Trees

Born beneath a pipal tree,
the baby brought great promise
into the world.

Resting under the rose-apple tree,
the child began to realise that great promise.

Exhausted beneath the banyan tree,
Sujata makes the decisive gift – rice milk.
The journey to the Bodhi tree is possible.

Seated beneath the Bodhi tree,
the human, luminous and free,
broke loose of all fetters.

Lying beneath the sal tree,
the old monk
entered into final liberation.

Trees, with their roots deep in the earth,
bear witness.

Putting the roots deep into our own hearts,
we discover wisdom and love.

Thích Trúc Thông Pháp