of cosmos ::: the tree with its roots above (in the heavens) and its branches spread downward. A common metaphor in many spiritual traditions.

treeoflife ::: Tree of Life In the Book of Genesis, this is a tree whose fruit gives everlasting life, i.e. immortality. After eating of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden, after which God set angels to guard the entrance to the Garden fearing they would also eat of the Tree of Life and so become immortal. The Tree of Life is also the symbolic representation of the Kabbalah, comprising the ten Sephiroth and the twenty-two paths of spiritual wisdom. It is a powerful means of gaining personal and spiritual realisation.

trees, fruit, and grain. They were pointed out to

tree traversal

treeware "jargon" /tree'weir/ Printouts, books, {documentation}, and other information media made from pulped dead trees by a {tree-killer}. [{Jargon File}] (1999-01-15)

treeware ::: (jargon) /tree'weir/ Printouts, books, documentation, and other information media made from pulped dead trees by a tree-killer.[Jargon File] (1999-01-15)

Tree A variant of the cross or tau, to be considered in connection with the serpent which is wound round it. The two together symbolize the world tree with the spiritual, intellectual, psychic, and psychological aggregate of forces encircling the world tree and working in and through it — these forces often grouped in the Orient under the name of kundalini. In minor significance, the two together symbolize the life-waves, or any life-wave, passing through the planes, spirit circling through matter, fohat working in the kosmos. Thus the tree symbol stands for the universe, and correspondentially for man, in whom the monadic ray kindles activity on the several planes; while the physiological key of interpretation applies to the analogies in the human body with its various structures through which play the pranic currents. The tree, by its form, represents evolution, for it begins with a root and spreads out into branches and twigs; only as applied to the kosmos the root is conceived to be on high and the branches to extend downwards. Thus there is the Asvattha tree of India or bodhi tree, the Norse Yggdrasil, the tree Ababel in the Koran, the Sephirothal Tree which is ’Adam Qadmon. In the Garden of Eden it is stated that there were two trees, the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which signifies the two knowledges. It is said in Gnosticism that Ennoia (divine thought) and Ophis (serpent), as a unity, are the Logos; as separated they are the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, the former spiritual, the latter manasic. Adam eats the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge which means in one important allegory of human evolution that mankind after the separation of the sexes became endowed with manas, or that when humanity began to be endowed with dual manas, the rays then separated into the opposite sexes; and lest he should partake of the Tree of Life and become immortal, in the then imperfect state of evolution, he is turned out of Eden. It is stated that buddhi becomes transformed into the tree whose fruit is emancipation and which finally destroys the roots of the Asvattha, which here is the symbol of the mayavi life. This latter tree is also the emblem of secret and sacred knowledge, guarded by serpents or dragons; it may also refer to a sacred scripture. Dragons guarded the tree with the golden apples of the Hesperides; the trees of Meru were guarded by a serpent; Juno, on her wedding with Jupiter, gave him a tree with golden fruit, as Eve gave the fruit to Adam. Blavatsky says of Eve: “She it was who first led man to the Tree of Knowledge and made known to him Good and Evil; and if she had been left in peace to do quietly that which she wished to do, she would have conducted him to the Tree of Life and would thus have rendered him immortal” (La Revue Theosophique 2:10). See also ASVATTHA, YGGDRASIL

Tree marriage: A ceremony, practiced in parts of India, symbolically uniting a man or woman in marriage to a tree; it is sometimes a part of the wedding ritual, sometimes it is a mystic ritual which enables a younger brother or sister to marry before an elder one.

Tree of Death ::: See Qlippoth.

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil ::: Refers to the state of dualistic consciousness that characterizes the lower three of the Four Worlds model. The idea being that though duality is necessary for self-expression it also was a Fall from Source Consciousness, the fundamental kernel of self that is the Non-Dual.

Tree of Life are both found in the 3rd Heaven (see

Tree of Life in the world of Yetzirah (Formation).

Tree of life: See: Etz Hayim.

Tree of Life ::: See Kabbalah.

Tree ::: Standing image of the universe — the Tree of Life.

TREET ::: E.C. Haines, 1964. An experimental variant of LISP1.5, implemented on the STRETCH computer. Basic structure was a trinary tree.[The TREET Time-Sharing System, H.A. Bayard et al, Proc 2nd Symp Symb and Alg Manip, ACM (Mar 1971)].[Sammet 1969, pp.457-461].

TREET E.C. Haines, 1964. An experimental variant of LISP1.5, implemented on the STRETCH computer. Basic structure was a trinary tree. ["The TREET {Time-Sharing} System", H.A. Bayard et al, Proc 2nd Symp Symb and Alg Manip, ACM (Mar 1971)]. [Sammet 1969, pp.457-461].

TREETRAN ::: A Fortran IV subroutine package for tree manipulation.

TREETRAN A {Fortran IV} subroutine package for tree manipulation.

Tree Transformation Language ::: (functional language, rule-based language) (TXL) A hybrid functional language and rule-based language developed by J.R. Cordy rapidly prototyping new languages and language processors. It uses structural transformation based on term rewriting.TXL has been particularly successful in software engineering tasks such as design recovery, refactoring, and reengineering. Most recently it has been applied to artificial intelligence tasks such as recognition of hand-written mathematics, and to transformation of structured documents in XML.TXL takes as input an arbitrary context-free grammar in extended BNF-like notation, and a set of show-by-example transformation rules to be applied to inputs parsed using the grammar. TXL supports the notion of agile parsing, the ability to tailor the grammar to each particular task using grammar overrides.Current version: FreeTXL 10.3, as of 2003-10-26. .[TXL: A Rapid Prototyping System for Programming Language Dialects, J.R. Cordy, C.D.; Halpern and D. Promislow, Computer Languages, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 1991, pp 97-107][Source Transformation in Software Engineering using the TXL Transformation System, J.R. Cordy, T.R. Dean, A.J. Malton and K.A. Schneider, Journal of Information and Software Technology, Vol. 44, No. 13, October 2002, pp 827-837][Recognizing Mathematical Expressions Using Tree Transformation, R. Zanibbi, D. Blostein and J.R. Cordy, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, Vol. 24, No. 11, November 2002, pp 1455-1467][Agile Parsing in TXL, T.R. Dean, J.R. Cordy, A.J. Malton and K.A. Schneider, Journal of Automated Software Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2003, pp 311-336](2003-11-04)

Tree Transformation Language "functional programming" (TXL) A hybrid {functional language} and {rule-based language} developed by J.R. Cordy "" et al of {Queen's University}, Canada in 1988. TXL is suitable for performing {source to source analysis} and transformation and for {rapid prototyping} of new languages and language processors. It uses {structural transformation} based on {term rewriting}. TXL has been particularly successful in {software engineering} tasks such as {design recovery}, {refactoring}, and {reengineering}. Most recently it has been applied to {artificial intelligence} tasks such as recognition of hand-written mathematics, and to transformation of {structured documents} in {XML}. TXL takes as input an arbitrary {context-free grammar} in {extended BNF}-like notation, and a set of {show-by-example} transformation rules to be applied to inputs {parsed} using the grammar. TXL supports the notion of {agile parsing}, the ability to tailor the grammar to each particular task using "grammar overrides". {TXL Home (}. ["TXL: A Rapid Prototyping System for Programming Language Dialects", J.R. Cordy, C.D.; Halpern and D. Promislow, Computer Languages, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 1991, pp 97-107] ["Source Transformation in Software Engineering using the TXL Transformation System", J.R. Cordy, T.R. Dean, A.J. Malton and K.A. Schneider, Journal of Information and Software Technology, Vol. 44, No. 13, October 2002, pp 827-837] ["Recognizing Mathematical Expressions Using Tree Transformation", R. Zanibbi, D. Blostein and J.R. Cordy, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, Vol. 24, No. 11, November 2002, pp 1455-1467] ["Agile Parsing in TXL", T.R. Dean, J.R. Cordy, A.J. Malton and K.A. Schneider, Journal of Automated Software Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2003, pp 311-336] (2003-11-04)

TREE. ::: Vide Symbol.


1. A fabulous tree alleged to have existed in Java, at some distance from Batavia, with properties so poisonous as to destroy all animal and vegetable life to a distance of fifteen or sixteen miles around it. 2. *Fig.* A baleful, destructive, or deadly power or influence.

abattis ::: n. --> A means of defense formed by felled trees, the ends of whose branches are sharpened and directed outwards, or against the enemy.

A being of the lower vital plane who by the medium of a living human being or by some other means or agency is able to materialise itself sufficiently so as to appear and act in a visible form or speak with an audible voice or, without so appearing, to move about material things, e.g., furniture or to materialise objects or to shift them from place to place. This accounts for what are called poltergeists , phenomena of stone-throwing, tree-inhabiting Bhutas, and other well-known phenomena.

abies ::: n. --> A genus of coniferous trees, properly called Fir, as the balsam fir and the silver fir. The spruces are sometimes also referred to this genus.

abietic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the fir tree or its products; as, abietic acid, called also sylvic acid.

ablaqueate ::: v. t. --> To lay bare, as the roots of a tree.

ablaqueation ::: n. --> The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.

abnodation ::: n. --> The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

abroad ::: adv. --> At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.
Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one&

abstraction ::: a. --> The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
The act process of leaving out of consideration one or more properties of a complex object so as to attend to others; analysis. Thus, when the mind considers the form of a tree by itself, or the color of the leaves as separate from their size or figure, the act is called abstraction. So, also, when it considers whiteness, softness, virtue, existence, as separate from any particular objects.

abutter ::: n. --> One who, or that which, abuts. Specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate; as, the abutters on a street or a river.

acacia ::: n. --> A roll or bag, filled with dust, borne by Byzantine emperors, as a memento of mortality. It is represented on medals.
A genus of leguminous trees and shrubs. Nearly 300 species are Australian or Polynesian, and have terete or vertically compressed leaf stalks, instead of the bipinnate leaves of the much fewer species of America, Africa, etc. Very few are found in temperate climates.
The inspissated juice of several species of acacia; -- called also gum acacia, and gum arabic.

acajou ::: n. --> The cashew tree; also, its fruit. See Cashew.
The mahogany tree; also, its timber.

achiote ::: n. --> Seeds of the annotto tree; also, the coloring matter, annotto.

adansonia ::: n. --> A genus of great trees related to the Bombax. There are two species, A. digitata, the baobab or monkey-bread of Africa and India, and A. Gregorii, the sour gourd or cream-of-tartar tree of Australia. Both have a trunk of moderate height, but of enormous diameter, and a wide-spreading head. The fruit is oblong, and filled with pleasantly acid pulp. The wood is very soft, and the bark is used by the natives for making ropes and cloth.

  A fabulous tree alleged to have existed in Java, at some distance from Batavia, with properties so poisonous as to destroy all animal and vegetable life to a distance of fifteen or sixteen miles around it. 2. Fig. A baleful, destructive, or deadly power or influence.

agnus castus ::: --> A species of Vitex (V. agnus castus); the chaste tree.

ailantus ::: n. --> A genus of beautiful trees, natives of the East Indies. The tree imperfectly di/cious, and the staminate or male plant is very offensive when blossom.

alder ::: n. --> A tree, usually growing in moist land, and belonging to the genus Alnus. The wood is used by turners, etc.; the bark by dyers and tanners. In the U. S. the species of alder are usually shrubs or small trees. ::: a. --> Alt. of Aller

algaroba ::: n. --> The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John&

algarovilla ::: n. --> The agglutinated seeds and husks of the legumes of a South American tree (Inga Marthae). It is valuable for tanning leather, and as a dye.

algum ::: n. --> Same as Almug (and etymologically preferable).
A tree or wood of the Bible (2 Chron. ii. 8; 1 K. x. 11).

alight ::: v. i. --> To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.
To descend and settle, lodge, rest, or stop; as, a flying bird alights on a tree; snow alights on a roof.
To come or chance (upon). ::: a.

alley ::: a passage between buildings; hence, a narrow street, a lane; usually only wide enough for foot-passengers. blind alley*: one that is closed at the end, so as to be no thoroughfare; a cul de sac*.

alley ::: n. --> A narrow passage; especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes; a bordered way.
A narrow passage or way in a city, as distinct from a public street.
A passageway between rows of pews in a church.
Any passage having the entrance represented as wider than the exit, so as to give the appearance of length.
The space between two rows of compositors&

allspice ::: n. --> The berry of the pimento (Eugenia pimenta), a tree of the West Indies; a spice of a mildly pungent taste, and agreeably aromatic; Jamaica pepper; pimento. It has been supposed to combine the flavor of cinnamon, nutmegs, and cloves; and hence the name. The name is also given to other aromatic shrubs; as, the Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus); wild allspice (Lindera benzoin), called also spicebush, spicewood, and feverbush.

almendron ::: n. --> The lofty Brazil-nut tree.

almond ::: n. --> The fruit of the almond tree.
The tree that bears the fruit; almond tree.
Anything shaped like an almond.
One of the tonsils.

aloe ::: n. --> The wood of the agalloch.
A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries.
The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative.

alongside ::: adv. --> Along or by the side; side by side with; -- often with of; as, bring the boat alongside; alongside of him; alongside of the tree.

altitude ::: n. --> Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree.
The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon,

amadou ::: n. --> A spongy, combustible substance, prepared from fungus (Boletus and Polyporus) which grows on old trees; German tinder; punk. It has been employed as a styptic by surgeons, but its common use is as tinder, for which purpose it is prepared by soaking it in a strong solution of niter.

amber tree ::: --> A species of Anthospermum, a shrub with evergreen leaves, which, when bruised, emit a fragrant odor.

anabas ::: n. --> A genus of fishes, remarkable for their power of living long out of water, and of making their way on land for considerable distances, and for climbing trees; the climbing fishes.

anacardiaceous ::: a. --> Belonging to, or resembling, a family, or order, of plants of which the cashew tree is the type, and the species of sumac are well known examples.

anacardium ::: n. --> A genus of plants including the cashew tree. See Cashew.

anchovy pear ::: --> A West Indian fruit like the mango in taste, sometimes pickled; also, the tree (Grias cauliflora) bearing this fruit.

anime ::: a. --> Of a different tincture from the animal itself; -- said of the eyes of a rapacious animal. ::: n. --> A resin exuding from a tropical American tree (Hymenaea courbaril), and much used by varnish makers.

annihilate ::: v. t. --> To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.
To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees.
To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.

antiar ::: n. --> A Virulent poison prepared in Java from the gum resin of one species of the upas tree (Antiaris toxicaria).

"A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what" change could not be. ::: —Change is evidently the change of some form or state of existence from one condition to another condition.” Essays Divine and Human

“A philosophy of change?(1) But what is change? In ordinary parlance change means passage from one condition to another and that would seem to imply passage from one status to another status. The shoot changes into a tree, passes from the status of shoot to the status of tree and there it stops; man passes from the status of young man to the status of old man and the only farther change possible to him is death or dissolution of his status. So it would seem that change is not something isolated which is the sole original and eternal reality, but it is something dependent on status, and if status were non-existent, change also could not exist. For we have to ask, when you speak of change as alone real, change of what, from what, to what? Without this ‘what’ change could not be.

apple ::: n. --> The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate zones.
Any tree genus Pyrus which has the stalk sunken into the base of the fruit; an apple tree.
Any fruit or other vegetable production resembling, or supposed to resemble, the apple; as, apple of love, or love apple (a tomato), balsam apple, egg apple, oak apple.
Anything round like an apple; as, an apple of gold.

approaching ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Approach ::: n. --> The act of ingrafting a sprig or shoot of one tree into another, without cutting it from the parent stock; -- called, also, inarching and grafting by approach.

apricot ::: n. --> A fruit allied to the plum, of an orange color, oval shape, and delicious taste; also, the tree (Prunus Armeniaca of Linnaeus) which bears this fruit. By cultivation it has been introduced throughout the temperate zone.

arborary ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to trees; arboreal.

arborator ::: n. --> One who plants or who prunes trees.

arboreal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.
Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals.

arbored ::: a. --> Furnished with an arbor; lined with trees.

arboreous ::: a. --> Having the form, constitution, or habits, of a proper tree, in distinction from a shrub.
Pertaining to, or growing on, trees; as, arboreous moss.

arborescence ::: n. --> The state of being arborescent; the resemblance to a tree in minerals, or crystallizations, or groups of crystals in that form; as, the arborescence produced by precipitating silver.

arborescent ::: a. --> Resembling a tree; becoming woody in stalk; dendritic; having crystallizations disposed like the branches and twigs of a tree.

arboret ::: n. --> A small tree or shrub.

arboretum ::: n. --> A place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes.

arborical ::: a. --> Relating to trees.

arboricole ::: a. --> Tree-inhabiting; -- said of certain birds.

arboriculture ::: n. --> The cultivation of trees and shrubs, chiefly for timber or for ornamental purposes.

arboriculturist ::: n. --> One who cultivates trees.

arboriform ::: a. --> Treelike in shape.

arborist ::: n. --> One who makes trees his study, or who is versed in the knowledge of trees.

arborization ::: n. --> The appearance or figure of a tree or plant, as in minerals or fossils; a dendrite.

arborized ::: a. --> Having a treelike appearance.

arbor ::: n. --> A kind of latticework formed of, or covered with, vines, branches of trees, or other plants, for shade; a bower.
A tree, as distinguished from a shrub.
An axle or spindle of a wheel or opinion.
A mandrel in lathe turning.

arborous ::: a. --> Formed by trees.

arbor vitae ::: --> An evergreen tree of the cypress tribe, genus Thuja. The American species is the T. occidentalis.
The treelike disposition of the gray and white nerve tissues in the cerebellum, as seen in a vertical section.

arbuscle ::: n. --> A dwarf tree, one in size between a shrub and a tree; a treelike shrub.

arbuscular ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a dwarf tree; shrublike.

arbustive ::: a. --> Containing copses of trees or shrubs; covered with shrubs.

arbute ::: n. --> The strawberry tree, a genus of evergreen shrubs, of the Heath family. It has a berry externally resembling the strawberry; the arbute tree.

arcuation ::: n. --> The act of bending or curving; incurvation; the state of being bent; crookedness.
A mode of propagating trees by bending branches to the ground, and covering the small shoots with earth; layering.

arenga ::: n. --> A palm tree (Saguerus saccharifer) which furnishes sago, wine, and fibers for ropes; the gomuti palm.

arm ::: n. --> The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
Anything resembling an arm
The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
A branch of a tree.
A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a

arnotto ::: n. --> A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree (Bixa orellana) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc.
Same as Annotto.

arrack ::: n. --> A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses, and palm wine of the cocoanut tree or the date palm, etc.

ASfVATTHA TREE, vide Symbol. • -

ashen ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the ash tree.
Consisting of, or resembling, ashes; of a color between brown and gray, or white and gray. ::: n. --> obs. pl. for Ashes.

ash ::: n. --> A genus of trees of the Olive family, having opposite pinnate leaves, many of the species furnishing valuable timber, as the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and the white ash (F. Americana).
The tough, elastic wood of the ash tree.
sing. of Ashes. ::: v. t.

asoca ::: Bot.: Saracaindica , Asoka, Sorrowless tree. A small flowering tree native to India with glowing clusters of orange and yellow flowers. asocas.

asoca ::: bot.: Saraca indica , Asoka, Sorrowless tree. A small flowering tree native to India with glowing clusters of orange and yellow flowers. asocas.

asphalt ::: n. --> Alt. of Asphaltum ::: v. t. --> To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.

assart ::: n. --> The act or offense of grubbing up trees and bushes, and thus destroying the thickets or coverts of a forest.
A piece of land cleared of trees and bushes, and fitted for cultivation; a clearing. ::: v. t. --> To grub up, as trees; to commit an assart upon; as, to

avenue ::: n. --> A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.
The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.
A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.

averruncator ::: n. --> An instrument for pruning trees, consisting of two blades, or a blade and a hook, fixed on the end of a long rod.

avocado ::: n. --> The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; -- called also avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman&

axtree ::: n. --> Axle or axletree.

axe ::: n. --> A tool or instrument of steel, or of iron with a steel edge or blade, for felling trees, chopping and splitting wood, hewing timber, etc. It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or carpenter&

axletree ::: n. --> A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve.
A spindle or axle of a wheel.

axle ::: n. --> The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
An axis; as, the sun&

azedarach ::: n. --> A handsome Asiatic tree (Melia azedarach), common in the southern United States; -- called also, Pride of India, Pride of China, and Bead tree.
The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a cathartic and emetic.

bagworm ::: n. --> One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in the larval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection. One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. See Basket worm.

balaustine ::: n. --> The pomegranate tree (Punica granatum). The bark of the root, the rind of the fruit, and the flowers are used medicinally.

bald ::: a. --> Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.
Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean.
Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
Destitute of the natural covering.

bald ::: lacking natural growth or covering as bare trees, landscape, etc.

balm ::: n. --> An aromatic plant of the genus Melissa.
The resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs.
Any fragrant ointment.
Anything that heals or that mitigates pain. ::: v. i.

balsam ::: n. --> A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.
A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.
Anything that heals, soothes, or restores. ::: v. t.

banana ::: n. --> A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa.

banyan ::: n. --> A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.

baobab ::: n. --> A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. See Adansonia.

bard ::: n. --> A professional poet and singer, as among the ancient Celts, whose occupation was to compose and sing verses in honor of the heroic achievements of princes and brave men.
Hence: A poet; as, the bard of Avon.
Alt. of Barde
The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree; the rind.
Specifically, Peruvian bark.

bare ::: a. --> Without clothes or covering; stripped of the usual covering; naked; as, his body is bare; the trees are bare.
With head uncovered; bareheaded.
Without anything to cover up or conceal one&

bare ::: v. 1. To make bare; uncover or reveal. 2. Fig. To expose. bared, baring. adj. 3. Lacking clothing or covering; naked 4. Fig. Exposed to view; undisguised. 5. Just sufficient; mere. 6. Lacking embellishment or ornamentation; unembellished; simple; plain. 7. Unprotected; without defence. 8. Devoid of covering, a leafless trees. 9. Sheer, as bare cliffs. heaven-bare, bareness.

bark beetle ::: --> A small beetle of many species (family Scolytidae), which in the larval state bores under or in the bark of trees, often doing great damage.

barker ::: n. --> An animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably.
One who stands at the doors of shops to urg/ passers by to make purchases.
A pistol.
The spotted redshank.
One who strips trees of their bark.

barking irons ::: --> Instruments used in taking off the bark of trees.
A pair of pistols.

bark louse ::: --> An insect of the family Coccidae, which infests the bark of trees and vines.

barricade ::: n. --> A fortification, made in haste, of trees, earth, palisades, wagons, or anything that will obstruct the progress or attack of an enemy. It is usually an obstruction formed in streets to block an enemy&

barwood ::: n. --> A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gaboon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner&

basswood ::: n. --> The bass (Tilia) or its wood; especially, T. Americana. See Bass, the lime tree.

bast ::: n. --> The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.
A thick mat or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

bayberry ::: n. --> The fruit of the bay tree or Laurus nobilis.
A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle (Pimenta acris).
The fruit of Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also candleberry tree.

bay tree ::: --> A species of laurel. (Laurus nobilis).

bazaar ::: a market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Orient.

beam tree ::: --> A tree (Pyrus aria) related to the apple.

bearer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.
A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.
One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the

beech tree ::: --> The beech.

beech ::: n. --> A tree of the genus Fagus.

beechnut ::: n. --> The nut of the beech tree.

beefwood ::: n. --> An Australian tree (Casuarina), and its red wood, used for cabinetwork; also, the trees Stenocarpus salignus of New South Wales, and Banksia compar of Queensland.

bellman ::: n. --> A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours.

belt ::: n. --> That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady&

benzoin ::: n. --> A resinous substance, dry and brittle, obtained from the Styrax benzoin, a tree of Sumatra, Java, etc., having a fragrant odor, and slightly aromatic taste. It is used in the preparation of benzoic acid, in medicine, and as a perfume.
A white crystalline substance, C14H12O2, obtained from benzoic aldehyde and some other sources.
The spicebush (Lindera benzoin).

bergamot ::: n. --> A tree of the Orange family (Citrus bergamia), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit.
A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, var. glabrata).
The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
A variety of pear.
A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.

bethabara wood ::: --> A highly elastic wood, used for fishing rods, etc. The tree is unknown, but it is thought to be East Indian.

bibbs ::: n. pl. --> Pieces of timber bolted to certain parts of a mast to support the trestletrees.

bicipital ::: a. --> Having two heads or origins, as a muscle.
Pertaining to a biceps muscle; as, bicipital furrows, the depressions on either side of the biceps of the arm.
Dividing into two parts at one extremity; having two heads or two supports; as, a bicipital tree.

birch ::: n. --> A tree of several species, constituting the genus Betula; as, the white or common birch (B. alba) (also called silver birch and lady birch); the dwarf birch (B. glandulosa); the paper or canoe birch (B. papyracea); the yellow birch (B. lutea); the black or cherry birch (B. lenta).
The wood or timber of the birch.
A birch twig or birch twigs, used for flogging.
A birch-bark canoe.

birk ::: n. --> A birch tree.
A small European minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus).

bitterwood ::: n. --> A West Indian tree (Picraena excelsa) from the wood of which the bitter drug Jamaica quassia is obtained.

blackthorn ::: n. --> A spreading thorny shrub or small tree (Prunus spinosa), with blackish bark, and bearing little black plums, which are called sloes; the sloe.
A species of Crataegus or hawthorn (C. tomentosa). Both are used for hedges.

blackwood ::: n. --> A name given to several dark-colored timbers. The East Indian black wood is from the tree Dalbergia latifolia.

blaze ::: n. --> A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame.
Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.
A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display.
A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark,

blea ::: n. --> The part of a tree which lies immediately under the bark; the alburnum or sapwood.

bloodwood ::: n. --> A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood.

bloom ::: n. --> A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.
A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.
The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or

blossom ::: n. --> The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.
A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.

bo tree ::: --> The peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha.

body ::: n. --> The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.

bogwood ::: n. --> The wood of trees, esp. of oaks, dug up from peat bogs. It is of a shining black or ebony color, and is largely used for making ornaments.

bole ::: n. --> The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.
A measure. See Boll, n., 2.
Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely

bolling ::: v. t. --> A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.

bombax ::: n. --> A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.

bonduc ::: n. --> See Nicker tree.

bookstand ::: n. --> A place or stand for the sale of books in the streets; a bookstall.
A stand to hold books for reading or reference.

boomslange ::: n. --> A large South African tree snake (Bucephalus Capensis). Although considered venomous by natives, it has no poison fangs.

boottree ::: n. --> An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a wedge is driven.

borer ::: n. --> One that bores; an instrument for boring.
A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo.
Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances.
One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.

borneol ::: n. --> A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra (Dryobalanops camphora), but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.

boscage ::: n. --> A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape.
Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.

bosquet ::: n. --> A grove; a thicket; shrubbery; an inclosure formed by branches of trees, regularly or irregularly disposed.
See Bosket.

bottom ::: n. --> The lowest part of anything; the foot; as, the bottom of a tree or well; the bottom of a hill, a lane, or a page.
The part of anything which is beneath the contents and supports them, as the part of a chair on which a person sits, the circular base or lower head of a cask or tub, or the plank floor of a ship&

bough ::: a main branch on a tree. boughs.

bough ::: n. --> An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
A gallows.

boulevard ::: n. --> Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.
A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

bowery ::: a. --> Shading, like a bower; full of bowers.
Characteristic of the street called the Bowery, in New York city; swaggering; flashy. ::: n. --> A farm or plantation with its buildings.

box ::: n. --> A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.

branch ::: n. --> A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.
Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.
Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.

brash ::: a. --> Hasty in temper; impetuous.
Brittle, as wood or vegetables. ::: n. --> A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
Refuse boughs of trees; also, the clippings of hedges.
Broken and angular fragments of rocks underlying alluvial

brazil wood ::: --> The wood of the oriental Caesalpinia Sapan; -- so called before the discovery of America.
A very heavy wood of a reddish color, imported from Brazil and other tropical countries, for cabinet-work, and for dyeing. The best is the heartwood of Caesalpinia echinata, a leguminous tree; but other trees also yield it. An inferior sort comes from Jamaica, the timber of C. Braziliensis and C. crista. This is often distinguished as Braziletto , but the better kind is also frequently so named.

breadfruit ::: n. --> The fruit of a tree (Artocarpus incisa) found in the islands of the Pacific, esp. the South Sea islands. It is of a roundish form, from four to six or seven inches in diameter, and, when baked, somewhat resembles bread, and is eaten as food, whence the name.
The tree itself, which is one of considerable size, with large, lobed leaves. Cloth is made from the bark, and the timber is used for many purposes. Called also breadfruit tree and bread tree.

bridgetree ::: n. --> The beam which supports the spindle socket of the runner in a grinding mill.

broadleaf ::: n. --> A tree (Terminalia latifolia) of Jamaica, the wood of which is used for boards, scantling, shingles, etc; -- sometimes called the almond tree, from the shape of its fruit.

broad ::: superl. --> Wide; extend in breadth, or from side to side; -- opposed to narrow; as, a broad street, a broad table; an inch broad.
Extending far and wide; extensive; vast; as, the broad expanse of ocean.
Extended, in the sense of diffused; open; clear; full.
Fig.: Having a large measure of any thing or quality; not limited; not restrained; -- applied to any subject, and retaining the literal idea more or less clearly, the precise meaning depending

browse ::: n. --> The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food.
To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; -- said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some other animals.
To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze. ::: v. i.

bruise ::: v. t. --> To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one&

brush ::: n. --> An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.
The bushy tail of a fox.
A tuft of hair on the mandibles.
Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.

brushwood ::: n. --> Brush; a thicket or coppice of small trees and shrubs.
Small branches of trees cut off.

tree of cosmos ::: the tree with its roots above (in the heavens) and its branches spread downward. A common metaphor in many spiritual traditions.

buckboard ::: n. --> A four-wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; -- called also buck wagon.

buckeye ::: n. --> A name given to several American trees and shrubs of the same genus (Aesculus) as the horse chestnut.
A cant name for a native in Ohio.

buckthorn ::: n. --> A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus.

bullace ::: n. --> A small European plum (Prunus communis, var. insitita). See Plum.
The bully tree.

bully tree ::: --> The name of several West Indian trees of the order Sapotaceae, as Dipholis nigra and species of Sapota and Mimusops. Most of them yield a substance closely resembling gutta-percha.

bunter ::: n. --> A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman.

buprestidan ::: n. --> One of a tribe of beetles, of the genus Buprestis and allied genera, usually with brilliant metallic colors. The larvae are usually borers in timber, or beneath bark, and are often very destructive to trees.

burl ::: v. t. --> To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth. ::: n. --> A knot or lump in thread or cloth.
An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.

bushfighting ::: n. --> Fighting in the bush, or from behind bushes, trees, or thickets.

bush ::: n. --> A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners&

busy ::: a. --> Engaged in some business; hard at work (either habitually or only for the time being); occupied with serious affairs; not idle nor at leisure; as, a busy merchant.
Constantly at work; diligent; active.
Crowded with business or activities; -- said of places and times; as, a busy street.
Officious; meddling; foolish active.
Careful; anxious.

butternut ::: n. --> An American tree (Juglans cinerea) of the Walnut family, and its edible fruit; -- so called from the oil contained in the latter. Sometimes called oil nut and white walnut.
The nut of the Caryocar butyrosum and C. nuciferum, of S. America; -- called also Souari nut.

buttonwood ::: n. --> The Platanus occidentalis, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; -- called also buttonball tree, and, in some parts of the United States, sycamore. The California buttonwood is P. racemosa.

buxeous ::: a. --> Belonging to the box tree.

buxine ::: n. --> An alkaloid obtained from the Buxus sempervirens, or common box tree. It is identical with bebeerine; -- called also buxina.

by-street ::: n. --> A separate, private, or obscure street; an out of the way or cross street.

cabbage ::: n. --> An esculent vegetable of many varieties, derived from the wild Brassica oleracea of Europe. The common cabbage has a compact head of leaves. The cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc., are sometimes classed as cabbages.
The terminal bud of certain palm trees, used, like, cabbage, for food. See Cabbage tree, below.
The cabbage palmetto. See below.
Cloth or clippings cabbaged or purloined by one who cuts

cacao ::: n. --> A small evergreen tree (Theobroma Cacao) of South America and the West Indies. Its fruit contains an edible pulp, inclosing seeds about the size of an almond, from which cocoa, chocolate, and broma are prepared.

cajuput ::: n. --> A highly stimulating volatile inflammable oil, distilled from the leaves of an East Indian tree (Melaleuca cajuputi, etc.) It is greenish in color and has a camphoraceous odor and pungent taste.

calabash ::: n. --> The common gourd (plant or fruit).
The fruit of the calabash tree.
A water dipper, bottle, bascket, or other utensil, made from the dry shell of a calabash or gourd.

calamite ::: n. --> A fossil plant of the coal formation, having the general form of plants of the modern Equiseta (the Horsetail or Scouring Rush family) but sometimes attaining the height of trees, and having the stem more or less woody within. See Acrogen, and Asterophyllite.

camphor ::: n. --> A tough, white, aromatic resin, or gum, obtained from different species of the Laurus family, esp. from Cinnamomum camphara (the Laurus camphara of Linnaeus.). Camphor, C10H16O, is volatile and fragrant, and is used in medicine as a diaphoretic, a stimulant, or sedative.
A gum resembling ordinary camphor, obtained from a tree (Dryobalanops camphora) growing in Sumatra and Borneo; -- called also Malay camphor, camphor of Borneo, or borneol. See Borneol.

candleberry tree ::: --> A shrub (the Myrica cerifera, or wax-bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; -- also called bayberry tree, bayberry, or candleberry.

canella ::: n. --> A genus of trees of the order Canellaceae, growing in the West Indies.

canker ::: n. --> A corroding or sloughing ulcer; esp. a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth; -- called also water canker, canker of the mouth, and noma.
Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroy.
A disease incident to trees, causing the bark to rot and fall off.
An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse&

cankerworm ::: n. --> The larva of two species of geometrid moths which are very injurious to fruit and shade trees by eating, and often entirely destroying, the foliage. Other similar larvae are also called cankerworms.

canoe ::: n. --> A boat used by rude nations, formed of trunk of a tree, excavated, by cutting of burning, into a suitable shape. It is propelled by a paddle or paddles, or sometimes by sail, and has no rudder.
A boat made of bark or skins, used by savages.
A light pleasure boat, especially designed for use by one who goes alone upon long excursions, including portage. It it propelled by a paddle, or by a small sail attached to a temporary mast.

caoutchouc ::: n. --> A tenacious, elastic, gummy substance obtained from the milky sap of several plants of tropical South America (esp. the euphorbiaceous tree Siphonia elastica or Hevea caoutchouc), Asia, and Africa. Being impermeable to liquids and gases, and not readly affected by exposure to air, acids, and alkalies, it is used, especially when vulcanized, for many purposes in the arts and in manufactures. Also called India rubber (because it was first brought from India, and was formerly used chiefly for erasing pencil marks) and gum elastic. See

caper tree ::: --> See Capper, a plant, 2.

caper bush ::: --> Alt. of Caper tree

caprification ::: n. --> The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous insects.

carambola ::: n. --> An East Indian tree (Averrhoa Carambola), and its acid, juicy fruit; called also Coromandel gooseberry.

carbunculation ::: n. --> The blasting of the young buds of trees or plants, by excessive heat or cold.

carob ::: n. --> An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John&

carpintero ::: n. --> A california woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larvae, which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.

carve ::: v. t. --> To cut.
To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.

cashew ::: n. --> A tree (Anacardium occidentale) of the same family which the sumac. It is native in tropical America, but is now naturalized in all tropical countries. Its fruit, a kidney-shaped nut, grows at the extremity of an edible, pear-shaped hypocarp, about three inches long.

cassia ::: n. --> A genus of leguminous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees) of many species, most of which have purgative qualities. The leaves of several species furnish the senna used in medicine.
The bark of several species of Cinnamomum grown in China, etc.; Chinese cinnamon. It is imported as cassia, but commonly sold as cinnamon, from which it differs more or less in strength and flavor, and the amount of outer bark attached.

castanea ::: n. --> A genus of nut-bearing trees or shrubs including the chestnut and chinquapin.

casuarina ::: n. --> A genus of leafless trees or shrubs, with drooping branchlets of a rushlike appearance, mostly natives of Australia. Some of them are large, producing hard and heavy timber of excellent quality, called beefwood from its color.

catalpa ::: n. --> A genus of American and East Indian trees, of which the best know species are the Catalpa bignonioides, a large, ornamental North American tree, with spotted white flowers and long cylindrical pods, and the C. speciosa, of the Mississipi valley; -- called also Indian bean.

catch-basin ::: n. --> A cistern or vault at the point where a street gutter discharges into a sewer, to catch bulky matters which would not pass readily through the sewer.

caudex ::: n. --> The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant.

caulocarpous ::: a. --> Having stems which bear flowers and fruit year after year, as most trees and shrubs.

cedar ::: n. --> The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to cedar.

cedrine ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to cedar or the cedar tree.

chaunter ::: n. --> A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
The flute of a bagpipe. See Chanter, n., 3.

cherimoyer ::: n. --> A small downy-leaved tree (Anona Cherimolia), with fragrant flowers. It is a native of Peru.
Its delicious fruit, which is succulent, dark purple, and similar to the custard apple of the West Indies.

cherry ::: n. --> A tree or shrub of the genus Prunus (Which also includes the plum) bearing a fleshy drupe with a bony stone;
The common garden cherry (Prunus Cerasus), of which several hundred varieties are cultivated for the fruit, some of which are, the begarreau, blackheart, black Tartarian, oxheart, morelle or morello, May-duke (corrupted from Medoc in France).
The wild cherry; as, Prunus serotina (wild black cherry), valued for its timber; P. Virginiana (choke cherry), an American shrub

chesstree ::: n. --> A piece of oak bolted perpendicularly on the side of a vessel, to aid in drawing down and securing the clew of the mainsail.

chesteyn ::: n. --> The chestnut tree.

chestnut ::: n. --> The edible nut of a forest tree (Castanea vesca) of Europe and America. Commonly two or more of the nuts grow in a prickly bur.
The tree itself, or its light, coarse-grained timber, used for ornamental work, furniture, etc.
A bright brown color, like that of the nut.
The horse chestnut (often so used in England).
One of the round, or oval, horny plates on the inner

chinquapin ::: n. --> A branching, nut-bearing tree or shrub (Castanea pumila) of North America, from six to twenty feet high, allied to the chestnut. Also, its small, sweet, edible nat.

chokecherry ::: n. --> The astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry (Prunus Virginiana); also, the bush or tree which bears such fruit.

cinchona ::: n. --> A genus of trees growing naturally on the Andes in Peru and adjacent countries, but now cultivated in the East Indies, producing a medicinal bark of great value.
The bark of any species of Cinchona containing three per cent. or more of bitter febrifuge alkaloids; Peruvian bark; Jesuits&

cinnamon ::: n. --> The inner bark of the shoots of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, a tree growing in Ceylon. It is aromatic, of a moderately pungent taste, and is one of the best cordial, carminative, and restorative spices.

citron ::: n. --> A fruit resembling a lemon, but larger, and pleasantly aromatic. The thick rind, when candied, is the citron of commerce.
A citron tree.
A citron melon.

citrus ::: n. --> A genus of trees including the orange, lemon, citron, etc., originally natives of southern Asia.

clearing ::: a tract of land, as in a forest, that contains no trees or bushes.

clearwing ::: n. --> A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Aegeriadae, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.

clevis ::: n. --> A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the tongue of a plow, wagen, etc., to attach it to a draft chain, whiffletree, etc.; -- called also clavel, clevy.

clout ::: n. --> A cloth; a piece of cloth or leather; a patch; a rag.
A swadding cloth.
A piece; a fragment.
The center of the butt at which archers shoot; -- probably once a piece of white cloth or a nail head.
An iron plate on an axletree or other wood to keep it from wearing; a washer.
A blow with the hand.

cobblestone ::: n. --> A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; -- used for paving streets and for other purposes.

cocciferous ::: a. --> Bearing or producing berries; bacciferous; as, cocciferous trees or plants.

cocoa ::: --> Alt. of Cocoa palm ::: n. --> A preparation made from the seeds of the chocolate tree, and used in making, a beverage; also the beverage made from cocoa or cocoa shells.

cocoa palm ::: --> A palm tree producing the cocoanut (Cocos nucifera). It grows in nearly all tropical countries, attaining a height of sixty or eighty feet. The trunk is without branches, and has a tuft of leaves at the top, each being fifteen or twenty feet in length, and at the base of these the nuts hang in clusters; the cocoanut tree.

coffee ::: n. --> The "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America.
The coffee tree.
The beverage made from the roasted and ground berry.

coma ::: n. --> A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See Carus.
The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet.
A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.

conductor ::: n. --> One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.
A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.

coniferin ::: n. --> A glucoside extracted from the cambium layer of coniferous trees as a white crystalline substance.

conifer ::: n. --> A tree or shrub bearing cones; one of the order Coniferae, which includes the pine, cypress, and (according to some) the yew.

coniferous ::: a. --> Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress.
Pertaining to the order Coniferae, of which the pine tree is the type.

copaiva ::: n. --> A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and is much used in affections of the mucous membranes; -- called also balsam of copaiba.

copal ::: --> A resinous substance flowing spontaneously from trees of Zanzibar, Madagascar, and South America (Trachylobium Hornemannianum, T. verrucosum, and Hymenaea Courbaril), and dug from earth where forests have stood in Africa; -- used chiefly in making varnishes.

copse ::: n. --> A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See Coppice. ::: v. t. --> To trim or cut; -- said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc.
To plant and preserve, as a copse.

coquilla nut ::: --> The fruit of a Brazilian tree (Attalea funifera of Martius.).

cork ::: n. --> The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree (Quercus Suber), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See Cutose.
A stopper for a bottle or cask, cut out of cork.
A mass of tabular cells formed in any kind of bark, in greater or less abundance. ::: v. t.

cortex ::: n. --> Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.
Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.
The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.

cottonwood ::: n. --> An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.

coumaric ::: a. --> Relating to, derived from, or like, the Dipterix odorata, a tree of Guiana.

court ::: n. --> An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

cow tree ::: --> A tree (Galactodendron utile or Brosimum Galactodendron) of South America, which yields, on incision, a nourishing fluid, resembling milk.

crab tree ::: --> See under Crab.

crabstick ::: n. --> A stick, cane, or cudgel, made of the wood of the crab tree.

cranberry ::: n. --> A red, acid berry, much used for making sauce, etc.; also, the plant producing it (several species of Vaccinum or Oxycoccus.) The high cranberry or cranberry tree is a species of Viburnum (V. Opulus), and the other is sometimes called low cranberry or marsh cranberry to distinguish it.

crataegus ::: n. --> A genus of small, hardy trees, including the hawthorn, much used for ornamental purposes.

creeper ::: n. --> One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is C. familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree. The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.

crop ::: n. --> The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving as a receptacle for food; the craw.
The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a plant or tree.
That which is cropped, cut, or gathered from a single felld, or of a single kind of grain or fruit, or in a single season; especially, the product of what is planted in the earth; fruit; harvest.

crosstrees ::: n. pl. --> Pieces of timber at a masthead, to which are attached the upper shrouds. At the head of lower masts in large vessels, they support a semicircular platform called the "top."

crotch ::: n. --> The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree.
A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also crane and crutch.

cul-de-sac ::: n. --> A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap.
a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front.
Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.

culverkey ::: n. --> A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree.
An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill (Scilla nutans).

cupuliferous ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, -- trees bearing a smooth, solid nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.

daddock ::: n. --> The rotten body of a tree.

dammara ::: n. --> An oleoresin used in making varnishes; dammar gum; dammara resin. It is obtained from certain resin trees indigenous to the East Indies, esp. Shorea robusta and the dammar pine.
A large tree of the order Coniferae, indigenous to the East Indies and Australasia; -- called also Agathis. There are several species.

daphne ::: n. --> A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.

dead ::: a. --> Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm;

deadness ::: n. --> The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.

deadwood ::: n. --> A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
Dead trees or branches; useless material.

decay ::: v. i. --> To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to decline; to fail; to become weak, corrupt, or disintegrated; to rot; to perish; as, a tree decays; fortunes decay; hopes decay. ::: v. t. --> To cause to decay; to impair.

deciduous ::: a. --> Falling off, or subject to fall or be shed, at a certain season, or a certain stage or interval of growth, as leaves (except of evergreens) in autumn, or as parts of animals, such as hair, teeth, antlers, etc.; also, shedding leaves or parts at certain seasons, stages, or intervals; as, deciduous trees; the deciduous membrane.

decorticator ::: n. --> A machine for decorticating wood, hulling grain, etc.; also, an instrument for removing surplus bark or moss from fruit trees.

deliquescent ::: a. --> Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.
Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.

dendriform ::: a. --> Resembling in structure a tree or shrub.

dendrite ::: n. --> A stone or mineral on or in which are branching figures resembling shrubs or trees, produced by a foreign mineral, usually an oxide of manganese, as in the moss agate; also, a crystallized mineral having an arborescent form, e. g., gold or silver; an arborization.

dendritical ::: a. --> Pertaining to a dendrite, or to arborescent crystallization; having a form resembling a shrub or tree; arborescent.

dendroidal ::: a. --> Resembling a shrub or tree in form; treelike.

dendrologist ::: n. --> One versed in the natural history of trees.

dendrology ::: n. --> A discourse or treatise on trees; the natural history of trees.

dendrometer ::: n. --> An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.

deodar ::: n. --> A kind of cedar (Cedrus Deodara), growing in India, highly valued for its size and beauty as well as for its timber, and also grown in England as an ornamental tree.

devilwood ::: n. --> A kind of tree (Osmanthus Americanus), allied to the European olive.

diameter ::: n. --> Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve.
A diametral plane.
The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock.

dipterocarpus ::: n. --> A genus of trees found in the East Indies, some species of which produce a fragrant resin, other species wood oil. The fruit has two long wings.

disbud ::: v. --> To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.

discodactylia ::: n. pl. --> A division of amphibians having suctorial disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.

discodactyl ::: n. --> One of the tree frogs.

discodactylous ::: a. --> Having sucking disks on the toes, as the tree frogs.

disforest ::: v. t. --> To disafforest.
To clear or deprive of forests or trees.

disposition ::: n. --> The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man&

distinguishable ::: a. --> Capable of being distinguished; separable; divisible; discernible; capable of recognition; as, a tree at a distance is distinguishable from a shrub.
Worthy of note or special regard.

divi-divi ::: n. --> A small tree of tropical America (Caesalpinia coriaria), whose legumes contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acid, and are used by tanners and dyers.

dogwood ::: n. --> The Cornus, a genus of large shrubs or small trees, the wood of which is exceedingly hard, and serviceable for many purposes.

dome ::: anything having a rounded vault such as that forming the roof of a building with a circular, elliptical, or polygonal base, as the concave vault of the sky, a vaulted canopy, a canopy of trees, etc. domed.

doom palm ::: --> A species of palm tree (Hyphaene Thebaica), highly valued for the fibrous pulp of its fruit, which has the flavor of gingerbread, and is largely eaten in Egypt and Abyssinia.

doretree ::: n. --> A doorpost.

dormouse ::: n. --> A small European rodent of the genus Myoxus, of several species. They live in trees and feed on nuts, acorns, etc.; -- so called because they are usually torpid in winter.

dot ::: n. 1. A small round mark made with or as with a pen, etc.; spot; speck; point. 2. Anything relatively small or specklike. dots. *v.* 3. To scatter or intersperse (with dots or something resembling dots). 4. To stud or diversify with or as if with dots, as trees dotting the landscape. dotted, dotting.

dottard ::: n. --> An old, decayed tree.

douar ::: n. --> A village composed of Arab tents arranged in streets.

doubletree ::: n. --> The bar, or crosspiece, of a carriage, to which the singletrees are attached.

double-decker ::: n. --> A man-of-war having two gun decks.
A public conveyance, as a street car, with seats on the roof.

drain ::: v. t. --> To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.
To filter.

drimys ::: n. --> A genus of magnoliaceous trees. Drimys aromatica furnishes Winter&

dropworm ::: n. --> The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm.

drupaceous ::: a. --> Producing, or pertaining to, drupes; having the form of drupes; as, drupaceous trees or fruits.

dryad ::: n. --> A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.

dryobalanops ::: n. --> The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora, a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.

duboisine ::: n. --> An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree (Duboisia myoporoides), and regarded as identical with hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye.

dudgeon ::: n. --> The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.
The haft of a dagger.
A dudgeon-hafted dagger; a dagger.
Resentment; ill will; anger; displeasure. ::: a.

duramen ::: n. --> The heartwood of an exogenous tree.

durio ::: n. --> A fruit tree (D. zibethinus, the only species known) of the Indian Archipelago. It bears the durian.

elaeagnus ::: n. --> A genus of shrubs or small trees, having the foliage covered with small silvery scales; oleaster.

elcaja ::: n. --> An Arabian tree (Trichilia emetica). The fruit, which is emetic, is sometimes employed in the composition of an ointment for the cure of the itch.

elemi ::: n. --> A fragrant gum resin obtained chiefly from tropical trees of the genera Amyris and Canarium. A. elemifera yields Mexican elemi; C. commune, the Manila elemi. It is used in the manufacture of varnishes, also in ointments and plasters.

elm ::: n. --> A tree of the genus Ulmus, of several species, much used as a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is Ulmus campestris; the common American or white elm is U. Americana; the slippery or red elm, U. fulva.

elsewhere ::: adv. --> In any other place; as, these trees are not to be found elsewhere.
In some other place; in other places, indefinitely; as, it is reported in town and elsewhere.

emblement ::: n. --> The growing crop, or profits of a crop which has been sown or planted; -- used especially in the plural. The produce of grass, trees, and the like, is not emblement.

embower ::: v. t. --> To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees. ::: v. i. --> To lodge or rest in a bower.

embranchment ::: n. --> The branching forth, as of trees.

entree ::: n. --> A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entree of a house.
In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc.

endophloeum ::: n. --> The inner layer of the bark of trees.

eradicate ::: v. t. --> To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.
To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors.

eremacausis ::: n. --> A gradual oxidation from exposure to air and moisture, as in the decay of old trees or of dead animals.

erythrina ::: n. --> A genus of leguminous plants growing in the tropics; coral tree; -- so called from its red flowers.

erythroxylon ::: n. --> A genus of shrubs or small trees of the Flax family, growing in tropical countries. E. Coca is the source of cocaine. See Coca.

espalier ::: n. --> A railing or trellis upon which fruit trees or shrubs are trained, as upon a wall; a tree or row of trees so trained. ::: v. t. --> To form an espalier of, or to protect by an espalier.

eucalyptus ::: n. --> A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the height even of the California Sequoia.

eugenia ::: n. --> A genus of myrtaceous plants, mostly of tropical countries, and including several aromatic trees and shrubs, among which are the trees which produce allspice and cloves of commerce.

euonymin ::: n. --> A principle or mixture of principles derived from Euonymus atropurpureus, or spindle tree.

euonymus ::: n. --> A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.

euterpe ::: --> The Muse who presided over music.
A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.

evener ::: n. --> One who, or that which makes even.
In vehicles, a swinging crossbar, to the ends of which other crossbars, or whiffletrees, are hung, to equalize the draught when two or three horses are used abreast.

exostosis ::: n. --> Any protuberance of a bone which is not natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone.
A knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease.

extend ::: v. t. --> To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street.
To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend

fagot ::: n. --> A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees, used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or other purposes in fortification; a fascine.
A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a pile.
A bassoon. See Fagotto.
A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.

fall ::: v. t. --> To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.
To cease to be erect; to take suddenly a recumbent posture; to become prostrate; to drop; as, a child totters and falls; a tree falls; a worshiper falls on his knees.
To find a final outlet; to discharge its waters; to empty; -- with into; as, the river Rhone falls into the Mediterranean.

fan palm ::: --> Any palm tree having fan-shaped or radiate leaves; as the Chamaerops humilis of Southern Europe; the species of Sabal and Thrinax in the West Indies, Florida, etc.; and especially the great talipot tree (Corypha umbraculifera) of Ceylon and Malaya. The leaves of the latter are often eighteen feet long and fourteen wide, and are used for umbrellas, tents, and roofs. When cut up, they are used for books and manuscripts.

feathered ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Feather ::: a. --> Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow.
Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees. html{color:

feller ::: n. --> One who, or that which, fells, knocks or cuts down; a machine for felling trees.
An appliance to a sewing machine for felling a seam.

ficus ::: n. --> A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.

fiddlewood ::: n. --> The wood of several West Indian trees, mostly of the genus Citharexylum.

fid ::: n. --> A square bar of wood or iron, used to support the topmast, being passed through a hole or mortise at its heel, and resting on the trestle trees.
A wooden or metal bar or pin, used to support or steady anything.
A pin of hard wood, tapering to a point, used to open the strands of a rope in splicing.
A block of wood used in mounting and dismounting heavy guns.

