So Many Temples

Considering our response to actions of others …


Sequoia National Park

In the song ‘Empty Garden’ Elton John’s memorial to John Lennon there is a line that states ‘He’d have said that roots grow stronger if only he could hear …’ Do they? It is an interesting paradox of life that yes, roots grow stronger, when they are nourished, but nourishment can be of different kinds, and that is the paradox. If we nourish hate, then the roots of hate grow stronger. If we nourish love the roots of love grow stronger.

There is the Hermetic axiom, “As above, so below”. So here we can compare the context of the roots, and the tree. We see it every day, both literally and figuratively. The roots grow stronger the tree grows stronger. Love, hate, or indifference. Each of us has our roots, and from these roots we create the foundation of our lives, our knowledge and acceptance of the impression of the…

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