We learn many things from nature:
To endure difficulties in life – from earth,
To be transparent – from water,
To remain indifferent – from the sky,
How to move – from the wind,
How to extinguish ego – from fire,
To consider all others as equal – from the sun.
The enchanted fireflies that go near the colorful fire and burn their wings,
Teaches that we also spoil ourselves if we crave for the luxuries of the worldly attractions,
We learn the fruitlessness of rise and fall from the waves of the sea.
How to feel happy even from trivial/unimportant things – from the Tiny tots.
We learn the art of concentration from artists.
The futility of hoarding of worldly things – from the bees.
The harmful effects of what the lust for food brings – from the fishes.
We learn that desire is reason for misery – from the spider’s web.
We learn from tortoise the lesson of drawing back of mind from attraction for worldly affairs.
And how to remain peaceful from moon.
The environment is school and for a learner the whole universe is a teacher.
Author – Dattatreya (Translation)