fig ::: n. --> A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.
The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
A small piece of tobacco.
The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt.

fir tree ::: --> See Fir.

fir ::: n. --> A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus.

flamboyer ::: n. --> A name given in the East and West Indies to certain trees with brilliant blossoms, probably species of Caesalpinia.

flea-louse ::: n. --> A jumping plant louse of the family Psyllidae, of many species. That of the pear tree is Psylla pyri.

flingdust ::: n. --> One who kicks up the dust; a streetwalker; a low manner.

flittern ::: a. --> A term applied to the bark obtained from young oak trees.

foliage ::: n. --> Leaves, collectively, as produced or arranged by nature; leafage; as, a tree or forest of beautiful foliage.
A cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches; especially, the representation of leaves, flowers, and branches, in architecture, intended to ornament and enrich capitals, friezes, pediments, etc. ::: v. t.

forester ::: n. --> One who has charge of the growing timber on an estate; an officer appointed to watch a forest and preserve the game.
An inhabitant of a forest.
A forest tree.
A lepidopterous insect belonging to Alypia and allied genera; as, the eight-spotted forester (A. octomaculata), which in the larval state is injurious to the grapevine.

forest ::: n. --> An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the United States, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.
A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

frangipanni ::: n. --> A perfume derived from, or imitating the odor of, the flower of the red jasmine, a West Indian tree of the genus Plumeria.

frankincense ::: an aromatic gum resin obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia and used chiefly as incense and in perfumes.

frankincense ::: n. --> A fragrant, aromatic resin, or gum resin, burned as an incense in religious rites or for medicinal fumigation. The best kinds now come from East Indian trees, of the genus Boswellia; a commoner sort, from the Norway spruce (Abies excelsa) and other coniferous trees. The frankincense of the ancient Jews is still unidentified.

fraxinus ::: n. --> A genus of deciduous forest trees, found in the north temperate zone, and including the true ash trees.

fricando ::: n. --> A ragout or fricassee of veal; a fancy dish of veal or of boned turkey, served as an entree, -- called also fricandel.

frondation ::: n. --> The act of stripping, as trees, of leaves or branches; a kind of pruning.

frondent ::: a. --> Covered with leaves; leafy; as, a frondent tree.

frond ::: n. --> The organ formed by the combination or union into one body of stem and leaf, and often bearing the fructification; as, the frond of a fern or of a lichen or seaweed; also, the peculiar leaf of a palm tree.

fructed ::: a. --> Bearing fruit; -- said of a tree or plant so represented upon an escutcheon.

fruitful ::: a. --> Full of fruit; producing fruit abundantly; bearing results; prolific; fertile; liberal; bountiful; as, a fruitful tree, or season, or soil; a fruitful wife.

fruitless ::: a. --> Lacking, or not bearing, fruit; barren; destitute of offspring; as, a fruitless tree or shrub; a fruitless marriage.
Productive of no advantage or good effect; vain; idle; useless; unprofitable; as, a fruitless attempt; a fruitless controversy.

frutex ::: n. --> A plant having a woody, durable stem, but less than a tree; a shrub.

funiliform ::: a. --> Resembling a cord in toughness and flexibility, as the roots of some endogenous trees.

fustic ::: n. --> The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.

galactin ::: n. --> An amorphous, gelatinous substance containing nitrogen, found in milk and other animal fluids. It resembles peptone, and is variously regarded as a coagulating or emulsifying agent.
A white waxy substance found in the sap of the South American cow tree (Galactodendron).
An amorphous, gummy carbohydrate resembling gelose, found in the seeds of leguminous plants, and yielding on decomposition several sugars, including galactose.

galapee tree ::: --> The West Indian Sciadophyllum Brownei, a tree with very large digitate leaves.

galipot ::: n. --> An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

gallnut ::: n. --> A round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree. See Gall, and Nutgall.

gamboge ::: n. --> A concrete juice, or gum resin, produced by several species of trees in Siam, Ceylon, and Malabar. It is brought in masses, or cylindrical rolls, from Cambodia, or Cambogia, -- whence its name. The best kind is of a dense, compact texture, and of a beatiful reddish yellow. Taking internally, it is a strong and harsh cathartic and emetic.

gamin ::: n. --> A neglected and untrained city boy; a young street Arab.

gantry ::: n. --> See Gauntree.

garcinia ::: n. --> A genus of plants, including the mangosteen tree (Garcinia Mangostana), found in the islands of the Indian Archipelago; -- so called in honor of Dr. Garcin.

gatten tree ::: --> A name given to the small trees called guelder-rose (Viburnum Opulus), cornel (Cornus sanguinea), and spindle tree (Euonymus Europaeus).

gauntree ::: n. --> Alt. of Gauntry

gawntree ::: n. --> See Gauntree.

gaytre ::: n. --> The dogwood tree.
The dogwood tree.

gean ::: n. --> A species of cherry tree common in Europe (Prunus avium); also, the fruit, which is usually small and dark in color.

genipap ::: n. --> The edible fruit of a West Indian tree (Genipa Americana) of the order Rubiaceae. It is oval in shape, as a large as a small orange, of a pale greenish color, and with dark purple juice.

ginkgo ::: n. --> A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.

glandiferous ::: a. --> Bearing acorns or other nuts; as, glandiferous trees.

gnarl ::: v. i. --> To growl; to snarl. ::: n. --> a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.

goa powder ::: --> A bitter powder (also called araroba) found in the interspaces of the wood of a Brazilian tree (Andira araroba) and used as a medicine. It is the material from which chrysarobin is obtained.

gonakie ::: n. --> An African timber tree (Acacia Adansonii).

gosling ::: n. --> A young or unfledged goose.
A catkin on nut trees and pines.

gourd tree ::: --> A tree (the Crescentia Cujete, or calabash tree) of the West Indies and Central America.

grafter ::: n. --> One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting.
An instrument by which grafting is facilitated.
The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon another tree.

graft ::: n. --> A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.

grass tree ::: --> An Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, having a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous, grasslike leaves, from the center of which arises a long stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking somewhat like a large cat-tail. These plants are often called "blackboys" from the large trunks denuded and blackened by fire. They yield two kinds of fragrant resin, called Botany-bay gum, and Gum Acaroides.
A similar Australian plant (Kingia australis).

group ::: n. --> A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles.
An assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation, or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as, groups of strata.
A variously limited assemblage of animals or plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may be made to include certain species of

grove ::: a small wood or stand of trees lacking dense undergrowth. grove"s, groves, groves".

grove ::: v. --> A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent.

grub ::: v. i. --> To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
To drudge; to do menial work. ::: v. t. --> To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.

grugru palm ::: --> A West Indian name for several kinds of palm. See Macaw tree, under Macaw.

grugru worm ::: --> The larva or grub of a large South American beetle (Calandra palmarum), which lives in the pith of palm trees and sugar cane. It is eaten by the natives, and esteemed a delicacy.

guaiacum ::: n. --> A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America.
The heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum offinale or lignum-vitae, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America. It is much used in medicine.

guava ::: n. --> A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus Psidium. Two varieties are well known, the P. pyriferum, or white guava, and P. pomiferum, or red guava. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.

gum ::: n. --> The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.
A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic; gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water; as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins.
See Gum tree, below.

gurjun ::: n. --> A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus laevis, an East Indian tree. It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.

gutta-percha ::: n. --> A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the Isonandra, / Dichopsis, Gutta. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The Mimusops globosa of Guiana also yields this material.

guttatrap ::: n. --> The inspissated juice of a tree of the genus Artocarpus (A. incisa, or breadfruit tree), sometimes used in making birdlime, on account of its glutinous quality.

gutter ("s) ::: 1. A trough fixed under or along the eaves for draining rainwater from a roof. 2. A channel at the edge of a street or road for carrying off surface water.

guttiferous ::: a. --> Yielding gum or resinous substances.
Pertaining to a natural order of trees and shrubs (Guttiferae) noted for their abounding in a resinous sap.

gymnocladus ::: n. --> A genus of leguminous plants; the Kentucky coffee tree. The leaves are cathartic, and the seeds a substitute for coffee.

hackberry ::: n. --> A genus of trees (Celtis) related to the elm, but bearing drupes with scanty, but often edible, pulp. C. occidentalis is common in the Eastern United States.

hacker ::: n. --> One who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack.

hackmatack ::: n. --> The American larch (Larix Americana), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.

haematoxylon ::: n. --> A genus of leguminous plants containing but a single species, the H. Campechianum or logwood tree, native in Yucatan.

halesia ::: n. --> A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

hamadryad ::: n. --> A tree nymph whose life ended with that of the particular tree, usually an oak, which had been her abode.
A large venomous East Indian snake (Orhiophagus bungarus), allied to the cobras.

handsome ::: superl. --> Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and

hangbird ::: n. --> The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.

hardbeam ::: n. --> A tree of the genus Carpinus, of compact, horny texture; hornbeam.

harefoot ::: n. --> A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.
A tree (Ochroma Laqopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare&

hattree ::: n. --> A hatstand.

hatrack ::: n. --> A hatstand; hattree.

hawebake ::: n. --> Probably, the baked berry of the hawthorn tree, that is, coarse fare. See 1st Haw, 2.

hawker ::: n. --> One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman.
A falconer. ::: v. i. --> To sell goods by outcry in the street.

hawthorn ::: n. --> A thorny shrub or tree (the Crataegus oxyacantha), having deeply lobed, shining leaves, small, roselike, fragrant flowers, and a fruit called haw. It is much used in Europe for hedges, and for standards in gardens. The American hawthorn is Crataegus cordata, which has the leaves but little lobed.

hazel ::: n. --> A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, as the C. avellana, bearing a nut containing a kernel of a mild, farinaceous taste; the filbert. The American species are C. Americana, which produces the common hazelnut, and C. rostrata. See Filbert.
A miner&

heartwood ::: n. --> The hard, central part of the trunk of a tree, consisting of the old and matured wood, and usually differing in color from the outer layers. It is technically known as duramen, and distinguished from the softer sapwood or alburnum.

hedge ::: n.** 1. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary. 2. Any barrier or boundary. hedges. v. 3. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge. hedged, fate-hedged. **

hedgerow ::: n. --> A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.

hemlock ::: n. --> The name of several poisonous umbelliferous herbs having finely cut leaves and small white flowers, as the Cicuta maculata, bulbifera, and virosa, and the Conium maculatum. See Conium.
An evergreen tree common in North America (Abies, / Tsuga, Canadensis); hemlock spruce.
The wood or timber of the hemlock tree.

henna ::: n. --> A thorny tree or shrub of the genus Lawsonia (L. alba). The fragrant white blossoms are used by the Buddhists in religious ceremonies. The powdered leaves furnish a red coloring matter used in the East to stain the hails and fingers, the manes of horses, etc.
The leaves of the henna plant, or a preparation or dyestuff made from them.

hep tree ::: --> The wild dog-rose.

hibernaculum ::: n. --> A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.
A little case in which certain insects pass the winter.
Winter home or abiding place.

hibiscus ::: n. --> A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe.

hickory ::: n. --> An American tree of the genus Carya, of which there are several species. The shagbark is the C. alba, and has a very rough bark; it affords the hickory nut of the markets. The pignut, or brown hickory, is the C. glabra. The swamp hickory is C. amara, having a nut whose shell is very thin and the kernel bitter.

hidebound ::: a. --> Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; -- said of an animal.
Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; -- said of trees.
Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.
Niggardly; penurious.

high ::: v. i. --> To hie.
To rise; as, the sun higheth. ::: superl. --> Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree;

hip tree ::: --> The dog-rose.

hollow ::: a. --> Having an empty space or cavity, natural or artificial, within a solid substance; not solid; excavated in the interior; as, a hollow tree; a hollow sphere.
Depressed; concave; gaunt; sunken.
Reverberated from a cavity, or resembling such a sound; deep; muffled; as, a hollow roar.
Not sincere or faithful; false; deceitful; not sound; as, a hollow heart; a hollow friend.

holly ::: adv. --> Wholly. ::: n. --> A tree or shrub of the genus Ilex. The European species (Ilex Aguifolium) is best known, having glossy green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas.

honeydew ::: n. --> A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids.
A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.

hornbeam ::: n. --> A tree of the genus Carpinus (C. Americana), having a smooth gray bark and a ridged trunk, the wood being white and very hard. It is common along the banks of streams in the United States, and is also called ironwood. The English hornbeam is C. Betulus. The American is called also blue beech and water beech.

hornbug ::: n. --> A large nocturnal beetle of the genus Lucanus (as L. capreolus, and L. dama), having long, curved upper jaws, resembling a sickle. The grubs are found in the trunks of old trees.

horntail ::: n. --> Any one of family (Uroceridae) of large hymenopterous insects, allied to the sawflies. The larvae bore in the wood of trees. So called from the long, stout ovipositors of the females.

horse-chestnut ::: n. --> The large nutlike seed of a species of Aesculus (Ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name.
The tree itself, which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American species are called buckeyes.

horsewood ::: n. --> A West Indian tree (Calliandra latifolia) with showy, crimson blossoms.

hound ::: n. --> A variety of the domestic dog, usually having large, drooping ears, esp. one which hunts game by scent, as the foxhound, bloodhound, deerhound, but also used for various breeds of fleet hunting dogs, as the greyhound, boarhound, etc.
A despicable person.
A houndfish.
Projections at the masthead, serving as a support for the trestletrees and top to rest on.

how lucky, little tree,

hulver ::: n. --> Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.

humiri ::: n. --> A fragrant balsam obtained from Brazilian trees of the genus Humirium.

hylodes ::: n. --> The piping frog (Hyla Pickeringii), a small American tree frog, which in early spring, while breeding in swamps and ditches, sings with high, shrill, but musical, notes.

  "I find it difficult to take these psycho-analysts at all seriously when they try to scrutinise spiritual experience by the flicker of their torch-lights, — yet perhaps one ought to, for half-knowledge is a powerful thing and can be a great obstacle to the coming in front of the true Truth. This new psychology looks to me very much like children learning some summary and not very adequate alphabet, exulting in putting their a-b-c-d of the subconscient and the mysterious underground super-ego together and imagining that their first book of obscure beginnings (c-a-t cat, t-r-e-e tree) is the very heart of the real knowledge. They look from down up and explain the higher lights by the lower obscurities; but the foundation of these things is above and not below, upari budhna esam.” Letters on Yoga

“I find it difficult to take these psycho-analysts at all seriously when they try to scrutinise spiritual experience by the flicker of their torch-lights,—yet perhaps one ought to, for half-knowledge is a powerful thing and can be a great obstacle to the coming in front of the true Truth. This new psychology looks to me very much like children learning some summary and not very adequate alphabet, exulting in putting their a-b-c-d of the subconscient and the mysterious underground super-ego together and imagining that their first book of obscure beginnings (c-a-t cat, t-r-e-e tree) is the very heart of the real knowledge. They look from down up and explain the higher lights by the lower obscurities; but the foundation of these things is above and not below, upari budhna esam.” Letters on Yoga

ihlang-ihlang ::: n. --> A rich, powerful, perfume, obtained from the volatile oil of the flowers of Canada odorata, an East Indian tree.

ilex ::: n. --> The holm oak (Quercus Ilex).
A genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, including the common holly.

illicium ::: n. --> A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.

indeciduous ::: a. --> Not deciduous or falling, as the leaves of trees in autumn; lasting; evergreen; persistent; permanent; perennial.

indicative ::: a. --> Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc. ::: n. --> The indicative mood.

indicator ::: n. --> One who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car.
A pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part
An instrument which draws a diagram showing the varying pressure in the cylinder of an engine or pump at every point of the stroke. It consists of a small cylinder communicating with the engine

induviate ::: a. --> Covered with induviae, as the upper part of the trunk of a palm tree.

ineye ::: v. t. --> To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.

ingraft ::: v. t. --> To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; figuratively, to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something.
To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

inoculate ::: v. t. --> To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant.
To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.
To communicate a disease to ( a person ) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox,rabies, etc. See Vaccinate.
Fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially

inoculation ::: n. --> The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.
The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh.
Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.

In one another’s arms, birds in the trees

interarboration ::: n. --> The interweaving of branches of trees.

In this article we explore definitions of the words ‘artifice’ and ‘artificer’ from various dictionary sources, their use in two poems, one by Marge Percy, The Bonsai Tree and the other, Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats, followed by all the brilliant uses by Sri Aurobindo in his magnum opus, Savitri.

ironbark tree ::: --> The Australian Eucalyptus Sideroxylon, used largely by carpenters and shipbuilders; -- called also ironwood.

ironwood ::: n. --> A tree unusually hard, strong, or heavy wood.

isonandra ::: n. --> A genus of sapotaceous trees of India. Isonandra Gutta is the principal source of gutta-percha.

ivy ::: n. --> A plant of the genus Hedera (H. helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.

jacamar ::: n. --> Any one of numerous species of tropical American birds of the genus Galbula and allied genera. They are allied to the kingfishers, but climb on tree trunks like nuthatches, and feed upon insects. Their colors are often brilliant.

jacaranda ::: n. --> The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called king wood, tiger wood, and violet wood.
A genus of bignoniaceous Brazilian trees with showy trumpet-shaped flowers.

jack ::: n. --> A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.
A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.

jaggery ::: n. --> Raw palm sugar, made in the East Indies by evaporating the fresh juice of several kinds of palm trees, but specifically that of the palmyra (Borassus flabelliformis).

jamaicine ::: n. --> An alkaloid said to be contained in the bark of Geoffroya inermis, a leguminous tree growing in Jamaica and Surinam; -- called also jamacina.

Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as a sky god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt, and his primary sacred animal is the eagle,[1] which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices[2] and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army (see Aquila). The two emblems were often combined to represent the god in the form of an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt, frequently seen on Greek and Roman coins.[3] As the sky-god, he was a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend. Many of his functions were focused on the Capitoline (“Capitol Hill”), where the citadel was located. He was the chief deity of the early Capitoline Triad with Mars and Quirinus.[4] In the later Capitoline Triad, he was the central guardian of the state with Juno and Minerva. His sacred tree was the oak.

:::   "Knowledge is a child with its achievements; for when it has found out something, it runs about the streets whooping and shouting; Wisdom conceals hers for a long time in a thoughtful and mighty silence.” *Essays Divine and Human

“Knowledge is a child with its achievements; for when it has found out something, it runs about the streets whooping and shouting; Wisdom conceals hers for a long time in a thoughtful and mighty silence.” Essays Divine and Human

murmur ::: n. 1. A low, continuous sound, as of a brook, the wind or trees, or of low, indistinct voices. 2. An indistinct, whispered, or confidential complaint; a mutter. 3. A mumbled or subdued expression of discontent. murmurs, murmurs", murmurings. *v. 4. To make a low, continuous, indistinct sound or succession of sounds. 5. To say in a low indistinct voice; utter indistinctly. 6. To complain in low mumbling tones; grumble. murmurs, murmured, murmuring, many-murmured. adj. *murmurous.

myrrh ::: an aromatic gum resin obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of India, Arabia, and eastern Africa, used in perfume and incense.

ness any more than It can go back into a tree or an ephemeral

Nymphs ::: Greek & Roman Mythology: Any of numerous minor deities represented as beautiful maidens inhabiting and sometimes personifying features of nature such as trees, waters, and mountains.

nymphs ::: greek & Roman Mythology: Any of numerous minor deities represented as beautiful maidens inhabiting and sometimes personifying features of nature such as trees, waters, and mountains.

plain ::: n. 1. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. plains. adj. 2. Obvious to the mind; evident. 3. Not elaborate or complicated; simple.

plant ::: n. 1. The vegetal kingdom. 2. An herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with a tree or a shrub. v. 3. To place or set seeds, cuttings etc. in the ground to grow. 4. To fix firmly in the mind; implant in the heart. 5. To put, set, or place in some position or firmly in or on the ground. plants, planted, planting.

sacrifice ::: n. **1. The surrender to God or a deity, for the purpose of propitiation or homage, of some object of possession. Also applied fig. to the offering of prayer, thanksgiving, penitence, submission, or the like. 2. Forfeiture or surrender of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim. tree-of-sacrifice. v. 3.** To surrender or give up (something).

sigh ::: n. 1. An audible exhale following a long, deep breath, in weariness or relief. 2. Fig. A sound made by wind moving through the leaves of a tree. v. sighing. 3. Expressing with or as if with an audible exhalation.

sloth ::: a sluggish natured arboreal mammal inhabiting tropical parts of Central and South America, having a long, coarse, greyish-brown coat often of a greenish cast caused by algae, and long, hooklike claws used in gripping tree branches while hanging or moving along in a habitual upside-down position.

steppes ::: huge and extensive grasslands (like those of Eurasia, chiefly in the Ukraine and Russia) usually treeless.

sylvan ::: 1. Of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods. 2. Consisting of or abounding in woods or trees; wooded.

termite ::: any of numerous pale-colored, usually soft-bodied social insects of the order Isoptera that live mostly in warm regions and many species of which feed on wood, often destroying trees and wooden structures. Also called white ant.

The bonsai tree

traffic ::: 1. The movement of vehicles, ships, persons, etc., in an area, along a street, through an air lane, over a water route, etc. 2. The business of moving passengers and cargo through a transportation system. 3. Social or verbal exchange; communication.

Tree ::: Standing image of the universe — the Tree of Life.

TREE. ::: Vide Symbol.

trunk ::: the main stem of a tree, usually thick and upright, covered with bark and having branches at some distance from the ground. trunks.

upas-tree :::


vistas ::: 1. Distant views or prospects, especially those seen through openings, as between rows of buildings or trees. 2. Fig. Far-reaching mental views. 3. *Fig.* Awareness of ranges of time, events, or subjects; broad mental views.

"When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands," says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided." Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names, — powers, numens, — of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

“When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands,’ says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided.’ Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names,—powers, numens,—of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

wonder ::: n. 1. An event inexplicable by the laws of nature; a miracle; something strange and surprising brought about by a supernatural force. 2. A miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon. 3. The emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration. 4. Something strange, unexpected, or extraordinary. Wonder, wonder"s, Wonder"s, wonders, wonder-book, wonder-couch, wonder-dance, wonder-flecks, wonder-flowers, wonder-hues, wonder-plastics, wonder-rounds, wonder-rush, wonder-tree, wonder-web, wonder-weft, Wonder-worker, Wonder-worker"s, wonder-works, wonder-world, wonder-worlds. *adj. 5. Arousing awe or admiration; wonderful. v. 6. To be filled with admiration, amazement or awe; marvel (often followed by at); to think or speculate curiously (at or about); be curious to know. *wonders, wondered, wondering.

wood ::: 1. A dense growth of trees or underbrush covering a relatively small or confined area. Often used in the plural. 2. The trunks or main stems of trees as suitable for architectural and other purposes; timber or lumber. wood"s, woods.

woodland ::: a land covered with woods or trees.

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   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Shiki
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Israel Regardie
   2 Kabir
   2 Dogen Zenji
   1 Willard Van Orman Quine
   1 Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich
   1 Thomas Keating
   1 Spike Milligan
   1 Soseki
   1 Songs of Songs III.2
   1 Saint Anthony of Padua
   1 Revelation 7:2-3
   1 Regina Spektor
   1 Pythagoras
   1 Onitsura
   1 Noam Chomsky
   1 Neem Karoli Baba
   1 Matthew
   1 Matsuo Basho?
   1 Marcus Aurelius
   1 Lord Byron
   1 Lao Tzu
   1 Kyorai
   1 Kelly's Treehouse
   1 Kahlil Gibran
   1 Jigme Lingpa
   1 Jalaluddin Rumi
   1 Ikkyu
   1 Huineng
   1 Hsu Hsuan
   1 Henry Ward Beecher
   1 Harivansa
   1 Genesis
   1 Friedrich Nietzsche
   1 Eugene V. Debs
   1 e. e. Cummings
   1 Den Sutejo 1633-1698
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   1 Crazy Horse
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   1 Anonymous
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   8 Henry David Thoreau
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   7 Maggie Stiefvater
   7 Lee Child
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1:There is no Bodhi tree, ~ Huineng,
2:A hill, a tree. An empty drifting boat. ~ Hsu Hsuan,
3:Logic chases truth up the tree of grammar. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
4:A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree." ~ Spike Milligan,
5:An unknown tree
with mysterious flowers
beautiful fragrance ~ Matsuo Basho?
6:What if I fell in a forest: would a tree hear? ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker creek,
7:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
   ~ Carl Jung,
8:When the old plum tree blooms, the entire world blooms. ~ Dogen Zenji,
9:Making sure we know that autumn is here, a leaf from the empress tree. ~ Den Sutejo 1633-1698,
10:The tree is known by its fruit. ~ Matthew, the Eternal Wisdom
11:All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
   ~ Albert Einstein, Relativity,
12:a tree
has fallen
autumn sky
~ Shiki, @BashoSociety
13:a withered tree
a flower blooms
~ Ikkyu, @BashoSociety
14:Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
15:All the world's possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
16:Be gentle, strike not an inoffensive animal, break not a domestic tree. ~ Pythagoras, the Eternal Wisdom
17:a window's light
climbs to the tree tops
golden leaves
~ Buson, @BashoSociety
18:Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
   ~ Lord Byron, [T5],
19:sparrows perched
on an old plum tree
returning to sleep
~ Buson, @BashoSociety
20:The tree laden with fruit always bends low. So if you wish to be great, be lowly and meek. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
21:mountain sparrows
and an old plum tree
returning to sleep
~ Buson, @BashoSociety
22:Deep within my heart I have planted the name of Kāli,
The Wish-fulfilling Tree of heaven... ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
23:moonlight from
a tree's shadow
forest walk
~ Ogawa, @BashoSociety
24:Under the cherry tree
blossoms have gathered
chatting together
~ Kyorai, @BashoSociety
25:Just as a big banyan tree sprouts from a tiny seed so the wide universe sprouts from the heart. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
26:Only when the last tree has died,? the last river been poisoned,? and the last fish been caught? will we realize we cannot eat money." ~ —Cree Proverb,
falling from a tree
a cicada shell
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
28:The tree too thick to embrace
emerges from a seedling.
A nine-storey tower rises from a brick.
A thousand-mile journey begins under your feet. ~ Lao Tzu,
29:But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Genesis, 2:17,
30:a peach tree
still with it's leaves
autumn wind
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
31:a silk tree
beauty in the rain
a sleeping flower
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
32:pine tree wind
through the house
autumn departing
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
33:patiently waiting
for the sunset
a willow tree
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
34:The plum tree's
heart is peacefully
leafing out
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
35:this tree born
in the time of the gods
now in autumn
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
36:peering out
from the willow tree
the face of a fox
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
37:under a pine tree
viewing the moon
thinking all night
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
38:under a pine tree
watching the moon
thinking all night
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
39:God is like the divine wish-yielding tree and gives whatever one asks. So give up worldly desires when the mind has been purified. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
40:above everything
a sweet acorn tree
standing in a summer Grove
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
41:How wonderful was this devotion of theirs! At the sight of the Tamal tree they were seized with the very madness of love (Premonmadu). ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
42:We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. ~ Saint Anthony of Padua,
43:A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
44: It is this consideration which has led to the adoption of the Qabalistic " tree of life" as the basis of the universal philosophical alphabet. ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden of Pomegranates,
45:All the world's possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
46:There is no slightest arrogance in mature and intelligent people.. ~ The tree bearing a lot of fruit will always lean towards the ground. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
47:And the Lord Jehovah said, "Behold, the man is become as one of us...and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever ~ Genesis, the Eternal Wisdom
48:The tree must bear its own proper fruit, and Nature is always a diligent gardener. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Possibility of a First Step towards International Unity - Its Enormous Difficulties,
49:When a tree has been transplanted, though fierce winds may blow, it will not topple if it has a firm stake to hold it up. But even a tree that has grown up in place may fall over if its roots are weak. ~ Nichiren,
50:A branch detached from the contiguous branch must needs be detached from the whole tree: even so man separated even from a single man is detached from the whole society. ~ Marcus Aurelius, the Eternal Wisdom
51:A tree beside the sandy river-beach
Holds up its topmost boughs
Like fingers towards the skies they cannot reach,
Earth-bound, heaven-amorous. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, A Tree,
52:Mysticism-Magic and Yoga-is the means, therefore, to a new universal life, richer, greater and more full of resource than ever before, as free as sunlight, as gracious as the unfolding of a rose. It is for man to take.
   ~ Israel Regardie, The Tree Of Life,
53:The seed of Godhead sleeps in mortal hearts,
The flower of Godhead grows on the world-tree:
All shall discover God in self and things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
54:I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole earth will become One Circle again." ~ Crazy Horse, (c. 1840-1877), a Native American war leader of the Sioux in the 19th century, Wikipedia.,
55:If the root of a tree is medicinal, then the fruit will be medicine. But if the root is poisonous, then the fruit will be poison. Likewise, positive and negative qualities come from one's motivation, and not from one's physical actions in themselves. ~ Jigme Lingpa,
56:All things are dependent on water; plants and animals have their origin in water.... Always the same in itself, it produces many different effects, one in the palm tree, another in the vine, and so on.... [It is] the same way with the Holy Spirit. ~ Cyril of Jerusalem,
57:In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
58:A tree without its green, autumnal variety, the pink & white display of its spring blossoms, its simply not a tree. It needs the sensorium as a space in which to unfurl itself. It unveils its color within an eye that sees color. ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar, TheoLogic I,
59:An improvisation :::
For hours, since I sat facing you, you have stayed mute.
Your meaning, ampler than words, addresses itself to me.
Cases removed, books lie open, scattered by the bedside.
Beyond the bamboo screen, a shower falls on a plum tree. ~ Taigu Ryokan,
60:A big tree is at first a slender shoot; a nine-storied tower is raised by first placing a few small bricks; a journey of a thousand leagues begins with a step. Be careful of your thoughts; they are the beginning of your acts. ~ Lao Tse, the Eternal Wisdom
61:He watched in the alchemist radiance of her suns
The crimson outburst of one secular flower
On the tree-of-sacrifice of spiritual love. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.06,
62:The crude beginnings of the lifeless earth,
The mindless stirrings of the plant and tree
Prepared our thought; thought for a godlike birth
Broadens the mould of our mortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Evolution - II,
63:When all thy work in human time is done
The mind of earth shall be a home of light,
The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven,
The body of earth a tabernacle of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul's Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
64:There Good, a faithless gardener of God,
Watered with virtue the world's upas-tree
And, careful of the outward word and act,
Engrafted his hypocrite blooms on native ill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
65:Sown in the black earth of Nature's trance,
The seed of the Spirit's blind and huge desire
From which the tree of cosmos was conceived
And spread its magic arms through a dream of space. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul's Release,
66:The world's senseless beauty mirrors God's delight.
That rapture's smile is secret everywhere;
It flows in the wind's breath, in the tree's sap,
Its hued magnificence blooms in leaves and flowers. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.04
67:hen a man is delivered from all the dispositions of his heart which turn towards evil and not towards good and which can be extinguished, let him uproot them like the stock of a palm-tree, so that they shall be destroyed and have no power to sprout again. That I call a true repentance. ~ Mahavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
68:A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person-perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. ~ Carl Sagan,
69:God is the light of the heavens and the earth, his light is like a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp in glass and the glass like a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West whose oil would almost give light even though no fire touched it. Light upon light; God guides to his light whomsoever he wills. ~ Koran, 24, 35
70:The chief mystical text of Kabbalah, the Zohar, says that Malkhut is "the way to that great and powerful tree... 'If one does not enter through this gate, one cannot gain entry to the worlds,' the worlds of the sefirot. As we climb the Tree of Life-from the bottom to the top-we begin with Malkhut, the Mother.
   ~ Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Kabbalah: Key To Your Inner Power,
71:We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can only happen if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure. ~ Macrina Wiederkehr,
72:A Tree :::

A tree beside the sandy river-beach
Holds up its topmost boughs
Like fingers towards the skies they cannot reach,
Earth-bound, heaven amorous.

This is the soul of man. Body and brain
Hungry for earth our heavenly flight detain.

~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems,
73:Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. ~ Osho,
74:Why does an apple fall when it is ripe? Is it brought down by the force of gravity? Is it because its stalk withers? Because it is dried by the sun, because it grows too heavy, or because the boy standing under the tree wants to eat it? None of these is the cause.... Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own freewill is in the historical sense not free at all but is bound up with the whole course of history and preordained from all eternity.
   ~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace,
75:Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is everyone that retaineth her. ~ Proverbs, the Eternal Wisdom
76:The 'Intelligence of Will' denotes that this is the path where each individual 'created being' is 'prepared' for the spiritual quest by being made aware of the higher and divine 'will' of the creatoR By spiritual preparation (prayer, meditation, visualization, and aspiration), the student becomes aware of the higher will and ultimately attains oneness with the Divine Self-fully immersed in the knowledge of 'the existence of the Primordial Wisdom.'
   ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden Of Pomegranates: Skrying On The Tree Of Life,
77:The object of the theoretical (as separate from the practical) Qabalah, insofar as this thesis is concerned, is to enable the student to do three main things: First, to analyze every idea in terms of the Tree of Life. Second, to trace a necessary connection and relation between every and any class of ideas by referring them to this standard of comparison. Third, to translate any unknown system of symbolism into terms of any known one by its means.
   ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden Of Pomegranates: Skrying On The Tree Of Life,
78:Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. ~ Louise Erdrich,
79:Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruit. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Matthew, 7:15-20 (KJV):
80:{3:13} Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.
{3:14} For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
{3:15} She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire arenot to be compared unto her.
{3:16} Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.
{3:17} Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace.
{3:18} She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy [is every one] that retaineth her. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Proverbs, 3:13-18,
81:one gradually equilibrizes the whole of one's mental structure and obtains a simple view of the incalculably vast complexity of the universe. For it is written: "Equilibrium is the basis of the work." Serious students will need to make a careful study of the attributions detailed in this work and commit them to memory. When, by persistent application to his own mental apparatus, the numerical system with its correspondences is partly understood-as opposed to being merely memorized-the student will be amazed to find fresh light breaking in on him at every turn as he continues to refer every item in experience and consciousness to this standard.
   ~ Israel Regardie, A Garden Of Pomegranates: Skrying On the Tree Of Life,
82:Lila is by no means the last word. Passing through all these states, I said to the Divine Mother: 'Mother, in these states there is separation. Give me a state where there is no separation.' Then I remained for some time absorbed in the Indivisible Satchidananda. I removed the pictures of the gods and goddesses from my room. I began to perceive God in all beings. Formal worship dropped away. You see that bel-tree. I used to go there to pluck its leaves. One day, as I plucked a leaf, a bit of the bark came off. I round the tree full of Consciousness. I felt grieved because I had hurt the tree. One day I tried to pluck some durva grass, but I found I couldn't do it very well. Then I forced myself to pluck it. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
83:It's like chopping down a huge tree of immense girth. You won't accomplish it with one swing of your axe. If you keep chopping away at it, though, and do not let up, eventually, whether it wants to or not, it will suddenly topple down. When that time comes, you could round up everyone you could find and pay them to hold the tree up, but they wouldn't be able to do it. It would still come crashing to the ground. . . . But if the woodcutter stopped after one or two strokes of his axe to ask the third son of Mr. Chang, Why doesn't this tree fall? And after three or four more strokes stopped again to ask the fourth son of Mr. Li, Why doesn't this tree fall? he would never succeed in felling the tree. It is no different for someone who is practicing the Way.
   ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
84:The Pentagram
[Dedicated to George Raffalovich]
In the Years of the Primal Course, in the dawn of terrestrial birth,
Man mastered the mammoth and horse, and Man was the Lord of the Earth.
He made him an hollow skin from the heart of an holy tree,
He compassed the earth therien, and Man was the Lord of the Sea.
He controlled the vigour of steam, he harnessed the lightning for hire;
He drove the celestial team, and man was the Lord of the Fire.
Deep-mouthed from their thrones deep-seated, the choirs of the æeons declare
The last of the demons defeated, for Man is the Lord of the Air.
Arise, O Man, in thy strength! the kingdom is thine to inherit,
Till the high gods witness at lenght that Man is the Lord of his spirit.
~ Aleister Crowley,
85:None is travelling :::
None is travelling
Here along this way but I,
This autumn evening.

The first day of the year:
thoughts come - and there is loneliness;
the autumn dusk is here.

An old pond
A frog jumps in -

Lightening -
Heron's cry
Stabs the darkness

Clouds come from time to time -
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.

In the cicada's cry
There's no sign that can foretell
How soon it must die.

Poverty's child -
he starts to grind the rice,
and gazes at the moon.

Won't you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.

Temple bells die out.
The fragrant blossoms remain.
A perfect evening! ~ Matsuo Basho,
86:Drink water from the spring where the horse drinks. A horse will never drink bad water.
Make your bed where the cat sleeps.
Eat the fruit that was touched by the worm.
Freely pick the mushrooms on which the insects sit.
Plant your tree where the mole digs.
Build your house where the snake suns itself.
Dig your well where the birds build their nests in hot weather.
Go to sleep and wake up with the chickens and you will reap the golden grain of the day.
Eat more green vegetables, and you will have strong legs and an enduring heart.
Swim more often and you will feel on land like a fish in the water.
Look at the skies more often and not at your feet, and your thoughts will be clear and light.
Keep silent more often, speak less, and silence will reign in your soul, and your spirit will be calm and peaceful.
~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Georgia,
87:I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me. I walked under the branches of the tree in front of my cell but it was not the tree, I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna whom I saw standing there and holding over me his shade. I looked at the bars of my cell, the very grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana who was guarding and standing sentry over me. Or I lay on the coarse blankets that were given me for a couch and felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first use of the deeper vision He gave me. I looked at the prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin,
88:All advance in thought is made by collecting the greatest possible number of facts, classifying them, and grouping them.
   The philologist, though perhaps he only speaks one language, has a much higher type of mind than the linguist who speaks twenty.
   This Tree of Thought is exactly paralleled by the tree of nervous structure.
   Very many people go about nowadays who are exceedingly "well-informed," but who have not the slightest idea of the meaning of the facts they know. They have not developed the necessary higher part of the brain. Induction is impossible to them.
   This capacity for storing away facts is compatible with actual imbecility. Some imbeciles have been able to store their memories with more knowledge than perhaps any sane man could hope to acquire.
   This is the great fault of modern education - a child is stuffed with facts, and no attempt is made to explain their connection and bearing. The result is that even the facts themselves are soon forgotten.
   Any first-rate mind is insulted and irritated by such treatment, and any first-rate memory is in danger of being spoilt by it.
   No two ideas have any real meaning until they are harmonized in a third, and the operation is only perfect when these ideas are contradictory. This is the essence of the Hegelian logic.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, The Cup,
89:Supermind, on the other hand, as a basic structure-rung (conjoined with nondual Suchness) can only be experienced once all the previous junior levels have emerged and developed, and as in all structure development, stages cannot be skipped. Therefore, unlike Big Mind, supermind can only be experienced after all 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-tier junior stages have been passed through. While, as Genpo Roshi has abundantly demonstrated, Big Mind state experience is available to virtually anybody at almost any age (and will be interpreted according to the View of their current stage), supermind is an extremely rare recognition. Supermind, as the highest structure-rung to date, has access to all previous structures, all the way back to Archaic-and the Archaic itself, of course, has transcended and included, and now embraces, every major structural evolution going all the way back to the Big Bang. (A human being literally enfolds and embraces all the major transformative unfoldings of the entire Kosmic history-strings to quarks to subatomic particles to atoms to molecules to cells, all the way through the Tree of Life up to its latest evolutionary emergent, the triune brain, the most complex structure in the known natural world.) Supermind, in any given individual, is experienced as a type of omniscience-the supermind, since it transcends and includes all of the previous structure-rungs, and inherently is conjoined with the highest nondual Suchness state, has a full and complete knowledge of all of the potentials in that person. It literally knows all, at least for the individual.
   ~ Ken Wilber?,
90:Humanity is a peculiar class of life which, in some degree, determines its own destinies; therefore in practical life words and ideas become facts-facts, moreover, which bring about important practical consequences. For instance, many millions of human beings have defined a stroke of lightning as being the "punishment of God" of evil men; other millions have defined it as a "natural, casual, periodical phenomenon"; yet other millions have defined it as an "electric spark." What has been the result of these "non-important" definitions in practical life? In the case of the first definition, when lightning struck a house, the population naturally made no attempt to save the house or anything in it, because to do so would be against the "definition" which proclaims the phenomenon to be a "punishment for evil," any attempt to prevent or check the destruction would be an impious act; the sinner would be guilty of "resisting the supreme law" and would deserve to be punished by death.
   Now in the second instance, a stricken building is treated just as any tree overturned by storm; the people save what they can and try to extinguish the fire. In both instances, the behavior of the populace is the same in one respect; if caught in the open by a storm they take refuge under a tree-a means of safety involving maximum danger but the people do not know it.
   Now in the third instance, in which the population have a scientifically correct definition of lightning, they provide their houses with lightning rods; and if they are caught by a storm in the open they neither run nor hide under a tree; but when the storm is directly over their heads, they put themselves in a position of minimum exposure by lying flat on the ground until the storm has passed. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
91:the spiritual force behind adoration :::
   All love, indeed, that is adoration has a spiritual force behind it, and even when it is offered ignorantly and to a limited object, something of that splendor appears through the poverty of the rite and the smallness of its issues. For love that is worship is at once an aspiration and a preparation: it can bring even within its small limits in the Ignorance a glimpse of a still more or less blind and partial but surprising realisation; for there are moments when it is not we but the One who loves and is loved in us, and even a human passion can be uplifted and glorified by a slight glimpse of this infinite Love and Lover. It is for this reason that the worship of the god, the worship of the idol, the human magnet or ideal are not to be despised; for these are steps through which the human race moves towards that blissful passion and ecstasy of the Infinite which, even in limiting it, they yet represent for our imperfect vision when we have still to use the inferior steps Nature has hewn for our feet and admit the stages of our progress. Certain idolatries are indispensable for the development of our emotional being, nor will the man who knows be hasty at any time to shatter this image unless he can replace it in the heart of the worshipper by the Reality it figures. Moreover, they have this power because there is always something in them that is greater than their forms and, even when we reach the supreme worship, that abides and becomes a prolongation of it or a part of its catholic wholeness. our knowledge is still imperfect in us, love incomplete if even when we know That which surpasses all forms and manifestations, we cannot still accept the Divine in creature and object, in man, in the kind, in the animal, in the tree, in the flower, in the work of our hands, in the Nature-Force which is then no longer to us the blind action of a material machinery but a face and power of the universal Shakti: for in these things too is the presence of the Eternal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, The Works of Love - The Works of Life, 159,
92:And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout form the heart-perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example-but authentically always and absolutely carries a a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you.
   Alas, if you fail to do so, you are betraying your own authenticity. You are hiding your true estate. You don't want to upset others because you don't want to upset your self. You are acting in bad faith, the taste of a bad infinity.
   Because, you see, the alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must.
   And this is truly a terrible burden, a horrible burden, because in any case there is no room for timidity. The fact that you might be wrong is simply no excuse: You might be right in your communication, and you might be wrong, but that doesn't matter. What does matter, as Kierkegaard so rudely reminded us, is that only by investing and speaking your vision with passion, can the truth, one way or another, finally penetrate the reluctance of the world. If you are right, or if you are wrong, it is only your passion that will force either to be discovered. It is your duty to promote that discovery-either way-and therefore it is your duty to speak your truth with whatever passion and courage you can find in your heart. You must shout, in whatever way you can. ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste,
93:The general characteristics and attributions of these Grades are indicated by their correspondences on the Tree of Life, as may be studied in detail in the Book 777.
   Student. -- His business is to acquire a general intellectual knowledge of all systems of attainment, as declared in the prescribed books. (See curriculum in Appendix I.) {231}
   Probationer. -- His principal business is to begin such practices as he my prefer, and to write a careful record of the same for one year.
   Neophyte. -- Has to acquire perfect control of the Astral Plane.
   Zelator. -- His main work is to achieve complete success in Asana and Pranayama. He also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross.
   Practicus. -- Is expected to complete his intellectual training, and in particular to study the Qabalah.
   Philosophus. -- Is expected to complete his moral training. He is tested in Devotion to the Order.
   Dominus Liminis. -- Is expected to show mastery of Pratyahara and Dharana.
   Adeptus (without). -- is expected to perform the Great Work and to attain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
   Adeptus (within). -- Is admitted to the practice of the formula of the Rosy Cross on entering the College of the Holy Ghost.
   Adeptus (Major). -- Obtains a general mastery of practical Magick, though without comprehension.
   Adeptus (Exemptus). -- Completes in perfection all these matters. He then either ("a") becomes a Brother of the Left Hand Path or, ("b") is stripped of all his attainments and of himself as well, even of his Holy Guardian Angel, and becomes a babe of the Abyss, who, having transcended the Reason, does nothing but grow in the womb of its mother. It then finds itself a
   Magister Templi. -- (Master of the Temple): whose functions are fully described in Liber 418, as is this whole initiation from Adeptus Exemptus. See also "Aha!". His principal business is to tend his "garden" of disciples, and to obtain a perfect understanding of the Universe. He is a Master of Samadhi. {232}
   Magus. -- Attains to wisdom, declares his law (See Liber I, vel Magi) and is a Master of all Magick in its greatest and highest sense.
   Ipsissimus. -- Is beyond all this and beyond all comprehension of those of lower degrees. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
94:O Death, thou lookst on an unfinished world
Assailed by thee and of its road unsure,
Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,
And sayest God is not and all is vain.
How shall the child already be the man?
Because he is infant, shall he never grow?
Because he is ignorant, shall he never learn?
In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage.
Then wilt thou spew out, Death, God's mystic truth,
Deny the occult spiritual miracle?
Still wilt thou say there is no spirit, no God?
A mute material Nature wakes and sees;
She has invented speech, unveiled a will.
Something there waits beyond towards which she strives,
Something surrounds her into which she grows:
To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,
To exceed herself is her transcendent task.
In God concealed the world began to be,
Tardily it travels towards manifest God:
Our imperfection towards perfection toils,
The body is the chrysalis of a soul:
The infinite holds the finite in its arms,
Time travels towards revealed eternity.
A miracle structure of the eternal Mage,
Matter its mystery hides from its own eyes,
A scripture written out in cryptic signs,
An occult document of the All-Wonderful's art.
All here bears witness to his secret might,
In all we feel his presence and his power.
A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,
A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,
A glory is his dream of purple sky.
A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.
His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voice
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.
This world is God fulfilled in outwardness.
His ways challenge our reason and our sense;
By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,
By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
A greatness founded upon little things,
He has built a world in the unknowing Void.
His forms he has massed from infinitesimal dust;
His marvels are built from insignificant things.
If mind is crippled, life untaught and crude,
If brutal masks are there and evil acts,
They are incidents of his vast and varied plot,
His great and dangerous drama's needed steps;
He makes with these and all his passion-play,
A play and yet no play but the deep scheme
Of a transcendent Wisdom finding ways
To meet her Lord in the shadow and the Night:
Above her is the vigil of the stars;
Watched by a solitary Infinitude
She embodies in dumb Matter the Divine,
In symbol minds and lives the Absolute.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
95:Chapter LXXXII: Epistola Penultima: The Two Ways to Reality
Cara Soror,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

How very sensible of you, though I admit somewhat exacting!

You write-Will you tell me exactly why I should devote so much of my valuable time to subjects like Magick and Yoga.

That is all very well. But you ask me to put it in syllogistic form. I have no doubt this can be done, though the task seems somewhat complicated. I think I will leave it to you to construct your series of syllogisms yourself from the arguments of this letter.

In your main question the operative word is "valuable. Why, I ask, in my turn, should you consider your time valuable? It certainly is not valuable unless the universe has a meaning, and what is more, unless you know what that meaning is-at least roughly-it is millions to one that you will find yourself barking up the wrong tree.

First of all let us consider this question of the meaning of the universe. It is its own evidence to design, and that design intelligent design. There is no question of any moral significance-"one man's meat is another man's poison" and so on. But there can be no possible doubt about the existence of some kind of intelligence, and that kind is far superior to anything of which we know as human.

How then are we to explore, and finally to interpret this intelligence?

It seems to me that there are two ways and only two. Imagine for a moment that you are an orphan in charge of a guardian, inconceivably learned from your point of view.

Suppose therefore that you are puzzled by some problem suitable to your childish nature, your obvious and most simple way is to approach your guardian and ask him to enlighten you. It is clearly part of his function as guardian to do his best to help you. Very good, that is the first method, and close parallel with what we understand by the word Magick.

We are bothered by some difficulty about one of the elements-say Fire-it is therefore natural to evoke a Salamander to instruct you on the difficult point. But you must remember that your Holy Guardian Angel is not only far more fully instructed than yourself on every point that you can conceive, but you may go so far as to say that it is definitely his work, or part of his work; remembering always that he inhabits a sphere or plane which is entirely different from anything of which you are normally aware.

To attain to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is consequently without doubt by far the simplest way by which you can yourself approach that higher order of being.

That, then, is a clearly intelligible method of procedure. We call it Magick.

It is of course possible to strengthen the link between him and yourself so that in course of time you became capable of moving and, generally speaking, operating on that plane which is his natural habitat.

There is however one other way, and one only, as far as I can see, of reaching this state.

It is at least theoretically possible to exalt the whole of your own consciousness until it becomes as free to move on that exalted plane as it is for him. You should note, by the way, that in this case the postulation of another being is not necessary. There is no way of refuting the solipsism if you feel like that. Personally I cannot accede to its axiom. The evidence for an external universe appears to me perfectly adequate.

Still there is no extra charge for thinking on those lines if you so wish.

I have paid a great deal of attention in the course of my life to the method of exalting the human consciousness in this way; and it is really quite legitimate to identify my teaching with that of the Yogis.

I must however point out that in the course of my instruction I have given continual warnings as to the dangers of this line of research. For one thing there is no means of checking your results in the ordinary scientific sense. It is always perfectly easy to find a subjective explanation of any phenomenon; and when one considers that the greatest of all the dangers in any line of research arise from egocentric vanity, I do not think I have exceeded my duty in anything that I have said to deter students from undertaking so dangerous a course as Yoga.

It is, of course, much safer if you are in a position to pursue in the Indian Jungles, provided that your health will stand the climate and also, I must say, unless you have a really sound teacher on whom you can safely rely. But then, if we once introduce a teacher, why not go to the Fountain-head and press towards the Knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel?

In any case your Indian teacher will ultimately direct you to seek guidance from that source, so it seems to me that you have gone to a great deal of extra trouble and incurred a great deal of unnecessary danger by not leaving yourself in the first place in the hands of the Holy Guardian Angel.

In any case there are the two methods which stand as alternatives. I do not know of any third one which can be of any use whatever. Logically, since you have asked me to be logical, there is certainly no third way; there is the external way of Magick, and the internal way of Yoga: there you have your alternatives, and there they cease.

Love is the law, love under will.


