“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
Give life your heart!
Bless everything that’s grown;
Fear not the loving:
All this world’s your own.
Make rich the soil,
But once the seed is sown,
Seek freedom, don’t linger;
Go on alone!
-Swami Kriyananda (song: Go on Alone)
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
“Listen patiently, quietly, and reverently to the lessons, one by one, which Mother Nature has to teach, shedding light on that which was before a mystery, so that all who will, may see and know.”
“If you love it enough anything will talk with you.”
-George Washington Carver
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
– John Muir
“Only those who partake of the harmony within their souls know the harmony that runs through nature.”
“Ultimately it is not the growing technique which is the most important factor, but rather the state of mind of the farmer.”
“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
“Happy is the man to whom every tree is a friend.”
– John Muir
“In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is Life.”
“A tree is known by its fruits; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers Love.” Saint Basil
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let my mind become silent,
My thoughts come to rest.
I want to be, all that is before me.
In self-forgetfulness I become everything.
-Joseph Barat Cornell
“Feel the love of God…. You will find a magic, living relationship uniting the trees, the sky, all people, and all living things; and you will feel a oneness with them.”