666 ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,
96:A BRAHMO DEVOTEE: "How can one realize God?"
MASTER: "By directing your love to Him and constantly reasoning that God alone is real and the world illusory. The Awattha tree alone is permanent; its fruit is transitory." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, 1.10 - THE MASTER WITH THE BRAHMO DEVOTEES (II),
97:  MASTER: "Repeat God's name and sing His glories, and keep holy company; and now and then visit God's devotees and holy men. The mind cannot dwell on God if it is immersed day and night in worldliness, in worldly duties and responsibilities; it is most necessary to go into solitude now and then and think of God. To fix the mind on God is very difficult, in the beginning, unless one practises meditation in solitude. When a tree is young it should be fenced all around; otherwise it may be destroyed by cattle. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna,


1:Plant no other tree before the vine. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
2:Many a family tree needs trimming ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
3:The tree does not die, it waits. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
4:Anger is a weed; hate is a tree. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
5:Running, Weakness, One Tree Hill Love ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
6:The tree is but a huge boquet. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
7:You have to die as a seed to live as a tree. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
8:Philosophy: a purple bullfinch in a lilac tree. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
9:Does a dragon still sing from within a withered tree? ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
10:Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
11:When the old plum tree blooms, the entire world blooms. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
12:A life without love is like a tree without fruit. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
13:This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
14:A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
15:I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
16:Cling, swing, Spring, sing, Swing up into the apple tree. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
17:I like to look at a tree and see that it's love. Don't you? ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
18:I saw a tree fall in the woods, and I didn't hear it. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
19:Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
20:A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
21:When the leaves of the strongest tree fall, spring is here. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
22:If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
23:Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree, but it preserves it. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
24:Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
25:What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say? ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
26:I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
27:Working on your biceps? Try chopping down a cherry tree. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
28:God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, "Ah!”  ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
29:If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree! ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
30:No other God have I but thee, born in a manger, died on a tree. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
31:You look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
32:But I may be one who does not care Ever to have tree bloom or bear. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
33:Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me&
34:A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
35:You look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is... ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
36:I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
37:The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
38:If I knew that the world ends tomorrow, I, even today, plant a tree ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
39:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
40:We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
41:If my Valentine you won't be, I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
42:Lady, three white leopards sat under a juniper tree / In the cool of the day. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
43:Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
44:Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
45:He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
46:Life is but a day: A fragile dewdrop on its perilious way From a tree's summit ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
47:We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
48:When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
49:A traitor is good fruit to hang from the boughs of the tree of liberty. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
50:The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
51:The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise! ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
52:Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. Flowers of darkness they are. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
53:All theory is gray, my friend. But forever green is the tree of life. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
54:I am' is the root, God is the tree. Whom am I to worship, and what for? ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
55:By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
56:Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
57:Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
58:The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, &
59:The fruit is what really matters, not how gnarly or beautiful the apple tree is. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
60:Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
61:So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
62:Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
63:If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall! ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
64:Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
65:The tree laden with fruits always bends low. If you wish to be great, be lowly and meek. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
66:We're sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we're not getting any sunshine! ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
67:Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
68:My cousin is gay, I always tell him that in our family tree, he's in the fruit section. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
69:Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
70:Put an egg in your shoe and beat it, make like a tree and leave, imitate an amoeba and split. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
71:Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
72:To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
73:Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
74:A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
75:If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it? ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
76:Even if I were certain that the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree this very day ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
77:In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne'er remember Their green felicity. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
78:I see for Nature no defeat In one tree's overthrow Or for myself in my retreat For yet another blow. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
79:time is a tree (this life one leaf) but love is the sky and i am for you just so long and long enough ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
80:I was once walking through the forest alone. A tree fell right in front of me - and I didn't hear it. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
81:Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
82:The more there is, the less I want. The more man flies to the moon, the more I want to look at a tree. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
83:The stronger the winds, the deeper the roots, and the longer the winds, the more beautiful the tree. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
84:In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
85:The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion the horse, how he shall take his prey. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
86:The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.” ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
87:The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
88:I'm the well-trained fruit tree. Full of well-trained feelings and abilities and all of them grafted onto me ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
89:The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her, the sky asks nothing and leaves it free. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
90:We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
91:Every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
92:Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
93:Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
94:When asked what he would do if he knew the world would end tomorrow, Martin Luther said, "I would plant a tree." ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
95:Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
96:When you look at anything, it is the ultimate you see, but you imagine that you see a cloud or a tree. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
97:Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
98:To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
99:The superfluous blossoms on a fruit tree are meant to symbolize the large way God loves to do pleasant things. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
100:A tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me!... Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
101:The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
102:Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
103:For freemen like brothers agree; With one spirit endured, they one friendship pursued, And their temple was Liberty Tree ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
104:It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
105:Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
106:When most people see a tree, they don't see a tree at all. They see an idea that they have developed of what a tree is. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
107:You can’t reach good ends through evil means, because the means represent the seed and the end represents the tree. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
108:Absurd, irreducible; nothing&
109:Our age is bent on trying to make the barren tree of skepticism fruitful by tying the fruits of truth on its branches. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
110:I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
111:No two fruits are alike. Yet it is one life that throbs in every particle of the tree. So, it is the same Atman everywhere. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
112:What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
113:An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
114:I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
115:I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
116:2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
117:Fame grows like a tree if it have the principle of growth in it; the accumulated dews of ages freshen its leaves. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
118:On the holy boughs of the Celestial Tree High up in the heavenly fields, beyond terrestrial desire My soul-bird a warm nest has built. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
119:Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes on; But let there never be curtain drawn Between you and me. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
120:Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me: There lie they, and here lie we Under the spreading chestnut tree. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
121:Love resembles a tree: it bends under its own weight, deeply rooted in our being and sometimes turns green in the ruins of a heart. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
122:The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
123:Tree at my window, window tree,/ My sash is lowered when night comes on;/ But let there never be curtain drawn/ Between you and me. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
124:Dangerous, therefore, is it to take shelter under a tree, during a thunder-gust. It has been fatal to many, both men and beasts. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
125:The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
126:The rain is falling all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. - Rain ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
127:Why had such a promising world been crucified on the tree of obligation, thorned by duties, hanged by hypocrisy, smothered by customs? ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
128:I never knew how soothing trees are-many trees and patches of open sunlight, and tree presences; it is almost like having another being. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
129:Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
130:For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
131:Humanity is less, far less than the individual, because the individual may sometimes be capable of truth, and humanity is a tree of lies. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
132:I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
133:The ego is like the root of a banyan tree, you think you have removed it all then one fine morning you see a sprout flourishing again. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
134:Dying to your own attachments is a beautiful death. Because this death releases you into real life.  You have to die as a seed to live as a tree. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
135:Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
136:I have to create an object which resembles the tree. The sign for a tree, and not the sign that other artists may have found for the tree. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
137:she was a little startled by seeing the Cheshire Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off. The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
138:The savor of wandering in the ocean of deathless life has rid me of all my asking: As the tree is in the seed, so all diseases are in this asking. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
139:The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
140:The large white owl that with eye is blind, That hath sate for years in the old tree hollow, Is carried away in a gust of wind. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
141:Vitally, the human race is dying. It is like a great uprooted tree, with its roots in the air. We must plant ourselves again in the universe. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
142:The banyan tree does not mean awakening, nor does the hill, nor the saint, nor the European couple. The lotus is a symbol of regeneration. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
143:Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.” ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
144:The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
145:Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
146:Well I know the secret places, And the nests in hedge and tree; At what doors are friendly faces, In what hearts are thoughts of me. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
147:You do not explain the tree by telling of the water it has drunk, the minerals it has absorbed, and the sunlight that strengthened it. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
148:Everything, a bird, a tree, even a simple stone, and certainly a human being, is ultimately unknowable. This is because it has unfathomable depth. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
149:In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
150:No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
151:The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted; they have torn me, and I bleed. I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
152:Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
153:The moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside; the boding cry of the tree-toad, that harbinger of storm; the dreary hooting of the screechowl. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
154:Peace is present when things form part of a whole greater than their sum, as the diverse minerals in the ground collect to become the tree. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
155:I never see that prettiest thing- A cherry bough gone white with Spring- But what I think, "How gay &
156:To some people a tree is something so incredibly beautiful that it brings tears to the eyes. To others it is just a green thing that stands in the way. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
157:Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
158:More than any gift or toy, ornament of tree, let us resolve that this Christmas shall be, like that first Christmas, a celebration of interior treasures. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
159:And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
160:They tell you that a tree is only a combination of chemical elements. I prefer to believe that God created it, and that it is inhabited by a nymph. ~ pierre-auguste-renoir, @wisdomtrove
161:Why do we complain about the Fall? It is not on its account that we were expelled from Paradise, but on account of the Tree of Life, lest we might eat of it. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
162:Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
163:Of all formal things in the world, a clipped hedge is the most formal; and of all the informal things in the world, a forest tree is the most informal. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
165:Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
166:Praise is the beauty of a Christian. What wings are to a bird, what fruit is to the tree, what the rose is to the thorn, that is praise to a child of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
167:In the same way as the tree bears the same fruit year after year, but each time new fruit, all lastingly valuable ideas in thinking must always be reborn. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
168:Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
169:The ground under the Bilva tree is very holy. Meditating here quickly brings about an awakening of the religious instinct. Shri Ramakrishna used to say so. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
170:In a chariot of light from the region of the day, the Goddess of Liberty came. She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, the plant she named Liberty Tree. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
171:God has the tough end of the deal. What if instead of planting the seed you had to make the tree? That would keep you up late at night, trying to figure that one out. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
172:The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
173:We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
174:A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a person perfected without trials. Someone is enjoying shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
175:I feel most emphatically that we should not turn into shingles a tree which was old when the first Egyptian conqueror penetrated to the valley of the Euphrates. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
176:Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
177:The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being, as a tree comes into full blossom, or a bird into spring beauty, or a tiger into lustre. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
178:What if you have seen it before, ten thousand times over? An apple tree in full blossom is like a message, sent fresh from heaven to earth, of purity and beauty. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
179:A sapling must be hedged about for protection, but when it becomes a tree, a hedge would be a hindrance. So there is no need to criticise and condemn the old forms. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
180:The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey's end for good, But just to ask us who we think we are... . ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
181:Angels are happier than men and devils, because they are not always prying after good and evil in one another, and eating the tree of knowledge for Satan's gratification. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
182:Outside the hospital, I squinted in the harsh morning sunlight. I could hear birds chirping in the tree, but even though I searched for them, they remained hidden from me. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
183:Tall ships and tall kings Three times three, What brought they from the foundered land Over the flowing sea? Seven stars and seven stones And one white tree. (The Two Towers) ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
184:From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms! Through the land let the sound of it flee; Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer, In defense of our Liberty Tree. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
185:God's miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves, the wood that becomes a tree - all of these are explained biologically, but behind them is the hand of God. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
186:My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
187:Stop and consider! life is but a day; A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way From a tree's summit; a poor Indian's sleep While his boat hastens to the monstrous steep Of Montmorenci ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
188:The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
189:A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up in the air. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
190:First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
191:My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
192:Think neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices are fathered by our heroism. Virtues are forced upon us by our impudent crimes. These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
193:If I could live as a tree, as a river, as the moon, as the sun, as a star, as the earth, as a rock, I would. ... Writing permits me to experience life as any number of strange creations. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
194:Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground through his own orchard. &
195:I believe ingratitude is the original sin. I believe if Adam and Eve had been grateful for the garden of Eden they had, they would not have been so focused on the one tree they didn't have. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
196:To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them - the whole leaf and root tribe. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
197:We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
198:A tree is like a saint. It calls no one to itself, nor does it send anyone away. It offers to protect everyone who wants to come to it, whether this be a man, a woman, a child, or an animal. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
199:Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
200:Under a spreading chestnut-tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
201:Will you ever run out of creative ideas and expressions? Ha! The more creative ideas you have, the more you will discover. Creativity is a tree with countless branches that never stop blossoming. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
202:Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my woe Rain may fall, and wind may blow And many miles be still to go But under a tall tree will I lie And let the clouds go sailing by ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
203:The fruit does not make the tree good or bad but the tree itself is what determines the nature of the fruit. In the same way, a person first must be good or bad before doing a good or bad work. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
204:The tree of life should perhaps be called the coral of life, base of branches dead; so that passages cannot be seen-this again offers contradiction to constant succession of germs in progress. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
205:Each day is a branch of the Tree of Life laden heavily with fruit. If we lie down lazily beneath it, we may starve; but if we shake the branches, some of the fruit will fall for us. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
206:Heaven, in the production of things, is sure to be bountiful to them according to their qualities. Hence the tree that is flourishing, it nourishes, while that which is ready to fall, it overthrows. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
207:You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
208:That tree is very old, but I never saw prettier blossoms on it than it now bears. That tree grows new wood each year. Like that apple tree, I try to grow a new little wood each year. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
209:But words have been used too often; touched and turned, and left exposed to the dust of the street. The words we seek hang close to the tree. We come at dawn and find them sweet beneath the leaf. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
210:If you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing-rather like a very complicated tree. Every individual would appear connected with every other. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
211:When you're five and you hurt, you make a big noise in the world. At ten you whimper. But by the time you make fifteen you begin to eat the poisoned apples that grow on your own inner tree of pain. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
212:We are dying, we are dying, piecemeal our bodies are dying and our strength leaves us, and our soul cowers naked in the dark rain over the flood, cowering in the last branches of the tree of our life. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
213:We humans look rather different from a tree. Without a doubt we perceive the world differently than a tree does. But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
214:Man's greatness is great in that he knows himself wretched. A tree does not know itself wretched. It is then being wretched to know oneself wretched; but it is being great to know that one is wretched. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
215:Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
216:As the shell, the pith and the kernel of the fruit are all produced form one parent seed of the tree, so from the one Lord is produced the whole of creation, animate and inanimate, spiritual and material. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
217:Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confidence in the storms of spring without fear that after them may come no summer. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
218:Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
219:But you now, you wear your soul on your sleeve, exhausting your energy, propping yourself up on a tree, mumbling, or bent over your desk, asleep. Heaven gives you a form and you wear it out by pointless argument. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
220:He called her a melon, a pineapple, an olive tree, an emerald, and a fox in the snow all in the space of three seconds; he did not know whether he had heard her, tasted her, seen her, or all three together. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
221:If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed? ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
222:How do the stems connect to the roots?' &
223:Our task is to stand tall in God's love, secure in our place, sparkling in kindness, surrounded by his goodness, freely giving to all who come our way. You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
224:Watch the unending activity of the flowing stream or the growing tree. See the breakers of the ocean, the unceasing movements of the earth, the planets, the sun and the stars. All creation is life, movement, work. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
225:I am once more seated under my own vine and fig tree ... and hope to spend the remainder of my days in peaceful retirement, making political pursuits yield to the more rational amusement of cultivating the earth. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
226:Living truth is that alone which has its origins in thinking. Just as a tree bears year after year the same fruit which is each year new, so must all permanently valuable ideas be continually born again in thought. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
227:A man would have to be an idiot to write a book of laws for an apple tree telling it to bear apples and not thorns, seeing that the apple-tree will do it naturally and far better than any laws or teaching can prescribe. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
228:Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. Look up to the cross, and you will kill sin, for the strength of Jesus' love will make you strong to put down your tendencies to sin. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
229:How rich a God our God is! He gives enough, but we don't notice it. He gave the whole world to Adam, but this was nothing in Adam's eyes; he was concerned about one tree and had to ask why God had forbidden him to eat it. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
230:We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
231:Any man can work when every stroke of his hands brings down the fruit rattling from the tree ... but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement... that requires a heroism which is transcendent. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
232:At a well in a yard they met a man who was beating a boy. The stick burst into a flower in the mans hand. He tried to drop it, but it stuck to his hand. His arm became a branch, his body the trunk of a tree, his feet took root. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
233:I'm a mumbler. If I'm walking with a friend, and I say something, he says, "What?" So I say it again, and he says, "What?" Really, it's just some insignificant stuff I'm saying, but now I'm yelling, "That tree is far away!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
234:Why, why are people all balls of bitter dust? Because they won't fall off the tree when they're ripe. They hang on to their old positions when the position is overpast, till they become infested with little worms and dry-rot. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
235:All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
236:In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
237:Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
238:The earth is our origin and destination. The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within: the clay from where the tree of the body grows. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
239:After my training wheels, my first real bike was a Schwinn, and my first time out, I rode down a hill, didn't know how to stop, and ran right into a tree. So, that was a nice experience ... like realizing, oh, there are brakes! ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
240:For we are like tree trunks in the snow. In appearance they lie smoothly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
241:What earnest worker, with hand and brain for the benefit of his fellowmen, could desire a more pleasing recognition of his usefulness than the monument of a tree, ever growing, ever blooming, and ever bearing wholesome fruit? ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
242:If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
243:The fruit falls from the tree when it gets ripe. So wait for the time to come. Do not hurry. Moreover, no one has the right to make others miserable by his foolish acts. Wait, have patience, everything will come right in time. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
244:We never see anything completely. We never see a tree, we see the tree through the image that we have of it, the concept of that tree; but the concept, the knowledge, the experience, is entirely different from the actual tree. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
245:The only important thing is to follow nature. A tiger should be a good tiger; a tree, a good tree. So people should be people. But to know what people are, one must follow nature and go alone, admitting the importance of the unexpected. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
246:I'll give you three guesses, Rabbit. Digging holes in the ground? Wrong. Leaping from branch to branch of a young oak tree? Wrong. Waiting for somebody to help me out of the river? Right. Give Rabbit time, and he'll always get the answer. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
247:never harm the dreaming world, the world of green, the world of leaves, but let its million palms unfold the adoration of the trees Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
248:Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
249:A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe fruit at length falls into his lap. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
250:But the power of God cannot be so determined and measured, for it is uncircumscribed and immeasurable, beyond and above all that is or may be. On the other hand, it must be essentially present at all places, even in the tiniest tree leaf. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
251:For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
252:For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
253:Many of us are caught in separateness and we look for love out there, out there. But then as we proceed inside there will be the love. The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
254:One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree - make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to. ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
255:People say that I'm a tree hugger, but I do a lot more than hug trees. I like having my drinking water without faecal matter, that's really nice. Or acceptable levels of strychnine. I'm an air breather, I've gotten used to that over the years. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
256:Suppose you came upon someone in the woods working to saw down a tree. They are exhausted from working for hours. You suggest they take a break to sharpen the saw. They might reply, " I didn't have time to sharpen the saw, I'm busy sawing!"    ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
257:A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else's way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
258:Big? Sure. But, he can't catch mice! So for your big tree. No use? Then plant it in the wasteland - in emptiness. Walk idly around it and rest under it's shadow. No axe or saw prepares its end. No one will ever cut it down. Useless? You should worry!. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
259:How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
260:There rises the moon, broad and tranquil, through the branches of a walnut tree on a hill opposite. I apostrophize it in the words of Faust; "O gentle moon, that lookest for the last time upon my agonies!" -or something to that effect. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
261:Trout, incidentally, had written a book about a money tree. It had twenty-dollar bills for leaves. Its flowers were government bonds. Its fruit was diamonds. It attracted human beings who killed each other around the roots and made very good fertilizer. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
262:As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers and the sharpest thorns, as the heavens are sometimes overcast alternately tempestuous and serene, so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasure and pain. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
263:But the healing of the mind is something totally different. That healing gradually takes place if you are with nature, with that orange on the tree, and the blade of grass that pushes through the cement, and the hills covered, hidden, by the clouds. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
264:Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
265:We all travel the milky way together, trees and men... trees are travellers, in the ordinary sense. They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true:  but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings - many of them not so much. ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
266:A tree says: My strength is trust.   I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me.   I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else.   I trust that God is in me. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
267:Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
268:Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
269:For mountain and stream, tree and leaf, root and blossom, every form in nature is echoed in us and originates in the soul whose being is eternity and is hidden from us but none the less gives itself to us for the most part in the power of love and creation. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
270:The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardner objected that the tree was slow growing and wouldn't reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, "In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon! ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
271:Spirituality automatically leads to humility. When a flower develops into a fruit, the petals drop off on its own. When one becomes spiritual, the ego vanishes gradually on its own. A tree laden with fruits always bends low. Humility is a sign of greatness. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
272:A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there - that of the pulse, the heart beat. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
273:Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
274:Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
275:The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
276:Upon the hearth the fire is red, Beneath the roof there is a bed; But not yet weary are our feet, Still round the corner we may meet A sudden tree or standing stone That none have seen but we alone. Tree and flower and leaf and grass, Let them pass! Let them pass! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
277:When you draw or paint a tree, you do not imitate the tree; you do not copy it exactly as it is, which would be mere photography. To be free to paint a tree or a flower or a sunset, you have to feel what it conveys to you: the significance, the meaning of it. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
278:Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
279:I mumble a lot when im off stage, so a lot of times when im with a friend i'll say something and he'll be like what, and i'll say it again and he'll be like what, and i'll say it again and he'll still be like what, so now he's got me yellin. Man that tree is far away ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
280:The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
281:A dog came to my door, so I gave him a bone, the dog took the bone into the back yard and buried it. I'm going to go plant a tree there, with bones on it, then the dog will come back and say, "Shoot! It worked! I must distribute these bones equally for I have a green paw!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
282:I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~ And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
283:Learn how to grow out of yourself and into the world of others: Plant a shade tree under which you know you will never sit. Set some goals that may benefit your children or an orphanage or the employees of your company or future generations or your own city, fifty years from now. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
284:No taste of food, no feel of water, no sound of wind, no memory of tree or grass or flower, no image of moon or star are left to me. I am naked in the dark, Sam, and there is no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I begin to see it even with my waking eyes, and all else fades. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
285:It starts off like climbing a tree or solving a puzzle - poetry, if nothing else, is just fun to write. But deeper into each and every piece, you no longer hesitate to call it work. It's passion. A poet's sense of lyrical accomplishment is then his food and water, his means of survival. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
286:I will see one thing today as if for the first time. Today I give myself permission to apply new feelings of appreciation to a flower, a curtain fluttering in the breeze, a child's game, a tree gracing the roadside - anything I have taken for granted which calls out to be seen anew.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
287:What sort of tree is there which will not, if neglected, grow crooked and unfruitful; what but Will, if rightly ordered, prove productive and bring its fruit to maturity? What strength of body is there which will not lose its vigor and fall to decay by laziness, nice usage, and debauchery? ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
288:When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. . . . Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
289:He beat me like he beat the children. Cept he don't never hardly beat them. He say, Celie, git the belt. The children be outside the room peeking through the cracks. It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood. I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how come I know trees fear man. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
290:If you paint the leaf on a tree without using a model, your imagination will only supply you with a few leaves; but Nature offers you millions, all on the same tree. No two leaves are exactly the same. The artist who paints only what is in his mind must very soon repeat himself. ~ pierre-auguste-renoir, @wisdomtrove
291:Just as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain, a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on, when burned, are reduced to earth (from which they came), so the body and its sense organs, on being burned in the fire of Knowledge, become Knowledge and are absorbed in Brahman, like darkness in the light of the sun. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
292:A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying [God]. It consents, so to speak, to [God's] creative love. It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
293:here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart) ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
294:A tree gives glory to God by being a tree. For in being what God means it to be it is obeying [God]. It “consents,” so to speak, to [God's] creative love. It is expressing an idea which is in God and which is not distinct from the essence of God, and therefore a tree imitates God by being a tree ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
295:The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
296:If you don't like how something is going for you, change it. If something isn't enough, change it. If something doesn't suit you, change it. If something doesn't please you, change it. You don't ever have to be the same after today. If you don't like your present address change it - you're not a tree! ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
297:And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life. If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life-and it all begins with your very own power of choice. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
298:As soon as you think of fishing you think of things that don't belong to the modern world. The very idea of sitting all day under a willow tree beside a quiet pool - and being able to find a quiet pool to sit beside- belongs to a time before the war, before radio, before aeroplanes, before Hitler. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
299:Yet what each one does is by no means of little moment. The grass has to put forth all its energy to draw sustenance from the uttermost tips of its rootlets simply to grow where it is as grass; it does not vainly strive to become a banyan tree; and so the earth gains a lovely carpet of green. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
300:Faërie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
301:Memory is not like a container that gradually fills up, it is more like a tree growing hooks onto which memories are hung. Everything you remember is another set of hooks on which more new memories can be attached. So the capacity of memory keeps on growing. The more you know, the more you can know. ~ peter-russell, @wisdomtrove
302:When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
303:He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgûl, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
304:A soul that is ruined in the bud will frequently return to the springtime of its beginning and its promise-filled childhood, as though it could discover new hopes there and retie the broken threads of life. The shoots grow rapidly and eagerly, but it is only a sham life that will never be a genuine tree. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
305:Do you purchase the first tree you see? Of course not. You search for the right one. You walk the rows. You lift several up and set them down. You examine them from all angles until you decide, This one is perfect. You have a place in mind where the tree will sit. Not just any tree will do. God does the same. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
306:The body is a sensing instrument of consciousness. Without the body and mind, the trees could not see themselves. Usually we think that we are looking at a tree, but the tree is looking at itself through us. Without this instrument, the tree does not get to see itself. We are sensing instruments of the Divine. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
307:Enquire: &
308:I asked a thief to steal me a peach: He turned up his eyes. I asked a lithe lady to lie her down: Holy and meek, she cries. As soon as I went An angel came. He winked at the thief And smiled at the dame- And without one word spoke Had a peach from the tree, And &
309:My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
310:Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, & they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals & is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, & if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
311:Do not be troubled because you have not great virtues. God made a million spears of grass where He made one tree. The earth is fringed and carpeted, not with forests, but with grasses. Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelities, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero or a saint. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
312:Confession is the act of inviting God to walk the acreage of our hearts. There is a rock of greed over here, Father. I can’t budge it. And that tree of guilt near the fence? Its roots are long and deep. And may I show you some dry soil, too crusty for seed? God’s seed grows better if the soil of the heart is cleared. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
313:A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays-when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren? ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
314:The present flowed by them like a stream. The tree rustled. It had made music before they were born, and would continue after their deaths, but its song was of the moment. The moment had passed. The tree rustled again. Their senses were sharpened, and they seemed to apprehend life. Life passed. The tree rustled again. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
315:We will never have peace in the world until men everywhere recognize that ends are not cut off from means, because the means represent the ideal in the making, and the end in process, and ultimately you can't reach good ends through evil means, because the means represent the seed and the end represents the tree. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
316:Why don't you conceive of God as an ally who is coming, who has been approaching since time began, the one who will someday arrive, the fruit of a tree whose leaves we are? Why not project his birth into the future, and live your life as an excruciating and lyrical moment in the history of a prodigious pregnancy? ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
317:Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don't really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
318:The appearance of strength is all about you. It would seem to last forever. However... the rotten tree-trunk, until the very moment when the storm-blast breaks it in two, has all the appearance of might it ever had. The storm-blast whistles through the branches of the Empire even now. Listen... and you will hear the creaking. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
319:A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire." "With your Majesty's leave-" began Reepicheep. "No, Reepicheep," said the King very firmly, "you are not to attempt a single combat with it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
320:I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.  They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
321:We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
322:I think, too, that we've got to recognize that where the preservation of a natural resource like the redwoods is concerned, that there is a common sense limit. I mean, if you've looked at a hundred thousand acres or so of trees-you know, a tree is a tree, how many more do you need to look at? Opposing expansion of Redwood National Park. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
323:Freedom of life does not mean disorder of life, does not mean chaos, and just everyone doing anything he wants. That is not the freedom of life. The tree, when you give it a chance, protect it when it is young, will grow straight, because it has developed its own resistance; but the moment you make it delicate, then it gets crooked. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
324:Sometimes I spend all day trying to count the leaves on a single tree... Of course I have to give up, but by then I'm half crazy with the wonder of it&
325:As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
326:Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
327:Shall I tell you the secret of the whole world? It is that we have only known the back of the world. We see everything from behind, and it looks brutal. That is not a tree, but the back of a tree. That is not a cloud, but the back of a cloud. Cannot you see that everything is stooping and hiding a face? If we could only get round in front&
328:Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. The person sitting in the shade now should be grateful for the person who planted and tended that tree. That includes all those benefactors of humanity throughout history that created, invented, financed, produced, maintained and improved all that we enjoy today. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
329:The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation. The head and the feet are different, but not separate, and though man is not connected to the universe by exactly the same physical relation as branch to tree or feet to head, he is nonetheless connected - and by physical relations of fascinating complexity. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
330:What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. ... Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
331:It was dawn now on Long Island and we went about opening the rest of the windows downstairs, filling the house with gray-turning, gold-turning light. The Shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves. There was a slow, pleasant movement in the air, scarcely a wind, promising a cool, lovely day. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
332:They have the greeting cards with the couples on the front. They photograph them. These hazy focus people. They’re always having picnics. There’s always a tree, a pond… who are these people? I don’t know them. I don’t want them on my card either. What am I going to write inside there anyway? “Here’s another couple having a better relationship than us.” ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
333:What greater delight and wonder can there be than to leave the straight lines of personality and deviate into these footpaths that lead beneath brambles and thick tree trunks into the heart of the forest where live those wild beasts, our fellow men? That is true: to escape is the greatest of pleasures; street haunting in winter the greatest of adventures. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
334:Man is so great that his greatness appears even in the consciousness of his misery. A tree does not know itself to be miserable. It is true that it is misery indeed to know one's self to be miserable; but then it is greatness also. In this way, all man's miseries go to prove his greatness. They are the miseries of a mighty potentate, of a dethroned monarch. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
335:The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen! When one thinks of it, how astonishing a variety of nature! In some countries we know that the tree that sheds its leaf is the variety, but that does not make it less amazing, that the same soil and the same sun should nurture plants differing in the first rule and law of their existence. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
336:You accept something, or somebody, unknown as true. Now, if you act on the truth you have accepted, even for a moment, very soon you will be brought to the next step. It is like climbing a tree in the dark - you can get hold of the next branch only when you are perched on the previous one. In science, it is called the experimental approach. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
337:A wild boar was sharpening his tusks upon the trunk of a tree in the forest when a fox came by and asked, Why are you doing that, pray? The huntsmen are not out today and there are no other dangers at hand that I can see. True, my friend, replied the Boar, but the instant my life is in danger, I shall need to use my tusks. There will be no time to sharpen them then. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
338:Burn, burn tree and fern! Shrivel and scorch! A fizzling torch To light the night for our delight, Ya hey! Bake and toast em, fry and roast em! till beards blaze, and eyes glaze; till hair smells and skins crack, fat melts, and bones black in cinders lie beneath the sky! So dwarves shall die, and light the night for our delight, Ya hey! Ya-harri-hey! Ya hoy! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
339:The evergreen! How beautiful, how welcome, how wonderful the evergreen! When one thinks of it, how astonishing a variety of nature!  In some countries we know that the tree that sheds its leaf is the variety, but that does not make it less amazing, that the same soil and the same sun should nurture plants differing in the first rule and law of their existence. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
340:Do you know that even when you look at a tree and say, `That is an oak tree', or `that is a banyan tree', the naming of the tree, which is botanical knowledge, has so conditioned your mind that the word comes between you and actually seeing the tree? To come in contact with the tree you have to put your hand on it and the word will not help you to touch it. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
341:Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
342:In the streets of New York between seven and nine in the morning you will see the slow procession of dog and downer proceeding from street to tree to hydrant to trash basket. They are apartment dogs. They are taken out twice a day, and, while it is a cliché, it is truly amazing how owner and dog resemble each other. They grow to walk alike and have the same set of head. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
343:When you really have something to offer to the world, then you can become truly humble. A tree when it has no fruit to offer, remains erect. But when the tree is laden with fruit, it bends down. If you are all pride and ego, then nobody will be able to get anything worthwhile from you. When you have genuine humility, it is a sign that you have something to offer to mankind. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
344:The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
345:Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, How beautiful it is? All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness There is a poem, there is a song. Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring. When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with The music of many leaves, Which in due season fall and are blown away. And this is the way of life. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
346:When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
347:There is something nobly simple and pure in a taste for the cultivation of forest trees. It argues, I think, a sweet and generous nature to have his strong relish for the beauties of vegetation, and this friendship for the hardy and glorious sons of the forest. He who plants a tree looks forward to future ages, and plants for posterity. Nothing could be less selfish than this. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
348:A man, and a cat, and a dog, are all animals. These particular examples, as man, or dog, or cat, are parts of a bigger and more general concept, animal. The man, and the cat, and the dog, and the plant, and the tree, all come under the still more general concept, life. Again, all these, all beings and all materials, come under the one concept of existence, for we all are in it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
349:When your heart's gratitude comes to the fore, when you become all gratitude, this gratitude is like a flow, a flow of consciousness. When your consciousness is flowing, feel that this gratitude-flow is like a river that is watering the root of the tree and the tree itself. It is always through gratitude that your consciousness-river will grow and water the perfection-tree inside you. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
350:My favorite piece of information is that Branwell Brontë, brother of Emily and Charlotte, died standing up leaning against a mantelpiece, in order to prove it could be done. This is not quite true, in fact. My absolute favorite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
351:Life rises out of death, death rises out of life; in being opposite they yearn to each other, they give birth to each other and are forever reborn. And with them, all is reborn, the flower of the apple tree, the light of the stars. In life is death. In death is rebirth. What then is life without death? Life unchanging, everlasting, eternal?-What is it but death-death without rebirth? ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
352:Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
353:Kings built tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons. Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry or in high cold towers asking questions of the stars. And so the kingdom of Gondor sank into ruin, the line of kings failed, the white tree withered and the rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
354:Haldir had gone on and was now climbing to the high flet. As Frodo prepared to follow him, he laid his hand upon the tree beside the ladder: never before had he been so suddenly and so keenly aware of the feel and texture of a tree's skin and of the life within it. He felt a delight in wood and the touch of it, neither as forester nor as carpenter; it was the delight of the living tree itself. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
355:All elongated objects, such as sticks, tree-trunks and umbrellas(the opening of these last being comparable to an erection) may stand for the male organ... Boxes, cases, chests, cupboards, and ovens represent the uterus... Rooms in dreams are usually women... Many landscapes in dreams, especially any containing breidges or wooded hills, may clearly be recognized as descriptions of the genitals. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
356:Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
357:Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was made personal, merely personal feeling. This is what is the matter with us: we are bleeding at the roots because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars. Love has become a grinning mockery because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the Tree of Life and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
358:Does anyone pray before they cut a tree? I haven't seen anyone do that yet in the timber industry. But my vision is that that day is coming. I have a vision of a world in which we relate to each other as souls - not as personalities - not as bodies and minds and capabilities to accomplish things in this domain of the five sense, but as immortal spirits learning together how to co-create this world. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
359:In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it's what's under the ground that creates what's above the ground. That's why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow's fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
360:I should say that, in addition to my tree-love (it was originally called The Tree), it arose from my own pre-occupation with the Lord of the Rings, the knowledge that it would be finished in great detail or not at all, and the fear (near certainty) that it would be &
362:A man may have lived all of his life in the gray, and the land and trees of him dark and somber. The events, the important ones, may have trooped by faceless and pale. And then-the glory-so that a cricket song sweetens his ears, the smell of the earth rises chanting to his nose, and dappling light under a tree blesses his eyes. Then a man pours outward, a torrent of him, and yet he is not diminished. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
363:Thich Nhat Hanh has the ability to express some of the most profound teachings of interdependence and emptiness I've ever heard. With the eloquence of a poet, he holds up a sheet of paper and teaches us that the rain cloud and the tree and the logger who cut the tree down are all there in the paper. He's been one of the most significant carriers of the lamp of the dharma to the West that we have had. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
364:Men who stand on any other foundation than the rock Christ Jesus are like birds that build in trees by the side of rivers. The bird sings in the branches, and the river sings below, but all the while the waters are undermining the soil about the roots, till, in some unsuspected hour, the tree falls with a crash into the stream; and then its nest is sunk, its home is gone, and the bird is a wanderer. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
365:A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, And the dry stone no sound of water. Only There is shadow under this red rock, (Come in under the shadow of this red rock), And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
366:To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things - but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
367:For every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. To manifest individuality, every branch must have a sensitive connection with the tree, just as our independently moving and differentiated fingers must have a sensitive connection with the whole body. The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
368:Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it be after his heart. But the intelligent man is he who can convert every work into one that suits his taste. No work is petty. Everything in this world is like a banyan seed, which, though appearing tiny as a mustard seed, has yet the gigantic banyan tree latent with it. He indeed is intelligent who notices this and succeeds in making all work truly great. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
369:Upon the purple tree-tops far away, and on the green height near at hand up which the shades were slowly creeping, there was an equal hush. Between the real landscape and its shadow in the water, there was no division; both were so untroubled and clear, and, while so fraught with solemn mystery of life and death, so hopefully reassuring to the gazer's soothed heart, because so tenderly and mercifully beautiful. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
370:Creation was given to people as a clean window through which the light of God could shine into people's souls. Sun and moon, night and day, rain, sea, the crops, the flowering tree, all these things were transparent. They spoke to people not of themselves but only of Him who made them. Nature was symbolic. But the progressive degradation of humans led them further and further from this truth. Nature became opaque. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
371:The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It's not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
372:To the great tree-loving fraternity we belong. We love trees with universal and unfeigned love, and all things that do grow under them or around them - the whole leaf and root tribe. Not alone when they are in their glory, but in whatever state they are - in leaf, or rimed with frost, or powdered with snow, or crystal-sheathed in ice, or in severe outline stripped and bare against a November sky - we love them. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
373:Is it possible for the rose to say, I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad? Or is it possible for the lamp to say, I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people? Or can a tree say, I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad? These are images of what love is about. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
374:Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the backs of snails, on decaying human bones. ... It is a resurrection engine. A single clump of mosses can lie dormant and dry for forty years at a stretch, and then vault back again into life with a mere soaking of water. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
375:Do you know I don't know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it? How can one talk to a man and not be happy in loving him! Oh, it's only that I'm not able to express it... And what beautiful things there are at every step, that even the most hopeless man must feel to be beautiful! Look at a child! Look at God's sunrise! Look at the grass, how it grows! Look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
376:May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants-while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
377:Do you know I don't know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it? How can one talk to a man and not be happy in loving him! Oh, it's only that I'm not able to express it... And what beautiful things there are at every step, that even the most hopeless man must feel to be beautiful! Look at a child! Look at God's sunrise! Look at the grass, how it grows! Look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you!... ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
378:If your first Christmas tree is a wilting eucalyptus and if you're normally troubled by heat and sand... then, to have just at the age when imagination is opening out, suddenly find yourself in a quiet Warwickshire village, I think it engenders a particular love of what you might call central Midlands English countryside. Based on good water, stones and elm trees and small quiet rivers and so on, and of course, rustic people about. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
379:I too acknowledge the all-out omnipotence of early culture and nature; hereby we have either a doddered dwarf-bush, or a high-towering, wide-shadowing tree! either a sick yellow cabbage, or an edible luxuriant green one. Of a truth, it is the duty of all men, especially of all philosophers, to note down with accuracy the characteristic circumstances of their education,&
380:All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
381:Look, Gail." Roark got up, reached out, tore a thick branch off a tree, held it in both hands, one fist closed at each end; then, his wrists and knuckles tensed against the resistance, he bent the branch slowly into an arc. "Now I can make what I want of it: a bow, a spear, a cane, a railing. That's the meaning of life." "Your strength?" "Your work." He tossed the branch aside. "The material the earth offers you and what you make of it . . . ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
382:It is no secret. All power is one in source and end, I think. Years and distances, stars and candles, water and wind and wizardry, the craft in a man's hand and the wisdom in a tree's root: they all arise together. My name, and yours, and the true name of the sun, or a spring of water, or an unborn child, all are syllables of the great word that is very slowly spoken by the shining of the stars. There is no other power. No other name. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
383:There is no stability in this world. Who is to say what meaning there is in anything? Who is to foretell the flight of a word? It is a balloon that sails over tree-tops. To speak of knowledge is futile. All is experiment and adventure. We are forever mixing ourselves with unknown quantities. What is to come? I know not. But, as I put down my glass I remember; I am engaged to be married. I am to dine with my friends tonight. I am Bernard. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
384:Let us have wine and woman, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda water the day after. Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men, and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion: But to return&
385:It seems that every life form on this planet strives toward its maximum potential... except human beings. A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, "l guess that will do." A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high and as wide as nature will allow, and then look down as if to remind us of how much each of us could become if we would only do all that we can. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
386:Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, But which will bloom most constantly? The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring ,Its summer blossoms scent the air; Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair? Then, scorn the silly rose-wreath now, And deck thee with holly's sheen, That, when December blights thy brow, He still may leave thy garland green. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
387:The ideal woman which is in every man's mind is evoked by a word or phrase or the shape of her wrist, her hand. The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement. Remember, all Tolstoy ever said to describe Anna Karenina was that she was beautiful and could see in the dark like a cat. Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
388:And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
389:Every spring I hear the thrush singing in the glowing woods he is only passing through. His voice is deep, then he lifts it until it seems to fall from the sky. I am thrilled. I am grateful. Then, by the end of morning, he's gone, nothing but silence out of the tree where he rested for a night. And this I find acceptable. Not enough is a poor life. But too much is, well, too much. Imagine Verdi or Mahler every day, all day. It would exhaust anyone. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
390:If you allow spirit to have dominion in your heart you will have dominion in your life. That changes thinking. That IS the miracle. That I'm not just a child of the body, I'm a child of the universe and in the universe I am programmed for greatness, and the fact that I don't have money in my bank account now doesn't mean I'm any less programmed for greatness. I was programmed for greatness just like the acorn is programmed to be an oak tree. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
391:I want relations which are not purely personal, based on purely personal qualities; but relations based upon some unanimous accord in truth or belief, and a harmony of purpose, rather than of personality. I am weary of personality. Let us be easy and impersonal, not forever fingering over our own souls, and the souls of our acquaintances, but trying to create a new life, a new common life, a new complete tree of life from the roots that are within us. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
392:We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, remembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning; At the source of the longest river The voice of the hidden waterfall And the children in the apple-tree Not known, because not looked for But heard, half-heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
393:What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? They have never entered into mine, but into yours, we thought&
394:Lovers, the followers of the path of love, make love their undercurrent. They eat, but they eat with love. They walk, but they walk with love - because the earth is holy ground. They sit under a tree; they sit with love - because the tree is divine. They look at somebody; they look with love - because there also is divinity. Everywhere they see their beloved, in each movement they remember their beloved. It becomes their constant remembrance. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
395:Was it not most meet that a woman should first see the risen Saviour? She was first in the transgression; let her be first in the justification. In yon garden she was first to work our wo; let her in that other garden be the first to see Him who works our weal. She takes first the apple of that bitter tree which brings us all our sorrow; let her be the first to see the Mighty Gardener, who has planted a tree which brings forth fruit unto everlasting life. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
396:I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d'oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlours of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels! ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
397:Why does an apple fall when it is ripe? Is it brought down by the force of gravity? Is it because its stalk withers? Because it is dried by the sun, because it grows too heavy, or because the boy standing under the tree wants to eat it? None of these is the cause... . Every action of theirs, that seems to them an act of their own freewill is in the historical sense not free at all but is bound up with the whole course of history and preordained from all eternity. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
398:I would say that there exists a thousand unbreakable links between each of us and everything else, and that our dignity and our chances are one. The farthest star and the mud at our feet are a family; and there is no decency or sense in honoring one thing, or a few things, and then closing the list. The pine tree, the leopard, the Platte River, and ourselves-we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together, we are each other's destiny. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
399:She felt a little betrayed and sad, but presently a moving object came into sight. It was a huge horse-chestnut tree in full bloom bound for the Champs Elysees, strapped now into a long truck and simply shaking with laughter - like a lovely person in an undignified position yet confident none the less of being lovely. Looking at it with fascination, Rosemary identified herself with it, and laughed cheerfully with it, and everything all at once seemed gorgeous. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
400:I went from one to the other holding my sorrow - no, not my sorrow but the incomprehensible nature of this our life - for their inspection. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends, I to my own heart, I to seek among phrases and fragments something unbroken - I to whom there is no beauty enough in moon or tree; to whom the touch of one person with another is all, yet who cannot grasp even that, who am so imperfect, so weak, so unspeakably lonely. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
401:Saints are like trees. They do not call to anyone, neither do they send anyone away. They give shelter to whoever cares to come, be it a man, woman, child, or an animal. If you sit under a tree it will protect you from the weather, from the scorching sun as well as from the pouring rain, and it will give you flowers and fruit. Whether a human being enjoys them or a bird tastes of them matters little to the tree; its produce is there for anyone who comes and takes it. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
402:Great engines crawled across the field; and in the midst was a huge ram, great as a forest-tree a hundred feet in length, swinging on mighty chains. Long had it been forging in the dark smithies of Mordor, and its hideous head, founded of black steel, was shaped in the likeness of a ravening wolf; on it spells of ruin lay. Grond they named it, in memory of the Hammer of the Underworld of old. Great beasts drew it, orcs surrounded it, and behind walked mountain-trolls to wield it. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
403:Under the spreading chestnut tree The village smithy stands; The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands. . . . He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man. . . . Toiling,-rejoicing,-sorrowing, Onward through life he goes; Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
404:Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains of the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
405:Your God person puts an apple tree in the middle of a garden and says, do what you like, guys, oh, but don't eat the apple. Surprise surprise, they eat it and he leaps out from behind a bush shouting "Gotcha". It wouldn't have made any difference if they hadn't eaten it.' &
406:THE POISON TREE I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I water'd it in fears, Night & morning with my tears; And I sunned it with my smiles And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright; And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine, And into my garden stole When the night had veil'd the pole: In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
407:The FlowersAll the names I know from nurse:Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,And the Lady Hollyhock.Fairy places, fairy things,Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,Tiny trees for tiny dames-These must all be fairy names!Tiny woods below whose boughsShady fairies weave a house;Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,Where the braver fairies climb!Fair are grown-up people's trees,But the fairest woods are these;Where, if I were not so tall,I should live for good and all ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
408:Our surroundings are not contained by name and form. You are neither the body nor the mind, these are limits you identify with through a lack of clear-sightedness. When you are attentive to a tree or flower, the perception, shape, name and concept are not the only things present. There is also the All-presence that you share with them and that you are both part of. The very name and form spring forth from this eternal background, the All-presence. This is instantaneous awareness that cannot be reached by thought. ~ jean-klein, @wisdomtrove
409:But merely accepting authoritarian truth, even if that truth has some virtue, does not bring skepticism to an end. To blindly accept a truth one has never reflected upon retards the advance of reason. Our world rots in deceit. . . . Just as a tree bears the same fruit year after year and at the same time fruit that is new each year, so must all permanently valuable ideas be continually created anew in thought. But our age pretends to make a sterile tree bear fruit by tying fruits of truth onto its branches. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
410:The methods by which men have met and conquered trouble, or been slain by it, are the same in every age. Some have floated on the sea, and trouble carried them on its surface as the sea carries cork. Some have sunk at once to the bottom as foundering ships sink. Some have run away from their own thoughts. Some have coiled themselves up into a stoical indifference. Some have braved the trouble, and defied it. Some have carried it as a tree does a wound, until by new wood it can overgrow and cover the old gash. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
411:A friend is more than a therapist or confessor, even though a friend can sometimes heal us and offer us God's forgiveness. A friend is that other person with whom we can share our solitude, our silence, and our prayer. A friend is that other person with whom we can look at a tree and say, "Isn't that beautiful," or sit on the beach and silently watch the sun disappear under the horizon. With a friend we don't have to say or do something special. With a friend we can be still and know that God is there with both of us. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
412:The kakapo is an extremely fat bird. A good-sized adult will weigh about six or seven pounds, and its wings are just about good for waggling a bit if it thinks it's about to trip over something - but flying is out of the question. Sadly, however, it seems that not only has the kakapo forgotten how to fly, but it has forgotten that it has forgotten how to fly. Apparently a seriously worried kakapo will sometimes run up a tree and jump out of it, whereupon it flies like a brick and lands in a graceless heap on the ground. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
413:On summer evenings, when every flower, and tree, and bird, might have better addressed my soft young heart, I have in my day been caught in the palm of a female hand by the crown, have been violently scrubbed from the neck to the roots of the hair as a purification for the Temple, and have then been carried off highly charged with saponaceous electricity, to be steamed like a potato in the unventilated breath of the powerful Boanerges Boiler and his congregation, until what small mind I had, was quite steamed out of me ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
414:How about this miracle... God says if you plant the seed I will make the tree. Wow, you can't have a better arrangement than that. First, it gives God the tough end of the deal. What if you had to make a tree? That would keep you up late at night trying to figure out how to make a tree. God says, "No, leave the miracle part to me. I've got the seed, the soil, the sunshine, the rain and the seasons. I'm God and all this miracles stuff is easy for me. I have reserved something very special for you and that is to plant the seed. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
415:To crush out fanaticism and revere the infinite, such is the law. Let us not confine ourselves to falling prostrate beneath the tree of creation and contemplating its vast ramifications full of stars. We have a duty to perform, to cultivate the human soul, to defend mystery against miracle, to adore the incomprehensible and to reject the absurd; to admit nothing that is inexplicable excepting what is necessary, to purify faith and obliterate superstition from the face of religion, to remove the vermin from the garden of God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
416:He loved, beneath all this summer transiency, to feel the earth's spine beneath him; for such he took the hard root of the oak tree to be; or, for image followed image, it was the back of a great horse that he was riding, or the deck of a tumbling ship - it was anything indeed, so long as it was hard, for he felt the need of something which he could attach his floating heart to; the heart that tugged at his side; the heart that seemed filled with spiced and amorous gales every evening about this time when he walked out. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
417:On two chairs beneath the bole of the tree and canopied by a living bough there sat, side by side, Celeborn and Galadriel... Very tall they were, and the Lady no less tall than the Lord; and they were grave and beautiful. They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold, and the hair of the Lord Celeborn was of silver long and bright; but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
418:All you need is to be aware of being, not as a verbal statement, but as an ever-present fact. The awareness that you are will open your eyes to what you are. It is all very simple. First of all, establish a constant contact with your self, be with yourself all the time. Into self-awareness all blessings flow. Begin as a centre of observation, deliberate cognisance, and grow into a centre of love in action. &
419:A man's minor actions and arrangements ought to be free, flexible, creative; the things that should be unchangeable are his principles, his ideals. But with us the reverse is true; our views change constantly; but our lunch does not change. Now, I should like men to have strong and rooted conceptions, but as for their lunch, let them have it sometimes in the garden, sometimes in bed, sometimes on the roof, sometimes in the top of a tree. Let them argue from the same first principles, but let them do it in a bed, or a boat, or a balloon. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
420:Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree. “What are you doing?” you ask. “Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.” “You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How long have you been at it?” “Over five hours,” he returns, “and I’m beat! This is hard work.” ‘Well, why don’t you take a break for a few minutes and sharpen that saw?” you inquire. “I’m sure it would go a lot faster.” “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,” the man says emphatically. “I’m too busy sawing!” ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
421:It should be for satsang that we go to spiritual centers. By going there, people who are involved in the world can attain peace and concentration. The concentration gained when one goes there cannot be achieved if one sits at home. Even though the breeze blows everywhere, coolness will be felt more if we sit in the shade of a tree. In the same way, although God is all-pervading, this presence will clearly shine in certain places more than others. That is the greatness of satsang. Satsang is the best thing for spiritual advancement. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
422:We have all been hypnotized into thinking that we are smaller than we are. Just as an undersized flowerpot keeps a mighty tree root-bound or a little fishbowl keeps goldfish tiny, we have adapted, adjusted, and accommodated to a Lilliputian life. But place the same tree in an open field or the fish in a lake, and they will grow to hundreds of times their size. Unlike the tree or goldfish, you are not dependent on someone else to move you. You have the power to move yourself. You can step into a broader domain and grow to your full potential. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
423:A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
424:What we want is another sample of life, which is not on our tree of life at all. All life that we've studied so far on Earth belongs to the same tree. We share genes with mushrooms and oak trees and fish and bacteria that live in volcanic vents and so on that it's all the same life descended from a common origin. What we want is a second tree of life. We want alien life, alien not necessarily in the sense of having come from space, but alien in the sense of belonging to a different tree altogether. That is what we're looking for, "life 2.0." ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
425:A man sitting under the shade of the Kalpa-vriksha (wishing-tree) wished to be a king, and in an instant he was a king. The next moment he wished to have a charming damsel, and the damsel was instantly by his side. The man then thought within himself, if a tiger came and devoured him, and alas; in an instant he was in the jaws of a tiger! God is like that wishing-tree: whosoever in His presence thinks that he is destitute and poor, remains as such, but he who thinks and believes that the Lord fulfils all his wants, receives everything from Him. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
426:One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; ‚ hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart; ‚ hung it because I knew that it had loved me, and because I felt it had given me no reason of offence; ‚ hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin ‚ a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it ‚ if such a thing were possible ‚ even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
427:Human beings look separate because you see them walking about separately. But then we are so made that we can see only the present moment. If we could see the past, then of course it would look different. For there was a time when every man was part of his mother, and (earlier still) part of his father as well, and when they were part of his grandparents. If you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing&
428:A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves.  No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself. ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
429:As much as possible in everyday life, use awareness of the inner body to create space. When waiting, when listening to someone, when pausing to look at the sky, a tree, a flower, your partner, or child, feel the aliveness within at the same time. This means part of your attention or consciousness remains formless, and the rest is available for the outer world of form. Whenever you “inhabit” your body in this way, it serves as an anchor for staying present in the Now. It prevents you from losing yourself in thinking, in emotions, or in external situations. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
430:Toward seven o'clock every morning, I leave my study and step Out on the bright terrace; the sun already burns resplendent Between the shadows of the fig tree, makes the low wall of coarse Granite warm to the touch. Here my tools lie ready and waiting, Each one an intimate, an ally: the round basket for weeds: The zappetta, the small hoe with a short haft . . . There's a rake here as well, at at times a mattock and spade, Or two watering cans filled with water warmed by the sun. With my basket and small hoe in hand, facing the sun, I Go out for my morning walk. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
431:With you a part of me hath passed away; For in the peopled forest of my mind A tree made leafless by this wintry wind Shall never don again its green array. Chapel and fireside, country road and bay, Have something of their friendliness resigned; Another, if I would, I could not find, And I am grown much older in a day. But yet I treasure in my memory Your gift of charity, and young hearts ease, And the dear honour of your amity; For these once mine, my life is rich with these. And I scarce know which part may greater be,&
432:One felt as if there was an enormous well behind them. Filled up with ages of memory and long, slow, steady thinking; but their surface was sparkling with the present : like sun shimmering on the outer leaves of a vast tree, or on the ripples of a very deep lake. I don’t know, but I t felt as if something that grew in the ground‚ asleep, you might say, or just feeling itself as something between roof-tip and leaf-tip, between deep earth and sky had suddenly waked up, and was considering you with the same slow care that it had given to its own inside affairs for endless years. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
433:When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud And goes down burning into the gulf below, No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud At what has happened. Birds, at least must know It is the change to darkness in the sky. Murmuring something quiet in her breast, One bird begins to close a faded eye; Or overtaken too far from his nest, Hurrying low above the grove, some waif Swoops just in time to his remembered tree. At most he thinks or twitters softly, &
434:In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented, where everything is measured according to the results and we get caught up in being more and more active to generate results. In the East-especially in India-I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a banyan tree for half a day chatting to each other. We Westerners would probably call that wasting time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love. The success of love is in the loving-it is not in the result of loving. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
435:Words, no matter whether they are vocalized and made into sound or remain unspoken as thoughts, can cast an almost hypnotic spell upon you. You easily lose yourself in them, become hypnotized into believing that when you have attached a word to something, you know what it is. The fact is: You don’t know what it is. You have only covered up the mystery with a label. Everything, a bird, a tree, even a simple stone, and certainly a human being, is ultimately unknowable. This is because it has unfathomable depth. All we can perceive, experience, think about, is the surface layer of reality, less than the tip of an iceberg. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
436:Enquire: &
437:And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout form the heart—perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example—but authentically always and absolutely carries a a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you. Alas, if you fail to do so, you are betraying your own authenticity. You are hiding your true estate. You don’t want to upset others because you don’t want to upset your self. You are acting in bad faith, the taste of a bad infinity. Because, you see, the alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
438:Similar ecological disasters occurred on almost every one of the thousands of islands that pepper the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Archaeologists have discovered on even the tiniest islands evidence of the existence of birds, insects and snails that lived there for countless generations, only to vanish when the first human farmers arrived. None but a few extremely remote islands escaped man’s notice until the modern age, and these islands kept their fauna intact. The Galapagos Islands, to give one famous example, remained uninhabited by humans until the nineteenth century, thus preserving their unique menagerie, including their giant tortoises, which, like the ancient diprotodons, show no fear of humans. The First Wave Extinction, which accompanied the spread of the foragers, was followed by the Second Wave Extinction, which accompanied the spread of the farmers, and gives us an important perspective on the Third Wave Extinction, which industrial activity is causing today. Don’t believe tree-huggers who claim that our ancestors lived in harmony with nature. Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions. We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of biology. Perhaps if more people were aware of the First Wave and Second Wave extinctions, they’d be less nonchalant about the Third Wave they are part of. If we knew how many species we’ve already eradicated, we might be more motivated to protect those that still survive. This is especially relevant to the large animals of the oceans. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:There is no Bodhi tree, ~ Huineng,
2:Up the Faraway Tree ~ Enid Blyton,
3:the spreading tree. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
5:Tree killing is arborcide. ~ Ed Koch,
6:trying to kill a tree. ~ Erin Hunter,
7:Grandfather was a tree ~ Ian McDonald,
8:The rigid tree will be felled. ~ Laozi,
9:hunt nearby. The tree ~ Suzanne Collins,
10:A tree is known by its fruit. ~ Anonymous,
11:The tree is known by its fruit. ~ Matthew,
12:A pear-tree planted nigh: ~ Alexander Pope,
13:the ’link tree over. We did the ~ J D Robb,
14:For you, that tree is dead. ~ Richard Stark,
15:i lit up like a christmas tree ~ John Green,
16:As a tree my sin stands ~ Christina Rossetti,
17:Every tree is an angel! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
18:I never saw a discontented tree. ~ John Muir,
19:As a twig is bent the tree inclines. ~ Virgil,
20:down to the foot of the tree to ~ Enid Blyton,
21:Plant no other tree before the vine. ~ Horace,
22:Plant no tree sooner than the vine. ~ Alcaeus,
23:The thorn tree just began to bud ~ John Clare,
24:a tree which bore golden apples. ~ Jacob Grimm,
25:Fake is as old as the Eden tree. ~ Orson Welles,
26:The tree is bent when it is young ~ Orhan Pamuk,
27:You are wind in a stark tree, ~ Hilda Doolittle,
28:Caring a tree is caring of your soul. ~ Amit Ray,
29:Don't be a leaf... Be a tree! ~ Charles M Schulz,
30:Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade. ~ Rumi,
31:The tree does not die, it waits. ~ Hermann Hesse,
32:When we exhale, a tree breathes in. ~ Les Stroud,
33:Anger is a weed; hate is a tree ~ Saint Augustine,
34:I fell in love underneath a tree. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
35:Love is the sap of the tree of Life. ~ Banani Ray,
36:Roots like an oak tree, Barney.” He ~ Dean Koontz,
37:Time is a tree with many branches. ~ Stephen King,
38:He who plants a tree, plants a hope. ~ Lucy Larcom,
39:Me + You + Tree = Anytime - Caleb Hudson ~ J Haney,
40:Shake the tree. See what falls down. ~ sa Larsson,
41:You're a sword not a palm tree ~ Brandon Sanderson,
42:A tree that is unbending, is easily broken. ~ Laozi,
43:Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. ~ Rumi,
44:The tree is but a huge boquet. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
45:Compared with me, a tree is immortal. ~ Sylvia Plath,
46:Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree. ~ Greg Koukl,
47:Every tree, every growing thing as it grows, ~ Rumi,
48:I am a forgettable leaf on a tree. ~ Gregory Maguire,
49:I'll marry you before any tree on Earth. ~ Gini Koch,
50:Out of used furniture she made a tree. ~ Anne Sexton,
51:As a child I'd get given parts as a tree. ~ Max Irons,
52:A single tree doesn't make a forest. ~ Chris Bradford,
53:As the tree is bent, so it will grow. ~ Bill O Reilly,
54:A youth, like a tree, needs pruning. ~ Andrew Wiggins,
55:I love a tree more than a man. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
56:Many parts of a pine tree are edible. ~ Euell Gibbons,
57:The tree is known by his fruit. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
58:Tongues I'll hang on every tree ~ William Shakespeare,
59:From a withered tree, a flower blooms ~ Gautama Buddha,
60:If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll ~ Abraham Lincoln,
61:We might climb a tree, at least. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
62:What you do for a tree, God does for you. ~ Max Lucado,
63:Be like a tree and
let the dead leaves drop. ~ Rumi,
64:Be like a tree,
Let the dead leaves
Drop. ~ Rumi,
65:Carols of gladness ring from every tree. ~ Fanny Kemble,
66:Everybody who's anybody longs to be a tree. ~ Rita Dove,
67:pulled falling out of the tree right on ~ Carolyn Brown,
68:The apple does not fall far from the tree. ~ Harper Lee,
69:When a big tree falls, the ground shakes ~ Rajiv Gandhi,
70:As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. ~ Alexander Pope,
71:Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree. ~ Ed Coan,
72:I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace ~ John Green,
73:The tree the tempest with a crash of wood ~ Robert Frost,
74:We can plant a house, we can build a tree. ~ Kurt Cobain,
75:What?" I wanted to climb him like a tree. ~ Cate Tiernan,
76:When a man plants a tree, he plants himself. ~ John Muir,
77:Fame is like a tree. It helps you get pussy. ~ Jon Lajoie,
78:He who plants a tree is a servant of God. ~ Louis L Amour,
79:I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. ~ John Green,
80:It’s never good when a tree screams. ~ Michael J Sullivan,
81:There was a wise old owl who sat in a tree ~ Paul Ricoeur,
82:What can I say, it’s the magic tree trunk. ~ Andrea Smith,
83:an acron grew into an oak tree, didn't it? ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
84:Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
85:History is like a constantly changing tree. ~ David Irving,
86:I hate it when pretty girls turn into tree. ~ Rick Riordan,
87:I need to live like that crooked tree--... ~ Edward Hirsch,
88:Swaraj is a hardy tree of patient growth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
89:The spine is the tree of life. Respect it. ~ Martha Graham,
90:Wisdom might be conversion into a tree. ~ Manoel de Barros,
91:A tree with strong roots laughs at storms. ~ Nnedi Okorafor,
92:Hee that loves the tree, loves the branch. ~ George Herbert,
93:If a tree dies, plant another in its place. ~ Carl Linnaeus,
94:I lit up like a Christmas tree-Augustus Waters ~ John Green,
95:It lit up like a Christmas Tree Hazel Grace... ~ John Green,
96:Philosophy: a purple bullfinch in a lilac tree. ~ T S Eliot,
97:The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood. ~ Chanakya,
98:The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree ~ Anchee Min,
99:The tree looks like a dog, Barking at heaven ~ Jack Kerouac,
100:You have more balls than a Christmas tree. ~ Danielle Steel,
101:A print book is really a kind of tree zombie. ~ Scott Sigler,
102:Even a stunted tree reaches for sunlight. ~ Jacqueline Carey,
103:Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible. ~ Euell Gibbons,
104:Henry was found sitting quietly under a tree, ~ Helen Castor,
105:If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~ Paul Gauguin,
106:I kept motionless and tried to think like a tree. ~ Zo Sharp,
107:Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves. ~ Periander,
108:Must take care of de root for to heal de tree. ~ Karen White,
109:Plant the seed whose vine or tree may hang you. ~ A R Ammons,
110:There is no stranger under the cherry tree. ~ Kobayashi Issa,
111:The tree looks like a dog, barking at heaven. ~ Jack Kerouac,
112:What does he plant who plants a tree? ~ Henry Cuyler Bunner,
113:You got to laugh Tree, if you don't you'll cry. ~ Joan Bauer,
114:30 The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; ~ Anonymous,
115:All religions are branches of one big tree. ~ George Harrison,
116:Does a dragon still sing from within a withered tree? ~ Dogen,
117:Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves. ~ Euripides,
118:Maeve could have lost a race with a tree ~ Michael J Sullivan,
119:Our tree was so puny we used orthopedic bulbs. ~ Milton Berle,
120:Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. ~ Maya Angelou,
121:There seemed nothing so true as a yellow tree. ~ Lorrie Moore,
122:The tree that God plants, no winde hurts it. ~ George Herbert,
123:As the twig is bent, so the tree is inclined”, ~ Konrad Lorenz,
124:A tree Cannot grow In its parents’ shadows. ~ Octavia E Butler,
125:Beneath these fruit-tree boughs that shed ~ William Wordsworth,
126:Do you think God wants a waterfall to be a tree? ~ John Updike,
127:He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, ~ Henry Van Dyke,
128:Lee was tough as hickory, but the tree was old. ~ Ralph Peters,
129:On the gallows tree, all men are brothers. ~ George R R Martin,
130:The wind had seized the tree and ha, and ha, ~ Wallace Stevens,
131:Until, that is, a tree stopped me in my path. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
132:Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed. ~ George S Clason,
133:Of pumpkins and parsnips and walnut tree chips. ~ Susan Cheever,
134:Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
135:To understand a tree, one must study its roots. ~ Galen Beckett,
136:When the old plum tree blooms, the entire world blooms. ~ Dogen,
137:A life without love is like a tree without fruit. ~ Stephen King,
138:I stand on the corner, pretending I am a tree. ~ Margaret Atwood,
139:mysterious tree house appeared in the woods. ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
140:Seek out a tree, and let it teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
141:There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. ~ Bob Ross,
142:This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. ~ Carl Sagan,
143:You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree. ~ J P Morgan,
144:You’re so fat… you broke a branch in your family tree! ~ Various,
145:You should be naked and climbing him like a tree. ~ Katee Robert,
146:A longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 ~ Anonymous,
147:And he rises. Up. Up. Up. Yep. Tall as a tree. ~ Kristen Callihan,
148:And what a tree took away a tree shall restore ~ William Langland,
149:Darwin wrote: “organized beings represent a tree. ~ David Quammen,
150:stopped to smell the base of a tree before lifting ~ Molly Cannon,
151:The apple had fallen right next to the crazy tree. ~ Ernest Cline,
152:The best friend of earth of man is the tree. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
153:There's too much blank sky where a tree once stood. ~ Jesmyn Ward,
154:There’s too much blank sky where a tree once stood. ~ Jesmyn Ward,
155:The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient; ~ Ruben Dario,
156:A man without any history is like a tree without roots ~ Malcolm X,
157:A tree as wide as a man's embrace grows from a tiny shoot. ~ Laozi,
158:A tree there is that from its topmost bough ~ William Butler Yeats,
159:A tree without roots is just a piece of wood. ~ Marco Pierre White,
160:Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
161:Eat from the Tree of Life and throw away the verbal ham. ~ Sadat X,
162:I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
163:I'm not going to be some kind of PC, tree-hugger. ~ Marilyn Manson,
164:I shall be like that tree-I shall die at the top. ~ Jonathan Swift,
165:Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? ~ Theodore Roethke,
166:One that would have the fruit must climb the tree. ~ Thomas Fuller,
167:A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. ~ William Blake,
168:A little seed of fear was growing into a tree. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
169:An university is judged by the beauty of its tree lines. ~ Amit Ray,
170:A tree is our most intimate contact with nature. ~ George Nakashima,
171:Brenda was six when she fell out of the apple tree. ~ Norman Mailer,
172:Even the highest tree has an axe waiting at its foot. ~ Ian Fleming,
173:From the fallen tree everybody makes firewood. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
174:I cannot understand why my arm is not a lilac tree. ~ Leonard Cohen,
175:I was like a cat always climbing the wrong tree. ~ Carson McCullers,
176:My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree ~ Robert Frost,
177:The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout. ~ Laozi,
178:After the last tree is felled, Christ will come back. ~ James G Watt,
179:A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. ~ Spike Milligan,
180:A tree
Cannot grow
In its parents' shadows. ~ Octavia E Butler,
181:A tree fell on Greg Abbott - he sued and got millions. ~ Wendy Davis,
182:gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide ~ Terry Pratchett,
183:God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots. ~ Paulo Coelho,
184:I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree. ~ George Washington,
185:I could not chop down a tree if my life depended on it. ~ Peter Falk,
186:If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree. ~ Shirley Jackson,
187:I thought maybe he was seeing another tree. - Juniper ~ Rick Riordan,
188:Logic chases truth up the tree of grammar. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
189:Nothing grows well in the shade of a big tree. ~ Constantin Brancusi,
190:She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree. ~ Junot D az,
191:She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree. ~ Junot Diaz,
192:Sometimes the apple rolls very far from the tree. ~ Sara Pennypacker,
193:The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. ~ Thomas Campbell,
194:There's nothing cozier than a Christmas tree all lit up. ~ Jenny Han,
195:The tree bark began to move, forming a face of wood. ~ David Gemmell,
196:The world citizen is a small leaf on the tree of life. ~ Suzy Kassem,
197:turn, it slid solidly into the tree, mashing a stanchion ~ Sue Henry,
198:Turn over a new leaf, fuck it turn over the whole tree. ~ Pete Wentz,
199:A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. ~ Woody Allen,
200:But even the strongest tree can have a weak branch. ~ Cassandra Clare,
201:Cling, swing, Spring, sing, Swing up into the apple tree. ~ T S Eliot,
202:Don't judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree. ~ Albert Einstein,
203:Fire is the Sun unwinding from the tree's log. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
204:For poise, I picked up a stone and threw it at a tree. ~ J D Salinger,
205:Friendship is a sheltering tree." Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ Nina Post,
206:He had fallen out of the ugly tree, and hit every branch. ~ Lee Child,
207:he quickly undid his pants and scurried behind a tree. ~ Stuart Gibbs,
208:His name isn’t on the tree because he isn’t my forever. ~ K L Grayson,
209:If you love a tree you will be more beautiful than before! ~ Amit Ray,
210:Logic chases truth up the tree of grammar. ~ Willard Van Orman Quine,
211:Nice tree," he says.
That boy has unexpected depth. ~ Cynthia Hand,
212:Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. ~ Shel Silverstein,
213:Preoccupied with a single leaf, you won't see the tree. ~ Takuan Soho,
214:There's nothing crazier than a Christmas tree all lit up. ~ Jenny Han,
215:The tree house..Brady...Holy Shit! That was Willa Ames. ~ Abbi Glines,
216:When the tree is fallen, all goe with their hatchet. ~ George Herbert,
217:You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. ~ Malcolm X,
218:All the little birdies had flown out of this man's tree. ~ Sue Grafton,
219:Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. ~ William Blake,
220:A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ Ronald Reagan,
221:Everyone knows an ant, can't, move a rubber tree plant. ~ Nick Swisher,
222:For the forest to be green, each tree must be green. ~ George Harrison,
223:If poetry does not come as naturally as leaves to a tree, ~ John Keats,
224:If we were small enough a dandelion might count as a tree. ~ Anonymous,
225:I like to look at a tree and see that it's love. Don't you? ~ Ram Dass,
226:I think of the Sixties as being every man for himself. ~ Penelope Tree,
227:I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. ~ Joyce Kilmer,
228:Love is a naked shadow, On a gnarled and naked tree. ~ Langston Hughes,
229:On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree ~ W S Merwin,
230:Pick a tree. I'll carve our initials into it." -Fang ~ James Patterson,
231:Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books. ~ Carl Jung,
232:The thorns which I have reap'd are of the tree I planted. ~ Lord Byron,
233:The willow tree plays the water like a harp. ~ Ramon Gomez de la Serna,
234:They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum. ~ Joni Mitchell,
235:Today the same thing over. I've got it up the tree again. ~ Mark Twain,
236:But when a tree speaks to one, what is one to do? On ~ Clifford D Simak,
237:he felt the snow, downward groping of tree roots. ~ Patricia A McKillip,
238:I produce music as an apple tree produces apples. ~ Camille Saint Saens,
239:Living democracy grows like a tree, from the bottom up. ~ Vandana Shiva,
240:No man manages his affairs as well as a tree does ~ George Bernard Shaw,
241:Shall I desire to see her naked?
Like a naked tree. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
242:The stars are golden fruit upon a tree all out of reach. ~ George Eliot,
243:Under a cherry tree, all burdens of life fly away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
244:All it takes is one bad apple to disgrace the whole tree. ~ Chris Colfer,
245:Felling a tree and gazing at the cut end - tonight's moon ~ Matsuo Basho,
246:Get your ass back on the tree, Jayne, I just lost the mojo. ~ Elle Casey,
247:Hang there like fruit, my soul, Till the tree die! ~ William Shakespeare,
248:I, uh, I hit a tree."
"Well, I'm sure it had it coming. ~ Derek Landy,
249:Like Eve, you're so quick to eat from the tree of knowledge. ~ E L James,
250:Like Eve, you’re so quick to eat from the tree of knowledge, ~ E L James,
251:Not even for a million dollars would I paint a tree. ~ Willem de Kooning,
252:[Stump speeches] are to oratory what a stump is to a tree. ~ Jon Stewart,
253:When the leaves of the strongest tree fall, spring is here. ~ Henry Ford,
254:When you climb a fruitless tree, you go hungry! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
255:You're not a tree. So move; make something happen. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
256:You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm. ~ Publilius Syrus,
257:Don't sit under an orange tree waiting for apples to grow. ~ Grace Helbig,
258:Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
259:(Looking at the tree) Pity we haven't got a bit of rope. ~ Samuel Beckett,
260:On the last day of the world
I would want to plant a tree ~ W S Merwin,
261:When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. ~ Richard Powers,
262:You weren’t given wings
to see the world from a tree. ~ Atticus Poetry,
263:A tree is to the entire universe as a string is to an atom. ~ Brian Greene,
264:If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~ Jim Rohn,
265:I will be waiting by candlelight in our tree house of the mind. ~ Joe Hill,
266:Not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
267:The tree that growes slowly, keepes it selfe for another. ~ George Herbert,
268:The world citizen is a small leaf on the giant tree of life. ~ Suzy Kassem,
269:Who does the tree-hugger really hug, when he hugs a tree? ~ Richard Powers,
270:A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful the way you lean. ~ Danny DeVito,
271:charyou tree, come, Reap, death for you, life for our crops. ~ Stephen King,
272:Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree, but it preserves it. ~ Confucius,
273:Hang there like fruit, my soul,
Till the tree die. ~ William Shakespeare,
274:he felt as if a tree had fallen and pinned him to the ground. ~ Erin Hunter,
275:I haven't bought a yacht or an island or even a palm tree. ~ David A Siegel,
276:It's the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty. ~ Jeannette Walls,
277:Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. ~ Khalil Gibran,
278:Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. ~ Preeti Shenoy,
279:My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers. ~ Tupac Shakur,
280:Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. ~ Aristippus,
281:Real love ought to be more like a tree and less like a flower ~ Mya Robarts,
282:The world is ripe, and we'll pluck it like an apple from a tree. ~ Ron Rash,
283:What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say? ~ Emily Dickinson,
284:Fools, when their roof-tree falls, think it doomsday. ~ James Russell Lowell,
285:Foy was no Tree of Knowledge, at most he was a Bush of Opinion ~ Paul Beatty,
286:Give me again my hollow tree A crust of bread, and liberty! ~ Alexander Pope,
287:Hardcover and paperback forever. Someone carve that into a tree. ~ Adam Ross,
288:Humph…You’ll fit right in here in Frisco, lots of tree huggers. ~ Elle Klass,
289:I almost wish I'd had the forethought to eat a tree myself. ~ Robin McKinley,
290:I am the last leaf on the tree, and the wind is blowing. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
291:I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
292:I was a dork hunter. That's hard to do. I fell out of a tree. ~ Bill Engvall,
293:Plant a memory, plant a tree, do it today for tomorrow. ~ Yukihiro Matsumoto,
294:Real love ought to be more like a tree and less like a flower. ~ Mya Robarts,
295:That chick is certifiably out of her fucking tree. -Isaac ~ Lauren Barnholdt,
296:tree in bloom, a white farmhouse—potted basil in the kitchen ~ Nancy Reisman,
297:Working on your biceps? Try chopping down a cherry tree. ~ George Washington,
298:you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Kevin Horsley,
299:A drawing of a tree shows not a tree but a tree being looked at ~ John Berger,
300:A hole can be as real and solid as a boulder or a tree. ~ Katherine Applegate,
301:Blue Horse said to me... wisdom is not a path, it is a tree. ~ Nancy E Turner,
302:God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah! ~ Joseph Campbell,
303:I call it... the hot dog tree, because... it's a hot dog tree. ~ Paul Reubens,
304:If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
305:It's a Christmas miracle. I had no tree. Now I have a forest. ~ Richelle Mead,
306:Like father, like son: every good tree maketh good fruits. ~ William Langland,
307:Military action without politics is like a tree without a root. ~ Ho Chi Minh,
308:Soren had been at the Great Ga’Hoole Tree for almost a month, ~ Kathryn Lasky,
309:the Idiot Fruit tree. Also known as the Ribbonwood, the Green ~ Chelsea Field,
310:The universal tree of life on Earth might actually be a forest. ~ Bill Bryson,
311:You can’t pull up a tree when its roots have grown so deep. ~ Ragnar J nasson,
312:Character is like a tree, and reputation is like its shadow. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
313:Come on. This is a safe space. We're in the trust tree here. ~ Kate Canterbary,
314:Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree. ~ Emily Bronte,
315:It's time to turn over a new leaf. Fuck it, turn the entire tree. ~ Pete Wentz,
316:Or: Who does the tree-hugger really hug, when he hugs a tree? ~ Richard Powers,
317:She'd have married Jane to a tree stump if it had been allowed. ~ Cynthia Hand,
318:So the carnival steams by, shakes ANY tree: it rains jackasses. ~ Ray Bradbury,
319:Tree forsakes not the flower—the flower falls from the tree. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
320:Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me-- ~ George Orwell,
321:...For like a rugged tree you are hard and sound at the core. ~ H Rider Haggard,
322:If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Kevin Horsley,
323:If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree! ~ Jim Rohn,
324:Is a tree any less beautiful because it has lost a limb? ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
325:Life was a lot easier spent next to a pine tree than a cactus. ~ Mariana Zapata,
326:No other God have I but thee, born in a manger, died on a tree. ~ Martin Luther,
327:Not a single bird makes its first leap from a tree without faith. ~ Suzy Kassem,
328:Nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting. Be the tree. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
329:Oh yeah, insanity ran deep in the roots of that family tree. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
330:Once you plant seeds of success, your tree will bear fierce fruit. ~ Tyra Banks,
331:Oversteer is best cause you dont see the tree that kills you. ~ Richard Hammond,
332:The simplest carbon dioxide removal approach is to plant a tree. ~ Ken Caldeira,
333:Tolerance is the seed, and the gift of pure acceptance is the tree ~ India Arie,
334:Trying to understand Daddy is like trying to nail jelly to a tree. ~ Dia Reeves,
335:Bird memories are therefore a tree's dream of the future. ~ David George Haskell,
336:Chopped down the tree of peace, but it will grow again. ~ Jean Bertrand Aristide,
337:In talking of evolution, it is common to have in mind a tree. ~ Russell Stannard,
338:The tree of life is already doomed from the moment it is planted. ~ Tan Twan Eng,
339:Afterward she took the tree aside and conferred with it privately. ~ Lev Grossman,
340:All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. ~ Albert Einstein,
341:A new enterprise awaits. It hangs before you like fruit on a tree. ~ Julie Powell,
342:A tree is a being that is more spiritual than material. ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov,
343:A tree is a nobler object than a prince in his coronation-robes. ~ Alexander Pope,
344:BELOVED, gaze in thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there; ~ W B Yeats,
345:If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater? ~ Douglas Coupland,
346:I might just as well have ordered a tree not to sway in the wind. ~ Joseph Conrad,
347:It takes courage for a fruit to fall far from her tree. ~ C lestine Hitiura Vaite,
348:It was a dead sound, like the wind in the hollow of a rotted tree. ~ Stephen King,
349:I was looking at this tree but it was a dragon and then a tree, ~ Stephen Chbosky,
350:I was only kicking down the Christmas tree to get the star on top. ~ Ray Bradbury,
351:Jesus took the tree of death so you could have the tree of life. ~ Timothy Keller,
352:Nothing endures. Not a tree. Not love. Not even death by violence. ~ John Knowles,
353:Remember the old proverb that the tree does not grow in one day. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
354:Sooner could a fish live upon a tree than the wicked in Paradise. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
355:The day you appeared on our family tree, I wanted to cut it down. ~ Jamie McGuire,
356:The morning fog spreads from tree to tree like a blanket of regret. ~ Nina LaCour,
357:the sprawling branches of the maple tree were plush with autumn. ~ Kristin Hannah,
358:You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
359:You're a tree in whose shadow we can't thrive. We want to be our own. ~ C S Lewis,
360:27. Trees
I shall say absolutely nothing about the spindle tree. ~ Sei Sh nagon,
361:Also pay attention if a tree or whatnot says something about two bulls. ~ P C Cast,
362:As the monkey climbs the tree, more people can see his bottom. ~ Jean Louis Gassee,
363:A tree reaches below the surface to gather strength for stargazing. ~ Dolly Parton,
364:Between the two of us, we’ve got a family tree rooted in Hell! ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
365:Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest. ~ Chen Shui bian,
366:Ideas too sometimes fall from the tree before they are ripe. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
367:I felt like Winnie the Pooh trying to squeeze into the honey tree. ~ Jamie McGuire,
368:Life is separated by scars, like the rings in the inside of a tree. ~ James Salter,
369:The time is now to plant the seeds to enjoy the fruits of the tree. ~ Sejal Badani,
370:You look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. ~ Ram Dass,
371:A Christmas tree--the perfect gift for a guy. The plant is already dead. ~ Jay Leno,
372:A tree is best measured when it is down - and so it is with people. ~ Carl Sandburg,
373:Energy in a nation is like sap in a tree; it rises from bottom up. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
374:My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree. ~ Henry Louis Gates,
375:Treat every tree very good as if it is the last tree on earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
376:Trees make babies by dropping tiny wooden tree eggs on the ground. ~ Randall Munroe,
377:We all have a tree inside us. Finding it is just a matter of time. ~ Sahar Delijani,
378:We will eat the figs of our own tree, and the grapes of our own garden. ~ Anne Rice,
379:You’d get jealous if she hugged a tree,” Archer tossed out. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
380:You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky. ~ Amelia Earhart,
381:A lion chased me up a tree, and I greatly enjoyed the view from the top. ~ Confucius,
382:Be gentle, strike not an inoffensive animal, break not a domestic tree. ~ Pythagoras,
383:Duc?' The boy leaned against a twisted willow tree. 'Or bastard? ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
384:GTis not a tree in heaven higher than the tree of patience ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
385:Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come. ~ Lois Lowry,
386:Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
387:Shiver and quiver, little tree,
Silver and gold throw down over me. ~ Jacob Grimm,
388:The choices we make are branches in the tree of possibility. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
389:The only time I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree. ~ Ray Davies,
390:The son—deceased’s under that tree, doctor, just inside the schoolyard. ~ Harper Lee,
391:The tree of Knowledge is a Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
392:The tree of life for me is a symbol of abundance and eternal life. ~ Akiane Kramarik,
393:Tis not a tree in heaven higher than the tree of patience. ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
394:Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ David Lloyd George,
395:A pear tree is blooming, by a collapsed house, on an old battlefield. ~ Masaoka Shiki,
396:Christmas tree stands are the work of the devil and they want you dead. ~ Bill Bryson,
397:Everyone has a family tree; the Dawsons have one, it's a weeping willow. ~ Les Dawson,
398:I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap. ~ Fred Allen,
399:I was a very physical child... I was a tree-climber; I was a tomboy. ~ Natalie Dormer,
400:Karina and Tho-orn, sitting in a tree-ee. Kay-eye-ess-ess-eye-en-gee. ~ John Flanagan,
401:Nature heals itself. A tree falls down, another grows in its place. ~ Iain Rob Wright,
402:One is wise to cultivate the tree that bears fruit in our soul. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
403:The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree. ~ Brian Weiss,
404:The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
405:Truman inferred that Ina and Tilda were part of the same gossip tree. ~ Kendra Elliot,
406:What had to move - a leaf of the chestnut tree, for instance - moved. ~ Marcel Proust,
407:When I needed to think or was really upset, generally I climbed a tree. ~ Ian Frazier,
408:Also pay attention if a tree or whatnot says something about two bulls. ~ Kristin Cast,
409:A man of calm is like a shady tree.
People who need shelter come to it. ~ Toba Beta,
410:... and I could imagine myself searching for lost time under the tree ... ~ Ruth Ozeki,
411:A thought falls like a ripe fruit from the tree of idleness. ~ Natalie Clifford Barney,
412:Gray are all the theories, But green is the tree of life. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
413:How is it possible to live like a machine and bear fruit like a tree? ~ Douglas Wilson,
414:If a tree falls in the forest and it hits a mime, would he make a noise? ~ Brad Warner,
415:I think just being on 'One Tree Hill' has given me a lot of confidence. ~ Kate Voegele,
416:The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Unknown,
417:There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree. ~ Victor Hugo,
418:The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. ~ Bertrand Barere,
419:Two boxes of Step Forward Paper saves one tree - that's a real stat. ~ Woody Harrelson,
420:What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? ~ Pablo Neruda,
421:When you can see the beauty of a tree, then you will know what love is. ~ Miranda July,
422:A bee may be born in a hole in a tree, but she likes the honey of the lotus. ~ K lid sa,
423:A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree. ~ John Bunyan,
424:Destroy the man of wicked thoughts, Like a bamboo-tree with its fruit. ~ Gautama Buddha,
425:For everyone in this occupation, the skyline of New York is a family tree. ~ Gay Talese,
426:If you want to cut down a tree, it is no use to climb into its branches. ~ Vinoba Bhave,
427:I think it's fair rude to make him a tree and not know what kind he is. ~ Tamora Pierce,
428:Myth is never a single story. It is always a tree with many branches. ~ Roberto Calasso,
429:Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm. ~ Amit Ray,
430:the tree forsakes not the flower—the flower falls from the tree.” “My ~ Alexandre Dumas,
431:The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
432:When there is a big tree small ones climb on its back to reach the sun. ~ Chinua Achebe,
433:You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, didn’t you? (Acheron) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
434:a tree falls in the forest and crushes a demon, does the tree get cursed? ~ Rick Riordan,
435:BELOVED, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there. ~ William Butler Yeats,
436:For a tree that has many branches, even a small breeze will shake some loose. ~ Lisa See,
437:His skin is so hard and rough, it’s like shaking a piece of tree bark. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
438:if you intend to try and work, not to sit under the Tree of Idleness. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
439:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. ~ Carl Jung,
440:Our neighbour's tree is our tree; our tree is our neighbour's tree! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
441:Tell me you spotted a condom tree over to the right by the stream of lube. ~ Jane Davitt,
442:The moment of the rose and the moment of the yew-tree are of equal duration. ~ T S Eliot,
443:The Tree of Folklore has no objection whatever to creative carpenters. ~ Terry Pratchett,
444:Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it. ~ Saadi,
445:We are born believing. A man bears belief, as a tree bears apples. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
446:We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
447:We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. ~ Alan Watts,
448:Well, it sure as hell weren't no tree-climbin' horse. (Jack to Abe) ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
449:When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. ~ E O Wilson,
450:A single tree in the middle of nowhere means resistance and victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
451:Be as radiant as the sun, as healing as the rain, as generous as a tree. ~ Michael Franti,
452:By itself, a tree is meaningless, but it is the meaning of the word “tree. ~ Alan W Watts,
453:For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
454:How oft a summer shower has started me; to seek the shelter of a hollow tree ~ John Clare,
455:I carry inside myself my earlier faces, as a tree contains its rings. ~ Tomas Transtr mer,
456:I do not like the orangeness; it erases every tree, every branch, every leaf. ~ Ned Hayes,
457:If my Valentine you won't be, I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
458:I grew up with a Christmas tree, I'm going to stay with a Christmas tree. ~ Thomas Menino,
459:I keep hearing tree talk water words and i keep knowing what they mean. ~ Lucille Clifton,
460:♪Kyo-kun and Tohru sitting in a tree... K-I-S...♪

- Shigure Sohma ~ Natsuki Takaya,
461:Like a tree in the wind, he will bend before the strength of my conviction. ~ Randy Ribay,
462:Oh, yeah, insanity ran deep in the roots of that family tree.’ (Talon) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
463:O leave this barren spot to me! Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree. ~ Thomas Campbell,
464:Root of a tree, fruit of a vine, let me pass by this blood of mine. ~ Christopher Paolini,
465:Suddenly the day was gone, night came out from under each tree and spread. ~ Ray Bradbury,
466:(...) the tree forsakes not the flower: the flower falls from the tree. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
467:You like a tree with no roots. You think you tall but you die soon. This ~ Karpov Kinrade,
468:You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus. ~ Donella Meadows,
469:An obscure cousin with no known antecedents. A blank space on the family tree. ~ Lee Child,
470:Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
471:East of the sun, west of the moon," said Morozko. "Beyond the next tree. ~ Katherine Arden,
472:Great is the person who plants a tree knowing he will never sit under it. ~ Robert Ballard,
473:If someone asks me a question it is very difficult not to answer honestly. ~ Penelope Tree,
474:In order to get to the fruit of the tree, you have to go out on a limb. ~ Shirley MacLaine,
475:Jim Rohn, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Kevin Horsley,
476:Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. –Kahlil Gibran ~ Preeti Shenoy,
477:"No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell." ~ Carl Jung,
478:“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” ~ Carl Jung,
479:one percent of a fully grown tree is actually alive at any one time. ~ Katherine Applegate,
480:...she fell into a long sleep, and dreamed he dreams of the dream tree. ~ Stephen Cosgrove,
481:...upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive, till famine cling thee. ~ William Shakespeare,
482:We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. ~ Alan W Watts,
483:All theory is gray, but the tree of life, my friend, is green. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
484:Blessed tree and blessed birds, that were to be neither saved nor damned. ~ Anthony Burgess,
485:Canst thou prophesy, thou little tree, What the glory of thy boughs shall be? ~ Lucy Larcom,
486:Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
487:He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
488:If I knew that the world ends tomorrow, I, even today, plant a tree ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
489:I have never seen the Lord God. But I have seen Absalom alive in the tree. ~ William H Gass,
490:I'm catholic in the same way, that if a cow was born in a tree, it's a bird! ~ Richard Jeni,
491:I resemble the poplar,--that tree which, even when old, still looks young. ~ Joseph Joubert,
492:Life is but a day; A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way From a tree's summit. ~ John Keats,
493:No tree in all the grove but has its charms, Though each its hue peculiar. ~ William Cowper,
494:No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.
   ~ Carl Jung,
495:People don’t fear the wind until it fells a tree. Then, they say it’s too much. ~ Sefi Atta,
496:Production: not a tree, but bushes of several roots mixed together. ~ Maurice Merleau Ponty,
497:Swish, I swing from tree to tree. My feet are like hands - I’m a chimpanzee! ~ Julie Murphy,
498:The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Anonymous,
499:we cling to our last pleasures as the tree clings to its last leaves. ~ Katherine Mansfield,
500:When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree ~ William Blake,
501:30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And †he who jwins souls is wise. ~ Anonymous,
502:And the poorest twig on the elm-tree was ridged inch deep with pearl. ~ James Russell Lowell,
503:A traitor is good fruit to hang from the boughs of the tree of liberty. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
504:"A tree as wide as a man's embrace grows from a tiny shoot." ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Ch. 64,
505:Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
506:Every time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing that there's life after death. ~ Anonymous,
507:Fruit falls when you shake the tree. You have to keep making things happen. ~ Brandi L Bates,
508:He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound.. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
509:If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
510:If the world knew what I was doing, they would hang me from the highest tree. ~ Warren Jeffs,
511:It was a pleasure, Enna, Finn, tree rat."
"Did she just call you tree rat? ~ Shannon Hale,
512:I would climb him like a tree and bang him like a screen door in a hurricane. ~ Leisa Rayven,
513:man, tree of images,
words which are flowers become fruits which are deeds. ~ Octavio Paz,
514:Opinions that are well rooted should grow and change like a healthy tree. ~ Irving Bacheller,
515:Spring Tree of Brattleboro, Vermont does not use it. This is the kind I recommend. ~ Various,
516:…the fruit merely a manifestation of what was inside the tree all along. ~ Laurie Beth Jones,
517:The tree leaves rustled like that noise e-books make when you turn the page. ~ Daniel Nayeri,
518:Wherever the tree of beneficence takes root, it sends forth branches beyond the sky! ~ Saadi,
519:a willow tree was weeping from the heavy rain, a coy pond nearly overflowing. ~ Marissa Meyer,
520:Born to be wild; born to be free; nobody owns you; you are, a romantic tree. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
521:Dear Reader, Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House® book for every kid? ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
522:From the pine tree, learn of the pine tree; And from the bamboo, of the bamboo ~ Matsuo Basho,
523:Here’s the point: idolatry is the tree from which our sins and struggles grow. ~ Kyle Idleman,
524:He's s o damned moral that he ought to be standing rear up under a Bo Tree. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
525:in an ideal world, you’d be able to pick beef puddings from a beef pudding tree. ~ K J Parker,
526:One who is unrestrained in life-delusion overcomes; as the wind a weak tree. ~ Gautama Buddha,
527:she looks like she fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. ~ Lauren Rowe,
528:Suddenly the day was gone,
night came out from under each tree and spread. ~ Ray Bradbury,
529:That's the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. ~ Wangari Maathai,
530:The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Benny Lewis,
531:We cut and sell the apple tree’s branches and then are shocked there’s no fruit. ~ Luc Besson,
532:You’re that tree falling in the forest that nobody gives a rat’s ass about. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
533:But I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name. ~ Pocahontas,
534:Does a falling tree in the forest make a sound when there is no one to hear? ~ Terry Pratchett,
535:I am just a leaf. Just a leaf falling from the tree so that a new bud may grow. ~ Gemma Malley,
536:I didn’t expect that for every shell on the coast there’s a tree in the midlands. ~ Sara Baume,
537:I sit in my tree I sing like the birds My beak is my pen My songs are my poems. ~ David Almond,
538:Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. Flowers of darkness they are. ~ Virginia Woolf,
539:Philosophy is a root of science. Science is a branch of a philosophical tree. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
540:The lightning said to the oak tree: ‘Stand aside, or take what is coming to you! ~ Idries Shah,
541:The tree is only as strong as its roots, and knowledge is the root of power. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
542:They shop at Dollar Tree because they don’t want to get dressed up for Walmart. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
543:Wearing the right thing, at the right moment, could actually change your life. ~ Penelope Tree,
544:We had our family tree done... turns out I'm a quarter gay on my father's side. ~ Brian Posehn,
545:When I was a child actor, I had the fear that I was going to be cast as the tree. ~ Vin Diesel,
546:When nations grow old the Arts grow cold
And commerce settles on every tree ~ William Blake,
547:You can gauge a country's wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover. ~ Richard St Barbe Baker,
548:You can't throw a rock without a comic book character falling out of a tree. ~ Morena Baccarin,
549:Be it man or tree or institution, it is better to die too early than too late. ~ Denise Kiernan,
550:He’d peed on that tree so many times, he should have a reserved sign on it. ~ Adrienne Giordano,
551:Hope deferred makes the heart sick,        but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. ~ Anonymous,
552:hunched, furless cat scatters up a tree with something dead in its jaws. “I’m ~ Zoraida C rdova,
553:Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless. ~ Hosea Ballou,
554:I may love him, I may love him, for he is a man, and I am only a beech-tree. ~ George MacDonald,
555:Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted. ~ Ann Coulter,
556:So you say, like, 'Hey tree, fix Finn,' and the tree is like, 'Okay, shazam, done. ~ Elle Casey,
557:The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, 'What a dust do I raise!' ~ Aesop,
558:There isn't a tree to hang a man, water to drown a man nor soil to bury a man ~ Oliver Cromwell,
559:The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
560:The Tree of Knowledge grew fast by, Knowledge of Good bought dear by knowing ill. ~ John Milton,
561:This is because a tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it. ~ Peter Wohlleben,
562:What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree... ~ Elizabeth George Speare,
563:A fool puts her hand into a hollow tree without finding out what's inside first. ~ Robert Jordan,
564:A tree looked like it was eating somebody, but it may also have been bathing them. ~ Jeff Strand,
565:A tree that is unbending is easily broken in a powerful storm. But not grass. ~ Kazuki Kaneshiro,
566:Before you cut down the tree, think of the birds that take refuge on it ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
567:Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs. ~ Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
568:Bergulme. Elsbeere. Hagebuche. Efeu. Scots elm. Service tree. Hornbeam. ~ Jill Alexander Essbaum,
569:Don’t worry, though, I’m sure you’re still both tighter than the knots on a tree. ~ Nick Pageant,
570:Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. ~ Alexander Pope,
571:Generations pass while some tree stands, and old families last not three oaks. ~ Robert Browning,
572:Man dreams that he is more than a leaf on a tree.'
-Leaves by Countee Cullen ~ Countee Cullen,
573:Not for the first time, I wondered if my entire family tree was bat-shit crazy. ~ Pepper Winters,
574:Oleg Kirov was foul-mannered, stank, sweated, and stuck out like a fish in a tree ~ John le Carr,
575:Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state. ~ William Law,
576:six in a row for more go and three on the tree (if you don’t know, ask your dad). ~ Stephen King,
577:The oak tree:
not interested
in cherry blossoms.

~ Matsuo Basho, the oak tree
578:There are more songs living inside her than there are leaves on her tree. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
579:The world is like a tree, from every leaf you can work back to the roots. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
580:Until you learn to play what you want to hear, you're barking up the wrong tree. ~ Billy Gibbons,
581:Wow!” Fish Leap exclaimed, his voice trembling with amusement. “You caught a tree! ~ Erin Hunter,
582:Family isn’t always blood, and it isn’t contained in a single tree. It’s a forest. ~ Jenn Bennett,
583:I don't know what I believe. I guess that makes me a Christmas Tree Agnostic. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
584:is there not an Arabick Proverb which goes, 'No one throws Stones at a Barren Tree'? ~ Erica Jong,
585:liberty was a tree which had to be watered occasionally with the blood of patriots? ~ David Weber,
586:Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. ~ Mark Twain,
587:Mary is an apple.
Whoever plucks her
Nails his heart
To the leafless tree. ~ Ted Hughes,
588:Maybe I'll be like that man in "The Hanging Tree'. Still waiting for an answer. ~ Suzanne Collins,
589:Maybe I’ll be like that man in ‘The Hanging Tree.’ Still waiting for an answer. ~ Suzanne Collins,
590:of jackets that had their sleeves threaded onto two poles cut from an ash tree ~ Bernard Cornwell,
591:Rest at pale evening... A tall slim tree... Night coming tenderly Black like me ~ Langston Hughes,
592:"The shaman climbs the magic tree in order to find his #trueself in the upper world." ~ Carl Jung,
593:Trees make you feel younger. And the older the tree, the younger you feel. Whenever ~ Ruskin Bond,
594:What are you up to?"
"I was trying to climb that tree. But I fell. Now I'm bored. ~ Obert Skye,
595:What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut down. ~ Richard Powers,
596:...when he walks, he sounds like a tree still full of dead leaves holding on. ~ Zachary Schomburg, look like you fell out of a crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down. ~ Jim Butcher,
598:All theory is gray, my friend. But forever green is the tree of life. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
599:All theory, my friend, is grey, But green is life's glad golden tree. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
600:Amsterdam is like the rings of a tree: It gets older as you get closer to the center. ~ John Green,
601:Great, lets round up all the useless cats and hope a tree falls on them - Jayfeather ~ Erin Hunter,
602:Hatred is the result of beliefs. It is the fruit that falls from the tree of faith. ~ Steven James,
603:Human society is a single organism, like an individual human body or a tree. But ~ Marcus Aurelius,
604:I can drown a drink of water. I can kill a dead tree. Don't mess with Muhammad Ali. ~ Muhammad Ali,
605:I felt like a leaf falling from a tree and he was the wind whispering, I’ve got you. ~ Jewel E Ann,
606:if you can’t trust an ancient talking tree, what was the point of having one? ~ Michael J Sullivan,
607:In golf I am one under; one under a tree, one under a rock, and one under a bush. ~ Gerry Cheevers,
608:I shot at a great bird which I saw sitting upon a tree on the side of a great wood. ~ Daniel Defoe,
609:Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit. ~ John Keats,
610:Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books. ~ C.G. Jung; Letters Volume 1; Page 179,
611:Tax reform means, "Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree." ~ Russell B Long,
612:the best time to plant a tree was forty years ago. The second best time is today. ~ Robin S Sharma,
613:The fruit of love's great tree is poverty; Whoever knows this knows humility. ~ Farid al Din Attar,
614:The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
615:A lifetime can be spent in a Magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree. ~ Edward O Wilson,
616:I know you’re angry,” he told her.

“You threw me into a tree.”

“I had to. ~ G A Aiken,
617:I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. ~ Joseph Beuys,
618:No poem lovely
as a tree, she said
(though I’d never once thought to compare) ~ John Burnside,
619:pohutukawa: native tree; called the “New Zealand Christmas Tree” for its beautiful ~ Rosalind James,
620:Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge. ~ Henry Miller,
621:Six crows sit in our greengage tree. Half awake, I hear them speak to me in Haisla. ~ Eden Robinson,
622:The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
623:The thought that I might kill myself formed in my mind coolly as a tree or a flower. ~ Sylvia Plath,
624:Whilst stay-at-home persons are searching for truth, the apple will stay on the tree. ~ Lev Shestov,
625:You fell off the tree of fucked-up-weird and slammed every branch on the way down. ~ Vincent Zandri,
626:You must always know your roots if you are to know how sturdy the tree will grow. ~ Zoraida C rdova,
627:A tree weeps when cut down, a dog howls when beaten, but a man matures when offended. ~ Jos Saramago,
628:But Palm Sunday tells us that ... it is the cross that is the true tree of life. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
629:Ecological disturbance causes diseases to emerge. Shake a tree, and things fall out. ~ David Quammen,
630:Every craggy and gnarled tree has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it. ~ Douglas Hyde,
631:He who is about to sing the fourth song is either a man or a stone or a tree. ~ Comte de Lautr amont,
632:If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? ~ George Berkeley,
633:If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. ~ John Keats,
634:If they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry? -- Luke ~ Anonymous,
635:I would do Winnie the Pooh. We would live in the tree house. We would hunt for honey. ~ Jerusha Hess,
636:Let the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil fall, soundless in the moldering woods. ~ Rudy Rucker,
637:She was lost now, she'd been silenced- another dead branch on Cordova's warped tree. ~ Marisha Pessl,
638:The olive tree is surely the richest gift of Heaven. I can scarcely expect bread. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
639:The tree of the promise will not drop its fruit unless shaken by the hand of prayer. ~ Thomas Watson,
640:Truthis like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit, the more you nurture it ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
641:What if a tree fell in the forest and no one knew it's biological name? Did it exist? ~ Richard Louv,
642:Wherever you turn your eye—except in science—an Oxford man is at the top of the tree. ~ Cecil Rhodes,
643:You need to take care of the root in order to heal the tree. - Gullah Proverb ~ Patti Callahan Henry,
644:You're one of those people who fall off a tree and never quite reach the ground. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
645:You’re one of those people who fall off a tree and never quite reach the ground. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
646:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. ~ Anonymous,
647:A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely – it is impossible, inconceivable. ~ Epictetus,
648:Can you climb trees? Tell me you can climb a tree!”
Patch grinned. “I can fly. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
649:DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS we have learned that a tree actually remembers its childhood. ~ Hope Jahren,
650:However long it stays in the river the tree-trunk will never turn into a crocodile. ~ Ousmane Sembene,
651:I could see Kael leaning against a tree, listening in with a comical smile on his face. ~ Chanda Hahn,
652:Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest. ~ Karl Kraus,
653:It is not easy to be gallant in an apple tree. Perhaps you will tell your mother. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
654:It is not the tree that forsakes the flower, but the flower that forsakes the tree. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
655:Quo quis est doctor, eo est modestior. The English translation is inmy book THE BANYAN TREE. ~ Seneca,
656:Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett,
657:The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. ~ Stephen M R Covey,
658:There is money to be made in the market place, but under the cherry tree there is rest. ~ Ruskin Bond,
659:They do not fear the men beneath the tree;
They pace in sleek chivalric certainty. ~ Adrienne Rich,
660:was like—a windless day at the end of autumn, when a single leaf falls from a tree. ~ Haruki Murakami,
661:You never did master a leer."

- Katharine Murray, Death on the Family Tree ~ Patricia Sprinkle,
662:And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree. ~ Khalil Gibran,
663:And from a branch in the tall tree, a small gray squirrel released a mighty roar. ~ Elizabeth Mckenzie,
664:And if you can't trust an ancient talking tree, what was the point of having one? ~ Michael J Sullivan,
665:Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph-green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree. ~ Cyril Connolly,
666:How many Zen masters does it take to screw in a light bulb? The plum tree in the garden! ~ Brad Warner,
667:I do not know what you were like as a wood-nymph, madam, but you are a magnificent tree. ~ Neil Gaiman,
668:If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all. – ~ John Keats,
669:If you ask me to cut down a tree I'll spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
670:Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant. ~ Matsuo Basho,
671:Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
672:So if you are the big tree, we are the small axe. Ready to cut you down, to cut you down. ~ Bob Marley,
673:Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett,
674:The natives used to tie their enemies to the tree. The ants would eat them alive. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
675:The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. ~ Tom Felton,
676:To stand in the shadow of this tree was to feel a chill run through your whole body. ~ Jonathan Auxier,
677:You love to listen to the very same things that nailed your supposed Savior to the tree? ~ Paul Washer,
678:A little maple tree in the swamp heard the cricket song and turned bright red with anxiety. ~ E B White,
679:Hope deferred makes the heart sick,          h but a desire fulfilled is  i a tree of life. ~ Anonymous,
680:I have an entire forest living inside of me and you have carved your initials into every tree. ~ Pavana,
681:I’m not judging you. If you want to take a break to look at tree dicks, we’ll take one. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
682:I'm not sure if the next song I write is going to be about love or a song about a tree. ~ Tracy Chapman,
683:Inheritance-tree climbing happens only on attribute reference, not on attribute assignment. ~ Mark Lutz,
684:I shall also take you forth and carve our names together in a yew tree, haloed with stars. ~ Ted Hughes,
685:I sit in my tree
I sing like the birds
My beak is my pen
My songs are my poems. ~ David Almond,
686:Maybe you're not doing it right"
"I wasn't aware there was a technique to tree hugging. ~ Elle Casey,
687:Strange to wander in the mist, each is alone. No tree knows his neighbour. Each is alone ~ John le Carr,
688:The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death. ~ John Berger,
689:When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
690:Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows. ~ John Dryden,
691:A friendship counting nearly forty years is the finest kind of shade-tree I know. ~ James Russell Lowell,
692:A limited state with free economic systems is the soil where the liberty tree blossoms. ~ Orrin Woodward,
693:All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
   ~ Albert Einstein, Relativity, #2index,
694:A man as he ought to be: that sounds to us as insipid as a tree as it ought to be. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
695:A tree is a fantastic example of beauty, but who has time to look at a tree? ~ Janwillem van de Wetering,
696:Each person enters the world "called," like an oak tree, to fulfill their soul’s agenda. ~ James Hillman,
697:I came from a race of fishers; trout streams gurgled about the roots of my family tree. ~ John Burroughs,
698:If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does anyone give a crap?" I mutter. ~ Kiersten White,
699:If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree! ~ Sylvester Stallone,
700:If you become a bird and fly away from me, I will be a tree that you come home to. ~ Margaret Wise Brown,
701:It's always annoying to the godly when the ungodly flourish like the green bay tree. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
702:Like branches in a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. ~ Suzy Kassem,
703:Man’s greatness come from knowing he wretched: a tree does not know it is wretched. (21) ~ Blaise Pascal,
704:Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves! ~ Andre Gide,
705:Strange to wander in the mist, each is alone. No tree knows his neighbour. Each is alone. ~ John le Carr,
706:The fruit tasted foreign but indigenous, like sunlight a tree had changed through patience. ~ Pat Conroy,
707:There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr,
708:Thus an army without flexibility never wins a battle. A tree that is unbending is easily broken. ~ Laozi,
709:To campaign against colonialism is like barking up a tree that has already been cut down. ~ Andrew Cohen,
710:To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. ~ Thomas Hardy,
711:Your friendship has been like the refreshing shade of a vast tree in the noonday heat. ~ Brennan Manning,
712:Ah wants things sweet wid mah marriage lak when you sit under a pear tree and think. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
713:All I can think about is how I’d like to climb him like a tree and shake his coconuts. ~ Corinne Michaels,
714:A man as he ought to be: that sounds to us as insipid as "a tree as it ought to be. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
715:And on the Tree of Life, The middle tree and highest there that grew, Sat like a cormorant. ~ John Milton,
716:And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight ~ Anonymous,
717:Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey,
718:David Nugent tore up the Championship but he’s gone to Portsmouth and he’s a fish up a tree ~ Paul Merson,
719:Drink, drink! Bacchus is the enemy of Venus.

"From The Diary Of An Orange Tree ~ Hanns Heinz Ewers,
720:If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall! ~ T Harv Eker,
721:If a person kills a tree before its time, it is like having murdered a soul.-Rabbi Nachman ~ Martin Buber,
722:I shall also take you forth and carve our names together in a yew tree, haloed with stars... ~ Ted Hughes,
723:It is easy to cut down the tree of liberty, but not so easy to restore it to life. ~ Toussaint Louverture,
724:Its as if you planted a tree and nurtured it - you have the right to sit in its shade. ~ Malala Yousafzai,
725:Once the fruit is plucked from the tree of knowledge, the way back to Eden is barred forever. ~ Anonymous,
726:She’d crossed her fingers for so long they had fused together like the branches of a tree. ~ Ania Ahlborn,
727:Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree. ~ Stephen Covey,
728:The first of the line is tied to a tree and the last is being eaten by the ants. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
729:The philosophy that I've embraced isn't about sitting under a tree and studying my navel. ~ Orlando Bloom,
730:The story did not end at the tree. For you and your people, that is where the story begins. ~ Chuck Black,
731:The tree made it's first move, the first overture of friendship. It allowed a leaf to fall. ~ Ruskin Bond,
732:You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support. ~ Ovadia Yosef,
733:Your whole family fell from the crazy tree and hit every damn branch on the way down. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
734:Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
735:Everything which helps us to exist is holy! And a tree is holiest of the holy for us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
736:Great, let's round up all the useless cats and hope a tree falls on them.

-Jayfeather ~ Erin Hunter,
737:I come from a singing family and as is said, 'the apple does not fall far from the tree.' ~ Dionne Warwick,
738:I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent. ~ Agyness Deyn,
739:if a tree falls in love with the forest but doesn't make a sound, will the forest ever hear it ~ Jomny Sun,
740:In brief, the Tree of Life is a compendium of science, psychology, philosophy and theology. ~ Dion Fortune,
741:I want my body to help fertilize the growth of a cactus or cliff rose or sagebrush or tree. ~ Edward Abbey,
742:Look at it this way - a totem pole is just a decorated tree. My work is a confessional. ~ Louise Bourgeois,
743:Love is a tree with branches in forever with roots in eternity and a trunk nowhere at all ~ Richard Powers,
744:Proverbs 15:4 4 Gentle words are a tree of life;        a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. ~ Anonymous,
745:The first of the line is tied to a tree and the last is being eaten by the ants . ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
746:The more you move, the stronger you'll grow, not like a tree that can be killed if you uproot it. ~ Ha Jin,
747:The tree laden with fruits always bends low. If you wish to be great, be lowly and meek. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
748:The way surviving hard winters makes a tree grow stronger, the growth rings inside it tighter. ~ Anonymous,
749:Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. ~ Walter Scott,
750:We do not tell old friends beneath our roof-tree that they are an offence to the eyesight. ~ P G Wodehouse,
751:Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, Unnerves his strength, invites his end. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
752:Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree. ~ Elizabeth I,
753:Yes," he replied. "We are --- how do you say on Midgard -- between a hard place and tree. ~ Amanda Carlson,
754:All the world's possibilities in man are waiting as a tree waits in its seed. ~ Sri Aurobindo.#SriAurobindo,
755:And here I am, strapped into a tree, a stone's throw from the biggest idiot in the games. ~ Suzanne Collins,
756:Annie, I hope you and your brother have a safe trip in your magic tree house,” said Mr. ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
757:A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
758:Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
759:How old is she now?" he asked. "Hard to say. She was a tree for a while. Now she's immortal. ~ Rick Riordan,
760:In a tree there is a spirit of life, a spirit of growth and a spirit of holding its head up. ~ Robert Henri,
761:I said to the almond tree, 'Sister, speak to me of God.' And the almond tree blossomed. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
762:It makes sense that the placenta almost looks like a tree with many branches - a tree of life. ~ Ricki Lake,
763:May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest. ~ John Henry Jowett,
764:Spring came slowly to the Bronx with a lot of rain & soft water-color tree blossoms. ~ Suzanne Palmieri,
765:There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree. ~ Jaime Lerner,
766:The tree seemed very sad to be involved in such a thing and it hung its dark head over them. ~ Karen Foxlee,
767:Write your sins on apples still hanging on the tree; when they fall away so do your burdens. ~ Jandy Nelson,
768:All the world's possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
769:A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engraffed with a foreign stock. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
770:A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engrafted with a foreign stock. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
771:and if there is a way to find you, I will find you. but will you find me if Neil makes me a tree ~ Tori Amos,
772:And though our roots belong to the same tree, our branches have grown in different directions. ~ Suzy Kassem,
773:A tree doesn't make a thunderstorm, but any fool knows where lighting´s going to strike". ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
774:A tree doesn't make a thunderstorm, but any fool knows where lightning's going to strike. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
775:Break open the cherry tree: where are the blossoms? Just wait for spring time to see how they bloom. ~ Ikkyu,
776:Fruit does not make a tree good. Fruit does not give life. Fruit is a sign of life and reality. ~ John Piper,
777:"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity." ~ Carl Jung,
778:I kinda flirt with everything and everyone, no matter if it's a tree or a coffee cup. I can't resist. ~ Mika,
779:I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs,
Yet, like a tree, endure the shift of things. ~ Theodore Roethke,
780:Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined. ~ Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35), Epistle I, line 149.,
781:Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. ~ Victor Hugo,
782:My cousin is gay, I always tell him that in our family tree, he's in the fruit section. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
783:Put an egg in your shoe and beat it, make like a tree and leave, imitate an amoeba and split. ~ Stephen King,
784:Star calls to star: “Here I am, who is like me?” Tree calls to tree: “I am I, who knows me? ~ Sheri S Tepper,
785:The grapevine should be named after a more bitter fruit. It should be called the grapefruit tree. ~ Chrystos,
786:The size of the tree you cut determines the weight with which you have to throw the axe. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
787:Through a tree we were made debtors to God; so through a tree we have our debt canceled. ~ Irenaeus of Lyons,
788:Today here and now, at the age of four, we eat from the tree of knowledge and have fallen from grace. ~ Osho,
789:Water and stone Flesh and bone Night and morn Rose and thorn Tree and wind Heart and mind ~ Juliet Marillier,
790:We're sitting under the tree of our thinking minds, wondering why we're not getting any sunshine! ~ Ram Dass,
791:When I'm on set filming 'One Tree Hill,' I get up and work out four to five days a week. ~ Shantel VanSanten,
792:A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. ~ Jacob Grimm,
793:A dog, a woman, an’ a walnut tree, Th’ more yeh beat ’em, th’ better they be! That’s like us. ~ Stephen Crane,
794:A lonely tree in the desert shares the same fate with the wise man amongst the ignorant! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
795:anytime you enjoy the sweet fruits of the tree, remember the dirty roots of the tree ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
796:Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself ~ Albert Einstein,
797:Ere so sober Emily/ Did New England sow/ With brooms of activity/ I'd the tree-rock spoken to. ~ Jack Kerouac,
798:Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther,
799:Even your pity is like a blast of wind and the words you speak would strip a tree of its blossoms. ~ Tulsidas,
800:Every sturdy tree that towers over human beings owes its existence to a deeply rooted core. ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
801:General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree to its leaves. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
802:Happiness branches from the tree of kindness, abounding with the fruit of sweet smiles. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
803:If what I say resonates with you, it's merely because we're branches of the same tree. ~ William Butler Yeats,
804:I’ll bring you a pine tree float, if you want. That’s a glass of water with a toothpick in it. ~ Stephen King,
805:I love you already, and if these things be done in the dry tree, what shall be done in the green? ~ Mary Webb,
806:I make myself wood. I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That’s how come I know trees fear man. ~ Alice Walker,
807:I think it's possible to be multi-rooted, rather like a banyan tree, without being deracinated. ~ Vikram Seth,
808:I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up. ~ Mary Cassatt,
809:It was evening and would be when I woke. No matter. From the maple tree the Red-tail spoke. ~ Cameron Conaway,
810:Leave it alone, mi amor. It's in the tree's nature to be stubborn. It's a survivor. ~ Guadalupe Garcia McCall,
811:Look to the cross, and hate your sin, for sin nailed your Well Beloved to the tree. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
812:Major Sullivan is working on that. She wants everything dismissed. The fruits of a poisoned tree. ~ Lee Child,
813:someday i will walk
under the soul-blossom tree
with my hand eternally woven in yours. ~ Sanober Khan,
814:somewhere within sight of the tree of poetry that is eternity wearing the green leaves of time . ~ R S Thomas,
815:The Big Tree is Nature's forest masterpiece, and so far as I know, the greatest of living things. ~ John Muir,
816:The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. ~ Rumi,
817:The only way a no-legged leopard could hurt you is if it fell out of a tree onto your head. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
818:The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~ Ron Chernow,
819:Today, the first & last of every Tree/ Speaks to humankind. Come to me, here beside the River. ~ Maya Angelou,
820:What you really want is freedom. Your own tree, your own room, your own small place in the sun. ~ Ruskin Bond,
821:All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
822:An eleven-year-old girl sitting on this fire escape could imagine that she was living in a tree. ~ Betty Smith,
823:As an instrument of planetary home repair, it is hard to imagine anything as safe as a tree. ~ Jonathan Weiner,
824:Every leaf of the tree becomes a page of the book, once the heart is opened and it has learnt to read. ~ Saadi,
825:Every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name” (Menken & Schwartz). ~ Debbie Corso,
826:How old is she now?" he asked.
"Hard to say. She was a tree for a while. Now she's immortal. ~ Rick Riordan,
827:If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
828:If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads. ~ P L Travers,
829:I jumped and slid over the hood as the fire ignited the leaves of the oak tree shading above me. ~ Bobby Adair,
830:it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
831:Loretta started belting out a song: “Row, row, row your boat, sitting in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G ! ~ Joel N Ross,
832:Music saved me; I mean, my upbringing was like a hurricane, and music was the tree I held onto. ~ Eddie Vedder,
833:Only when a tree has fallen can you take the measure of it. It is the same with a man. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
834:Remember, Weed: The good of one tree is not important. The good of the forest is what matters. ~ Maryrose Wood,
835:Talk to me when your nuts are so blue they look like something you can hang on a Christmas tree. ~ Amy Andrews,
836:Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. ~ Buddha,
837:The difference between a gun and a tree is a difference of tempo. The tree explodes every spring. ~ Ezra Pound,
838:The first of the
line is tied to a tree and the last is being eaten by the ants . ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
839:The future is suddenly unpinned—evolving, spinning, leaping about like a panicked tree-loormor. ~ Chuck Wendig,
840:To live! like a tree alone and free,
To live! like a forest in brotherhood/sisterhood... ~ N z m Hikmet Ran,
841:Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. ~ Charles Dickens,
842:A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree. ~ Helen Keller,
843:At least I don't look like a Christmas tree."
"You look like the star atop the tree. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
844:Everyone knows it is bad luck to step on a toad or on the shadow of a tree, to walk under a ladder, ~ Anonymous,
845:Habits, places and faces grew into you over time, like tree roots burrowing into stone work. ~ Frances Hardinge,
846:Henceforth the leaves of the tree of knowledge were for women, and for the healing of the nations. ~ Lucy Stone,
847:I read Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," all of Shirley Jackson's books, which I loved. ~ Alice Hoffman,
848:It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
849:Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas ~ Mary Hunter Austin,
850:Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit. ~ Francis Marion,
851:You know, for a tough guy with a uniform and a gun, you’re basically a bunny-loving tree-hugger. ~ Pamela Clare,
852:Have I told you about Christ?" "Ghost-born-man-walking-on-water-telling-stories-dead-on-tree. ~ Robert Holdstock,
853:He was less like a tree of knowledge and more like a bush of opinions." From the book "The Sellout ~ Paul Beatty,
854:High up in the tree, the amphibian bounty hunter had been watching his targets without blinking. ~ Chris Dietzel,
855:I don't know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, it's an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees. ~ George W Bush,
856:Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better. ~ Henri Matisse,
857:I saw The Revenant, and they were calling Native Americans "tree niggers," and that is not cool. ~ Vince Staples,
858:make this day a tree
leaning over the river eternity
and fuss about in its branches. ~ Jimmy Santiago Baca,
859:My back leaned against a tree, and I allowed the tang of the morning air to kiss my cheeks. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
860:Okay, is anyone else worried that some of the fruit didn't fall far enough away from the tree? ~ Brian K Vaughan,
861:The scent of the tree's flowers can stop conversation. Rohan knows no purer source of melancholy. ~ Nadeem Aslam,
862:The way surviving hard winters makes a tree grows stronger, the growth rings inside it tighter ~ Haruki Murakami,
863:The words are on my tongue—the rounded lumps of them, shining like the marbles beneath the tree. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
864:The Zionist regime is a dried up and rotten tree which will be annihilated with one storm. ~ Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
865:Where the citizen uses a mere sliver or board, the pioneer uses the whole trunk of a tree. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
866:a crime to fell a tree and light it on fire, where coals of hardened shit warmed and stunk up homes, ~ Hugh Howey,
867:Act one: put your characters in a tree. Act two: throw rocks at them. Act three: get them down again. ~ Anonymous,
868:A phone tree isn't an ancient form of political organizing, but you have to call every person. ~ Howard Rheingold,
869:But the Reb, I’d learned, was like a tough old tree; he bent with the storms but he would not snap. ~ Mitch Albom,
870:Don’t ever worry about losing those you love. Just remember that we are all on the same Tree of Life. ~ Iva Kenaz,
871:How will I know if I really even like Drew Ellis? I’m so eager for intimacy, I would date a tree. ~ Lolly Winston,
872:I stepped into the back of a cab and simply told the driver, "Follow the blue Christmas tree... ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
873:It really does look like the rings of a tree,” she said. “No,” said Kaz. “It looks like a target. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
874:Lemon Tree is well worth seeing as a first-class artistic achievement bridging two civilizations. ~ Andrew Sarris,
875:Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree-- It has been, and shall be, the land of the free. ~ Thomas Campbell,
876:Should've known when I met her mama. The big, fat acorn didn't fall too far from the big, fat tree. ~ Johnny Shaw,
877:The tree of nonsense is watered with error, and from its branches swing the pumpkins of disaster. ~ Nick Harkaway,
878:The tree struck him with such force it would’ve flattened me into a Percy pizza with extra olives. ~ Rick Riordan,
879:We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad. ~ Anonymous,
880:When I was young they used to say people only threw stones at the tree that was loaded with fruit. ~ Rachel Field,
881:Write your sins on apples still hanging on the tree; when they fall away so do your burdens (There ~ Jandy Nelson,
882:A well-established human mind is referred to as a kalpavriksha, or a wishing tree that grants any boon. ~ Sadhguru,
883:I am the living heart of a tree uncovered by the ax, still pliable, still green and full of sap. ~ Suzanne M Wolfe,
884:I did one or two plays at school. Once I played a tree, so I never thought I would be a good actor. ~ Suraj Sharma,
885:If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
886:If a tree falls in the woods, and nobody is around to hear it, and it hits a mime, does anyone care? ~ Gary Larson,
887:I feel much more comfortable either up in a tree, or underwater. That's where I feel the most zen. ~ Margot Robbie,
888:In a drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne'er remember Their green felicity. ~ John Keats,
889:In analysing complicated variations one must examine each branch of the tree once and once only. ~ Alexander Kotov,
890:In my youth I believed in somewhere else
I put my faith in travel
now I am becoming my own tree ~ W S Merwin,
891:I want to decorate you with diamonds. It's sort of like peeing on my tree, 'cept more expensive. ~ Debra Anastasia,
892:Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven. ~ Bertrand Russell,
893:More weapons hidden on his body than hallelujah-singing angels, dangling from a Christmas tree. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
894:She was part of that tree now. And once you are part of something, it can’t really frighten you. ~ Jacqueline West,
895:Taking down the Christmas tree makes it feel official: time to get back to joyless and cynical. ~ Greg Fitzsimmons,
896:The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. —AFRICAN PROVERB ~ Crystal Paine,
897:The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
898:The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
899:We celebrate the tree that stretches to the sky, but it is the ground we should ultimately thank. ~ Becky Chambers,
900:A tiny seed of a giant tree must not behave like a giant tree; a tiny seed is a tiny seed yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
901:If fairness were the rule, the good would not die young, as Coryn, the king of the Great Tree, had. ~ Kathryn Lasky,
902:If you hurt her, I’ll personally snip off your balls and hang them on the Christmas tree this year. ~ Becca Ritchie,
903:I heard somebody say that you can't judge a tree by the bark it wears but by the fruit it bears. ~ Kwame Kilpatrick,
904:I like the idea of God being like a tree. God would be alive and always growing and nearly everlasting. ~ Ned Hayes,
905:I needed her to say that it didn’t make a difference, that I was myself, not my gnarled family tree. ~ Tayari Jones,
906:“I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis#quote,
907:Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone. ~ Czes aw Mi osz,
908:Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone. ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
909:Our first parents stole from the forbidden tree, and all of their progeny have been thieves ever since. ~ Anonymous,
910:Professor Milligan will now play his tree! The composition is in A Minor, the tree is in A garden. ~ Spike Milligan,
911:The first guy who came up with the concept of religion was sitting out under a tree. I'm sure of that. ~ Tom T Hall,
912:the storm is always too much, because the storm comes from the whole, and a tree is just an individual. Then ~ Osho,
913:this old village
not a single house
without persimmon tree

~ Matsuo Basho, this old village
914:Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic. ~ Dave Eggers,
915:To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of  r the tree of life, which is in  s the paradise of God. ~ Anonymous,
916:We were of thirteen minds, like a tree, in which there is one Red-tail and eleven squirrel parts. ~ Cameron Conaway,
917:When lightning is obviously about to strike a certain tree, one must consider sitting under another. ~ Stanley Bing,
918:When you save the life of a tree, you only pay your debt as we all owe our lives to the trees! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
919:4. Memorize this quote by Jim Rohn, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Kevin Horsley,
920:A Christian should resemble a fruit tree with real fruit, not a Christmas tree with decorations tied on ~ John Stott,
921:An oak tree and I are made of the same stuff. If you go far enough back, we have a common ancestor. The ~ Carl Sagan,
922:a tree is never just a tree, it is bigger and deeper and wiser than a girl like you will ever be. ~ Juliet Marillier,
923:Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
924:Even if I were certain that the world would end tomorrow, I would plant a tree this very day ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
925:Forgiveness is like an olive tree, mistress. Once it takes root, it will grow, and it’s hard to kill. ~ Mesu Andrews,
926:Homo sapiens [are] a tiny twig on an improbable branch of a contingent limb on a fortunate tree. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
927:I found a hollow in an old, forgiving tree, curled up within it, and hoarded my thoughts like acorns. ~ Sarah Diemer,
928:I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace. The lining of my chest, my left hip, my liver, everywhere. ~ John Green,
929:I was a tree in a story about a forest, the story of the forest is better than the story of the tree ~ Donald Miller,
930:Leafless tree branches swayed in that wind, clawing at the sides of the stone dorm like fingernails. ~ Richelle Mead,
931:Maybe it was just as I had always secretly feared: The apple had fallen right next to the Crazy Tree. ~ Ernest Cline,
932:That until now she was a Christmas tree that had been decorated by someone who hated Christmas. ~ Elizabeth Mckenzie,
933:There are easier things in life than trying to find a nice nailing jelly to a tree for example ~ Anonymous,
934:time is a tree (this life one leaf) but love is the sky and i am for you just so long and long enough ~ e e cummings,
935:We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Conduct of Life (1860),
936:We fit together perfectly. Like we were carved from the same piece of wood, from the same tree. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
937:An old man who plants a tree whose shade he will never use is the primary component of civilization. ~ Vaughn Heppner,
938:Another plum, another plum, another plum for me! Jocko shakes the cyber tree! Ah ha-ha-ha, Ah ha-ha-ha! ~ Dean Koontz,
939:As the palm-tree standeth so straight and so tall, The more the hail beats, and the more the rains fall. ~ Simon Dach,
940:Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love. ~ Rumi,
941:Every ripple on the ocean, every leaf on every tree, every sand dune in the desert, every power we never see. ~ Sting,
942:Every time I annoy him he retreats into his No Mundanes Allowed tree house." Simon pointed at Jace. ~ Cassandra Clare,
943:Having tasted the honeycomb, he threw down his axe, and looking on the tree as sacred, took great care of it. ~ Aesop,
944:He was a tree stump of a man, limited in his outlook but rooted and unshakeable in his certainties. ~ Michael Crummey,
945:If you see a lonely tree in the middle of nowhere, plant a tree next to it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
946:Jeez! I thought you said you were just gonna set up the tree? It looks like Santa shit Christmas in here! ~ Toni Aleo,
947:Just as a big banyan tree sprouts from a tiny seed so the wide universe sprouts from the heart. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
948:Orlaith asks as we return to the tree. Germany. You know they have sausages in vending machines there? ~ Kevin Hearne,
949:Poverty, disease, sorrow, imprisonment and other evils are the fruits borne by the tree of one's own sins. ~ Chanakya,
950:Will Abbott,” Mrs. Hendricks said as her face turned bright red, “you could charm a bird out of a tree. ~ Marie Force,
951:A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. ~ Marcus Garvey,
952:Before the war an apple tree had stood behind the church. It was an apple tree that ate its own apples. ~ Herta M ller,
953:But Owen, he hath not a farmer's heart-/
This apple falls quite near his father's tree

- Beru ~ Ian Doescher,
954:Climbing trees is still one of my favorite things to do. A tree and a good book and I'm happy. ~ Emayatzy E Corinealdi,
955:Enlightenment comes when you understand the language of heart - the language of tree, birds and the nature. ~ Amit Ray,
956:I'd like to divide myself in order to see, among these mountains, each and every flower of every cherry tree. ~ Saigyo,
957:In other words, he was the tree in the forest that silently fell--when no one was around to be crushed. ~ Kresley Cole,
958:It was like a tree had sprung up between them, a tree that was just too thick to throw their arms around. ~ Wiley Cash,
959:Like leaves in an autumn from hell, I saw the people I loved fall off the tree of life one by one. ~ Zohreh Ghahremani,
960:Most fruits, if left alone on a tree, eventually do ripen, especially if they're not being yelled at. ~ Firoozeh Dumas,
961:Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. ~ Gautama Buddha,
962:The fruit of my tree of knowledge is plucked, and it is this: “Adventures are to the adventurous.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
963:What is a tiny insignificant seed that, when Spring arrives, It should not be annihilated for a tree to arrive. ~ Rumi,
964:You can grow like a tall tree, when you enjoy the sun, wind, rain, storms and the stars in the dark nights. ~ Amit Ray,
965:A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. PROVERBS 11:28 ~ Rick Warren,
966:A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots. ~ Marcus Garvey,
967:A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with a huge noise. Destruction has noise but creation is quiet ~ Elin Peer,
968:Do you want me man or woman? she/he asked, as if one could scale one’s way back up our phylogenetic tree. ~ Andr Aciman,
969:Girls, do not scrub and cook and scour until you have no time left to plant a tree, or vine or flower. ~ Jane Swisshelm,
970:Hang there like a fruit, my soul, Till the tree die!

-Posthumus Leonatus
Act V, Scene V ~ William Shakespeare,
971:I asked God to help me understand the story of the forest and what it means to be a tree in that story. ~ Donald Miller,
972:If I were a tree I would be the tree you're seeing
with its open crown, which will keep on growing. ~ Silvina Ocampo,
973:I prayed to trees. This was easier than praying directly to God. There was nearly always a tree nearby. ~ Sharon Creech,
974:It is also to be noticed, that   the old man is distinguished by his works, as a tree is by its fruits.   ~ John Calvin,
975:I will not feed him to a tree, as is done in the Unseelie Court with unruly children,” Mark promised. ~ Cassandra Clare,
976:Mickey Cray had been out of work ever since a dead iguana fell from a palm tree and hit him on the head. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
977:Non-co-operation and civil disobedience are but different branches of the same tree called satyagraha. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
978:November, I'll give thanks that you belong to me. December, you're the present beneath my Christmas tree. ~ Neil Sedaka,
979:Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
980:Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world! ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
981:The more there is, the less I want. The more man flies to the moon, the more I want to look at a tree. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
982:The old woman was the kind who would not cut down a large old tree because it was a large old tree. ~ Flannery O Connor,
983:under my tree-roof
slanting lines of april rain
separate to drops

~ Matsuo Basho, under my tree-roof
984:We are all the leaves of one tree.We are all the waves of one sea. ~ Thich Nhat HanhQt/Via @ramblingsloa @thichnhathanh,
985:What the hell did he want a little sister for? What was I supposed to do? Pull one off a tree for him? ~ Mariana Zapata,
986:You look like a boy who has eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge and doesn't like the taste. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
987:Again and again his tongue returns to that space between his front teeth. I’ll look at this tree instead. ~ Jandy Nelson,
988:A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind. Thus by nature's own decree, the soft and gentle are triumphant. ~ Laozi,
989:I cut my bow from the wood of this tree of evil. Of this tree of good, I want a kiss from your lips. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
990:If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall!” —T. Harv Eker ~ T Harv Eker,
991:Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people. ~ Malcolm X,
992:PSA52.8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. ~ Anonymous,
993:Sad wriggling wasp, you have beshit more worms Than there is grass on ground or leaf on linden tree.] The ~ Melissa Mohr,
994:She’s like the star on top of the Christmas tree— that final glittering touch that brings it all together. ~ Carian Cole,
995:The enemy of a tree is not only the enemy of humanity, but also the enemy of all the living beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
996:The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
997:The sight of a palm tree silhouetted against the sky made even his life feel like a movie ~ Alexandria Marzano Lesnevich,
998:They were trying to run, trying to hide. But the rock would not hide them; the dead tree gave no shelter. ~ Stephen King,
999:Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung upon a tree so easy it ain’t even funny. ~ John Steinbeck,
1000:Do you think, said Will, gazing over the wall at the oak tree, do you think you can die of happiness? ~ Michelle Magorian,
1001:Every tree and grass were a-dancing in the meadow, but in the eye of the vulgar was bound and at rest.- ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
1002:He doesn't have a soul?" she shrieked, horrified.
"That explains why he's such a dick," Tree muttered. ~ Rebekkah Ford,
1003:Humans are dynamic tree. Trees have a crown on top and they stand upright. Trees are just other half of human. ~ Amit Ray,
1004:If you think the country is quiet, you've never lived in it. Tree frogs alone make you wish for earplugs. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1005:If you think the country is quiet, you’ve never lived in it. Tree frogs alone make you wish for earplugs. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1006:Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery. ~ Andrea Gibson,
1007:For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls. ~ Rajiv Gandhi,
1008:For some, it was easier to take the leap from the leafless tree and dance on nothing until dancing was done. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1009:He found at the foot of a large walnut-tree a fountain of clear and running water. He dismounted, fastened his ~ Anonymous,
1010:His legs crumpled and he fell all at once like a tree in a forest, his princess right there to catch him. ~ Soman Chainani,
1011:In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1012:I rode a horse into a tree. I did. But I'm okay. Horses are naturally meant to avoid trees. This one didn't. ~ Eoin Macken,
1013:It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. ~ Aim C saire,
1014:It pissed Julia off that her mom still had this hold on her even after that whole meltdown at the tree house. ~ Adi Alsaid,
1015:Our tree became the talking tree of the fairy tale; legends and stories nestled like birds in its branches. ~ Willa Cather,
1016:People are like trees in a forest; no botanist would think of studying each individual birch-tree.' Katya, ~ Anton Chekhov,
1017:Thoughts are roots; Words are leaves; Actions are fruits! Every success tree has all working normally! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1018:time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough ~ E E Cummings,
1019:Tree is a soldier, forest is an army! And let us wish that all the battles against this army is lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1020:Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponent will do it for you. ~ Mark Twain,
1021:All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn't matter what you call Him just as long as you call. ~ George Harrison,
1022:Don't pretend like you know me 'cause you shook some neighborhood tree and got a li'l rotten fruit. ~ Lauren Francis Sharma,
1023:Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1024:I feel like a tree exposed to the elements, my roots clinging to the soil, my branches flirting with heaven. ~ Leylah Attar,
1025:If Sam were a tree, you know what kind of tree he’d be?”
“What kind?”
“A pine. Because of all the pining. ~ T J Klune,
1026:If you spend your life over analysing every encounter you will always see the tree, but never the forest. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1027:I know who opens the door to the jasmine tree
as it makes our dreams blossom for the evening's guests. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
1028:I mean 'One Tree Hill' had some rabid fans - you'd be surprised - they're almost in a class of their own. ~ Joe Manganiello,
1029:In the eyes of a seer, every leaf of a tree is a page of the Holy Book and contains divine revelation. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1030:It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. ~ Aime Cesaire,
1031:Never climb a tree in a long dress," Kate panted, coming up behind me.

"I'll remember that," I said. ~ Kenneth Oppel,
1032:Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir tree. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1033:Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1034:The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey. ~ William Blake,
1035:The reason there are so many tree-lined boulevards in Paris is so the German army can march in the shade. ~ George S Patton,
1036:To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1037:Tree is a soldier, forest is an army! And let us wish that all the battles against this army are lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1038:Water and stone
Flesh and bone
Night and morn
Rose and thorn
Tree and wind
Heart and mind ~ Juliet Marillier,
1039:When I was a child, I was living in the housing projects of Philadelphia. I didn't even have a Christmas tree. ~ Bill Cosby,
1040:Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, And I'll protect it now. ~ George Pope Morris,
1041:You cannot tear up ancient rootages and safely plant the tree of liberty in soil that is not native to it. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
1042:You really can't take a cat and turn it into a dog, or try and get lemons off an apple tree, or what have you. ~ Diane Lane,
1043:Actually it was the mark of the stupid, which is what you get for sitting under a tree during a thunderstorm. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
1044:climb him like a damn tree, wrap my legs around his neck, and introduce him to the original southern comfort. ~ Jordan Marie,
1045:Come to the sunset tree! The day is past and gone; The woodman's axe lies free, And the reaper's work is done. ~ John Milton,
1046:Como se reparten el sol en el naranjo las naranjas? How do the oranges divide up sunlight in the orange tree? ~ Pablo Neruda,
1047:I can't be talking to a tree. If I was talking to a tree I'd be mad, and I'm not mad, so trees can't talk. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1048:I lean back against a roadside tree. A tree. Another fucking tree. They’re everywhere, these soaring reminders. ~ Val Emmich,
1049:I'm the well-trained fruit tree. Full of well-trained feelings and abilities and all of them grafted onto me ~ Frank Herbert,
1050:Lord Fellmotte was not a man. He was an ancient committee. A parliament of deathly rooks in a dying tree. ~ Frances Hardinge,
1051:One cannot in the nature of things expect a little tree that has been turned into a club to put forth leaves. ~ Martin Buber,
1052:She couldn't see the tree, but she knew it was there. That always gave her a small measure of comfort. ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
1053:Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago ~ Tom Baker,
1054:Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit. ~ Tunku Abdul Rahman,
1055:Their trade was not life, but death. They have eaten the fruit of the tree they grew for others to eat. ~ Louis de Berni res,
1056:The lizard that jumped from a high Iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no-one else did. ~ Chinua Achebe,
1057:The tree of research must be fed from time to time with the blood of bean-counters, for it is its natural manure. ~ Alan Kay,
1058:A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree. PROVERBS 11:28 (MSG) ~ Rick Warren,
1059:A tree without roots will fall over, whereas a tree with roots eventually becomes part of a forest. ~ Margrethe II of Denmark,
1060:By yielding results as it goes, the walker does not require its clients to wait for an entire tree to be scanned. ~ Mark Lutz,
1061:Chestnuts in stuffing tastes like someone chewed up a tree branch and then French-kissed it into your mouth. ~ Daniel Handler,
1062:For an apple you can’t reach up and pick, you have to climb that tree; the tree won’t bend down for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1063:I need you to do something. It's dangerous."
"Yeah, because I am feeling really safe behind my tiny tree. ~ Shandy L Kurth,
1064:Old reference books are like tree rings. Without them, there'd be no way to know what a tree had lived through. ~ Jill Lepore,
1065:The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1066:The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her, the sky asks nothing and leaves it free. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
1067:The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. ~ William Blake,
1068:We are separated from God on two sides; the Fall separates us from Him, the Tree of Life separates Him from us. ~ Franz Kafka,
1069:We're all born nameless, aren't we? And the name we end up with has only peripherally to do with our family tree. ~ Emma Bull,
1070:Won't you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree.

~ Matsuo Basho, wont you come and see
1071:A girl is like a tree? Yeah, and a guy is about as smart as a piece of dead wood infested with termites ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
1072:Breathe in. She didn’t give a fig what other people thought! Breathe out. Rubbish. She gave a whole fig tree. ~ Liane Moriarty,
1073:Courage, not cleverness; not even inspiration, is the grain of mustard that grows up to be a great tree. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
1074:Every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. ~ Alan Watts,
1075:Go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun. ~ Brom,
1076:I grew up on a farm - it was a lovely life; we'd make tree houses all day - and my parents worked from home. ~ Joanne Froggatt,
1077:I'm tolerant of all religions... I don't care if someone wants to go out there and worship the bark on a tree. ~ Jesse Ventura,
1078:The Boy with Nails in His Eyes put up his aluminum tree. It looked pretty strange because he couldn't really see. ~ Tim Burton,
1079:...the hair...that frizzy nest which grew outwards, horizontal like a wind-blown tree in an Italianate painting. ~ Peter Carey,
1080:The purpose of that apple tree is to grow a little new wood each year. That is what I plan to do. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1081:There is no place on earth or on the universe that a tree cannot turn a place into a more beautiful site! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1082:The town does not exist
except where one black-haired tree slips
up like a drowned woman into the hot sky. ~ Anne Sexton,
1083:This education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. ~ Alexander Pope, Moral Essays (1731-35).,
1084:You have been away from the tree for too long. You are a root, beloved. You must drink, or you will wither. ~ Samantha Shannon,
1085:8But I am like a green olive tree    in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God    forever and ever. ~ Anonymous,
1086:All religions were, at bottom, one, though they differed in detail and outward form like the leaves on a tree. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1087:As each tree falls so does the earth's ability to heal itself and to adapt to the effects of our changing climate ~ Hilary Benn,
1088:As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ~ Woody Allen,
1089:As was the custom in such cases, the pear tree was charged with murder and sentenced to be uprooted and burned. ~ Robert Graves,
1090:He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit. ~ Walter Scott,
1091:He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1092:I am climbing to the top Of the tallest darkest tree I need to know Where heaven stops What lies Beyond the dream ~ Traci Lords,
1093:I bought a Christmas tree for twenty dollars. When I came home the next day, my wife was wearing it in her hair. ~ Milton Berle,
1094:I don’t see how anything like that can keep a coon in a tree,” I said. “It’ll keep him there all right,” Grandpa ~ Wilson Rawls,
1095:I heard giggles as I crossed the room, and someone chanting, “Jacob and Emma, sittin’ in a tree … y-m-b-r-y-n-e! ~ Ransom Riggs,
1096:In honor of Al Gore, green tea, not Tea Party, but Al Gore green tea. And by the way, it's tree hugger-approved. ~ Eric Bolling,
1097:It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. ~ Philip Sidney,
1098:It's in the democratic citizen's nature to be like a leaf that doesn't believe in the tree it's part of. ~ David Foster Wallace,
1099:Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. ~ Bruce Lee,
1100:Okay, it was the Tree of Knowledge. "You eat this apple; you're going to be as smart as God." We can't have that. ~ Frank Zappa,
1101:The Japanese believe building a great organization is like growing a tree; it takes twenty-five to fifty years. ~ Peter M Senge,
1102:There are angels on the tree?”
“Ah, because we all pray there are really angels watching over us, don’t we? ~ Heather Graham,
1103:We're merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1104:When I fall from the tree, every future climbing move explodes apart in my mind, a deck of cards thrown in the air. ~ Ned Hayes,
1105:Absurd, irreducible; nothing--not even a profound and secret delirium of nature--could explain [a tree root]. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1106:A forest of all manner of trees is poor, if not disagreeable, in effect; a mass of one species of tree is sublime. ~ John Ruskin,
1107:As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family. ~ Chanakya,
1108:Astrology is a sickness, not a science ... It is a tree under the shade of which all sorts of superstitions thrive. ~ Maimonides,
1109:Do not adjust your sandals while passing through a melon-field, nor yet arrange your hat beneath an orange-tree. ~ Ernest Bramah,
1110:drove a ’61 Ford station wagon: six in a row for more go and three on the tree (if you don’t know, ask your dad). ~ Stephen King,
1111:Each tree Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th' eye Tempting, stirr'd in me sudden appetite To pluck and eat. ~ John Milton,
1112:Every bird needs a tree; every ship needs a harbour! Blessed are those who have a place to rest when tired! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1113:every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. ~ Alan W Watts,
1114:Everything is important. To the smallest insect, even the mouldering tree, the deepest stone in the drift. ~ Marlene van Niekerk,
1115:He explained that the leaf had fallen over and over from that same tree so I would stop trying to understand. ~ Carlos Castaneda,
1116:He was rather like a Christmas tree whose lights, wired in series, must all go out if even one bulb is defective. ~ J D Salinger,
1117:I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever. Psalm 52:8 ~ Beth Moore,
1118:I feel safer when you're here. You're so big and sturdy, like a beautiful tree I can lean on and not knock over. ~ Karen Cushman,
1119:If this is how you feel about a desert, I can't wait until you see your first real tree. Your mind will explode. ~ Marissa Meyer,
1120:It does not do to let the senses fall asleep, whether in the shade of the sacred tree or in the shadow of an army. ~ Victor Hugo,
1121:The fruits of the tree of Knowledge are various; he must be strong indeed who can digest all of them. ~ Mary Elizabeth Coleridge,
1122:[T]he stars were laid out like worlds or like ideas, uncountable as the trees in a forest or the leaves on a tree. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1123:Trees have feelings too, and no one ever says 'hi' to them. Next time you're outside and see a tree, say 'hello'. ~ Daniel Johns,
1124:When asked what he would do if he knew the world would end tomorrow, Martin Luther said, "I would plant a tree." ~ Martin Luther,
1125:You’re all so busy tending to your own personal tree that you don’t look around to see that the forest is on fire. ~ John Scalzi,
1126:You were my tempest, my thunder cloud, my tree in the downpour. I loved all of those things, and I loved you. ~ Penelope Douglas,
1127:Anytime you feel love for anything, be it stone, tree, lover, or child, you are touched by the Goddess's magick... ~ Cate Tiernan,
1128:As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ~ Woody Allen,
1129:A tree, freshly rooted, may be pulled up by one man on his own. Give it time, and it will not be moved, even with a crane ~ Saadi,
1130:Be a helpful friend,
and you will become a green tree
with always new fruit,
always deeper journeys into love. ~ Rumi,
1131:Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, there is one religion but any number of faiths. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1132:Every civilization is a fruit from the sturdy tree of barbarism, and falls at the greatest distance from its trunk. ~ Will Durant,
1133:Every tree and plant in the medouw seemed to be dancing, those with average eyes would see as fixed and still. ~ Rumiko Takahashi,
1134:Hard to find anything lovelier than a tree. They grow at right angles to a tangent of the nominal sphere of the Earth. ~ Bill Nye,
1135:Her feelings had come like a flower on a tree. A bud, gently forming - and just like that, an undying blossom. ~ Samantha Shannon,
1136:He strode toward the bathroom door, but Vera launched herself at him like a flying squirrel coasting to another tree. ~ T S Joyce,
1137:Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts. ~ Ezra Pound,
1138:I walked right into a girl, broadsided her, felled her like a tree. I saw, to my horror, that it was Jennifer Lopez. ~ David Wong,
1139:Prune the ill branches so that a tree grows.
Prune the dilapidated buildings so that a city flourishes. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
1140:She turned into a tree. It was a Mystery. It must have been. Nothing else made sense, because I didn't understand it. ~ Jo Walton,
1141:Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. ~ Lord Byron,
1142:The minute you understand racism, you're responsible for being racist. It's like eating from the tree of knowledge. ~ Lynda Barry,
1143:The Rain
Rain on the green grass,
And rain on the tree,
And rain on the house top,
But not on me!
~ Anonymous,
1144:The world is a dangerous place, full of people who don’t trust each other. This is why I am staying up in this tree. ~ Kelly Link,
1145:The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1146:The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1147:Why is a Christmas tree better than a man? Because it stays up, has cute balls, and looks good with the lights on! ~ Emily Giffin,
1148:As I recall, this word's use means somewhere there is a tree that is now a - a two-legger.

-Numair Salmalin ~ Tamora Pierce,
1149:Do you believe only because I told you I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this. John 1:50 ~ Beth Moore,
1150:Funny how words that are supposed to make people happy kind of make you want to punch a tree like Chuck Norris. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
1151:He might as well have told she'd fallen out of the ugly tree and hit her face a few extra times on the way down. ~ Jessica R Patch,
1152:Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky. ~ Carl Sagan,
1153:If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ~ Michael Crichton,
1154:I pictured Phillip in the tree. How his arm stayed stretched out, his hand empty, long after my dad pulled me away. ~ Jillian Dodd,
1155:Like a tree that grows stronger with more branches and roots, you need to find more and more ways to be inspired. ~ Yiannis Kouros,
1156:"Make your plate look like a Christmas tree," I tell people, "mostly green with splashes of other bright colors." ~ Victoria Moran,
1157:Only when a tree is small can you notice its growth. When it is bigger, it continues to grow, but imperceptibly. ~ Perumal Murugan,
1158:Only when the sap is dried up, only when age comes on, does the sun shine in vain for man and for the tree. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
1159:Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott. ~ Bal Gangadhar Tilak,
1160:Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. ~ Lord Byron,
1161:The Mandrake is the "Tree of Knowledge" and the burning love ignited by its pleasure is the origin of the human race ~ Hugo Rahner,
1162:The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. —THOMAS JEFFERSON ~ Michelle Moran,
1163:The word code comes from the Latin caudex, the wooden pith of a tree on which scribes carved their writing. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
1164:To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. ~ Peter Drucker,
1165:Verily, God hath eighteen thousand worlds; and verily, your world is one of them, and this its bright axle-tree. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1166:We'll shake, we'll shake the tree of dreams,
That solitary tree of dreams
In the centre of the verdant field. ~ Sh saku End,
1167:But they knew, both of them, that something strange and wonderful had happened at Number Seventeen, Cherry-Tree Lane. ~ P L Travers,
1168:Fault isn’t the issue. A tree doesn’t make a thunderstorm, but any fool knows where lightning’s going to strike. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1169:For me, admitting that I won’t decorate a tree for Christmas is giving up, and I’ve never been good at letting go. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1170:If they cut us, we'll grow again. We are like the tree. If they bury us, we'll germinate. We are like the seed. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1171:If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ~ Michael Crichton,
1172:I have not eaten enough of the tree of knowledge, though in my profession I am obligated to feed on it regularly. ~ Albert Einstein,
1173:In between your failure-tree
And your triumph-tree,
The tree that is growing
Is known as your patience-tree. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1174:It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat on the axle tree of the chariot wheel and said, what dust do I raise! ~ Francis Bacon,
1175:Now there are many Shaftoes—mostly in Tennessee—but the Shaftoe family tree still fits on a cross-stitch sampler. ~ Neal Stephenson,
1176:On the tree, Future, we build our nest; and in our solitude eagles shall bring us nourishment in their beaks! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1177:Silly. Moon for you?” “No, the moon is for everyone,” I said. “Tree is for everyone.” Pixies, the first communists. ~ Gene Doucette,
1178:The miracle of a single tree in the middle of nowhere originates from its own power, its own belief in itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1179:The superfluous blossoms on a fruit tree are meant to symbolize the large way God loves to do pleasant things. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1180:We’ve learned a little about a few of them, in isolation. But nothing is less isolated or more social than a tree. ~ Richard Powers,
1181:A tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me!... Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1182:Bible says the tree is known by his fruit. We can also say that the great man is known by his undreamed dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1183:Bid me despair, and I'll despair,Under that cypress tree;Or bid me die, and I will dareE'en Death, to die for thee. ~ Robert Herrick,
1184:But Ahab's glance was averted; like a blighted fruit tree he shook, and cast his last, cindered apple to the soil. ~ Herman Melville,
1185:During a mass extinction, vast swathes of the tree are cut short, as if attacked by crazed, axe-wielding madmen. ~ Elizabeth Kolbert,
1186:Fang (sarcasticaly): Go pick out a tree and I'll carve our initials in it. Max: (screams and goes in the bathroom) ~ James Patterson,
1187:Here every bird and fish knew its course. Every tree had its own place upon this earth. Only man had lost his way. ~ Margaret Craven,
1188:He was part of the infinite. The tree and the rock and the water. The rising of the sun and the running of the deer. ~ Kate Atkinson,
1189:He wondered why a tree grew so close to the same water that would make it fall. Maybe trees were as greedy as people. ~ Chris Offutt,
1190:I made wine from the lilac tree/Put my heart in its recipe/It makes me see what I want to see/And be what I want to be ~ Nina Simone,
1191:I need to live like that crooked tree--...
that knelt down in the hardest winds
but could not be blasted away. ~ Edward Hirsch,
1192:It may be an olive branch that was still attached to a tree. A twisted tree which rotted from the inside out. ~ Tamara Rose Blodgett,
1193:Learning is to a man as the leaves and branches are to a tree, and it can be said that he should not be without it. ~ Takeda Shingen,
1194:People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom. ~ Peter Ustinov,
1195:the more the tree goes up in the air, the more it goes down into the earth. Remember humility in greatness. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1196:There are many other tree museums in the world – including the fine United States National Arboretum in Washington, DC ~ Bill Bryson,
1197:The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots . . . —Thomas Jefferson, 1787 ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1198:To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. ~ Peter F Drucker,
1199:which left Harry free to sit down on the grass between the beech and the bushes and watch the foursome under the tree. ~ J K Rowling,
1200:After one of my falls, Bednarski pointed out to me a tarantula the size of my fist sitting on the next tree over. ~ Elizabeth Kolbert,
1201:A man who sits under a tree and dreams makes more journey than a man who goes around the world without dreaming! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1202:Estimated height in feet of a memorial tree planted for George Harrison that died in July after an attack by beetles : 15 ~ Anonymous,
1203:Freedom may be mankind’s natural state, but so is sitting in a tree eating your dinner while it is still wriggling. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1204:Just as you won’t enjoy the fruits of the tree you dislike, so you won’t even wait to learn from people you hate. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1205:Ripe summer's sweetness dripped
in pearls from every tree
and into my opened heart
a little drop ran down. ~ Edith S dergran,
1206:Spending one dollar to buy seeds for a favorite tree or two would make your home, neighborhood, and world a better place. ~ Anonymous,
1207:The first narcotics bust in history is Jehovah busting Adam and Eve for eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. ~ Timothy Leary,
1208:The main part of the tree is the root, and the root is always beneath the ground. It never is brought out into the light. ~ Malcolm X,
1209:The tree laden with fruits is always a bit bent. Not because of any burden but because it has something to offer. Humility ~ Om Swami,
1210:You may not plant millions of trees but if you can take care one single tree with love and care, that will make you great. ~ Amit Ray,
1211:An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1212:A soft answer turns away wrath and a gentle tongue is the tree of life, but a snarky Twitter Bible only leads to trouble. ~ Jana Riess,
1213:As soon as your brain starts telling you that you can't have a tree that is blue then you stop being able to paint trees. ~ Semir Zeki,
1214:Dictatorship is like a giant beech-tree - very magnificent to look at in its prime, but nothing grows underneath it. ~ Stanley Baldwin,
1215:From the colour the nature And by the nature the sign! Beatific spirits welding together As in one ash-tree in Ygdrasail. ~ Ezra Pound,
1216:I passed a group of theater students or hippies (sometimes it’s hard to tell) sitting in a circle under an oak tree. ~ Ellie Alexander,
1217:I planted a seed of hatred in my heart. I swore it would grow to be a massive tree whose roots would strangle them all. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
1218:Kindness bridges many differences too, and so does a love of One Tree Hill or Lost or beautiful books or terrible movies. ~ Roxane Gay,
1219:No normal sheet of paper could possibly trace their family tree, which in any case was more like a mangrove thicket. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1220:Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
1221:On 4 January 1875 he filed his first Times despatch, with the dateline: ‘Under the Old Tree of Aryah, Tropical Africa’. ~ Max Hastings,
1222:Patch backed me into a tree and kissed me, hard. I regained my breath. "Boys take not everywhere: That was a kiss. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1223:... photographs are so loaded with information. They're remarkable. As I said, you get both the tree and the forest. ~ Lee Friedlander,
1224:She was gone, and all that was left was the space where you'd grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. ~ Nicole Krauss,
1225:Sure, I can make a boat,” he said, and then added, quoting the poet Joyce Kilmer, “‘But only God can make a tree. ~ Daniel James Brown,
1226:The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death. The same sense of culmination. ~ John Berger,
1227:the taste of warm rain; the smell of a baby; the din of a swollen river, rushing past her tree and onward to infinity. ~ David Sedaris,
1228:The tree of life is growing where the spirit never dies, and the bright light of salvation shines in dark and empty skies. ~ Bob Dylan,
1229:A person who loves and kisses a tree is a normal person; a person who hates and cuts a tree is an abnormal person. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1230:A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. ~ Georges Rouault,
1231:Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1232:Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1233:For freemen like brothers agree; With one spirit endured, they one friendship pursued, And their temple was Liberty Tree ~ Thomas Paine,
1234:I remembered what Thoreau had written in his journal about thinking nothing of walking eight miles to greet a tree. ~ Robert Macfarlane,
1235:I think The Sunset Tree is really the album on which I really learned to trust other musicians, which is so important. ~ John Darnielle,
1236:It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
1237:I was a pebble. I was a leaf. I was the jagged branch of a tree. I was nothing to them and they were everything to me. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1238:Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye 're sleeping. ~ Walter Scott,
1239:Paco had a way with plants.....Sara believed that whenever he walked under a tree it
grew a new branch to shade him. ~ Harriet Doerr,
1240:Part of me wants to turn him into hamburger and part of me doesn't want to beat up somebody who's taped to a tree. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
1241:Preoccupied with a single leaf, you won't see the tree.
Preoccupied with a single tree, you'll miss the entire forest. ~ Takuan Soho,
1242:Shafts of delicious sunlight struck down onto the forest floor and overhead you could see a blue sky between the tree tops. ~ C S Lewis,
1243:The Boy with Nails in His Eyes
put up his aluminum tree.
It looked pretty strange
because he couldn't really see. ~ Tim Burton,
1244:The leaf of every tree brings a message from the unseen world. Look, every falling leaf is a blessing. ~ Jalaluddin RumiWelcome Spring!,
1245:They came across more ragged men resting in the shade of an oak tree. These soldiers all wore blue uniforms. Again, ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
1246:To get fruits from the tree branches, shake them with hands; to get fruits from men, shake them with clever ideas! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1247:Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1248:You children, you forget that no matter how high the okra tree grows, it's never mightier than the hand that planted it. ~ Chika Unigwe,
1249:You spend so much time barking up the civil-rights tree, you don't even know there's a human-rights tree on the same floor. ~ Malcolm X,
1250:A suffering world cries for mercy, as far as the eye can see. Lawyers around every bend in the road, lawyers in every tree. ~ Tom Paxton,
1251:But Gro smiled a sad smile and said, "Why should we by words of ill omen strike yet another blow where the tree tottereth? ~ E R Eddison,
1252:Emily And her love to be Carved in a heart On a berry tree But it's only a little farewell lovespell Time to design a woman ~ Laura Nyro,
1253:Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1254:Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”  ~ Sorita d Este Proverbs 13:12, C3rd BCE ~ Sorita d Este,
1255:In historical events we see more plainly than ever the law that forbids us to taste of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1256:I was a pebble. I was a leave. I was the jagged branch of a tree. I was nothing to them and they were everything to me. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1257:Once the seed of bhakti is sown, the effect is inevitable: it will gradually grow into a tree with flowers and fruits. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1258:Treat this world as I do, like a wayfarer; like a horseman who stops in the shade of a tree for a time, and then moves on. ~ Idries Shah,
1259:Under the greenwood tree, who something something me", tum-te-tum the weather,' Tom remarked. 'Shocking memory for poetry. ~ Jude Morgan,
1260:Wall of lies?’ Proust muttered. ‘Is that the one that borders the orchard of obsession that contains the tree of lunacy? ~ Sophie Hannah,
1261:Well, that was fun," She said stiffly , glaring at Jax."Next time why don't you hike your leg on me like I'm a friggin tree? ~ J D Tyler,
1262:We took off for the tree line, leaving the wounded soldiers to wonder how they'd been beaten by four misfits and a horse. ~ Rachel Sharp,
1263:What did the last Easter Islander say as he chopped down the last tree? The Easter Islanders didnt have anthropologists. ~ Jared Diamond,
1264:When most people see a tree, they don't see a tree at all. They see an idea that they have developed of what a tree is. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1265:Wood always remembers it was once a living tree, alive and breathing in both kingdoms, the one above and the one below. ~ Cornelia Funke,
1266:Yes, there is always a great and terrible crashing when any tree falls, for no tree falls that does not fall within my soul. ~ Tom Cowan,
1267:You know," I said to Michael, "my girlfriend took him down with a broken tree branch." "Too bad she isn't here," he said. ~ Rachel Caine,
1268:A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. ~ Anonymous,
1269:All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. ~ Chief Seattle,
1270:Big branches in the decision tree require extra caution. These are the forks in the road that leave us with no way back. ~ Garry Kasparov,
1271:Desire may be compared to a minute seed. It is like a big banyan tree growing out of a seed, which is no bigger than a dot. ~ Sarada Devi,
1272:For  r no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44for  s each tree is known by its own fruit. ~ Anonymous,
1273:I learned that every tree fights for sunlight in the canopy, but this happens so slowly that the combat looks like peace. ~ J M McDermott,
1274:I'm Liam of Erinthia. I'm here to rescue you ... And You are not Cinderella. You are a tree branch wrapped in a sheet ~ Christopher Healy,
1275:It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood. I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That’s how come I know trees fear man. ~ Alice Walker,
1276:Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1277:My dad passed away...and suddenly I found myself at the top of the tree and looking at the sky instead of at my mom and dad. ~ Neil Young,
1278:My hands resemble some ancient tree: the roots that bind up the earth, the rock and the ceaselessly nibbling wordms. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
1279:Our mother Eve, who tasted of the tree, Giving to Adam what she held most dear, Was simply good, and had no power to see. ~ Emilia Lanier,
1280:Patch backed me into a tree and kissed me, hard.
I regained my breath. "Boys take not everywhere: That was a kiss. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1281:Stay close,my heart,to the one who knows your ways.Come into the shade of the tree that always has fresh flowers ~ Rumi ~,
1282:That’s because a Christmas tree doesn’t have to be perfect.”
“No, it doesn’t.” Angela smiled.
Neither did people ~ Karen Kingsbury,
1283:(The biggest organism on earth is not a whale or a tree but a mushroom—a honey fungus in Oregon that is 2.4 miles wide.) ~ Michael Pollan,
1284:The family is like the forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see that each tree has its own position. ~ Yaa Gyasi,
1285:the male species has performed abysmally on this side of the Tree, no amount of grade inflation can alter that conclusion, ~ Stephen King,
1286:They had buried him under our elm tree, they said -- yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart. ~ Willie Morris,
1287:We're hiding in a tree with people chasing us. Do you really think this is an appropriate time to make suggestive comments? ~ Elisa Nader,
1288:You found your family tree, Rowdy, and the branches are stronger and sturdier than most people with blood relatives have. ~ Jay Crownover,
1289:A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods. ~ Robert Henri,
1290:Grandmother had wanted the peepul tree cut down, but Grandfather had said, ‘Let it be. We can always build another outhouse. ~ Ruskin Bond,
1291:I'm Jewish and my wife isn't so right now we're literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it. ~ Max Greenfield,
1292:Our age is bent on trying to make the barren tree of skepticism fruitful by tying the fruits of truth on its branches. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
1293:People don't remember each tree in a park but all of us benefit from the trees. And in a way, artists are like trees in a park. ~ Yoko Ono,
1294:So glistered the dire Snake , and into fraud Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the Tree Of Prohibition, root of all our woe. ~ John Milton,
1295:Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
   ~ Lord Byron, [T5],
1296:Step outside for a while - calm your mind. It is better to hug a tree than to bang your head against a wall continually ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1297:The Rain
Rain on the green grass,
And rain on the tree,
And rain on the house top,
But not on me!
~ Anonymous Americas,
1298:The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way ~ Anonymous,
1299:Well? Is it true? Did she?"
"Did she what?"
"You know. Fall outta the crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down? ~ Kami Garcia,
1300:What a friend we have in a tree, the tree is the symbol of hope, self improvement and what people can do for themselves. ~ Wangari Maathai,
1301:A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. ~ Laozi,
1302:But a description of a tree is not a tree, and a thousand paper kisses will never equal the feel of Olly's lips against mine. ~ Nicola Yoon,
1303:But a description of a tree is not a tree, and a thousand paper kisses will never equal the feel of Olly’s lips against mine. ~ Nicola Yoon,
1304:Each of us has a family tree full of stories inside of us, Dirk thought. Each of us has a story blossoming out of us. ~ Francesca Lia Block,
1305:Field after field after field, and not an inch of space wasted on something as decorative and meaningless as a tree. “You’ve ~ Ann Patchett,
1306:Her concept of paradise was something more immediate: a book and a blanket beneath a tree, where she might read in peace. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1307:I swear, sometimes talking to you is like trying to converse with a tree. A very big, very solid, very male tree. ~ Julie Ann Walker,
1308:It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how I come to know trees fear man. ~ Alice Walker,
1309:It is people's movement that consoles us. If the leaves of a tree did not move, how sad would be the tree - and so should we. ~ Edgar Degas,
1310:It was only when you left it alone that a tree might treat you as a friend. After the blade bit in, you had yourself a war. ~ Denis Johnson,
1311:know the flow of the grain. The pattern of wyrd represented by this tree is visible in the grain and you must work within it. ~ Brian Bates,
1312:My Wife bought me my first Kindle (3G Keyboard) for Christmas in 2010 and I've rarely bought or read a dead tree edition since. ~ Anonymous,
1313:She'll kill me if she finds you in here. Can you climb trees? Tell me you can climb a tree!" Patch grinned, "I can fly. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1314:Simon tried this, realized it was futile, and grabbed the tree in a hug so intimate, he wondered if they were now dating. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1315:There was never a place he walked that was not the better for his having passed. For every tree he cut down he planted two. ~ Louis L Amour,
1316:The stark gray sky and bare tree limbs feel more suited to her than the uncomplicated promise of sunny spring days. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1317:The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrant. It is its natural manure. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1318:This world is a bitter tree, it has only two sweet nectar like fruits - one is soft voice and the other is company of gentlemen. ~ Chanakya,
1319:Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking. ~ Wangari Maathai,
1320:What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1321:what were you hoping to find?" he snapped "A little tree house with a sign reading serial killers hangout, please come in?. ~ Shiloh Walker,
1322:...when all the time it was that grand tree, taking up half the garden with its roots and not allowing anything else to grow. ~ Zadie Smith,
1323:When I have plucked the rose, I cannot give it vital growth again, It needs must wither. I'll smell it on the tree. ~ William Shakespeare,
1324:When you look at a tree, se it for its leafs, its branches, its trunk and the roots, then and only then will you see the tree ~ Takuan Soho,
1325:You can’t reach good ends through evil means, because the means represent the seed and the end represents the tree. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1326:Your chances of getting hit by lighting go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky, and say "Storms suck!! ~ Johnny Carson,
1327:A book is like a single tree in a forest, in that it exists in conjunction with and because of a great many others around it. ~ David Suzuki,
1328:An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1329:A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
1330:Attempting to defeat the enemy by wrestling with people could be likened to trying to destroy a tree by picking all its fruit. ~ Lisa Bevere,
1331:if a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it, perhaps the tree wanted to fall simply to fall, and not to show itself falling. ~ Jomny Sun,
1332:If you believe in the soul, do not clutch at sensual sweetness before it is ripe on the slow tree of cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1333:It all happened," Lipton summed up, "because Shifty saw a tree almost a mile away that hadn't been there the day before. ~ Stephen E Ambrose,
1334:Never did tree or grass wave or rustle so ominously. Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling ~ Bram Stoker,
1335:Proverbs 27:18-20 18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured. ~ Anonymous,
1336:Religion is one tree with many branches. As branches, you may say, religions are many, but as a tree, religion is only one. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1337:She should be on a hill somewhere, under a fruit tree, with the sun and clouds above her and the rain to wash her clean. ~ George R R Martin,
1338:Teacher: "Amy, what do you call the outside of a tree?" Student: "No idea, Miss Smith." Teacher: "Bark, Amy." Amy: "Arf! Arf! Arf! ~ Various,
1339:The only acceptable imperialism is the Imperialism of the Forest! Let the whole world are invaded by the tree-soldiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan, abuse the intellect for reasons of pride, vanity, or escape from responsibility, is the fruit of that same tree. ~ Walter M Miller Jr,
1341:All life is related. And it enables us to construct with confidence the complex tree that represents the history of life ~ David Attenborough,
1342:Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face 'wind of sorrow'; flex little harder to dance in the 'wind of happiness'. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
1343:Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1344:I especially love driving down a hill directly at a tree and swerving to one side at the last moment. That's my way to relax. ~ Boris Yeltsin,
1345:I make believe all my dear ones are not gone, just out of my line of sight beyond some curtain or cluster of people, or tree ~ Nancy E Turner,
1346:It is no loss to mankind when one writer decides to call it a day. When a tree falls in the forest, who cares but the monkeys? ~ Richard Ford,
1347:It is quite futile to argue that man is small compared to the cosmos; for man was always small compared to the nearest tree. ~ G K Chesterton,
1348:I was like an old leafless tree until we met green buds burst and blossom

now that I have you I'll never forget what I owe you ~ Ikkyu,
1349:Just as trees need roots in the earth, man is also a tree and needs roots in existence or else he will live a very unintelligent life. ~ Osho,
1350:Murph took his shot and dropped the bastard right out of the tree. then he stood. "I'm an American soldier, you son of a bitch. ~ Dana Marton,
1351:Nothing, nothing of it left to hate--not an empty brass gun shell, or a twisted hemp, or a tree, or even a hill of it to hate. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1352:One Tree Hill was a great learning opportunity for me, and Im excited to go and apply that elsewhere and see where I end up. ~ Hilarie Burton,
1353:Stars were caught in the tree branches. She wished she could keep stars in her pocket, just to give him every time she saw him. ~ Luanne Rice,
1354:The leaves of this enormous tree, those are the million places where life lives and things happen and creatures come and go. ~ Michael Chabon,
1355:When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. ~ Paul Cezanne,
1356:Yes,” said Miss Marple. “The children of Lucifer are often beautiful—And as we know, they flourish like the green bay tree. ~ Agatha Christie,
1357:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
1358:2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change. ~ Douglas Adams,
1359:All art must be for the end of liberating the masses. A landscape is only good when it shows the oppressor hanging from a tree. ~ Ishmael Reed,
1360:A tree can grow two hundred years, and look like it’ll last a thousand more - but when lightning strikes at last, it burns. ~ Frances Hardinge,
1361:Don’t make a feller wait too long. A feller waiting on a gal can get ornery’er than a huntin’ dog that’s tree’d it’s squirrel. ~ Colleen Houck,
1362:Education is like pruning ; it wrecks the natural growth of the tree in favour of a form that is useful to commercial society ~ Tom Hodgkinson,
1363:Fame grows like a tree if it have the principle of growth in it; the accumulated dews of ages freshen its leaves. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1364:If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me! ~ James M Barrie,
1365:I knew I had to kill him," Dom said. "I used my dad's hunting rifle and boom -- in the head -- right over there by that tree. ~ Billy O Connor,
1366:It’s a seed of doubt that will grow into a tree of trust, which I can sit beneath for shade or cut down for lumber as I see fit. ~ Scott Meyer,
1367:It's the greatest of Southern honors . . . to have one's name incorporated into a family tree. It's an honor not lightly given. ~ Sheri Holman,
1368:Meditation is not just blissing out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1369:Only the believer obeys — obedience follows faith, the way good fruit comes from a good tree. Only the obedient believe. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1370:On the holy boughs of the Celestial Tree High up in the heavenly fields, Beyond terrestrial desire My soul-bird a warm nest has built. ~ Hafez,
1371:She'll kill me if she finds you in here. Can you climb trees? Tell me you can climb a tree!"
Patch grinned, "I can fly. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1372:Start admiring the vastness of the forest and a tree will surely fall on you, bashing your skull for the crime of perspective. ~ David Benioff,
1373:The higher up the tree a cat climbs, the farther it will fall. It's the same for politicians, except politicians don't bounce. ~ Michael Dobbs,
1374:The little mouse is getting hungry, so he asks why he cannot swallow a tree whole. Like anything else worth doing, it takes time. ~ Will Wight,
1375:the main reason they don't use seeing eye cats is because you will end up with the cat, and the blind person, stuck up a tree ~ Haresh Daswani,
1376:The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale... ~ Vera Nazarian,
1377:This solitary Tree! a living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed. ~ William Wordsworth,
1378:Truthfully, he lives right next to the Sexy Tree and I think that's the only thing that bothers me about this whole situation. ~ J A Redmerski,
1379:We should all have a tree in our childhood...a tree one might explore, a tree from which one might learn how to fall. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1380:What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. ~ Edward Abbey,
1381:What the fuck!” Smithie shouted. “Where did you all go? Is anyone fuckin’ there? I’m in a fuckin’ tree. Jesus fuckin’ Christ. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1382:With that thought, I did what any sensible young woman would do. I hid behind the banyan tree and spied on the basketball game. ~ Kristie Cook,
1383:You killed a tree?"
"It tried to kill me first."
"Perhaps you should tell me exactly what happened to you, Princess. ~ Lesley Livingston,
1384:Your friend would control nature," said the Tree, rustling through each syllable one by one. "A witch must serve nature. ~ Charlie Jane Anders,
1385:Don’t show anyone the true, honest heart of yourself or else, when something goes wrong, you might wind up rotting in a tree. ~ Brenna Yovanoff,
1386:Guido: She wasn't like any other woman. Stood by me 100%, uncomplaining as a tree.

Roslyn: Maybe that's what killed her. ~ Arthur Miller,
1387:I AWAKENED THAT MORNING to birdsong. It was only the little yellow bird who lives in the locust tree outside our bedroom window, ~ Thomas Tryon,
1388:If only I had patience. If only I could sleep till spring. If only I were the hawthorn tree, too old to love, too wise to hate. ~ Joanne Harris,
1389:I’m in a small room with pine walls and floorboards. Even the trim is pine, so. Either I was eaten by a tree or I’m in a cabin ~ Veronica Rossi,
1390:In a crumbling park in the crumbling back end of Copacabana, a woman stopped under an almond tree with a suitcase and a cigar. She ~ Idra Novey,
1391:I think that I shall never scan A tree as lovely as a man. . . . . A tree depicts divinest plan, But God himself lives in a man. ~ Joyce Kilmer,
1392:I wondered then if life weren’t about nature, if we were supposed to live in the woods and grow into the forest like tree moss. ~ Donald Miller,
1393:Only when the last leaf has fallen, the last tree has died, and the last fish been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money. ~ E L James,
1394:She saw the shadows of her children, young again, playing on that tree. And now to be here with him. You cross your own path. ~ Penelope Lively,
1395:Sometimes @BrookeShields rolls into your party dressed as a Christmas tree, carrying a bucket of KFC. ~ Willie Geist,
1396:Sure, I can make a boat,” he said, and then added, quoting the poet Joyce Kilmer, “‘But only God can make a tree.’” Pocock ~ Daniel James Brown,
1397:the rotten tree-trunk, until the very moment when the storm-blast breaks it in two, has all the appearance of might it ever had. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1398:To be an acorn is to have a taste for being an oak tree. Habitual grace brings with it all the Christian virtues in their seed. ~ Thomas Merton,
1399:Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes on; But let there never be curtain drawn Between you and me. ~ Robert Frost,
1400:We do not demonstrate against anything. Our group is about being for something, never against. No antis except on my family tree. ~ Julia Glass,
1401:When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow. ~ Carl Jung,
1402:After Elner Shimfissle accidentally poked that wasps’ nest up in her fig tree, the last thing she remembered was thinking “Uh-oh. ~ Fannie Flagg,
1403:A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries. ~ Carlos Salinas de Gortari,
1404:Built like an oak tree, against which I could pitch my pillow and read; mornings, I could curl into the crook of your branches. ~ Lionel Shriver,
1405:It's night in the Free People's World Tree Library. All the librarians are asleep, ... between the pages of their enchanted novels. ~ Kelly Link,
1406:It was a black and gray tree, a huge ax sticking out of the trunk with the proverb, "The ax forgets, but the tree remembers". ~ Jessica Gadziala,
1407:Listening to these people is like listening to trees—sooner or later the tree is sliced open and the watermarks reveal their age. ~ Colum McCann,
1408:Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught we will realise we cannot eat money. ~ Anonymous,
1409:Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. ~ Anonymous,
1410:People don't use their eyes. They never see a bird, they see a sparrow. They never see a tree, they see a birch. They see concepts. ~ Joyce Cary,
1411:Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, the Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life. ~ Lord Byron,
1412:The last time I stand in a circle outside the band room in the shade of this oak tree that has protected generations of band geeks. ~ John Green,
1413:Then I will not repine
Knowing that bird of mine
Though flown shall in a distant tree
Bright melody for me
Return. ~ Emily Dickinson,
1414:There's a special kind of man who plants a tree when he knows he'll move on before it's big enough for him to sit in it's shade. ~ Sandra Dallas,
1415:To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. ~ Yann Martel,
1416:Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me: There lie they, and here lie we Under the spreading chestnut tree. ~ George Orwell,
1417:We bear our shades about us; self-deprived Of other screen, the thin umbrella spread, And range an Indian waste without a tree. ~ William Cowper,
1418:When an office begins to look like a family tree, you'll find worms tucked away snug and cheerful in most of the apples. ~ George Horace Lorimer,
1419:A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander. ~ Roman Payne,
1420:Forming of a web of information nodes rather than a hierarchical tree or an ordered list is the basic concept behind HyperText. ~ Tim Berners Lee,
1421:It is no loss to mankind when one writer decides to call it a day. When a
tree falls in the forest, who cares but the monkeys? ~ Richard Ford,
1422:I was a farm kid from the plains of South Venezuela, from a very poor family. I grew up in a palm tree house with an earthen floor. ~ Hugo Chavez,
1423:JOB14.7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. ~ Anonymous,
1424:Love resembles a tree: it bends under its own weight, deeply rooted in our being and sometimes turns green in the ruins of a heart. ~ Victor Hugo,
1425:The closet is a closet, but it’s also a rocket or a tree house. Your mind is a palace, as long as you go in the right rooms. ~ Erin Entrada Kelly,
1426:The flowers of the apple are perhaps the most beautiful of any tree's, so copious and so delicious to both sight and scent. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1427:Thorne snorted. “If this is how you feel about a desert, I can’t wait until you see your first real tree. Your mind will explode. ~ Marissa Meyer,
1428:To know something about trees-about even one tree-is to know something profound about the nature of the world and our place in it. ~ Gerald Jonas,
1429:To me, as a lover of Nature, the waving of a tree conveys thoughts which are never conveyed to me except by seeing a tree wave. ~ Stephen Leacock,
1430:To science, not even the bark of a tree or a drop of pond water is dull or a handful of dirt banal. They all arouse awe and wonder. ~ Jane Jacobs,
1431:you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung on a tree is under God's curse. e ~ Anonymous,
1432:Are you upset that you can’t stomp around like a caveman and pee on my leg?” I poked his shoulder. “I’m not a tree, Your Highness. ~ Nichole Chase,
1433:A stream that eats away the bank, Grows foul, and undermines the tree. So you would stain your honour, while You plunge me into misery. ~ K lid sa,
1434:Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its able to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. ~ Lynda Mullaly Hunt,
1435:Far outside the city the tree frogs were calling her, and the deep, rhythmic pulse of their voices set the blood flow to her heart. ~ Ann Patchett,
1436:Had Evie come from the Tree? Or had the Tree come from Evie? And the women of Our Place—were they dreamers, or were they the dream? ~ Stephen King,
1437:I am sorry. It is hard to convey five-dimensional ideas in a language evolved to scream defiance at the monkeys in the next tree ~ Terry Pratchett,
1438:In this age of video games and cell phones, there must still be a place for knots, tree houses, and stories of incredible courage. ~ Conn Iggulden,
1439:I think from the age of thirteen, I really wanted to be a producer and I've always thought that the producer was the top of the tree. ~ Jeff Lynne,
1440:Only when the last leaf has fallen, the last tree has died, and the last fish been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.’   ~ E L James,
1441:The Blossoms and leaves in plenty From the apple tree fall each day; The merry breezes approach them, And with them merrily play. ~ Heinrich Heine,
1442:The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. ~ George Bancroft,
1443:The leaves of the tree were yellow, as though they have absorbed all the spring sunshine and were saving it for winter. ~ Sarah Blakley Cartwright,
1444:The strong, calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. ~ James Allen,
1445:This is pretty much the answer to every problem you encounter in suburbia: plant a tree, and hope you don't see anyone's privates. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1446:To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. —Peter F. Drucker ~ David Allen,
1447:We all of us try to make God in our image. It is one of the worst of our temptations. ~ Elizabeth Goudge, The Bird in the Tree (1940), Chapter 6.3,
1448:We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house. ~ Moshe Dayan,
1449:We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the upsoaring tree in the full vigor of its sap. ~ Sylvia Pankhurst,
1450:Your initiatives should be purposeful. Never climb a tree with the purpose of plucking a fruit, only to come down with a leaf. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1451:A lonely fir-tree is standing On a northern barren height; It sleeps, and the ice and snow-drift Cast round it a garment of white. ~ Heinrich Heine,
1452:& I am wildly annunciatory; I am some pine tree utterance; I am a broken sonnet shattered in the fall & fitted back together. ~ Nate Pritts,
1453:As always, the ones who aren't saints make the most noise...a single tree falling makes a sound, but a whole forest growing doesn't. ~ Pope Francis,
1454:As an apple tree apples the solar system in which we live peoples and therefore we are an expression of its energy and of its nature ~ Alan W Watts,
1455:A tree is a wondrous thing that shelters, feeds, and protects all living things. It even offers shade to the axmen who destroy it. ~ Richard Powers,
1456:A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can't grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon. ~ Dalai Lama,
1457:But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking that it’s stupid.’” I think hard ~ Lynda Mullaly Hunt,
1458:I found a sad little fairy Beneath the shade of a paper tree. I know a sad little fairy Who was blown away by the wind one night. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1459:In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. ~ Samuel Alexander,
1460:I swear, I’ll try harder not to miss as much: the tree, or how your fingers under still sleep-stunned sheets coaxed all my colors back. ~ Ada Limon,
1461:I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast. ~ Joyce Kilmer,
1462:My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark. ~ Casey Affleck,
1463:That boy said there’s a corpse buried beneath each cherry tree. That’s why they bloom so prettily. He smiled when he said that. Who was he? ~ CLAMP,
1464:the “axe is to be laid to the root of the tree,” — the deeds of the flesh are to be mortified in their causes, from whence they spring. ~ John Owen,
1465:The Christmas tree, twinkling with lights, had a mountain of gifts piled up beneath it, like offerings to the great god of excess. ~ Tess Gerritsen,
1466:The night was windy, full of tree sounds. The moon was gone and there was rain, so fine that it was only a tingle on the skin. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1467:The tree line was gone and hilltops blended with the black tapestry of night. It was country dark. He closed his eyes, feeling safe. ~ Chris Offutt,
1468:You can date the evolving life of a mind, like the age of a tree, by the rings of friendship formed by the expanding central trunk. ~ Mary McCarthy,
1469:All the world’s possibilities in man
Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1470:A MODEL FOR OTHERS A tree that is well-planted is not easily uprooted.
A treasure that is well-guarded
is not easily taken away. ~ Lao Tzu,
1471:A serious prophet upon predicting a flood should be the first man to climb a tree. This would demonstrate that he was indeed a seer. ~ Stephen Crane,
1472:But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. ~ Anonymous,
1473:Dangerous, therefore, is it to take shelter under a tree, during a thunder-gust. It has been fatal to many, both men and beasts. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1474:Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1475:For you to be considering someone else like that is more like turning over a whole freaking tree, not just a leaf, but good for you. ~ Jay Crownover,
1476:Holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps ~ Paula Hawkins,
1477:I always took photographs. I photographed a lot of trees, by the way, which is another image I used often in my work, the tree image. ~ Robert Barry,
1478:I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. ~ John Muir,
1479:In the southern hemisphere, covering the Christmas tree with fake snow even though winter has nothing to do with the birth of Christ. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1480:It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds. ~ Black Elk,
1481:Just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree. ~ G K Chesterton,
1482:My Templeton is to Cooperstown as a shadow is to the tree that spawned it; an outline that takes texture from the ground it falls on. ~ Lauren Groff,
1483:The bleak mountain wind, sighing through the olive grove and the tomb-tree, had an uncanny way of forming vaguely articulate sounds. ~ H P Lovecraft,
1484:The rain is falling all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea. - Rain ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1485:A human being is like a seed. Either you can keep it as it is, or you can make it grow into a wonderful tree with flowers and fruits. ~ Jaggi Vasudev,
1486:A sheet spread beneath an apple-tree can receive only apples; a sheet spread beneath the stars can receive only star-dust. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1487:Culture is something that must grow. You cannot build a tree; you can only plant it, and care for it, and wait for it to mature . . . ~ Norman Davies,
1488:ham·a·dry·ad   n. 1 (also Hamadryad) [GREEK & ROMAN MYTHOLOGY] a nymph who lives in a tree and dies when the tree dies. ~ Oxford University Press,
1489:He had so many ways of climbing into the tree house in his head, escaping the madness below, and pulling the ladder up behind him. ~ Abraham Verghese,
1490:I felt and saw the night outside deep within me. Wind and wetness, autumn, bitter smell of foliage, scattered leaves of the elm tree. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1491:If you can realistically render
a cypress tree, would you include one when commissioned to paint
a sailor in the midst of a shipwreck? ~ Horace,
1492:I know what you're thinking.Girlfriend has fallen out of the stoopid tree and bonked her head against every branch on the way down. ~ Jennifer Echols,
1493:I look at our tree, at its leaves still reaching for the sun, still working to turn light into food. They don't know they are dead yet. ~ Ally Condie,
1494:Is someone in my tree?” I fought panic, and through Herculean effort managed to keep my pants dry. “No,” I answered. She wasn’t fooled. ~ Jeff Strand,
1495:Is this the point where I sing the little song about Pic and London sittin’ in a tree?” “Only if you want the tree shoved up your ass. ~ Joanna Wylde,
1496:i’ve spent years trying to figure out how i could have stopped it but the sun can’t stop the storm from coming the tree can’t stop the ax ~ Rupi Kaur,
1497:I was self-conscious of what I would call my "tree-trunk legs" because they are very muscular... but now I've learned to love them. ~ Vanessa Hudgens,
1498:Man was exiled from the Garden for eating a single fruit, and now you propose to uproot the whole tree without the angels noticing. ~ G Willow Wilson,
1499:Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1500:"The adept in Zen is one who manages to be human with the same artless grace and absence of inner conflict with which a tree is a tree." ~ Alan Watts,

IN CHAPTERS [300/1426]

  586 Poetry
  237 Integral Yoga
  116 Occultism
  107 Fiction
  101 Philosophy
   93 Mysticism
   75 Yoga
   65 Christianity
   37 Psychology
   22 Philsophy
   20 Islam
   19 Mythology
   15 Hinduism
   14 Sufism
   12 Integral Theory
   10 Zen
   8 Buddhism
   7 Science
   6 Baha i Faith
   5 Theosophy
   1 Thelema
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Education
   1 Cybernetics
   1 Alchemy

  139 Sri Aurobindo
  102 The Mother
   97 William Wordsworth
   75 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   70 Satprem
   66 H P Lovecraft
   54 James George Frazer
   52 Sri Ramakrishna
   51 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   44 William Butler Yeats
   42 Walt Whitman
   42 Rabindranath Tagore
   41 John Keats
   39 Aleister Crowley
   31 Carl Jung
   25 Robert Browning
   22 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   20 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   20 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   20 Muhammad
   19 Rainer Maria Rilke
   18 Friedrich Nietzsche
   16 Lucretius
   15 Li Bai
   14 Swami Krishnananda
   13 Ovid
   13 Jorge Luis Borges
   13 Anonymous
   12 Edgar Allan Poe
   11 Vyasa
   11 Kabir
   9 Swami Vivekananda
   9 Plotinus
   9 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   9 Aldous Huxley
   9 A B Purani
   8 Jalaluddin Rumi
   8 Friedrich Schiller
   7 Baha u llah
   6 Lewis Carroll
   6 Joseph Campbell
   5 Thomas Merton
   5 Taigu Ryokan
   5 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Saint John of Climacus
   5 Rudolf Steiner
   5 Matsuo Basho
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Henry David Thoreau
   4 Wang Wei
   4 Plato
   3 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 Al-Ghazali
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Patanjali
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Ibn Arabi
   2 Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia
   2 H. P. Lovecraft
   2 Hafiz
   2 Genpo Roshi
   2 Franz Bardon

   97 Wordsworth - Poems
   66 Lovecraft - Poems
   54 The Golden Bough
   51 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   51 Shelley - Poems
   44 Yeats - Poems
   41 Whitman - Poems
   41 Keats - Poems
   40 Tagore - Poems
   34 Savitri
   25 Browning - Poems
   22 Magick Without Tears
   22 Emerson - Poems
   20 Quran
   19 Rilke - Poems
   18 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   16 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   16 Of The Nature Of Things
   16 Collected Poems
   15 The Bible
   15 Li Bai - Poems
   15 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   14 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   14 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   14 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   14 City of God
   13 Words Of Long Ago
   13 The Life Divine
   13 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   13 Metamorphoses
   12 Record of Yoga
   12 Questions And Answers 1953
   12 Liber ABA
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   11 Vishnu Purana
   11 Poe - Poems
   10 The Phenomenon of Man
   10 Agenda Vol 02
   9 The Perennial Philosophy
   9 Songs of Kabir
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   9 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Schiller - Poems
   8 Labyrinths
   7 Talks
   7 On the Way to Supermanhood
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   6 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   6 Kena and Other Upanishads
   6 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   6 Essays Divine And Human
   6 Agenda Vol 13
   5 Walden
   5 Vedic and Philological Studies
   5 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   5 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   5 The Future of Man
   5 The Blue Cliff Records
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Ryokan - Poems
   5 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   5 Prayers And Meditations
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Isha Upanishad
   5 Goethe - Poems
   5 Crowley - Poems
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 Borges - Poems
   5 Basho - Poems
   5 Anonymous - Poems
   5 Alice in Wonderland
   5 Aion
   5 Agenda Vol 12
   5 Agenda Vol 06
   5 Agenda Vol 05
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Agenda Vol 01
   5 5.1.01 - Ilion
   4 Theosophy
   4 Rumi - Poems
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   4 Faust
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   4 Agenda Vol 08
   4 Agenda Vol 03
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   3 The Red Book Liber Novus
   3 The Lotus Sutra
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1954
   3 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Hymn of the Universe
   3 Essays On The Gita
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Let Me Explain
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Hafiz - Poems
   2 God Exists
   2 Bhakti-Yoga
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Arabi - Poems
   2 Agenda Vol 10
   2 Agenda Vol 1
   2 Agenda Vol 09
   2 Agenda Vol 07
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This AGENDA ... One day, another species among men will pore over this fabulous document as over the tumultuous drama that must have surrounded the birth of the first man among the hostile hordes of a great, delirious Paleozoic. A first man is the dangerous contradiction of a certain simian logic, a threat to the established order that so genteelly ran about amid the high, indefeasible ferns - and to begin with, it does not even know that it is a man. It wonders, indeed, what it is. Even to itself it is strange, distressing. It does not even know how to climb trees any longer in its usual way
  - and it is terribly disturbing for all those who still climb trees in the old, millennial way. Perhaps it is even a heresy. Unless it is some cerebral disorder? A first man in his little clearing had to have a great deal of courage. Even this little clearing was no longer so sure. A first man is a perpetual question. What am I, then, in the midst of all that? And where is my law? What is the law? And what if there were no more laws? ... It is terrifying. Mathematics - out of order. Astronomy and biology, too, are beginning to respond to mysterious influences. A tiny point huddled in the center of the world's great clearing. But what is all this, what if I were 'mad'? And then, claws all around, a lot of claws against this uncommon creature. A first man ... is very much alone. He is quite unbearable for the pre-human 'reason.' And the surrounding tribes growled like red monkies in the twilight of Guiana.
  One day, we were like this first man in the great, stridulant night of the Oyapock. Our heart was beating with the rediscovery of a very ancient mystery - suddenly, it was absolutely new to be a man amidst the diorite cascades and the pretty red and black coral snakes slithering beneath the leaves. It was even more extraordinary to be a man than our old confirmed tribes, with their infallible equations and imprescriptible biologies, could ever have dreamed. It was an absolutely uncertain 'quantum' that delightfully eluded whatever one thought of it, including perhaps what even the scholars thought of it. It flowed otherwise, it felt otherwise. It lived in a kind of flawless continuity with the sap of the giant balata trees, the cry of the macaws and the scintillating water of a little fountain. It 'understood' in a very different way. To understand was to be in everything. Just a quiver, and one was in the skin of a little iguana in distress. The skin of the world was very vast.
  To be a man after rediscovering a million years was mysteriously like being something still other than man, a strange, unfinished possibility that could also be all kinds of other things. It was not in the dictionary, it was fluid and boundless - it had become a man through habit, but in truth, it was formidably virgin, as if all the old laws belonged to laggard barbarians. Then other moons began whirring through the skies to the cry of macaws at sunset, another rhythm was born that was strangely in tune with the rhythm of all, making one single flow of the world, and there we went, lightly, as if the body had never had any weight other than that of our human thought; and the stars were so near, even the giant airplanes roaring overhead seemed vain artifices beneath smiling galaxies. A man was the overwhelming Possible. He was even the great discoverer of the Possible.
  'Something else' is ominous, perilous, disrupting - it is quite unbearable for all those who resemble the old beast. The story of the Pondicherry 'Ashram' is the story of an old clan ferociously clinging to its 'spiritual' privileges, as others clung to the muscles that had made them kings among the great apes. It is armed with all the piousness and all the reasonableness that had made logical man so 'infallible' among his less cerebral brothers. The spiritual brain is probably the worst obstacle to the new species, as were the muscles of the old orangutan for this fragile stranger who no longer climbed so well in the trees and sat, pensive, at the center of a little, uncertain clearing.
  There is nothing more pious than the old species. There is nothing more legal. Mother was searching for the path of the new species as much against all the virtues of the old as against all its vices or laws. For, in truth, 'Something Else' ... is something else.
  'Are you conscious of your ceils?' She asked us a short time after the little operation of spiritual demolition She had undergone. 'No? Well, become conscious of your cells, and you will see that it gives TERRESTRIAL results.' To become conscious of one's cells? ... It was a far more radical operation than crossing the Maroni with a machete in hand, for after all, trees and lianas can be cut, but what cannot be so easily uncovered are the grandfa ther and the grandmo ther and the whole atavistic pack, not to mention the animal and plant and mineral layers that form a teeming humus over this single pure little cell beneath its millennial genetic program. The grandfa thers and grandmo thers grow back again like crabgrass, along with all the old habits of being hungry, afraid, falling ill, fearing the worst, hoping for the best, which is still the best of an old mortal habit. All this is not uprooted nor entrapped as easily as celestial 'liberations,' which leave the teeming humus in peace and the body to its usual decomposition. She had come to hew a path through all that. She was the Ancient One of evolution who had come to make a new cleft in the old, tedious habit of being a man. She did not like tedious repetitions, She was the adventuress par excellence - the adventuress of the earth. She was wrenching out for man the great Possible that was already beating there, in his primeval clearing, which he believed he had momentarily trapped with a few machines.
  She was uprooting a new Matter, free, free from the habit of inexorably being a man who repeats himself ad infinitum with a few improvements in the way of organ transplants or monetary exchanges. In fact, She was there to discover what would happen after materialism and after spiritualism, these prodigal twin brothers. Because Materialism is dying in the West for the same reason that Spiritualism is dying in the East: it is the hour of the new species. Man needs to awaken, not only from his demons but also from his gods. A new Matter, yes, like a new Spirit, yes, because we still know neither one nor the other. It is the hour when Science, like Spirituality, at the end of their roads, must discover what Matter TRULY is, for it is really there that a Spirit as yet unknown to us is to be found. It is a time when all the 'isms' of the old species are dying: 'The age of

0 0.02 - Topographical Note, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  From 1960, the Agenda took its final shape arid grew for thirteen years, until May 1973, filling thirteen volumes in all (some six thousand pages), with a change of setting in March 1962 at the time of the Great Turning in Mother's yoga when She permanently retired to her room upstairs, as had Sri Aurobindo in 1926. The interviews then took place high up in this large room carpeted in golden wool, like a ship's stateroom, amidst the rustling of the Copper Pod tree and the cawing of crows. Mother would sit in a low rosewood chair, her face turned towards Sri Aurobindo's tomb, as though She were wearing down the distance separating that world from our own. Her voice had become like that of a child, one could hear her laughter. She always laughed, this Mother. And then her long silences. Until the day the disciples closed her door on us. It was May 19, 1973. We did not want to believe it. She was alone, just as we were suddenly alone. Slowly, painfully, we had to discover the why of this rupture. We understood nothing of the jealousies of the old species, we did not yet realize that they were becoming the 'owners' of Mother - of the Ashram, of Auroville, of
  Sri Aurobindo, of everything - and that the new world was going to be denatured into a new

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Besides this metaphysics there is also an occult aspect in numerology of which Pythagoras was a well-known adept and in which the Vedic Rishis too seem to take special delight. The multiplication of numbers represents in a general way the principle of emanation. The One has divided and subdivided itself, but not in a haphazard way: it is not like the chaotic pulverisation of a piece of stone by hammer-blows. The process of division and subdivision follows a pattern almost as neat and methodical as a genealogical tree. That is to say, the emanations form a hierarchy. At the top, the apex of the pyramid, stands the one supreme Godhead. That Godhead is biune in respect of manifestation the Divine and his creative Power. This two-in-one reality may be considered, according to one view of creation, as dividing into three forms or aspects the well-known Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra of Hindu mythology. These may be termed the first or primary emanations.
   Now, each one of them in its turn has its own emanations the eleven Rudriyas are familiar. These are secondary and there are tertiary and other graded emanations the last ones touch the earth and embody physico-vital forces. The lowest formations or beings can trace their origin to one or other of the primaries and their nature and function partake of or are an echo of their first ancestor.

00.04 - The Beautiful in the Upanishads, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The One stands alone in the heaven motionless, like a tree against the sky,

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The Qabalah is a trustworthy guide, leading to a comprehension both of the Universe and one's own Self. Sages have long taught that Man is a miniature of the Universe, containing within himself the diverse elements of that macrocosm of which he is the microcosm. Within the Qabalah is a glyph called the tree of Life which is at once a symbolic map of the Universe in its major aspects, and also of its smaller counterpart, Man.
  Manly P. Hall, in The Secret Teachings of All Ages, deplores the failure of modern science to "sense the profundity of these philosophical deductions of the ancients." Were they to do so, he says, they "would realize those who fabricated the structure of the Qabalah possessed a knowledge of the celestial plan comparable in every respect with that of the modern savant."
  At this juncture let me call attention to one set of attri butions by Rittangelius usually found as an appendix attached to the Sepher Yetzirah. It lists a series of "Intelligences" for each one of the ten Sephiros and the twenty-two Paths of the tree of Life. It seems to me, after prolonged meditation, that the common attri butions of these Intelligences is altogether arbitrary and lacking in serious meaning.
  For example, Keser is called "The Admirable or the Hidden Intelligence; it is the Primal Glory, for no created being can attain to its essence." This seems perfectly all right; the meaning at first sight seems to fit the significance of Keser as the first emanation from Ain Soph. But there are half a dozen other similar attri butions that would have served equally well. For instance, it could have been called the "Occult Intelligence" usually attri buted to the seventh Path or Sephirah, for surely Keser is secret in a way to be said of no other Sephirah. And what about the "Absolute or Perfect Intelligence." That would have been even more explicit and appropriate, being applicable to Keser far more than to any other of the Paths. Similarly, there is one attri buted to the 16th Path and called "The Eternal or Triumphant Intelligence," so-called because it is the pleasure of the Glory, beyond which is no Glory like to it, and it is called also the Paradise prepared for the Righteous." Any of these several would have done equally well. Much is true of so many of the other attri butions in this particular area-that is the so-called Intelligences of the Sepher Yetzirah. I do not think that their use or current arbitrary usage stands up to serious examination or criticism.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   It is said that samadhi, or trance, no more than opens the portal of the spiritual realm. Sri Ramakrishna felt an unquenchable desire to enjoy God in various ways. For his meditation he built a place in the northern wooded section of the temple garden. With Hriday's help he planted there five sacred trees. The spot, known as the Panchavati, became the scene of many of his visions.
   As his spiritual mood deepened he more and more felt himself to be a child of the Divine Mother. He learnt to surrender himself completely to Her will and let Her direct him.
   His visions became deeper and more intimate. He no longer had to meditate to behold the Divine Mother. Even while retaining consciousness of the outer world, he would see Her as tangibly as the temples, the trees, the river, and the men around him.
   On a certain occasion Mathur Babu stealthily entered the temple to watch the worship. He was profoundly moved by the young priest's devotion and sincerity. He realized that Sri Ramakrishna had transformed the stone image into the living Goddess.
   About this time Totapuri was suddenly laid up with a severe attack of dysentery. On account of this miserable illness he found it impossible to meditate. One night the pain became excruciating. He could no longer concentrate on Brahman. The body stood in the way. He became incensed with its demands. A free soul, he did not at all care for the body. So he determined to drown it in the Ganges. Thereupon he walked into the river. But, lo! He walks to the other bank." (This version of the incident is taken from the biography of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Saradananda, one of the Master's direct disciples.) Is there not enough water in the Ganges? Standing dumbfounded on the other bank he looks back across the water. The trees, the temples, the houses, are silhouetted against the sky. Suddenly, in one dazzling moment, he sees on all sides the presence of the Divine Mother. She is in everything; She is everything. She is in the water; She is on land. She is the body; She is the mind. She is pain; She is comfort. She is knowledge; She is ignorance. She is life; She is death. She is everything that one sees, hears, or imagines. She turns "yea" into "nay", and "nay" into "yea". Without Her grace no embodied being can go beyond Her realm. Man has no free will. He is not even free to die. Yet, again, beyond the body and mind She resides in Her Transcendental, Absolute aspect. She is the Brahman that Totapuri had been worshipping all his life.
   Totapuri returned to Dakshineswar and spent the remaining hours of the night meditating on the Divine Mother. In the morning he went to the Kali temple with Sri Ramakrishna and prostrated himself before the image of the Mother. He now realized why he had spent eleven months at Dakshineswar. Bidding farewell to the disciple, he continued on his way, enlightened.
   Shivanath vehemently criticized the Master for his other-worldly attitude toward his wife. He writes: "Ramakrishna was practically separated from his wife, who lived in her village home. One day when I was complaining to some friends about the virtual widowhood of his wife, he drew me to one side and whispered in my ear: 'Why do you complain? It is no longer possible; it is all dead and gone.' Another day as I was inveighing against this part of his teaching, and also declaring that our program of work in the Brahmo Samaj includes women, that ours is a social and domestic religion, and that we want to give education and social liberty to women, the saint became very much excited, as was his way when anything against his settled conviction was asserted — a trait we so much liked in him — and exclaimed, 'Go, thou fool, go and perish in the pit that your women will dig for you.' Then he glared at me and said: 'What does a gardener do with a young plant? Does he not surround it with a fence, to protect it from goats and cattle? And when the young plant has grown up into a tree and it can no longer be injured by cattle, does he not remove the fence and let the tree grow freely?' I replied, 'Yes, that is the custom with gardeners.' Then he remarked, 'Do the same in your spiritual life; become strong, be full-grown; then you may seek them.' To which I replied, 'I don't agree with you in thinking that women's work is like that of cattle, destructive; they are our associates and helpers in our spiritual struggles and social progress' — a view with which he could not agree, and he marked his dissent by shaking his head. Then referring to the lateness of the hour he jocularly remarked, 'It is time for you to depart; take care, do not be late; otherwise your woman will not admit you into her room.' This evoked hearty laughter."
   Pratap Chandra Mazumdar, the right-hand man of Keshab and an accomplished Brahmo preacher in Europe and America, bitterly criticized Sri Ramakrishna's use of uncultured language and also his austere attitude toward his wife. But he could not escape the spell of the Master's personality. In the course of an article about Sri Ramakrishna, Pratap wrote in the "Theistic Quarterly Review": "What is there in common between him and me? I, a Europeanized, civilized, self-centred, semi-sceptical, so-called educated reasoner, and he, a poor, illiterate, unpolished, half-idolatrous, friendless Hindu devotee? Why should I sit long hours to attend to him, I, who have listened to Disraeli and Fawcett, Stanley and Max Muller, and a whole host of European scholars and divines? . . . And it is not I only, but dozens like me, who do the same. . . . He worships Siva, he worships Kali, he worships Rama, he worships Krishna, and is a confirmed advocate of Vedantic doctrines. . . . He is an idolater, yet is a faithful and most devoted meditator on the perfections of the One Formless, Absolute, Infinite Deity. . . . His religion is ecstasy, his worship means transcendental insight, his whole nature burns day and night with a permanent fire and fever of a strange faith and feeling. . . . So long as he is spared to us, gladly shall we sit at his feet to learn from him the sublime precepts of purity, unworldliness, spirituality, and inebriation in the love of God. . . . He, by his childlike bhakti, by his strong conceptions of an ever-ready Motherhood, helped to unfold it [God as our Mother] in our minds wonderfully. . . . By associating with him we learnt to realize better the divine attributes as scattered over the three hundred and thirty millions of deities of mythological India, the gods of the Puranas."
   Baburam Ghosh came to Dakshineswar accompanied by Rakhal, his classmate. The Master, as was often his custom, examined the boy's physiognomy and was satisfied about his latent spirituality. At the age of eight Baburam had thought of leading a life of renunciation, in the company of a monk, in a hut shut out from the public view by a thick wall of trees. The very sight of the Panchavati awakened in his heart that dream of boyhood. Baburam was tender in body and soul. The Master used to say that he was pure to his very bones. One day Hazra in his usual mischievous fashion advised Baburam and some of the other young boys to ask Sri Ramakrishna for some spiritual powers and not waste their life in mere gaiety and merriment. The Master, scenting mischief, called Baburam to his side and said: "What can you ask of me? Isn't everything that I have already yours? Yes, everything I have earned in the shape of realizations is for the sake of you all. So get rid of the idea of begging, which alienates by creating a distance. Rather realize your kinship with me and gain the key to all the treasures.
   "I shall make the whole thing public before I go", the Master had said some time before. On January 1, 1886, he felt better and came down to the garden for a little stroll. It was about three o'clock in the afternoon. Some thirty lay disciples were in the hall or sitting about under the trees. Sri Ramakrishna said to Girish, "Well, Girish, what have you seen in me, that you proclaim me before everybody as an Incarnation of God?" Girish was not the man to be taken by surprise. He knelt before the Master and said, with folded hands, "What can an insignificant person like myself say about the One whose glory even sages like Vyasa and Valmiki could not adequately measure?" The Master was profoundly moved. He said: "What more shall I say? I bless you all. Be illumined!" He fell into a spiritual mood. Hearing these words the devotees, one and all, became overwhelmed with emotion. They rushed to him and fell at his feet. He touched them all, and each received an appropriate benediction. Each of them, at the touch of the Master, experienced ineffable bliss. Some laughed, some wept, some sat down to meditate, some began to pray. Some saw light, some had visions of their Chosen Ideals, and some felt within their bodies the rush of spiritual power.
   Narendra, consumed with a terrific fever for realization, complained to the Master that all the others had attained peace and that he alone was dissatisfied. The Master asked what he wanted. Narendra begged for samadhi, so that he might altogether forget the world for three or four days at a time. "You are a fool", the Master rebuked him. "There is a state even higher than that. Isn't it you who sing, 'All that exists art Thou'? First of all settle your family affairs and then come to me. You will experience a state even higher than samadhi."

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    the consequent ruin of the tree of Life.
     Part 2 show the impossibility of stopping on the

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  He was one of the earliest of the disciples to visit Kamarpukur, the birthplace of the Master, in the latter's lifetime itself; for he wished to practise contemplation on the Master's early life in its true original setting. His experience there is described as follows by Swami Nityatmananda: "By the grace of the Master, he saw the entire Kamarpukur as a holy place bathed in an effulgent Light. trees and creepers, beasts and birds and men all were made of effulgence. So he prostrated to all on the road. He saw a torn cat, which appeared to him luminous with the Light of Consciousness. Immediately he fell to the ground and saluted it" (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda vol. I. P. 40.) He had similar experience in Dakshineswar also. At the instance of the Master he also visited Puri, and in the words of Swami Nityatmananda, "with indomitable courage, M. embraced the image of Jagannath out of season."
  The life of Sdhan and holy association that he started on at the feet of the Master, he continued all through his life. He has for this reason been most appropriately described as a Grihastha-Sannysi (householder-Sannysin). Though he was forbidden by the Master to become a Sannysin, his reverence for the Sannysa ideal was whole-hearted and was without any reservation. So after Sri Ramakrishna's passing away, while several of the Master's householder devotees considered the young Sannysin disciples of the Master as inexperienced and inconsequential, M. stood by them with the firm faith that the Master's life and message were going to be perpetuated only through them. Swami Vivekananda wrote from America in a letter to the inmates of the Math: "When Sri Thkur (Master) left the body, every one gave us up as a few unripe urchins. But M. and a few others did not leave us in the lurch. We cannot repay our debt to them." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXX P. 442.)

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  No, all is not sad and gloomy, neither the trees nor the sky
  nor the sea; everything is full of the divine Presence and is only

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The thousand peoples of the soil and tree
  Obeyed the unforeseeing instant's urge,

01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   . . . . .O flowers, O delight on the tree-tops burning!
   Grasses his kine have grazed and crushed by his feet in the dancing!

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the brooding multitude of patient trees
  And the musing sapphire leisure of the sky

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  From which the tree of cosmos was conceived
  And spread its magic arms through a dream of space.

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When we say one is conscious, we usually mean that one is conscious with the mental consciousness, with the rational intelligence, with the light of the brain. But this need not be always so. For one can be conscious with other forms of consciousness or in other planes of consciousness. In the average or normal man the consciousness is linked to or identified with the brain function, the rational intelligence and so we conclude that without this wakeful brain activity there can be no consciousness. But the fact is otherwise. The experiences of the mystic prove the point. The mystic is conscious on a level which we describe as higher than the mind and reason, he has what may be called the overhead consciousness. (Apart from the normal consciousness, which is named jagrat, waking, the Upanishad speaks of three other increasingly subtler states of consciousness, swapna, sushupti and turiya.)And then one can be quite unconscious, as in samadhi that can be sushupti or turiyaorpartially consciousin swapna, for example, the external behaviour may be like that of a child or a lunatic or even a goblin. One can also remain normally conscious and still be in the superconscience. Not only so, the mystic the Yogican be conscious on infraconscious levels also; that is to say, he can enter into and identify with the consciousness involved in life and even in Matter; he can feel and realise his oneness with the animal world, the plant world and finally the world of dead earth, of "stocks and stones" too. For all these strands of existence have each its own type of consciousness and all different from the mode of mind which is normally known as consciousness. When St. Francis addresses himself to the brother Sun or the sister Moon, or when the Upanishad speaks of the tree silhouetted against the sky, as if stilled in trance, we feel there is something of this fusion and identification of consciousness with an infra-conscient existence.
   I said that the supreme artist is superconscious: his consciousness withdraws from the normal mental consciousness and becomes awake and alive in another order of consciousness. To that superior consciousness the artist's mentalityhis ideas and dispositions, his judgments and valuations and acquisitions, in other words, his normal psychological make-upserves as a channel, an instrument, a medium for transcription. Now, there are two stages, or rather two lines of activity in the processus, for they may be overlapping and practically simultaneous. First, there is the withdrawal and the in-gathering of consciousness and then its reappearance into expression. The consciousness retires into a secret or subtle worldWords-worth's "recollected in tranquillity"and comes back with the riches gathered or transmuted there. But the purity of the gold thus garnered and stalled in the artistry of words and sounds or lines and colours depends altogether upon the purity of the channel through which it has to pass. The mental vehicle receives and records and it can do so to perfection if it is perfectly in tune with what it has to receive and record; otherwise the transcription becomes mixed and blurred, a faint or confused echo, a poor show. The supreme creators are precisely those in whom the receptacle, the instrumental faculties offer the least resistance and record with absolute fidelity the experiences of the over or inner consciousness. In Shakespeare, in Homer, in Valmiki the inflatus of the secret consciousness, the inspiration, as it is usually termed, bears down, sweeps away all obscurity or contrariety in the recording mentality, suffuses it with its own glow and puissance, indeed resolves it into its own substance, as it were. And the difference between the two, the secret norm and the recording form, determines the scale of the artist's creative value. It happens often that the obstruction of a too critically observant and self-conscious brain-mind successfully blocks up the flow of something supremely beautiful that wanted to come down and waited for an opportunity.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Man then, according to Pascal, is by nature a sinful thing. He can lay no claim to noble virtue as his own: all in him is vile, he is a lump of dirt and filth. Even the greatest has his full share of this taint. The greatest, the saintliest, and the meanest, the most sinful, all meet, all are equal on this common platform; all have the same feet of clay. Man is as miserable a creature as a beast, as much a part and product of Nature as a plant. Only there is this difference that an animal or a tree is unconscious, while man knows that he is miserable. This knowledge or perception makes him more miserable, but that is his real and only greatness there is no other. His thought, his self-consciousness, and his sorrow and repentance and contrition for what he is that is the only good partMary's part that has been given to him. Here are Pascal's own words on the subject:
   "The greatness of man is great in this that he knows he is miserable. A tree does not know that it is miserable.
   It is misery indeed to know oneself miserable. But one is great when one knows thus that he is miserable.

01.13 - T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Ascend to summer in the tree
   We move above the moving tree
   In light upon the figured leaf

0 1956-09-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I feel a bit lost, cut off from you. The idea of going to the Himalayas is absurd and I am abandoning it. My friends tell me that I may remain with them as long as I wish, but this is hardly a solution; I dont even feel like writing a book any longernothing seems to appeal to me except the trees in this garden and the music that fills a large part of my days. There is no solution other than the Ashram or Brazil. You alone can tell me what to do.
   I KNOW that ultimately my place is near you, but is that my place at present, after all these failings? Spontaneously, it is you I want, you alone who represent the light and all that is real in this world; I can love no one but you nor be interested in anything but this thing within me, but will it not all begin again once I have returned to the Ashram? You alone know the stage I am at, what is good for me, what is possible.

0 1958-07-19, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   A peach should ripen on the tree; its a fruit that should be picked when the sun is upon it. Just as the sun falls on it, you come along, pluck it and bite into it. Then it is absolute paradise.
   There are two such fruitspeaches and golden green plums. It is the same for both. You must take them warm from the tree, bite into them, and you are filled with the taste of paradise.
   Every fruit should be eaten in a special way.
   At heart, this is the symbol of the earthly Paradise and the tree of Knowledge: by biting into the fruit of Knowledge, one loses the spontaneity of movement and begins objectivizing, learning, questioning. So as soon as they ate of this fruit, they were full of sin.
   I say that every fruit should be eaten in its own way. The being who lives according to his own nature, his own truth, must spontaneously find the right way of using things. When you live according to the truth of your being, you dont need to learn things: you do them spontaneously, according to the inner law. When you sincerely follow your nature, spontaneously and sincerely, you are divine. As soon as you think or look at yourself acting or start questioning, you are full of sin.

0 1960-04-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was pained and shocked upon reaching Xs place to see him in such a horrible housea train station in miniature (and not as nice) with little pastries in garish yellow cement. Cement everywhere they even cemented the patio and uprooted the beautiful tree that was there. O Mother, its vandalism, its barbaric! You cannot imagine! Really, M has committed a terrible sin.
   To compensate for that, however, I had the joy of finding your two letters. Yes, for some time I have been feeling your physical Presence more clearly. But then, why am I so blocked, where is the flaw? It constantly feels as though I am living at the outskirts of myself, or more precisely in a miniscule region of myself, and Im unable to be conscious of the resta perpetual amnesic. It is unpleasant and quite stupid. What is it that will explode this shell?

0 1960-05-24 - supramental flood, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   This experience last night also enabled me to understand what X had felt during one of our meditations. He had explained his experience by way of saying that I was this mystic tree whose roots plunge into the Supreme and whose branches spread forth over the world,3 and he said that one of these branches had entered into himand it had been a unique experience. He had said, this is the Mother.
   And now I understand that what he had seen and translated by this Vedic image was that kind of perpetual flood.
   The Ashwatha tree
   Katha Upanishad, II, iii, 1.

0 1960-12-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Its beautiful, isnt it? Its all together, but its innumerable. Its ONE thing going in all directions. And what a color! The tree is glorious.
   Nature is a marvelous inventoreverything She does is beautiful. I dont believe that man has succeeded in producing anything so perfect. Later, its true, some new species were developed by him, but nevertheless Nature still remains the origin.

0 1961-02-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theon always told me that the true interpretation of the Biblical story of the serpent in the Garden of Eden is that humanity wanted to pass from a state of animal-like divinity to the state of conscious divinity by means of mental development, symbolized by eating the fruit of the tree of Knowledge. And this serpent, which Theon always said was iridescent, reflecting all the colors of the prism, was not at all the spirit of evil, but the power of evolution the force, the power of evolution. And it was natural that this power of evolution would make them taste the fruit of knowledge.
   Now, according to Theon, Jehovah was the chief of the Asuras,6 the supreme Asura, the egoistic God who wanted to dominate everything and keep everything under his control. And of course this act made him furious, for it enabled mankind to become gods through the power of an evolution of consciousness. And thats why he banished them from Paradise.
   Oh (laughing), he had a formidable power! Theon had a formidable power. One stormy day (there were terrible thunderstorms there), he climbed to the high terrace above the sitting room. Its a strange time to be going up there, I said to him. He laughed, Come along, dont be afraid! So I joined him. He began some invocations and then I clearly saw a bolt of lightning that had been heading straight towards us suddenly swerve IN THE MIDST OF ITS COURSE. You will say its impossible, but I saw it turn aside and strike a tree farther away. I asked Theon, Did you do that? He nodded.
   Oh, that man was terriblehe had a terrible power. But quite a good external appearance!
   The pine tree story is also from Tlemcen.
   Someone had wanted to plant pine treesScotch firs, I think and by mistake Norway spruce were sent instead. And it began to snow! It had never snowed there before, as you can imagineit was only a few kilometers from the Sahara and boiling hot: 113 in the shade and 130 in the sun in summer. Well, one night Madame Theon, asleep in her bed, was awakened by a little gnome-like beinga Norwegian gnome with a pointed cap and pointed slippers turned up at the toes! From head to foot he was covered with snow, and it began melting onto the floor of her room, so she glared at him and said:
   What are You doing here? Youre dripping wet! Youre making a mess of my floor!
   Ixora arborea (Torch tree).
   Hymenan therum, a tiny yellow flower like a miniature daisy.

0 1961-02-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This one is the Constant Remembrance of the Divine.1 This is Life Energy2 and Purified Life Energy.3 Then Faithfulness4: the peace of FaithfulnessFaithfulness to the Divine, of course, thats understood! This is Divine Solicitude5; this is the Aspiration for Transformation,6 and the response: see how beautiful it islike velvet! its the Promise of Realization.7 Here is Light Without Obscurity,8 and finally Realization9the first flower from the tree at Nanteuil.10
   There you are.
   Millingtonia hortensis (Indian Cork tree).
   Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium).
   Delonix regia (Gul Mohur tree).
   One of the Ashram houses.

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of course, I have a kind of responsibility because people expect me to organize everything, so I try to put things in their place. Thats why I told them I preferred they didnt hold seminars here, because it appears a bit I didnt say parasitic, but its like (laughing) a toadstool growing on an oak tree!

0 1961-03-11, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   58The animal, before he is corrupted, has not yet eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; the god has abandoned it for the tree of eternal life; man stands between the upper heaven and the lower nature.
   Do you have a question?
   The tree of knowledge symbolizes this kind of knowledge a material knowledge, no longer divine because its origin was the sense of division and this is what began to spoil everything. How long did this period last? I am unable to say. (Because my recollection is of an almost immortal life; it seems that it was through some sort of evolutionary accident that the destruction of forms became necessary for progress.) And where did it take place? From certain impressions (but these are only impressions), it would seem that it was in the vicinity of either this side of Ceylon and India or the other, I dont know exactly (Mother indicates the Indian Ocean either west of Ceylon and India or to the east between Ceylon and Java), although certainly the place no longer exists; it must have been swallowed up by the sea. I have a very clear vision of the place and a consciousness of that life and its forms, but I cant give precise material details. Did it last for centuries, was it ? I dont know. To tell the truth, when I was reliving those moments I wasnt curious about such details (for one is in another mental state where there is no curiosity about material details: all things turn into psychological facts). It was something so simple, luminous, harmonious, far removed from all our usual preoccupationsthose very preoccupations with time and space. It was a spontaneous life, extremely beautiful, and so close to Naturea natural flowering of animal life. There were no oppositions or contradictions, nothing of the kindeverything happened in the best way possible.

0 1961-04-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That one too was beautiful, with such a color! Golden chestnut, I have never seen a cat like him. He is buried here beneath the tree I named Service. I put him beneath the roots myself. There had been an old mango tree there that was withering away. We replaced it with a little copper pod tree with yellow flowers.
   These animals are so nice when you know how to handle them.
   When I moved here to the Ashram, I said, We cant bring any cats into this house, its quite impossible. This was after Big Boys death, and we had had enough of cats. I gave away the others, but the first one, the mother of the whole line, was old and didnt want to leave, so I felt her behind. She stayed in a house over there, within the Ashram compound. And one dayshe was very old and could no longer move I saw her come dragging in and sit down on that terrace on the other side. (Now you cant see it any more the Service tree has hidden it completely but in those days you could see it very clearly.) She came and sat down over there where she could watch me until she died. Quietly, without moving, she died watching me.
   All these cat stories! If we had photographs, we could make a pretty little album of cat stories.

0 1961-04-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Peltaphorum pterocarpum (yellow Copper Pod tree flower).
   Portulaca grandiflora (rose moss).

0 1961-05-19, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had already had the experience for the sense of smell the divine vibration, the vibration of Ananda in odors. Just under my window, you know, Nripendra has his kitchen, where every morning and afternoon food is prepared for the children2it all comes wafting up on gusts of air. And when the Samadhi tree is in flower, the scent wafts up to me on gusts of air; when people burn incense down below, it comes wafting up here on gusts of aireach and every fragrance (fragrancelets say odor). And generally it all comes while I am walking for my japaan Ananda of odors, each one with its meaning, its expression, its (how to say it?) its motivation and its goal. Marvelous! And there are no longer any good or bad odors that notion is gone completely. Each one has its meaningits meaning and its raison dtre. I have been experiencing this for a long time.
   But this experience of taste was completely new. It didnt last long, only a few minutes, because it amazed me so! It was as if I had a mouthful of the most marvelous foods one could imagine. And my hands were gathering it up in the atmosphere it was so funny!

0 1961-06-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But there are all sorts of cases. Take N.D., for example, a man who lived his whole life with the idea of serving Sri Aurobindohe died clasping my photo to his breast. This was a consecrated man, very conscious, with an unfailing dedication, and all the parts of his being well organized around the psychic.6 The day he was going to leave his body little M. was meditating next to the Samadhi when suddenly she had a vision: she saw all the flowers of the tree next to the Samadhi (those yellow flowers I have called Service) gathering themselves together to form a big bouquet, and rising, rising straight up. And in her vision these flowers were linked with the image of N.D. She ran quickly to their house andhe was dead.
   I only knew about this vision later, but on my side, when he left, I saw his whole being gathered together, well united, thoroughly homogenous, in a great aspiration, and rising, rising without dispersing, without deviating, straight up to the frontier of what Sri Aurobindo has called the higher hemisphere, there where Sri Aurobindo in his supramental action presides over earth. And he melted into that light.

0 1961-07-28, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All at once, as I gaze above me, I glimpse something roseate; I draw nearer and discern what appears to be a shrub, as large as a tree, held fast to a blue reef. The denizens of the waters glide to and fro, myriad and diverse. Now I find myself standing upon fine, shining sand. I gaze about me in wonder. There are mountains and valleys, fantastic forests, strange flowers that could as well be animals, and fish that might be flowersno separation, no gap is there between stationary beings and mobile. Colors everywhere, brilliant and shimmering, or subdued, but always harmonious and refined. I walk upon the golden sands and contemplate all this beauty bathed in a soft, pale blue radiance, tiny, luminous spheres of red, green and gold circulating through it.
   How marvelous are the depths of the sea! Everywhere the presence of the One in whom all harmonies reside is felt!

0 1961-10-30, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Since the time of Adam, it seems we have been choosing to eat of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge, and there can be no half-measures or regrets along this way, for if we remain prostrate in a false humility, our noses in the dust, the titans or the djinns among us will know all too well how to snatch the Power left unclaimed; this is in fact what they are doingthey would crush the god within us. It is a question of knowingyes or nowhether we want to escape once again into our various paradises, abandoning the earth to the hands of Darkness, or find and seize hold of the Power to refashion this earth into a diviner imagein the words of the Rishis, make earth and heaven equal and one.
   There is obviously a Secret, and all the traditions bear witness to it the Rishis, the Mages of Iran, the priests of Chaldea or Memphis or Yucatan.

0 1962-01-12 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   While sometimes, when you see water flowing along, or a ray of sunlight in the treesoh, how it sings! The cells sing, they are happy.
   Well, mon petit, thats all I can tell you. If you can make something out of it. But its a new experience. Isnt it interesting? I have to put it into the form of an experience theres no other way for it to be.

0 1962-01-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I find it difficult to take these psycho-analysts at all seriously when they try to scrutinise spiritual experience by the flicker of their torch-lights,yet perhaps one ought to, for half-knowledge is a powerful thing and can be a great obstacle to the coming in front of the true Truth. This new psychology looks to me very much like children learning some summary and not very adequate alphabet, exulting in putting their a-b-c-d of the subconscient and the mysterious underground super-ego together and imagining that their first book of obscure beginnings (c-a-t cat, t-r-e-e tree) is the very heart of the real knowledge. They look from down up and explain the higher lights by the lower obscurities; but the foundation of these things is above and not below, upari budhna esam. The superconscient, not the subconscient, is the true foundation of things. The significance of the lotus is not to be found by analysing the secrets of the mud from which it grows here; its secret is to be found in the heavenly archetype of the lotus that blooms for ever in the Light above. The self-chosen field of these psychologists is besides poor, dark and limited; you must know the whole before you can know the part and the highest before you can truly understand the lowest. That is the promise of the greater psychology awaiting its hour before which these poor gropings will disappear and come to nothing.4
   Questioned about the meaning of these words, Mother said, "The state I was in was like a memory."

0 1962-05-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Striking though the parallel may be, there is still a fundamental difference between these mathematical concepts and Mothers experience. In the first case, we are dealing with conceptual instruments used by the human mind to better explain and master the world: no one has actually seen electromagnetic wavesnot to speak of gravitational ones! They are images, convenient models, invisible and nonexistent in themselves. They exist only through their effects: a beam of sunlight, which is an electromagnetic wave, strikes our retina and enables us to distinguish a flower; by means of gravitational waves, Newtons apple falls from the tree but no one has lived the reality of those waves. The way Mother grasps reality, on the contrary, is first and foremost through lived experience. She is the movement, she is the wave: I walk around the room, and that is what is walking. Here we touch upon a stupendous mystery and a formidable question: How is it possible for a material and cellular body to be the wave that at once constitutes and carries the worlds along in its infinite undulating movement and governs the existence of atoms and galaxies? How is it possible to be an infinite and ubiquitous electromagnetic wave while remaining within the narrow confines of a human body?
   In being THAT, it might be said, Mother thus resolves the famous question of the unified-field theory, the theory to which Einstein devoted the last years of his life in vain, that would describe the movements of both planets and atoms in a single mathematical equation. Mothers body-consciousness is one with the movement of the universe, Mother lives the unified-field theory in her body. In so doing she opens up to us not merely one more physical theory, but the very path to a new species on earth, a species that will physically and materially live on the scale of the universe. The posthuman species might not simply be one with a few organs more or less, but rather one capable of being at every point in the universe. A sort of material ubiquity. It may not be so much a new as an ubiquitous species, a species that embraces everything, from the blade of grass under our feet to the far galaxies. A multifarious, undulating existence. A resume or epitome of evolution, really, which at the end of its course again becomes each point and each species and each movement of its own evolution.

0 1962-09-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive come to a point where I can see the effort towards the Divine even in very unconscious little beings: puppies, kittens, little babies, a treeits visible. And that is the immense sadhana of the earth preparing itself to receive the Divine.
   Thats all that is needed.

0 1963-01-12, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In reality, the body should be able to last MUCH LONGER than human beings think. They knock it about: as soon as someone is unwell, they drug or knock his body about, they take away that kind of calm vegetative serenity that can make it last a very long time. The way trees take a very long time to die.

0 1963-10-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   N. had a dream last night in which Sri Aurobindo gave her many things, then I came and gave her two Grace flowers. And in the morning, she wakes up, goes to her garden on the tree were two Grace flowers.
   Its amusing.

0 1963-10-05, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I kept going up, but all the ways I knew stopped short. First I had started up a very large staircase, a magnificent staircase of pink marble, that was the way I had to go upstairs, but just as I turned on the landingplop! impossible to get through. (But how is it? Impossible to get through, yet I went up just the same?..) And I find myself on another landing, I try again to go up from thereplop! stopped, impossible to get through. I try again and find myself on the third landing (but in fact I was on a higher floor, because I had already climbed two flights before I was stopped), I reach the third landing and find myself on a squarea perfect squareedged with a parapet of pink marble, but with reddish veins, very beautiful: very beautiful, it was chiseledmagnificent. Then a door, a sort of bronze door behind me, which was closed. So I watched and saw the water rising and rising (it wasnt water, but it was liquid like water). And in front of me: an immensity. No limits. I seemed to be above all the other houses; there were no trees, no mountains, nothingan immensity, like a perfectly cloudless sky; and it wasnt white, but there was light in it. I was looking down and I saw the water rising and rising and risinglike the Flood. But it wasnt water.
   It will come back until I understand.

0 1963-11-04, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An example: yesterday, for at least a quarter of an hour, I was filled with a sort of marvelousmarvelingadmiration for Natures fantastic imagination in inventing the animals. I saw all the animals in all their details that is, the prehuman age. Consequently, there was no mind. And without the mind, how wonderful that imagination was, you know! It was as though I lived in it: there was no man, no thought, but that imaginative power making one species emerge out of another, and then another; and all those details Everything is becoming like that, as if it were SEEN for the first time and from an altogether different angle; everything, everything: peoples character, circumstances, even the motion of the earth and the stars, everything is like that, everything has become entirely new and unexpected, in the sense that all the human mental visionis completely gone! So things are much better! (Laughing) Much better without the human mind. (I dont mean they are better without man, I mean that seen from another viewpoint than the human, mental viewpoint, everything is far more wonderful.) And then, all the details of every minute, all the people, all the things, all The trees (Mother looks at the coconut tree in front of her window) that were stripped by the cyclone; this one held up so marvelously and it has a new flowerit has old leaves damaged by the cyclone, but it has grown a new flower. So lovely, so fresh! Everything is like that.
   Me too. Me too, I saw myself (laughing) from a new angle! And the things that in the past were, not positively problems, but anyway questions to be resolved (certain actions, certain relationships), all gone! And there is something that thoroughly enjoys itself I dont know what that something is, but it thoroughly enjoys itself.

0 1963-11-20, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I tried to find out why your physical life began (well, not quite began, but you were very, very young, just the same) with such a painful experience [the concentration camps]. And I saw why: it was like a separationnot separation, but disentanglement, you understand? There are two things in every human being: what comes from the past and has persisted because it is formed and conscious, and then all that dark, unconscious mass, really muddy, that is added in every new life. Then the other thing gets into that and finds itself imprisoned, you knowadulterated and imprisoned and generally it takes more than half ones life to emerge from that entanglement. Well, for you, care was taken to more than double the dose at the beginning, and it caused a kind of tearing apart: one part went up above, another part fell down below. And the part (it acted almost like a filter), the part that rose up was very cleansed, very cleansed of all that swarming: its becoming very, very conscious of the mixture. Just see, today, the whole morning until I was swamped with work by people, till then there was a sharp awareness of the part of the being that still belongs, as I said, to Unconsciousness, to Ignorance, to Darkness, to Stupidity, and is not even as harmonious as a tree or a flower; something thats not even as tranquil as a stone, not even as harmonious and not even as strong as the animal something that is really a downfall. That is really human inferiority. And maybe (no, I shouldnt say maybe: I know) it was necessary for things to settle downsettle, you know, as when you let a liquid settle? Thats exactly it: its the Light that settles, the Consciousness that settles. And indeed its true, there is in you a part that has entirely settled. Every time I see it (it comes in the course of the work, you understand), its lovely in its quality of light, its quality of vibration, and it has settled considerably. But its true that there is also a kind of sediment, a deposit (deposit, you know?) which is a bit heavy thats what youre conscious of.
   But you shouldnt say me! Its not you, that residue isnt you! But you are indeed conscious of the Light, arent you?

0 1964-02-05, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The photos attempt to be very artistic. They are taken from quite unusual angles and some are very fine. On the whole, a little vulgar: too many people kissing, socks hanging in the sunthey confuse the artistic with the uncommon, the unconventional. To be unconventional is very good, but still it could be directed towards the Beautiful rather than Anyway. I was looking at the book, turning the pages, and while looking I thought, Well, really, someone who doesnt know Paris at all would get a queer idea of it! There isnt one single picture that makes you say, Oh, thats beautiful, except a view of the Seine and also a few trees, which could as well be in the countryside. And I kept turning and turning the pages. Suddenly I saw (I had my magnifying glass to see better) a view of the banks of the Seine with the boxes of those what are they called?
   The bouquinistes.1

0 1964-03-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I did see something, but I dont think its very interesting, or collective either. I seemed to kind myself in an enormous plane, a very powerful one, which managed to take off (a takeoff which, besides, gave me a very pleasant sensation). It took off, but it was hedgehopping, that was dangerous. At first, the space before us was clear anyway, but we were flying very low and skimming the trees. Then, suddenly there were all kinds of buildings that stood in the way, in particular a huge tower, like a church steeple, of a very black color. I dont know how it happened, but the plane (or the force) entered itoddly enough and inside it was completely dark; there was only a sort of opening in a watt, and beyond it, a patch of blue sky. It sounds impossible, but the plane tried to go through that hose, and when we tried to, that sort of opening turned out to be covered with very thick glass that stopped us from going through. So I remember that with a pointed instrument I broke the entire window to enable us to go through. We did, but it was too small, the opening was too narrow for such an enormous plane. Afterwards, its very confused; I only remember that in a hidden place, there was a sort of huge gold ciborium, very beautifulit was hidden. But all the rest is quite confused.
   Oh, but its interesting.

0 1964-03-25, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The true perception of the physical worldof trees, of people, of a stonewhat would it be like to a supramental eye?
   Thats exactly what cannot be said! When you have the vision and consciousness of the Truth-Order, of that which is DIRECT, the direct expression of the Truth, you immediately feel something inexpressible, because all words belong to the other sphere; all images, all comparisons, all expressions belong to the other sphere.

0 1964-05-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Why do I have to write all those lines in ink when it would be so much simpler to think of you, and lo! I would be with you, I would see you. Our human life is quite bounded and stupid. In two hundred years, in Eskimo land, we will be colored penguins; you will be sky blue and I, pomegranate red. And sometimes, I will be you and you will be me, red and blue, and well no longer be able to tell each other apart, or else well become all white like snow and no one will be able to find us again, except the great Caribou who is wise and knows love. And when the snow melts, we will be eider-penguins, of course, a new flying race, emerald, which plays among the northern fir trees on the shores of Lake Rokakitutu (pronounced fiddledeedee in penguin language).

0 1964-12-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive had some very precise memorieslived memoriesof a human life on earth, quite primitive (I mean outside any mental civilization), a human life on earth that wasnt an evolutionary life, but the manifestation of beings from another world. I lived in that way for a timea lived memory. I still see it, I still have the image of it in my memory. It had nothing to do with civilization and mental development: it was a blossoming of force, of beauty, in a NATURAL, spontaneous life, like animal life, but with a perfection of consciousness and power that far surpasses the one we have now; and indeed with a power over all surrounding Nature, animal nature and vegetable nature and mineral nature, a DIRECT handling of Matter, which men do not havethey need intermediaries, material instruments, whereas this was direct. And there were no thoughts or reasoning: it was spontaneous (gesture indicating the direct radiating action of will on Matter). I have the lived memory of this. It must have existed on earth because it wasnt premonitory: it wasnt a vision of the future, it was a past memory. So there must have been a moment It was limited to two beings: I dont have the feeling there were many. And there was no childbirth or anything animal, absolutely not; it was a life, yes, a truly higher life in a natural setting, but with an extraordinary beauty and harmony! And I dont have the feeling it was (how can I explain?) something known; the relationships with vegetable life and animal life were spontaneous ones, absolutely harmonious, and with the sensation of an undisputed power (you didnt even feel it was possible for it not to be), undisputed, but without any idea that there were other beings on earth and that it was necessary to look after them or make a demonstrationnothing of the sort, absolutely nothing of mental life, nothing. A life just like that, like a beautiful plant or a beautiful animal, but with an inner knowledge of things, perfectly spontaneous and effortlessan effortless life, perfectly spontaneous. I dont even have the feeling that there was any question of food, not that I remember; but there was the joy of Life, the joy of Beauty: there were flowers, there was water, there were trees, there were animals, and all that was friendly, but spontaneously so. And there were no problems! No problems to be solved, nothing at allone just lived!
   An uncomplicated life, definitely.

0 1965-04-21, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Basically, once there is a body formed, precisely, by an ideal and an increasing development, a body with sufficient stuff and capacities, sufficient potential, there may very well be a rapid Descent of a supramental form, just as there was one with the human form. Because I know that (I know it from having lived it), I know that when the transitiona very obscure transitionfrom the animal to man (of which they have found fairly convincing traces) was sufficient, when the result was plastic enough, there was a Descent there was a mental descent of the human creation. And they were beings (there was a double descent; it was in fact particular in that it was double, male and female: it wasnt the descent of a single being, it was the descent of two beings), they were beings who lived in Nature an animal life, but with a mental consciousness; but there was no conflict with the general harmony. All the memories are absolutely clear of a spontaneous, animal life, perfectly natural, in Nature. A marvelously beautiful Nature that strangely resembles the nature in Ceylon and tropical countries: water, trees, fruits, flowers. And a life in harmony with animals: there was no sense of fear or difference. It was a very luminous, very harmonious, and very NATURAL life, in Nature.
   And strangely, the story of Paradise would seem to be a mental distortion of what really happened. Of course, it all became ridiculous, and also with a tendency it gives you the feeling that a hostile will or an Asuric being tried to use that to make it the basis for a religion and to keep man under his thumb. But thats another matter.

0 1965-06-14, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For snakes, for instance, its quite remarkable. Some, when they dream of snakes, have the feeling theyre going to meet with catastrophes; I myself have had all sorts of dreams with snakes: I had to go through gardens full of snakes everywhereon the ground, in the trees, everywhere and not kindly snakes! But I knew very well what it meant; during the dream itself I knew it: it depended on certain mental conditions around me and ill willmental ill will.2 But if you have mental control and power, you can go through, they cannot touch you. And other people, when they see a snake, think it is the universal consciousness. So we cant say. Thon used to say that the serpent is the symbol of evolution, and those who were with him always saw rainbow-colored serpents, with all the colors, and it was the symbol of universal evolution Basically, to tell the truth, everyone has his own symbolism And for myself, I have seen that it depended on the periods in my life, on the activities, on the degree of development. There are things I see again now in which I see another meaning, which was behind the meaning I had seen.
   Its very interesting, but it belongs entirely to the domain of relativity.

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It will be up there, off the Madras road, on top of the hill. (Mother takes a piece of paper and starts drawing) Here we have (naturally in Nature its not like this: well have to adaptits like this up there, in the ideal), here, a central point. This central point is a park I had seen when I was a little girl (perhaps the most beautiful thing in the world with regard to physical, material Nature), a park with water and trees like all parks, and flowers, but not too many (flowers in the form of creepers), palm trees and ferns (all species of palm trees), water (if possible, running water) and, if possible, a small waterfall. From a practical point of view, it would be very good: at the edge, outside the park, we could build reservoirs that would provide water to the residents.
   So in that park I had seen the Pavilion of Love (but I dont like to use that word because men have turned it into something ludicrous); I am referring to the principle of divine Love. But it has been changed: it will be the Pavilion of the Mother; but not this (Mother points to herself): the Mother, the true Mother, the principle of the Mother. (I say Mother because Sri Aurobindo used the word, otherwise I would have put something else I would have put creative principle or realizing principle or something of that sort.) And it will be a small building, not a big one, with just a meditation room downstairs, with columns and probably a circular shape (I say probably because I am leaving it for R. to decide). Upstairs, the top floor will be a room, and the roof will be a covered terrace. Do you know the old Indian Mogul miniatures with palaces in which there are terraces and small roofs supported by columns? Do you know those old miniatures? Ive had hundreds of them in my hands. But this pavilion is very, very lovely: a small pavilion like this, with a roof over a terrace, and low walls against which there will be divans where people can sit and meditate in the open air in the evening or at night. And downstairs, at the very bottom, on the ground floor, simply a meditation rooma place with nothing in it. There would probably be, at the far end, something that would be a living light (perhaps the symbol2 made of living light), a constant light. Otherwise, a very calm, very silent place.

0 1965-09-15a, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I spent my night in a not a hurricane, not a cyclone, but worse than any cyclone. I was in a dark room, with glass panes on all sides (thats symbolic), and through the glass panes, I saw Everywhere I looked, there was wind blowing in all directions and carrying everything away: houses, trees, everything, but everything. Without letup.
   And an infernal noise. It was clear that it should also have carried away the place where I was, but that didnt move.
   The hurricane didnt quite have the same color (how can I explain this?) in the large place where the person without a body was, and there, in that corridor; in the first place, it was very red, as if all the leaves were red, the trees were red (there were other colors, but red was the dominant color), while in the corridor, the color was muddier. But it was so strong! So strong that it was hard to get out of it.
   And when I got out of it (it was 3 in the morning), I said to myself, All right, let me look after something else now, and I made a special concentration to get out of it. And I found myself in a place I know very well, which is like a replicaa mental replicaof what I might call certain Ashram rooms (its not exactly that, but it corresponds). And there was a gentleman there I knew very well, a Frenchman, who had come to see me. He had a big desk, he was sitting at the desk, waiting for you: you were expected (thats why I am telling you the story). But I myself wanted to see him before he saw you. There was something I wanted to tell him. Then, instead of going through the usual door, I went by another way and arrived before you. I saw him (we didnt speak to each other I never speak to people), but he was very warm, very enthusiastic, very friendly and full of a sort of rather pleasant fervorignorant, but pleasant. A rather tall man, I think, dressed in an ordinary European suit. I cant describe him very well; if I saw him, I could say, Yes, thats him. And he said two words to me that were like that didnt mean anything at all, but that were like the expression of his feeling. I dont exactly recall the word, but it was nothing, it was Oh! something. So I put my message into his head and left, and as I was leaving (Mother laughs), I almost bumped into youyou were rushing in! And I told you, Dont worry, dont worry, everything is fine! And I left.

0 1965-12-31, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, I assure you, you can believe me (Mother laughs), I have a little experience: its done. To put it poetically, Your head is in the Light. But your vital doesnt want this manifestation; your vital wanted a vital manifestation, as for instance when it was in the virgin forest, chopping trees down: it wanted to have the sense of the power of life. And that has been denied to it (for yogic AND material reasons, both extremes, because the body wasnt made for that, and because [laughing] the yoga has no time to waste with that), so Mister Vital is furious! It has been told, Calm down, be at peace, quite at peace, its all right, you too will have your joy, but once you are transformed. And it may be less pugnacious or rebellious or aggressive than before, but its dissatisfied, so its what gives you the feeling, But I have no sign that Im making headway! I have no sign that I am progressing. Quite the contrary! Quite the contrary, its more and more dull, more and more morose, more and more ordinary, that is to say, less and less consonant with my ideal, and my ideal
   Thats not exactly the point. Yes, when its in one of its fits, its like that, but

0 1966-05-14, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A disciple's peacock had escaped and spent the whole day in the tree above the Samadhi and on the Ashram's terraces. (The peacock is the symbol of victory.)

0 1966-12-07, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And naturally, its the same thing in the Mind, but to a much lesser degree. Fortunately, its a little more fluid there. But you know, when I receive and note down those things from above, at the time of receiving and noting them down, they have an intense luminosity and an extraordinary power of conviction. I note them down, then pass them on to people (and to people who are supposedly able to understand), and then they say it back to me [their inner reaction comes back to Mother]. Mon petit! It becomes (laughing) like the bark of an old, half-dead tree!
   Thats how it is.

0 1967-02-25, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its beautiful, this Nature! I find it more beautiful than animals. From the point of view of consciousness, its obviously more limited; a plant doesnt have the consciousness an animal hasthey have this aspiration towards the light, but the consciousness isnt precise. But from the point of view of material organization its incomparable. Take a tree like this one (the coconut tree under Mothers window), I see it all the time, this tree, its wonderful! And how it struggles, how it works, how it produces
   From the point of view of beauty, I mean material harmony, the Mind has spoilt things a lot, quite a lot (at least thats my impression).

0 1967-03-07, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The perception of beings, of [I meant to say seagulls over the sea, trees, the pretty sunshine on the earth].
   Yes, exactly.

0 1967-05-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We have a small place called Promesse, where there will be six or eight rooms, an office which will be Aurovilles first administrative office, and also a guest house with a few rooms, five or six rooms for visitors. Its quite a small place, with a pretty garden and trees, on the Madras road. Its on Aurovilles outer border. And so its being built. There will be a lotus pond in the middle and a sort of big bowl, made of marble, I think, on which this text will be engraved (in French) to let people passing by know what Auroville is.

0 1967-10-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a big church just a few minutes walk away, and yesterday morning, the 1st of October, the celebrant said, Become citizens of the heavenly city. He could not have hit upon my questionings more precisely. And in the evening, a young Parisian, landed here as pure as a newborn, and the first person he met was that same priest of the big church, who said to him, What have you come here for? There is nothing. The Parisian answered, What about the Ashram? The priest replied, The Ashram? Its a brothel. Because of that insulting declaration (and it is the kindest thing he said [Mother laughs ]), I am petitioning Mother for permission to remain here till the end of my stay in India. I do think there is abomination and desolation in the Holy Place. When will Christs words be acknowledged at last, A tree is recognized by its fruits? Jai-jai!
   Signed: Brother A.

0 1968-06-22, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Before he left, he told me hed had a dream. I think its a personal symbol, but I dont know. He was in a vital world (he was being chased, I think); he suddenly climbed a tree, which turned into a cross, and he was crucified on it. That place was on the edge of a sea that seemed leaden. So he climbed that tree, which turned into a cross, and was as if crucified on the tree; and (you know that at the top of the cross, there is the inscription INRI) instead of that, there was your symbol: Mothers symbol. After that, the cross got as if caught or engulfed by that leaden sea, with only Mothers symbol emerging, remaining on the surface; the cross was engulfed, and little by little the leaden water changed colors and grew transparent. But he, P.L., was engulfed along with the cross.
   (After a silence) I saw him before he left; there was around him an atmosphere I didnt like. Yes, like a man whos going to sacrifice himself.

0 1968-10-09, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, what a beautiful forest, mon petit! They must be the forests of Its between the subtle physical and the vital, as if joining the two the subtle physical to the vital. trees as I have only seen in Japan; trees rising straight like columns, planted in rowsmagnificent! With light-colored grass, very light, pale green. Grass on the ground, airlots of airand at the same time nothing but trees: a forest. But not thick, not crowded. Well then, in that magnificent place, instead of rejoicing, the fool (Mother takes a wailing tone): I dont know what happened to me, I have no religion! (Mother laughs) So I told him, But you should rejoice! No religionyou are in a place much more beautiful than all religions! (In a whining tone)I dont understand.

0 1969-05-21, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Most people the vast majority of peoplego into a sort of assimilative sleep: all the experiences they had in their lives, all they learned, the consciousness seems to ruminate over that. In the beginning (Thon knew a lot of things I dont know how he came to know them, but I verified them and found them to be correct), in the beginning, the span of time between two lives is very long, and its a sort of assimilative sleep in which the consequences of what one has learned develop inwardly. Then, as the psychic being is formed and as one grows more conscious, rebirths take place more and more closely, until the time when rebirth becomes the result of a choice: at a precise place, for a specific length of time. And then, depending on what the psychic being wants to do, depending on the action it has to do, the new birth may be near or distant. There, we have all possible differences. But in the formative stage, thats how it is: very distant rebirths. So then, Ive often wondered You see, Thon says there is a psychic STATE in which those beings rest (its true, there is such a place, I know it), but many people, especially at the beginning of their evolution, are quite tied down to the earth; I have seen quite a few people in trees, for instance. Very often I saw them in trees; often, while following someone [with the inner vision], I saw him enter into a tree; and often, while looking at a tree, I saw someone in it. I saw others who were oh, people clinging to a place they were interested in: for instance, I saw a man who was interested in nothing but his money, which he had hidden somewhere, and as soon as he left his body, he went there, settled there, and refused to budge from there! Incidentally (laughing), it had a curious result: it led people to discover the place! You see, it caused movements of forces, and some people felt it and thought, Oh, there must be something here.
   There was a time when I concerned myself with that a good deal, and I made a good number of discoveries (following Thons indications); later on, it no longer interested me. And now, quite lately, I have been reviewing all kinds of things, all kinds of things.

0 1969-12-31, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So then, for the rest, its the same to me, they will do as they like. They first thought of building a dwelling for me, but Ill never go, so its no use, its quite unnecessary. And to watch over the islet, it was agreed there would be a small house for H. who wanted to be there simply as a guard . Then R. had arranged a whole system of bridges to link that to the other bank. The other bank would be entirely made of gardens all around. Those gardens we thought of twelve gardens (dividing the distance into twelve), twelve gardens with each of them concentrated on one thing: a state of consciousness with the flowers representing it. And the twelfth garden would be in the islet, around (not around but beside) the Mandir with the tree, the banyan which is there. Thats what is at the center of the city. And there, there would be a repetition of the twelve gardens around, with the flowers arranged in the same way There are now two Americans here, husb and and wife, and the husb and studied there for more than a year the art of gardening, and he came here with that knowledge. So I asked him to start straight away preparing the plan for the inner garden: theyre working on it.
   But then, the answer is always the same: We have no money!

0 1970-05-23, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   520Our parents fell, in the deep Semitic apologue, because they tasted the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Had they taken at once of the tree of eternal life, they would have escaped the immediate consequence; but Gods purpose in humanity would have been defeated. His wrath is our eternal advantage.
   And you say:

0 1970-07-08, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The pomegranate tree is the symbol of Divine Love; Mother called the fruit "Divine Love Spreading over the World."

0 1970-09-12, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its likely that its likely that I couldnt have borne this work, I would have left my body; it was too natural to (gesture of going out above). But (Mother brings her two fists down as if she were forcibly pushed down or held in Matter). But I didnt take the precaution of really pulling the Force into the body. I might say that my body had too much (probably the way of seeing and reacting to the material world), too much1 Extremely rarely in my lifeextremely rarely did I have Ananda in the physical body. Its only when I would see beautiful things (Mother lifts her eyes as if to look at the coconut tree near the Samadhi, which she can no longer see), that it, certain moments of contact with Nature then I had it but otherwise all my life there was never (how can I put it?) an occasion for Ananda, you understand.
   (Mother stops and tries to breathe)

0 1971-04-17, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is not a change in Sri Aurobindos yoga, it is the flowering of Sri Aurobindos yoga, I dare say. I do not think that the flower of the flame tree contradicts in any way the flame tree.
   Now, you have completely confused the psychic and the spiritual. The psychic, the soul, the Fire within, Agni, does not belong to the mental bubble or to any bubble: it is the Divine in matter. It is that little Fire which opens the door to the great solar Fire of the New Consciousness. It is the instrument of the yoga of the superman (when I speak of turning on the psychic switch, I am there taking the word in the vulgar and ridiculous sense of people seeking visionary and occult experiencesnot in the true sense). Others in every age have had the experience of the psychic, of the inner Fire, but aside from the Rishis, no one used it to transform matter; the religions have made a purely devotional and mystical thing out of it. As for the spiritual, that includes all the planes of consciousness above the ordinary mind. It is the path of ascent. And that is where I repeatedly and emphatically, and from experience, say that those great Experiences, which have to be turned into spiritual summits, are part of the mental bubble (including the overmind): they are the rarefied summits on which the being thins out into a marvelous whiteness, immense, royal, without a ripple of trouble, in an eternal peacewhich can last for millenniums without its changing the world one iota, by definition. But the spiritual is not the supramental, and when one touches the supramental, it seems to be almost a whole other Spirit, it is so compact, warm, powerful, present, embodied and radiantly solid in broad daylight. That is the Radiance which Sri Aurobindo and Mother came to bring down on earththey said over and over that their yoga was new, new, newand it is through the simple little fire inside us that we can enter into direct contact with That, without sitting in the lotus position or leaving life. When one touches That, the spiritual heights seem pale. That is all I have to say. So we do not at all need to be superyogis to have this contact, and those who have found Nirvana, or what have you, have not advanced one inch toward That, because the clue to That is not up there at all or outside, but in your own small capacity of flame.

0 1971-09-08, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have the most peculiar feeling that theres a kind of like scales, or tree bark, or turtle shell, melting, while the body itself is not like that (Mother makes a gesture as if the body were swelling up and bursting in the sun). What seems like matter to man is unreceptive. And in this body (Mother touches the skin of her hands), it is trying it is trying to (same gesture of swelling or blossoming). Its really curious! Its a curious sensation.
   If one could last long enough for all that to melt away, then it would be the real beginning.1

0 1971-10-13, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   [Indian Cork tree.]
   Nine petals. Thats the new creationits the transformation for the new creation.

0 1971-10-27, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The tree of the knowledge of good and evil with its sweet and bitter fruits is secretly rooted in the very nature of the Inconscience from which our being has emerged and on which it still stands as a nether soil and basis of our physical existence; it has grown visibly on the surface in the manifold branchings of the Ignorance which is still the main bulk and condition of our consciousness in its difficult evolution towards a supreme consciousness and an integral awareness. As long as there is this soil with the unfound roots in it and this nourishing air and climate of Ignorance, the tree will grow and flourish and put forth its dual blossoms and its fruit of mixed nature. It would follow that there can be no final solution until we have turned our inconscience into the greater consciousness, made the truth of self and spirit our life-basis and transformed our ignorance into a higher knowledge. All other expedients will only be makeshifts or blind issues; a complete and radical transformation of our nature is the only true solution.
   The Life Divine, XVIII.627

0 1971-12-11, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And Sri Aurobindo gives us the key. It may be that the sense of our own revolution escapes us because we try to prolong that which already exists, to refine it, improve it, sublimate it. But the ape may have made the same mistake amid its revolution that produced man; perhaps it sought to become a super-ape, better equipped to climb trees, hunt and run, a more agile and clever ape. With Nietzsche we too sought a superman who was nothing more than a colossalization of man, and with the spiritualists a super-saint more richly endowed with virtue and wisdom. But human virtue and wisdom are useless! Even when carried to their highest heights they are nothing more than the old poverties gilded over, the obverse of our tenacious misery. Supermanhood, says Sri Aurobindo, is not man climbed to his own natural zenith, not a superior degree of human greatness, knowledge, power, intelligence, will, genius, saintliness, love, purity or perfection.7 It is SOMETHING ELSE, another vibration of being, another consciousness.
   But if this new consciousness is not to be found on the peaks of the human, where then, are we to find it? Perhaps, quite simply in that which we have most neglected since we entered the mental cycle, in the body. The body is our base, our evolutionary foundation, the old stock to which we always return, and which painfully compels our attention by making us suffer, age and die. In that imperfection, Sri Aurobindo assures us, is the urge towards a higher and more many-sided perfection. It contains the last finite which yet yearns to the Supreme Infinite. God is pent in the mire but the very fact imposes a necessity to break through that prison.8 That is the old, uncured Illness, the unchanged root, the dark matrix of our misery, hardly different now from what it was in the time of Lemuria. It is this physical substance which we must transform, otherwise it will topple, one after another, all the human or superhuman devices we try to graft on it. This body, this physical cellular substance contains almighty powers,9 a dumb consciousness that harbors all the lights and all the infinitudes, just as much as the mental and spiritual immensities do. For, in truth, all is Divine and unless the Lord of all the universe resides in a single little cell he resides nowhere. It is this original, dark cellular Prison which we must break open; for as long as we have not broken it, we will continue to turn vainly in the golden or iron circles of our mental prison. These laws of Nature, says Sri Aurobindo, that you call absolute merely mean an equilibrium established to work in order to produce certain results. But, if you change the consciousness, then the groove also is bound to change.10

0 1972-03-29a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I seem to find in Sri Aurobindos work an answer that meets yours and develops it for the question is indeed to reinstate the gods IN man after having reinstated the demons, as you rightly stated in the Swedish article but I also find there an answer to the agonizing question constantly raised by your characters from The Royal Way to The Walnut trees of Altenburg. Indeed, all of them seek a deeper notion in man that will deliver them from death and solitudethis is THE question of the West, to which Sri Aurobindo brings a solution at once dynamic and illuminating. Hence, I am taking the liberty of sending by surface mail one of Sri Aurobindos books in the original English entitled The Human Cycle. I hope it will interest you.
   I call on you rather than any other contemporary writer because I think your works embody the very anguish of the West, an anguish I have bitterly experienced all the way to the German concentration camps at the age of twenty, and then in a long and uneasy wandering around the world. Insofar as I have always turned to you, daring and searching with each of your characters what surpasses man, I am again turning to you because I have a feeling that, more than anyone else, you can understand Sri Aurobindos message and perhaps draw a new impetus from it. I am also thinking of a whole generation of young people who expect much from you: more than an ideal of pure heroism, which only opens the doors (as does all self-offering) on another realm of man we have yet to explore, and more than a fascination with death, which also is only a means and not an end, although its brutal nakedness can sometimes open a luminous breach in the bodily prisonwhere we seem to have been immured alive and we emerge into a new dimension of our being. For we tend too often to forget that it is for living that your heroes think so constantly of death; also I think that the young people I mentioned want the truth of Tchen and Katow, the truth of Hernandez, Perken and Moreno [characters in Malrauxs novels] beyond their death.

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Strange. I liked the book very much when I read it, but the only image that remains now is a primeval forest with a huge tree and you struggling to blaze your way through the tree thats what I see all the time (Mother looks again). Why? Thats it, thats what stayed in the consciousness. I can still see you with an axe, hacking off huge branches to open up a passage. Strange. Is it symbolic? Do you mention that scene in your book?
   Not exactly, but I lived something like that9its both true and symbolic at the same time.
   That struck me very much. That and the huge tree. But the tree is larger than life, its symbolic; and with a big axe you are hacking off brancheshuge branches, as big as treesto open up a passage.
   Strangely enough, although I did not mention the scene in the book, it had remained deeply etched in me, and that's what Mother remembered: she remembered my own memories! One day, I had found myself in the midst of a huge tangle of fallen trees (when a giant tree falls, it uproots dozens of trees all around it), within a kind of green cataclysm redolent of torn earth and destruction, and in a silence of the end of the world.

0 1972-05-17, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, Mother, I had an odd dream yesterday morning. In my dream I saw Satprems garden. I was walking in the s treet, passing by his garden, and I glimpsed an Adoration tree1 covered with adoration flowers. I was filled with such joy. Then, a little farther on, behind this tree, I glimpsed another plantit was very tall and it was the Mind2
   (Mother nods her head)
   Then, I really looked, and on the branch of a tree (a coconut tree, I think, or a palm tree), I saw a bird it was mostly white, a bird much like a pigeon but with a very long tail and a kind of golden circle on its breast, I think.
   Geiger tree.
   Yellow oleander.

0 1972-05-29, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its from your tree.
   (Mother holds the flowers for a long time, then gives them back to Sujata)

0 1972-08-02, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This thing which came now [in November 1973], I think She had prepared me enough for it from quite a long time back. Long before, say, in the year 1948, when Sri Aurobindo was still living, She told me, I am not willing to go, I will not go, and this time there will be no tragedy: but if it so happens that I leave my body, then put my body under the Service tree. And lately, say, AFTER 15th AUGUST 1972, I felt that perhaps what has happened was going to happen. I could not tell anybody and everybody, but to my close associates I said what I was feeling. Afterwards, I felt strongly that it was going to happen, I was counteracting this idea, saying that it should not happen. But behind everything the idea was there.
   Thus, Mother was imbibing their thoughts of death: she was GOING to die. And for her this was no thought: things had become concrete for her. Her body, the consciousness of her body felt itself in the grip of death.

0 1972-12-06, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (One can hear the axes hacking away at the broken branches of the great yellow flame tree called Service, which spreads its foliage above Sri Aurobindos tomb.)
   The tree that gave me all my Transformation flowers [from Satprems garden] is broken. The Service tree also: some of its branches have been torn off.
   Usually it didnt come this way.

02.02 - Rishi Dirghatama, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed the darkness and the blindness seem to have been the Divine's grace upon him, for his eyes turned inward to other domains and saw strange truths and stranger facts. We remember in this connection another blind old poet who even though fallen on such evil days composed the world famous epic poem (I am referring obviously to Milton and his Paradise Lost). We remember also here the deaf incomparable master of music Beethoven. Many of the sayings of Dirghatama have become so current that they are now familiar even to the common man. They are mottoes and proverbs we all quote at all times. "Truth is one, the wise call it in different ways"the mantra is from Dirghatama. "Heaven is my father, Earth my mother"this is also from Dirghatama. The famous figure of two birds with beautiful wing dwelling on the same tree comes also from Dirghatama. There are a good many sayings of this kind that have become intimate companions to our lips of which the source we do not know. When we read the mantras of Dirghatama we are likely to exclaim even as the villager did when he first saw Hamlet played in London, "It is full of quotations."
   You must have already noticed that the utterance of Dirghatama carries a peculiar turn, even perhaps a twist. In fact his mantras are an enigma, a riddle to which it is sometimes difficult to find the fitting key. For example when he says, "What is above is moving downward and what is down is moving upward; yes, they who are below are indeed up above, and they who are up are here below," or again, "He who knows the father below by what is above, and he who knows the father who is above by what is below is called the poet (the seer creator)", we are, to say the least, not a little puzzled.

02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Take dream-hued rest like birds on timeless trees
  Before they dive to float on earth-time's sea.

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Alive and clad with trees and herbs and flowers
  Earth's great brown body smiled towards the skies,

02.03 - The Shakespearean Word, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A dreary treeless waste behind.
   Or we may take a pictorial presentation of a gorgeous kind from Milton:
   Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
   Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.2

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or live happy, unmoved, like flowers and trees.
  It flows in the wind's breath, in the tree's sap,
  Its hued magnificence blooms in leaves and flowers.

02.05 - Robert Graves, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The small gods are small, but do not slight themthey are powerful. They are powerful because they are deities of the earth. In fact, like gods and goddesses in heaven, there are gods and goddesses on earth also. The gods in heaven are high and far away, but these unobtrusive deities are near to our hearth and home. The Greeks referred to the Olympian gods, of high caste and rank as it were,like Jupiter and Apollo and to those others who dwelt on the lowly earth and embraced its water and land, its rivers and trees and fields the nymph, the satyr, and Pan and dryad and naiad. What are the powers and functions of these unearthly beings? They on their part are guarding the gate to heaven, questioning the pilgrim of their divine destination. Well, the sentinels have to be appeased first, satisfied and convinced. Surely the sands burn hotter than the sun!
   We may ask in this connection which deity does our poet invoke here, to whom does he raise his offerings, to whomkasmai devya? One need not be startled at the answer: it is the toadstool. But the mushroom growth assumes a respectable figure in the guise of its Sanskrit name,chatraka. Kalidasa did one better. His magic touch gave the insignificant flora a luminousrobeilndhra, a charming name. The great poet tells us that the earth is not barren or sterilekartum yat camahmucchilndhrmabandhym. The next pertinent question is: why does the poet worship a toadstool? What is his purpose? Does a toadstool possess any special power? This leads us to a hidden world, to the 'mysteries' spoken of by the poet himself.

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And dwellings and trees and figures of men appear
  As if revealed to an eye in Nothingness,

02.06 - Boris Pasternak, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, the captive tree rooted to the soil for eternity is as much of a miracle as the freed wide-winging bird in the infinitude, even as Death too is a miracle, the passage to Immortality, only its mask perhaps.
   Hamlet, Act I, Sc. 5.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  On the tree-of-sacrifice of spiritual love.
  In the sleepy splendour of her noons he saw,

02.07 - George Seftris, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And we shall see the almond trees in blossom
   The marbles shining in the sun

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And a few crooked and phantasmal trees,
    He faced a sense of death and conscious void.

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The dry gnarled trees stood up like dying men
  Stiffened into a pose of agony,

02.09 - Two Mystic Poems in Modern French, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   At such moments a memory comes of a divine tree, the tree of immortal life, and imprints a white seal upon the king's tormented brow. The king feels it is another life, feels the queen awake by his side.
   To have the queen always by his side the king must close the doors and windows of the lower storey of his palace and climb the stairs upward.

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The sleep and dreaming of the tree and plant,
  The animal's vibrant sense, the thought in man,

02.11 - Hymn to Darkness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   For black is the tamal tree, black is Krishna,
   Oh, how I love black.
   (IV) She is now that to us wherein we shall rest even as birds do on a tree.
   (V) In her repose all habitations, all the footed and winged creatures, even the fast racing eagle.

02.12 - The Ideals of Human Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A new type of imperialism for imperialism it is in essence has been developing in recent times; and it seems it shall have its day and contri bute its share of experimentation towards the goal we are speaking of. I am of course referring to what has been frankly and aptly termed as the Dictatorship of the Proletariate. It is an attempt to cut across all other boundaries and unities of human groupingsracial, national, religious, even familial. It seeks to unify and consolidate one whole stratum of humanity in a single stream-lined steel-frame organisation. At least that was the ideal till yesterday; there seems to be growing here too a movement towards decentralisation. Naturally, even as an organisation that is top-heavy is bound to topple down in the end, likewise an organisation that is bottom-heavy, that is to say, restricts to that portion only of its body all sap and dynamism, is also bound to deteriorate and disintegrate. A tree does not live by its branches and leaves and flowers alone, no doubt, nor does it live by its roots alone.
   A different type of wider grouping is also being experimented upon nowadays, a federal grouping of national units. The nation is taken in this system as the stable indivisible fundamental unit, and what is attempted is a free association of independent nations that choose to be linked together because of identity of interests or mutual sympathy in respect of ideal and culture. The British Empire is a remarkable experiment on this line: it is extremely interesting to see how an old-world Empire is really being liquidated (in spite of a Churchill) and transformed into a commonwealth of free and equal nations. America too has been attempting a Pan-American federation. And in continental Europe, a Western and an Eastern Block of nations seem to be developing, not on ideal lines perhaps at present because of their being based upon the old faulty principle of balance of power hiding behind it a dangerously egoistic and exclusive national consciousness; but that may change when it is seen and experienced that the procedure does not pay, and a more natural and healthier approach may be adopted.

02.13 - In the Self of Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Put out awhile on the tree of the universe,
  And gathered up into itself again,

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And in her body as on his homing tree
  Immortal Love shall beat his glorious wings.

03.09 - Buddhism and Hinduism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Buddhism, or for that matter, Christianity or Mohammadenism or any credal and personal religion, is easy to understand. For they are each of them a single and simple entity, whereas Hinduism is a multiple and complex organism. The difference is that between a tree, a huge mighty tree, may be, and a vast and tangled forest. Buddhism, for example, "may be likened to the great Bo tree under which, one may say, it was born; but Hinduism is a veritable Dandakaranya.
   For Hinduism means all things to all men, while a personal religion is meant truly for a certain type of persons. Hinduism recognises differences and distinction even while admitting the fundamental unity of mankind; it does not impose uniformity as the other type does. Hinduism embraces all varieties of religious experience; it is not based on a single experience however overwhelming that may be.

03.13 - Human Destiny, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This phenomenon is akin and may be linked to the other one also pointed out by anthropologists. A new species, it is said, grows not out of a mature, fully developed, that is to say, specialised type, but out of an earlier, somewhat immature, undeveloped, non-specialised type. The new shoot of the genealogical tree branches out not from the topmost, the latest stem, but from one just below it, an earlier stock. The latest means the most developed, that is to say, the most specialised, and that means fossilisedbarren; nothing new can be produced out of that; it can repeat only what was before so long as it does not die out and perish.
   The aboriginal types that have survived today are, it has also been pointed out, a growth towards decline and deterioration, owing to a stereotyped functioning and a consequent coarsening and hardening of traits, both psychological and physical, a loss of plasticity, loss of the "early innocence."

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or only a whisper and green toss of trees.
  His peacock turban trailing on the trees;
  His breath was a warm summons to delight,
  And, swung on the swaying censer of the trees,
  A sacrifice of perfume filled the hours.

04.02 - Human Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   With rocks, and stones, and trees.1
   An animal does not separate itself from Nature, exteriorise it and then seek to fashion it as he wants, try to make it yield things he requires. Man is precisely man because he has just this sense of self and of not-self and his whole life is the conquest of the not-self by the self: this is the whole story of his evolution. In the early stages his sense of agency and selfhood is at its minimum. The rough-hewn flint instruments are symbolic of the first attempts of the brain to set its impress upon crude and brute nature. The history of man's artisanship, which is the history of his civilisation, is also the history of his growing self-consciousness. The consciousness in its attempt to react upon nature separated itself from Nature, and at first stood over against it and then sought to stand over and above it. In this process of extricating itself from the sheath in which it was involved and fused, it came back upon itself, became more and more aware of its freedom and individual identity and agency.

04.02 - The Growth of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of animal and bird and flower and tree.
  They answered to her with the simple heart.

04.03 - The Call to the Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The high trees trembled with a wandering wind
  Like souls that quiver at the approach of joy,
  Advancing amid tall heaven-pillaring trees,
  Apparelled in her flickering-coloured robe

04.04 - The Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But since unseen the tree that bore this fruit
  And we live in a present born from an unknown past,
  About them like green trees girdling a hill
  Young grave disciples fashioned by their touch,
  And trees that worshipped on a praying shore,
  A domed and templed air's serene repose

04.08 - An Evolutionary Problem, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   If you have no eyes and want to see and keep trying to see, you will finally get eyes. If, like a mole or a subterranean fish, you have eyes and don't want to see, you will lose your eyes. If you like eating the tender tops of trees enough to make you concentrate all your energies on the stretching of your neck, you will eventually get a long neck like the giraffe.
   But the metaphysics here are surely false. If a species has no eyes, has never possessed eyes, is unconscious of sight, or of the fact that there are sights to be seen, is unaware of any necessity for sight, how can that species desire sight or will itself into the possession of eyes? We can only will what we need."
   The whole articulation of the external organism is, as we know, contained in a secret disposition of elements within the cellnot in the way, as was once supposed, viz., that a whole full-grown tree lies in a miniature form within the seed andgrowth simply means a gradual enlargement of that form but that there is a pattern of ultimate particlesvital quantaa rhythm and vibration of life energy, that is the origin, the formal and efficient cause, of the material form. Deeper still, behind the blind instinctive urge of life, the unconsciousness that is the inertia of matter, there is a consciousness, a vision, a supernal self-conscious energy that inspires, guides, fashions the whole evolutionary scheme in the large as well as in all details.

05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Peacock and parrot jewelled soil and tree,
  The dove's soft moan enriched the enamoured air
  The trees bloomed in their green felicity
  And the wild children brooded not on pain.

05.02 - Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And, like the flower and tree a natural growth,
  Widened with the touches of her shaping hours.

05.03 - Bypaths of Souls Journey, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are thus chains linking the typal beings in the world above with their human embodiments in the physical world; an archetype in the series of emanations branches out, as it were, into its commensurables and cognates in human bodies. Hence it is quite natural that many persons, human embodiments, may have so to say one common ancestor in the typal being (that gives their spiritual gotra); they all belong to the same geneological tree. Souls aspiring and ascending to the higher and fuller consciousness, because of their affinity, because together they have to fulfil a special role, serve a particular purpose in the cosmic plan, because of their spiritual consanguinity, call on the same godhead as their Master-soul or Over-soul, the Soul of their souls. Their growth and development are along similar or parallel lines, they are moulded and shaped in the pattern set by the original being. This must not be understood to mean that a soul is bound exclusively to its own family and cannot step out of its geneological system. As I have said in the beginning, souls are not material particles hard and rigid and shut out from each other, they are not obliged to obey the law of impenetrability that two bodies cannot occupy the same place at the same time. They meet, touch, interchange, interpenetrate, even coalesce, although they may not belong to the same family but follow different lines of, evolution. Apart from the fact that in the ultimate reality each is in all and all is in each, not only so, each is all and all is eachthus beings on no account can be kept in water-tight compartmentsapart from this spiritual truth, there is also a more normal and apparent give and take between souls. The phenomenon known as "possession", for example, is a case in point. "Possession", however, need not be always a ghostly possession in the modern sense of the possession by evil spirits, it may be also in a good sense, the sense that the word carried among mediaeval mystics, viz.,spiritual.
   We say commonly souls are immortal. But in an occult sense souls are or may be mortal too. When the Vedantin speaks of laya or the Buddhist of nya, what else is it? It is nothing but the annihilation of the soul, even if it is in the Brahman or some Absolute. But we are not referring to that here. There is a merger of souls, and a dissolution of souls in a somewhat different manner, not on the highest metaphysical heights, but even here below among the growing developing souls embodied upon earth. That is to say, one soul may unite with another and both form one single entity and embodiment.

05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mountains and trees stood there like thoughts from God.
  The brilliant long-bills in their vivid dress,
  At the path's end through a green cleft in the trees
  She saw a clustering line of hermit-roofs
  A nave of trees enshrined the hermit thatch,
  The new deep covert of her felicity,

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Again the very characteristic of life is its diversity, its infinite variety of norms and forms and movements. The content and movement of material nature is calculable to a great extent. A few mathematical equations or formulae can after all be made to cover all or most facts concerning it. But the laws of life refuse systematisation. A few laws purporting to govern the physical bases of life claim recognition, but they stand on precarious grounds. The laws of natural selection, of heredity or genetics are applicable within a very restricted frame of facts. The variety of material substances revolves upon the gamut of 92 elements based upon 4 or 5 ultimate types of electric unitand that is sufficient to make us wonder. But the variety in life-play is simply incalculablefrom the amoeba or virus cell to man, what a bewildering kaleidoscope and each individual in each group is unique in its way! The few chromosomes that seem to be the basis of all diversity do not explain the mystery the mystery becomes doubly mysterious: how does a tiny seed contain the thing that is to become a banyan tree, how does a speck of plasma bring forth from within an object of Hamletian dimensions! What then is this energy or substance of life welling out irrepressively into multitudinous forms and modes? The chemical elements composing an organic body do not wholly exhaust its composition; there is something else besides. At least in one field, the life element has received recognition and been given an independent name and existence. I am obviously referring to the life element in food-stuff which has been called vitamin.
   Life looks out of matter as a green sprout in the midst of a desert expanse. But is matter really so very different and distinct from life? Does Matter mean no Life? Certain facts and experiments have thrown great doubt upon that assumption. An Indian, a scientist of the first order in the European and modern sense, has adduced proofs that obliterate the hard and fast line of demarcation between the living and the non-living. He has demonstrated -the parallelism, if not the identity, of the responses of those two domains: we use the term fatigue in respect of living organisms only, but Jagadish Chandra Bose says and shows, that matter too, a piece of metal for instance, undergoes fatigue. Not only so, the graph, the periodicity of the reactions as shown by a living body under a heightened or diminished stimulus or the influence of poison or drug is repeated very closely by the so-called dead matter under the same treatment.

05.08 - An Age of Revolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Looked at from below with the eye of reason and sense observation straining at it, the thing that appears only as a possibility-at best, as a probabilityis revealed to the eyes of vision surveying from above as a selfevident reality, a reality before which the apparent realities posited by sense and reason become subsidiary and auxiliary, far-off echoes. The facts of sense-perception are indeed the branches spread out below while the root of the tree lies above: in other words, the root-reality is consciousness and all that exist are vibrations of that consciousness extended and concretised. This is the truth which modem science, in its farthest advances, would like to admit but dare not.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As grows the great and golden bounteous tree
  Flowering by Alacananda's murmuring waves,
  A green tangle of trees upon a happy hill
  Made into a murmuring nest by southern winds,

06.31 - Identification of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Consciousness being one and the same everywhere fundamentally, through your own consciousness you can identify yourself with the consciousness that inhabits any other particular formation, any object or being or world. You can, for example, identify your consciousness with that of a tree. Stroll out one evening, find a quiet place in the countryside; choose a big treea mango tree, for instance and go and take your seat at its root, with your back resting or leaning against the trunk. Still yourself, be quiet and wait, see or feel what happens in you. You will feel as if something is rising up within you, from below upward, coursing like a fluid, something that makes you feel at once happy and contented and strong. It is the sap mounting in the tree with which you have come in contact, the vital force, the secret consciousness in the tree that is comforting, restful and health-giving. Well, tired travellers sit under a banyan tree, birds rest upon its spreading branches, other animalsand even beings too (you must have heard of ghosts haunting a tree)take shelter there. It is not merely for the cool or cosy shade, not merely for the physical convenience it gives, but the vital refuge or protection that it extends. trees are so living, so sentient that they can be almost as friendly as an animal or even a human being. One feels at home, soothed, protected, streng thened under their overspreading foliage.
   I will give you one instance. There was an old mango tree in one of our gardensvery old, leafless and dried up, decrepit and apparently dying. Everybody was for cutting it down and making the place clean and clear for flowers or vegetables. I looked at the tree. Suddenly I saw within the dry bark, at the core, a column of thin and and dim light, a light greenish in colour, mounting up, something very living. I was one with the consciousness of the tree and it told me that I should not allow it to be cut down. The tree is still living and in fairly good health. As a young girl barely in my teens I used to go into the woods not far from Paris, Bois de Fontainebleau: there were huge oak trees centuries old perhaps. And although I knew nothing of meditation then, I used to sit quietly by myself and feel the life around, the living presence of something in each tree that brought to me invariably the sense of health and happiness.
   Another instance will show another kind of identification. It is an experience to which I have often referred. I was seated, drawn in and meditating. I felt that my physical body was I dissolving or changing: it was becoming wider and wider, losing its human characters and taking gradually the shape of a globe. Arms, legs, head were no longer there: it became spherical, having exactly the form of the earth. I felt I had become the earth. I was the earth in form and substance and all terrestrial objects were in me, animals and people, living and moving in me, trees and plants and even inanimate objects as part of myself, limbs of my body: I was the earth-consciousness incarnate.
   But the point is to be this individual consciousness anywhere I or everywhere and still to maintain the higher, the universal and transcendent, the supreme consciousness, to be simultaneously conscious in both the modes to the utmost degree.

07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Are waiting as the tree waits in its seed:
  His past lives in him; it drives his future's pace;

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A finer perfume breathed from slender trees.
  All beautiful grew, subtle and high and strange.
  The tree of evolution I have sketched,
  Each branch and twig and leaf in its own place,
  Can the tree of Paradise flower on earthly ground
  And the Bird of Paradise sit upon life's boughs

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A rose of splendour on a tree of dreams,
  The face of Dawn out of mooned twilight grew.

07.06 - Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The trees' rustling voices told it to the winds,
  Flowers spoke in ardent hues an unknown joy,
  The animal instincts prowling mid life's trees,
  The impulses that whisper to the heart

07.07 - The Discovery of the Cosmic Spirit and the Cosmic Consciousness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She was a subconscient life of tree and flower,
  The outbreak of the honied buds of spring;

07.19 - Bad Thought-Formation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are many things in the world you do not approve of. Some people who, as they put it, wish to have the knowledge, want to find out why it is so. It is a line of knowledge. But I say it is much more important to find out how to make things otherwise than they are at present. That is exactly the problem Buddha set before himself. He sat under a tree and continued till he found the solution. The solution, however, is not very satisfactory: You say, the world is bad, let us then do away with the world; but to whose profit, as Sri Aurobindo asks very pertinently? The world will no longer be bad, since it will exist no more. The world will have to be rolled back into its origin, the original pure existence or non-existence. Then man will be, in Sri Aurobindo's words, the all-powerful master of something that does not exist, an emperor without an empire, a king without a kingdom. It is a solution. But there are others, which are better. We consider ours to be the best. There are some who say, like the Buddha, evil comes from ignorance, remove the ignorance and evil will disappear. Others say that evil comes from division, from separation; if the universe were not separated from its origin, there would be no evil. Others again declare that it is an evil will that is the cause of all, of separation and ignorance. Then the question is, where does this bad will come from? If it were at the origin of things, it must have been in the origin itself. And then some question the bad will itself,there is no such thing, essentially, fundamentally, it is pure illusion.
   Do animals have a bad will?

07.42 - The Nature and Destiny of Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The art of this decadent epoch is what I call mushroom art. You know how mushrooms grow? They grow anywhere and do not seem to form part, for example, of what you cultivate or where you cultivate. Just think of it! There is a spot on the wall which becomes humid and you see it soon covered with this growth. You have a tree which does not get the sunlight, you will find its roots covered with mushrooms. It is a kind of spontaneous growth which is not linked to the spot where it grows. It is not a limb of its environment, but something extraneous added to it. Instead of mushrooms I could have spoken of parasites: they belong to the same category. You have seen parasite plants? They grow upon trees, they fix themselves there. They have not their own life and organs, they do not draw their food directly from earth, as all normal plants do; they live upon the life of another, make use of the labour of another. There are also animal parasites that live upon another animal, growing and profiting by its labour. Parasites or mushrooms have no raison d'lre to be where they are-they are invaders, interpolators, anomalies.
   In ancient times, in the great ages, in Greece, for example or even during the Italian Renaissance, particularly, however, in Greece and in Egypt, they erected buildings, constructed monuments for the sake of public utility. Their buildings were meant for the most part to be temples, sanctuaries to lodge their gods and deities. What they had in view was something total, whole and entire, beautiful and complete in itself. That was the purpose of architecture embodying the harmony of sweeping and majestic lines: sculpture was a part of architecture supplying details of expression and even painting came up to complete the expression: but the whole held together in a coordinated unity which was the monument itself. The sculpture was for the monument, the painting was for the monument; it was not that each was separate from the other and existed for itself and one did not know why it was there. In India, when a temple was being built, for example, what was aimed at was a total creation, all the parts combined to give effect to one end, to make a beautiful vesture for God, the one object of their adoration. All the great epochs of art were of this kind. But in modern times, in the latter part of the last century, Art' became a matter of business. A painting was done in order to be sold. You do your paintings, put each one in a frame and place them side by side or group them, that is, lump them together without much reason. The same with regard to sculpture. You make a statue and set it up anywhere without any connection whatsoever with the surroundings. It is always something foreign, extraneous in its setting, like a mushroom or a parasite. The thing in itself may not be quite ugly, but it is out of place, it is not part of an organic whole. We exhibit art today. Indeed, it is exhibitionism, it is the showing off of cleverness, talent, skill, virtuosity. A piece of architecture does not incarnate a living force as it used to do once upon a time. It is no longer the expression of an aspiration, of something that uplifts the spirit nor the expression of the magnificence of the Divine whose dwelling it is meant to be. You build houses here and there pell-mell or somehow juxtaposed without any coordinating idea governing them, without any relation to the environment where they are situated. When you enter a house, it is the same thing. A bit of painting here, a bit of sculpture there, some objects of art in one corner, a few others in another. Yes, it is an exhibition, a museum, a kaleidoscopic collection. It gives a shock to the truly sensitive artistic taste.

08.03 - Death in the Forest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A tree that raised its tranquil head to heaven
  Luxuriating in verdure, summoning
  Such agony rends me as the tree must feel
  When it is sundered and must lose its life.
  Cool, green against the sun, not the hurt tree
  Which his keen axe had cloven, - that she shunned;

08.08 - The Mind s Bazaar, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Sleep and Pain Spirits in trees
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part EightThe Mind s Bazaar
   Sleep and Pain Spirits in trees

08.09 - Spirits in Trees, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
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   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part EightSpirits in trees
   Spirits in trees
   You told us the other day that there are spirits who remain bound to trees. How are they to get free?
   Why should they get free?
   You told us how the spirits in the trees got freed when someone was kind to them and prayed on their behalf.....
   Yes, but that was in the story. It was a Christian legend and put in that way to illustrate a lesson. It was to show that if you are wicked you suffer even after death, that it is a virtuous life that saves you from misery. In reality, however, there is no question here of sin and punishment, it is not that spirits get attached to trees in order to be punished. When a person dies, his vital being leaves the body and goes out; but it finds itself in unfamiliar and inhospitable surroundings, especially if there is no one, none among his friends and relatives upon earth, to help him in the proper way, to guide or protect him in the new country where there are hostile beings to harm. In such a situation a tree is often a very ready shelter, a big old tree with friendly branches spread out, possessing a strong vitality. It is the sap, the elements of water coursing in the substance of the tree, that is to say, the support of its life-power, to which the vital being of the dead man is drawn as its physical support and shelter. There is no question of forced imprisonment and a desire to be freed.
   Are they not harmful, these spirits?
   Those are of a different kind. They are beings belonging to the vital world and are hostile forces. Here we were speaking of the remnants of the vital being of a dead man. But even in cases of possession by hostile forces of beings, the real truth is most often of another kind. Usually these beings or spirits, as they are called, are nothing more than creations of men. That is to say, it is fear that produces them; it is a mere mental formation which is taken to be a reality. And the greater the fear, the more concrete and effective the formation appears to be. I have had to deal with hundreds of such cases and I have found that there are very few which contain anything more than imagination. Some time ago, I was told of a tree nearby that was the haunt of a ghost. Our milkmen were afraid of the ghost and had seen it! I sent Amrita 1 to burn some incense there and go round the tree a few times and tell the people it was gone. Well, it was indeed gone; for it was not a very substantial being. As I said, most of the spirits are the creations of our fear.
   How long do Spirits of dead people live in their trees?
   That depends. There are entities that stay or live only for a short time; there are others that have a stronger formation and may stay on in their shelter for a thousand years, if the trees live up to a thousand years.
   Do such spirits go out of animals also and possess trees?
   Not likely. A certain growth and organisation of the vital being is necessary to be able to persist after death. The vital being of an animal is too unformed and fluid, too bound to the body to continue as an independent entity. When an animal dies its vitality almost immediately disintegrates and merges into the general forces of Nature. It is only in man where there is a mental being to organise the vitality into some sort of an individualised form that the persistence of that form is possible after the dissolution of the body.

08.10 - Are Not Dogs More Faithful Than Men?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Spirits in trees The Work Here
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part EightAre Not Dogs More Faithful Than Men?
   Spirits in trees The Work Here

09.01 - Towards the Black Void, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Then like a tree recovering from a wind
  She raised her noble head; fronting her gaze
  Weird were the grasses, weird the treeless plains;
  Weird ran the road which like fear hastening

09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As, when the trees have turned to blotted shades
  And the last friendly glimmer fades away,

09.05 - The Story of Love, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The movement is quite perceptible in the vegetable kingdom, in the tree and the plant. These trees that rise up and up always, the small ones trying to catch up with the big ones, the big ones endeavouring to mount still further! The plants always seek to find out a direction from where they can receive as much light as possible. It is the need to grow in order to get more light, more air, more space.
   When you see a rose opening out to the sun, it is as if it were for the need of giving away its beauty. For us it is unintelligible, for flowers do not think out what they do. A human being always associates with what he does the capacity to see what he does, to think what he does. But flowers I are not, so to say, conscious at all, theirs is a spontaneous movement. It is a mighty Force that is at work through all this, the great universal Consciousness, the great force of universal Love that makes all things flower in beauty.

09.06 - How Can Time Be a Friend?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I have told you of my experiences in Algeria. Very many interesting things happened there. For a certain atmosphere was there, an atmosphere, one might say, of a little more real knowledge. There were certain small beings, those that controlled or produced snow. They could come and enter into a room and say: "Now, it must snow here""But there has been no snow in this country! Snow? You don't mean that? Near the Sahara, it's going to snow?""It must snow, because they have planted fir trees on the mountain and when we see fir trees we come. Fir trees mean we are called and so we come." Thus there was a little argument and the little beings went away with the permission to snow. The mountain was covered with snow. And it was quite near the Sahara. You come down a few miles and you reach the Sahara.
   Someone took the fancy of covering the hills with fir and fir is a tree of cold countries. The beings were called in and there they came. All that is true fact, it is not an invention.
   Everything depends on your relation. It may be that the meteorologists could explain the thing, explain it away, I do not knowthey explain all things in all ways.

09.18 - The Mother on Herself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When I began to practise occultism, as I started working with my nights, making them conscious, I found that between the subtle physical level and the most material vital there was a small region, very small indeed, that was not developed well enough to serve as a conscious link between the two. So what happened in the most material vital was not being accurately translated into the consciousness of the most subtle physical. Something was lost in the passage which was however not quite empty but only half-conscious, not adequately developed. I knew there was only one way, namely to go on working for the development. I started working sometime in February, I suppose. One month, two months, three, four months passed with no result. I continued. Five months, six months. Then in July or August I left my home in Paris for the country-side. I came to a very small place near the seaside and stayed with friends. There was a garden there. And in the garden a fine green turf and flowers and trees all round. It was a pretty little quiet place. It was very quiet, very silent. One day I lay myself down on the grass, flat on the face resting on my elbows (among the grass). Suddenly the whole life of this nature, the whole life of the intermediate region I am speaking of, which is most living in the plant and in physical nature, all this domain became all on a sudden, unexpectedly, without any transition, absolutely living, intense, conscious, wonderful. This was the result of the continuous activity of six months that had not given any result till then. I did not know it; just a little favourable condition and the result is there. It is like the chick in the egg. It has been there for a long time but you do not see it. You ask doubtfully if there is any chick at all inside the egg. And then suddenly a crack, a small hole the egg bursts and the chick comes out, quite formed and whole and entire. It took all this time to form itself. So it is like this. When you wish to pre pare something within you it is like the preparation of the chick inside the shell. It takes a long time and there is not the least result. But you must not be disheartened. You must continue your effort, as before, regularly as if the whole of eternity were before you, thoroughly disinterested in the result. One day the result bursts upon you, the whole result of all your work.

100.00 - Synergy, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  the tree and the vine have grown; and that the pond's top has frozen into ice that
  surprisingly floats __ getting colder usually means getting denser and heavier per

10.01 - The Dream Twilight of the Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Vague fields were there, vague pastures gleamed, vague trees,
  Vague scenes dim-hearted in a drifting haze;

1.002 - The Heifer, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  35. We said, “O Adam, inhabit the Garden, you and your spouse, and eat from it freely as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you become wrongdoers.”
  36. But Satan caused them to slip from it, and caused them to depart the state they were in. We said, “Go down, some of you enemies of one another. And you will have residence on earth, and enjoyment for a while.”

10.03 - Life in and Through Death, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The injunction is: you must die to the world if you want the life Eternal. Even so you must die to yourself if you want the Divine. The existing life which your ego has built up is a life of ignorance, misery and decadence. Death is indeed the natural and inevitable consequence; but this is a death in ignorance and bondage, it does not lead you to liberation and freedom. The dying that liberates is a conscious, deliberate movement of intelligence and will; dying to the world means withdrawing yourself from the world and turning within. Dying to yourself means withdrawing from your egohood and turning to the self, the being that is beyond. This withdrawal is to be done constantly and consistently in all the parts of the being. The mind is to move away from its thoughts, the vital from its desires and impulses and the body from its hunger and thirst. The first result of this withdrawal is a division of the being, an inner passive part and an outer active part. The inner part becomes gradually a mere witness and the outer part a mere mechanical functioning. When the withdrawal is so complete that the outer being or the world has no effect upon the inner, does not raise any ripple in it by its touch or contiguity then is accomplished the real death. Then it is said the outer existence, the material life does not continue long, it comes sooner or later to a dead stop. Thus the inner being is liberated completely and is freed into the life beyond, the Divine Existence, the Brahman. It is said that when each and every seed of the various elements that compose the being, that sprouts into the luxuriant tree of material life, when each and every seed is burnt up by the heat of mounting 'tapas', the force of aspiring consciousness, then there is no more chance or possibility of an ignorant earthly life, one is then naturally born into the Life of the Eternal. That is the final, the supreme death which is laya or pralaya.
   To live away from life and consequently away from death is one thing, comparatively easy; but to live in life and consequently in death is another thing, somewhat more difficult. To withdraw oneself from the field of death and retire in the immutability beyond or some form of it is what was attempted in the ancient days. But there has been side by side always a growing tendency in man to stay here in this vale of tears under the shadow of death, to live dangerously and face the Evil and conquer it here itself; for death is not a mere negation an annihilation of the reality, it is only a mask put over the reality or is its obverse. Tear off or remove the disguise, you will see the smiling radiant Godhead behind.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
  In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
  His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
  His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
  Under the sky's blue laugh mid green-scarfed trees
  And happy squanderings of scents and hues,
  Lies stunned in the stone and dreams in flower and tree.
  Even in this labour and dolour of Ignorance,

10.04 - Lord of Time, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Behind the trees in the half-seen earth
  In a gentle joke with a white-and-white flower

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  If Life could climb in the unconscious tree,
  Its green delight break into emerald leaves

1.007 - The Elevations, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  19. And you, Adam, inhabit the Garden, you and your wife, and eat whatever you wish; but do not approach this tree, lest you become sinners.”
  20. But Satan whispered to them, to reveal to them their nakedness, which was invisible to them. He said, “Your Lord has only forbidden you this tree, lest you become angels, or become immortals.”
  21. And he swore to them, “I am a sincere advisor to you.”
  22. So he lured them with deceit. And when they tasted the tree, their nakedness became evident to them, and they began covering themselves with the leaves of the Garden. And their Lord called out to them, “Did I not forbid you from this tree, and say to you that Satan is a sworn enemy to you?”
  23. They said, “Our Lord, we have done wrong to ourselves. Unless You forgive us, and have mercy on us, we will be among the losers.”

1.008 - The Principle of Self-Affirmation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  It is also necessary here to make a distinction between the necessary and the unnecessary aspects of life, or the essentials and the non-essentials, we may say. We have umpteen kinds of perceptions and relationships in life. I see a tree in front of me, I see the Ganga flowing, I see the sun rising these are all perceptions. But I need not worry too much about these perceptions since they are indeterminate to a large extent, and except for the fact that they are cognitions and perceptions of certain facts outside, they do not mean much in my personal emotional life or volitional undertakings. In two important sutras, Patanjali draws a distinction between 'indeterminate perceptions' and 'determinate perceptions'. The determinate ones are those which have a direct connection with our daily life we cannot avoid them, and they control us to a large extent. The indeterminate ones are like the tree in front, for example. It is merely a perception and a knowledge of something that is there, but it is not going to harass us or control us in any visible or palpable manner.
  These perceptions or we may call them cognitions of the determinate and indeterminate character are designated in the language of Patanjali as vrittis. Sometimes they are equated with what they call kleshas. A klesha is a peculiar term used in yoga psychology meaning a kind of affliction. Unless we enter into the philosophical background of yoga, it will be difficult to appreciate why a perception is called an affliction. We shall look into the details of this subject as we proceed further why every perception is a kind of affliction upon us, why it is a pain and not something desirable.

1.009 - Perception and Reality, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  To describe the series or the successive stages of this development there is, first, a perception of the object, such as a tree, for example, in front. I perceive an object in front of me such as a tree, and I am convinced that it is a real tree. The tree is really there; it is not an unreal perception. The existence of the tree is real. It is really there outside me. The 'outsideness' of the tree is also real. The tree is real, its externality to me is real and, therefore, I am now compelled to develop a real attitude towards it.
  Now comes the second problem. What is this real attitude that I have to develop towards it? The force that urges this real attitude towards the object is egoism. It is the breeding ground for the impulsive power which drives the consciousness out towards that object which has been regarded as real. It is not possible to merely perceive an object and have no attitude towards it, because the very consciousness of an object is the demand of the object to be recognised in a certain manner, and this recognition is called attitude. Therefore, we now have to find out the reason for this perception of the object itself.
  Now, perceptions are of two kinds: real perceptions and unreal perceptions. When we perceive an object in the world, like a tree, it appears to be real; we cannot say it is unreal. Why is it real? What is the definition of reality? This is another very interesting philosophical subject. How do we know that any object is real? If we are asked how we define reality, what we mean by 'real', what is our idea? If we are asked to define reality, define the character of anything being real, we will find that it is difficult to define it. If I project my fingers and attempt to touch it, I must have a sensation of touch then it is real, isn't it? The sensation of touch should say there is a hard object, and then I say it is real. Is this the definition of reality? So we want only a sensation of hardness. The moment that sensation comes, it is real. And it has to be corroborated by the eyes; they must also say, "Yes, we are seeing a shape." The eyes can see only a shape. But how do we know that the shape is real? The fingers will tell us, "We are feeling solidity a hardness and concreteness." If it has a smell and a taste, etc., then it becomes real. We have passed judgement it is real. So, the nose should smell, the fingers should feel the concreteness and solidity, the eyes should see a shape, etc.; then, the thing is real. Is this a definition? This is a dangerous definition, but we cannot have any other definition.
  The reason behind our feeling a solidity, concreteness, hardness, etc. of an object and a shape perceived by the eyes, is because the condition of the senses which perceive and that of the mind behind the senses are on the same level as the constitution of the object. That is why we can see this world and not the heavens, for example. We cannot say that heavens do not exist; but why do we not see them? Because the constitution of the objects of the heaven is subtler than, less dense than, the constitution of our present individuality the two are not commensurate with each other. Or, to give a more concrete example, why don't we hear the music when the radio is not switched on? Somebody must be singing at the radio station now, but our ears are unable to hear; they can't hear anything because the constitution, the structure, the frequency, the wavelength of the electrical message that is sent by the broadcasting station is subtler than the constitution and the structure of the eardrum. It is not possible for the eardrum to catch it because it is gross. But if you talk, I can hear, because the sound that you make by talking is of the same level or degree of density as the capacity of the eardrum. I can hear your sound, but not the sounds of radio waves, music, or the message, because of the dissimilarity of the structure of frequency, wavelength or density of structure.

1.00a - DIVISION A - THE INTERNAL FIRES OF THE SHEATHS., #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The pranic elementals, those minute fiery essences who have the ability to permeate the texture of the human body, of a tree, or of all that may be found in the human, vegetable and animal kingdoms, and who blend with the fires of the microcosmic systems.
  Certain of the deva kingdom who may be described as ensouling certain of the great light rays, and Who are in Themselves the essence of those rays. Other forms of such elemental lives and of deva groups might be enumerated, but the above tabulation will suffice for our present purpose.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  V. You can, if you like, try to work out a progress of Osiris through Amennti on the tree of Life, but I doubt whether you will get any satisfactory result.
  It seems to me that you should confine yourself very closely to the actual work in front of you. At the present moment, of course, this includes a good deal of general study; but my point is that the terms employed in that study should always be capable of precise definition. I am not sure whether you have my Little Essays Toward Truth. The first essay in the book entitled "Man" gives a full account of the five principles which go to make up Man according to the Qabalistic system. I have tried to define these terms as accurately as possible, and I think you will find them, in any case, clearer than those to which you have become accustomed with the Eastern systems. In India, by the way, no attempt is ever made to use these vague terms. They always have a very clear idea of what is meant by words like "Buddhi," "Manas" and the like. Attempts at translation are very unsatisfactory. I find that even with such a simple matter as the "Eight limbs of Yoga," as you will see when you come to read my Eight Lectures.
  There is thus no connection with the AA system and the tree of Life. Of course, there are certain analogies.
  Your suggested method of study: you have got my idea quite well. But nobody can "take you through" the Grades of AA. The Grades confirm your attainments as you make them; then, the new tasks appear. See One Star in Sight.

1.00c - INTRODUCTION, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  comes the splendid tree. Every seed must degenerate to
  become the stately tree. So it follows that the sooner we get
  out of this state we call man the better for us. Is it by

1.00d - Introduction, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Others, however, have touched the Secret. Perhaps the Greeks knew it, and the Egyptians, and certainly the Indian Rishis of Vedic times. But secrets are like flowers on a beautiful tree; they have their season, their unseen growth and sudden blossoming. There is a time for everything, for the conjunction of stars above our heads and the passage of the cormorant over the foam-flecked rock, and perhaps even for that foam itself, cast up for an instant from the swell of the wave; everything moves according to a single rite. And so do men. A secret, that is, a knowledge and power, has its own organic time; one little cell more evolved than others cannot embody the power of its knowledge, that is, change the world, hasten the blossoming of the great tree, unless the rest of the evolutionary terrain is ready.
  But the time has come.
  But since the terrestrial body is one, the remedy is one, like Truth, and a single point transmuted will transmute all the others. That point, however, is not to be found in the improvement of our laws, our systems or sciences, our religions, schools of thought or many-hued isms all those are part of the old Machinery; not a single nut needs to be tightened, added or improved anywhere: we are suffocating in the extreme. Moreover, that point has nothing to do with our intelligence that is what has contrived the whole Machine in the first place or even with improving Man, which would amount only to glorifying his weaknesses and past greatness. The imperfection of Man is not the last word of Nature, said Sri Aurobindo, but his perfection too is not the last peak of the Spirit. Indeed, this point lies in a future beyond the grasp of our intelligence, but it is growing in the depths of the being like the flowers of the flame tree when all its leaves have fallen.
  But there is a handle to the future, provided we go to the heart of the thing. But where is that heart if it is not in our human standards? One day, the first reptiles out of the water sought to fly, the first primates out of the jungle cast a strange new look over the world: one and the same irresistible urge was making them contemplate another state. And perhaps all the transforming power was already contained in that simple look TOWARD something else, as if that look, that urge, that point of the unknown crying out, had the power to unlock the floodgates to the future.
  And we assert that there exists a future far more marvelous than all the electronic paradises of the mind: man is not the end, any more than the archaeopteryx was, at the height of the reptiles how could anything possibly be the culmination of the great evolutionary wave? We see it clearly in ourselves: We seem to invent ever more marvelous machines, ceaselessly expand the limits of the human, even progress towards Jupiter and Venus. But that is only a seeming, increasingly deceptive and oppressive, and we do not expand anything: we merely send to the other end of the cosmos a pitiful little being who does not even know how to take care of his own kind, or whether his caves harbor a dragon or a mewling baby. We do not progress; we inordinately inflate an enormous mental balloon, which may well explode in our face. We have not improved man; we have merely colosalized him. And it could not have been otherwise. The fault does not lie in some deficiency of our virtues or intellectual capacities, for pushed to their extreme these could only generate supersaints or supermachines monsters. A saintly reptile in its hole would no more make an evolutionary summit than a saintly monk would. Or else, let us forget everything. The truth is, the summit of man or the summit of anything at all does not lie in perfecting to a higher degree the type under consideration; it lies in a something else that is not of the same type and that he aspires to become. Such is the evolutionary law. Man is not the end; man is a transitional being, said Sri Aurobindo long ago. He is heading toward supermanhood as inevitably as the minutest twig of the highest branch of the mango tree is contained in its seed. Hence, our sole true occupation, our sole problem, the sole question ever to be solved from age to age, the one that is now tearing our great earthly ship apart limb from painful limb is how to make this transition.
  Nietzsche said it also. But his superman was only a colossalization of man; we saw what he did as he tramped over Europe. That was not an evolutionary progress, only a return to the old barbarism of the blond or brunet brute of human egoism. We do not need a super-man, but something else, which is already murmuring in the heart of man and is as different from man as Bach's cantatas are from the first grunts of the hominid. And, truly, Bach's cantatas sound poor when our inner ear begins to open up to the harmonies of the future.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Thou speakest false! By God! What thou dost possess is naught but husks which We have left to thee as bones are left to dogs. By the righteousness of the one true God! Were anyone to wash the feet of all mankind, and were he to worship God in the forests, valleys, and mountains, upon high hills and lofty peaks, to leave no rock or tree, no clod of earth, but was a witness to his worship-yet, should the fragrance of My good pleasure not be inhaled from him, his works would never be acceptable unto God. Thus hath it been decreed by Him Who is the Lord of all. How many a man hath secluded himself in the climes of India, denied himself the things that God hath decreed as lawful, imposed upon himself austerities and mortifications, and hath not been remembered by God, the Revealer of Verses. Make not your deeds as snares wherewith to entrap the object of your aspiration, and deprive not yourselves of this Ultimate Objective for which have ever yearned all such as have drawn nigh unto God. Say: The very life of all deeds is My good pleasure, and all things depend upon Mine acceptance. Read ye the Tablets that ye may know what hath been purposed in the Books of God, the All-Glorious, the Ever-Bounteous. He who attaineth to My love hath title to a throne of gold, to sit thereon in honour over all the world; he who is deprived thereof, though he sit upon the dust, that dust would seek refuge with God, the Lord of all Religions.
  Whoso layeth claim to a Revelation direct from God, ere the expiration of a full thousand years, such a man is assuredly a lying impostor. We pray God that He may graciously assist him to retract and repudiate such claim. Should he repent, God will, no doubt, forgive him. If, however, he persisteth in his error, God will, assuredly, send down one who will deal mercilessly with him. Terrible, indeed, is God in punishing! Whosoever interpreteth this verse otherwise than its obvious meaning is deprived of the Spirit of God and of His mercy which encompasseth all created things. Fear God, and follow not your idle fancies. Nay, rather, follow the bidding of your Lord, the Almighty, the All-Wise. Erelong shall clamorous voices be raised in most lands. Shun them, O My people, and follow not the iniquitous and evil-hearted. This is that of which We gave you forewarning when We were dwelling in Iraq, then later while in the Land of Mystery, and now from this Resplendent Spot.

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  and there: no houses, no trees, no signs of other human beings or of any life whatsoever. The entire
  town and everything that surrounded it on the flat prairie had been completely obliterated.

1.00 - PRELUDE AT THE THEATRE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Beasts, birds, trees, rocks, and all such lumber,
  Fire, water, darkness, Day and Night!

1.00 - PROLOGUE IN HEAVEN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Sees not the gardener, even while buds his tree,
  Both flower and fruit the future years adorning?

1.00 - The way of what is to come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
    I was in a remote English land. 17 It was necessary that I return to my homel and with a fast ship as speedily as possible. 18 I reached home quickly 19 In my homel and I found that in the middle of summer a terrible cold had fallen from space, which had turned every living thing into ice. There stood a leaf-bearing but fruitless tree, whose leaves had turned into sweet grapes full of healing juice through the working of the frost. 20 I picked some grapes and gave them to a great waiting throng. 21
    In reality, now, twas so: At the time when the great war broke out between the peoples of Europe, I found myself in Scotland, 22 compelled by the war to choose the fastest ship and the shortest route home. I encountered the colossal cold that froze everything, I met up with the flood, the sea of blood, and found my barren tree who's leaves the frost had transformed into a remedy. And I plucked the ripe fruit and gave it to you and I do not know what I poured out for you, what bitter-sweet intoxicating drink, which left on your tongues an aftertaste of blood.
    Believe me. 23 It is no teaching and no instruction that I give you. On what basis should I presume to teach you? I give you news of the way of this man, but not of your own way. My path is not your path therefore I fol. i(v)/ii(r) cannot teach you. The way is within us, but not in Gods, nor in teachings, 24 nor in laws. Within us is the way, the truth, and the life.

1.014 - Abraham, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  24. Do you not see how God presents a parable? A good word is like a good tree—its root is firm, and its branches are in the sky.
  25. It yields its fruits every season by the will of its Lord. God presents the parables to the people, so that they may reflect.
  26. And the parable of a bad word is that of a bad tree—it is uprooted from the ground; it has no stability.
  27. God gives firmness to those who believe, with the firm word, in this life, and in the Hereafter. And God leads the wicked astray. God does whatever He wills.

1.016 - The Bee, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  68. And your Lord inspired the bee: “Set up hives in the mountains, and in the trees, and in what they construct.”
  69. Then eat of all the fruits, and go along the pathways of your Lord, with precision. From their bellies emerges a fluid of diverse colors, containing healing for the people. Surely in this is a sign for people who reflect.

1.017 - The Night Journey, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  60. We said to you that your Lord encompasses humanity. We did not make the vision We showed you, except as a test for the people, and the tree cursed in the Quran. We frighten them, but that only increases their defiance.
  61. When We said to the angels, “Bow down before Adam,” they bowed down, except for Satan. He said, “Shall I bow down before someone You created from mud?”

1.01 - A NOTE ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  other branches of the tree of Life. This would explain the fact
  that "evolving Life," from the end of the Tertiary era, has been

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  without reflection, much as everyone decorates Christmas trees
  or hides Easter eggs without ever knowing what these customs
  realm of nature, to the trees and rocks and the waters of
  the psyche, like the old man in Nietzsche's Zarathustra, who,
  two-faced tree of life and knowledge and its four streams. In the
  Christian version it is also the heavenly city of the Apocalypse,

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  In longer time the tops of trees appear,
  Which mud on their dishonour'd branches bear.
  The tree still panted in th' unfinish'd part:
  Not wholly vegetive, and heav'd her heart.
  My mistress, I espouse thee for my tree:
  Be thou the prize of honour, and renown;
  The grateful tree was pleas'd with what he said;
  And shook the shady honours of her head.
  On leaves of trees, and bitter herbs she fed,
  Heav'n was her canopy, bare earth her bed:

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  I have heard of Brahmins sitting exposed to four fires and looking in the face of the sun; or hanging suspended, with their heads downward, over flames; or looking at the heavens over their shoulders until it becomes impossible for them to resume their natural position, while from the twist of the neck nothing but liquids can pass into the stomach; or dwelling, chained for life, at the foot of a tree; or measuring with their bodies, like caterpillars, the breadth of vast empires; or standing on one leg on the tops of pillars,even these forms of conscious penance are hardly more incredible and astonishing than the scenes which I daily witness. The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor. They have no friend Iolas to burn with a hot iron the root of the hydras head, but as soon as one head is crushed, two spring up.
  I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Who made them serfs of the soil? Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt? Why should they begin digging their graves as soon as they are born? They have got to live a mans life, pushing all these things before them, and get on as well as they can. How many a poor immortal soul have I met well nigh crushed and smothered under its load, creeping down the road of life, pushing before it a barn seventy-five feet by forty, its Augean stables never cleansed, and one hundred acres of land, tillage, mowing, pasture, and wood-lot! The portionless, who struggle with no such unnecessary inherited encumbrances, find it labor enough to subdue and cultivate a few cubic feet of flesh.
  The whole ground of human life seems to some to have been gone over by their predecessors, both the heights and the valleys, and all things to have been cared for. According to Evelyn, the wise Solomon prescribed ordinances for the very distances of trees; and the Roman prtors have decided how often you may go into your neighbors land to gather the acorns which fall on it without trespass, and what share belongs to that neighbor. Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut our nails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter nor longer. Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. But mans capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little has been tried. Whatever have been thy failures hitherto, be not afflicted, my child, for who shall assign to thee what thou hast left undone?
  We might try our lives by a thousand simple tests; as, for instance, that the same sun which ripens my beans illumines at once a system of earths like ours. If I had remembered this it would have prevented some mistakes. This was not the light in which I hoed them. The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles! What distant and different beings in the various mansions of the universe are contemplating the same one at the same moment! Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another? Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each others eyes for an instant? We should live in all the ages of the world in an hour; ay, in all the worlds of the ages. History, Poetry,
  So many autumn, ay, and winter days, spent outside the town, trying to hear what was in the wind, to hear and carry it express! I well-nigh sunk all my capital in it, and lost my own breath into the bargain, running in the face of it. If it had concerned either of the political parties, depend upon it, it would have appeared in the Gazette with the earliest intelligence. At other times watching from the observatory of some cliff or tree, to telegraph any new arrival; or waiting at evening on the hill-tops for the sky to fall, that I might catch something, though I never caught much, and that, manna-wise, would dissolve again in the sun.
  For a long time I was reporter to a journal, of no very wide circulation, whose editor has never yet seen fit to print the bulk of my contri butions, and, as is too common with writers, I got only my labor for my pains. However, in this case my pains were their own reward.
  I have looked after the wild stock of the town, which give a faithful herdsman a good deal of trouble by leaping fences; and I have had an eye to the unfrequented nooks and corners of the farm; though I did not always know whether Jonas or Solomon worked in a particular field to-day; that was none of my business. I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
  In short, I went on thus for a long time, I may say it without boasting, faithfully minding my business, till it became more and more evident that my townsmen would not after all admit me into the list of town officers, nor make my place a sinecure with a moderate allowance.
  Laplander in his skin dress, and in a skin bag which he puts over his head and shoulders, will sleep night after night on the snowin a degree of cold which would extinguish the life of one exposed to it in any woollen clothing. He had seen them asleep thus. Yet he adds, They are not hardier than other people. But, probably, man did not live long on the earth without discovering the convenience which there is in a house, the domestic comforts, which phrase may have originally signified the satisfactions of the house more than of the family; though these must be extremely partial and occasional in those climates where the house is associated in our thoughts with winter or the rainy season chiefly, and two thirds of the year, except for a parasol, is unnecessary. In our climate, in the summer, it was formerly almost solely a covering at night. In the Indian gazettes a wigwam was the symbol of a days march, and a row of them cut or painted on the bark of a tree signified that so many times they had camped. Man was not made so large limbed and robust but that he must seek to narrow his world, and wall in a space such as fitted him. He was at first bare and out of doors; but though this was pleasant enough in serene and warm weather, by daylight, the rainy season and the winter, to say nothing of the torrid sun, would perhaps have nipped his race in the bud if he had not made haste to clo the himself with the shelter of a house. Adam and Eve, according to the fable, wore the bower before other clothes.
  Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of physical warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
  However, if one designs to construct a dwelling house, it behooves him to exercise a little Yankee shrewdness, lest after all he find himself in a workhouse, a labyrinth without a clue, a museum, an almshouse, a prison, or a splendid mausoleum instead. Consider first how slight a shelter is absolutely necessary. I have seen Penobscot Indians, in this town, living in tents of thin cotton cloth, while the snow was nearly a foot deep around them, and I thought that they would be glad to have it deeper to keep out the wind. Formerly, when how to get my living honestly, with freedom left for my proper pursuits, was a question which vexed me even more than it does now, for unfortunately I am become somewhat callous, I used to see a large box by the railroad, six feet long by three wide, in which the laborers locked up their tools at night, and it suggested to me that every man who was hard pushed might get such a one for a dollar, and, having bored a few auger holes in it, to admit the air at least, get into it when it rained and at night, and hook down the lid, and so have freedom in his love, and in his soul be free. This did not appear the worst, nor by any means a despicable alternative. You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent. Many a man is harassed to death to pay the rent of a larger and more luxurious box who would not have frozen to death in such a box as this. I am far from jesting. Economy is a subject which admits of being treated with levity, but it cannot so be disposed of. A comfortable house for a rude and hardy race, that lived mostly out of doors, was once made here almost entirely of such materials as Nature furnished ready to their hands. Gookin, who was superintendent of the Indians subject to the Massachusetts Colony, writing in 1674, says, The best of their houses are covered very neatly, tight and warm, with barks of trees, slipped from their bodies at those seasons when the sap is up, and made into great flakes, with pressure of weighty timber, when they are green.... The meaner sort are covered with mats which they make of a kind of bulrush, and are also indifferently tight and warm, but not so good as the former.... Some I have seen, sixty or a hundred feet long and thirty feet broad.... I have often lodged in their wigwams, and found them as warm as the best English houses. He adds, that they were commonly carpeted and lined within with well-wrought embroidered mats, and were furnished with various utensils. The Indians had advanced so far as to regulate the effect of the wind by a mat suspended over the hole in the roof and moved by a string. Such a lodge was in the first instance constructed in a day or two at most, and taken down and put up in a few hours; and every family owned one, or its apartment in one.
  In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole. The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live. I do not mean to insist here on the disadvantage of hiring compared with owning, but it is evident that the savage owns his shelter because it costs so little, while the civilized man hires his commonly because he cannot afford to own it; nor can he, in the long run, any better afford to hire. But, answers one, by merely paying this tax the poor civilized man secures an abode which is a palace compared with the savages. An annual rent of from twenty-five to a hundred dollars, these are the country rates, entitles him to the benefit of the improvements of centuries, spacious apartments, c