Today 21st March is International Day of Forests. Hence, today provides an excellent opportunity to take some wonderful spiritual lessons from trees!
Every part of the tree gives, similarly let’s also keep giving to all through our thoughts, words, actions & interactions.
Forests provide a natural habitat for numerous birds & animals… Similarly, let’s become such that everyone feels comfortable & homely in our presence
A tree provides a very cool shade amid the scorching sun… Similarly, in today’s world of stress & tension, let’s become such that everyone experiences their original virtues (of peace, love & happiness) in our soothing presence
Trees play a crucial role in purifying the atmosphere… Similarly, let’s also raise our level of purity so high that our vibrations clean up the energy of our surroundings, helping everyone around experience peace & happiness
Indeed, let’s become like fragrant sandalwood trees & share our fragrance ie beautiful vibrations with all… Let’s also become as beautiful as gulmohar trees, by always maintaining a genuine happy smiling face (by keeping a happy smiling mind!)
Forests are known for their scenic beauty (ie scenery)… Similarly, let’s also inculcate the inner beauty of virtues & values, which automatically reflects through a sparkling smiling face!
The strong roots of trees help prevent soil erosion, which benefits the civilisation there… Similarly, let’s become such strong torch-bearers in society that values never get eroded in our presence!
When a storm comes, the tall stiff trees get uprooted while the small bushes are protected… Similarly, remaining humble keeps us protected, else if we remain tall & stiff with ego we’ll fall down
The more the fruits on the tree, the more the tree droops (ie bends) down… Similarly, the more we achieve in life, the more humble we need to become
Each leaf of a tree is unique & different, but we never complain why… Similarly, the beauty of this drama of life lies in the fact that each & every soul is unique, hence rather than resisting differences, let’s recognize & appreciate the unique role of all
The tree requires a fertile ground to grow… Similarly, we need to develop a fertile land in the minds of others through the power of good wishes & pure feelings, before planting the seed of directions & instructions… This ensures our advice yields the right good fruit
Indeed, like the gardener nourishes his plants with so much love, let’s also nurture & sustain everyone around us with a lot of love
One fruit contains limited seeds, but one seed has potentially unlimited number of fruits (since we don’t know how many trees, fruits & then further seeds & so on it’ll become instrumental in giving)… Similarly, let’s keep planting the seeds of good karma, since we don’t know how much immense fruit it’ll keep giving in the future!
It’s said the peepal tree gives oxygen in the day as well as in the night… Similarly, let’s become such that we keep serving others even in our sleep ie with our very relaxed stage, pure vibrations, smiling face, etc
A trees benefits us through it’s wood even after it falls down… Similarly, let’s become such that people benefit from our elevated example, character & works even after we leave…
Like a mango seed always results in a mango tree and apple seed into apple tree, similarly God says the human soul always takes a human costume, it doesn’t go into other animal sects
Even if we throw stones at a tree, it gives us fruits in return, because that’s what it has… Similarly, even if someone throws negative energy towards us, we need to be very loving & stable because that (ie peace & love) is our original nature!
Watering just the seed ensures the whole tree automatically gets nourished… Similarly, just empowering the mind (through spiritual knowledge & meditation) ensures that all other aspects of our life automatically become very simple, easy & natural… Because the mind is like the seed of the tree of life
All the vegetation becomes very lively, fresh & green when the rain comes… Similarly, the rain of God’s vibrations is continuously pouring in, hence let’s connect our frequency to Him (by stabilising in soul-consciousness) and experience His divine vibrations, to become lively once again!
The ‘Shashwat Yogic Kheti’ (Sustainable Yogic Agriculture) project by Brahma Kumaris is a very novel project… It involves doing focused meditation & channelising God’s divine vibrations into the seeds, fertilizers, farms, crops, etc before doing the farming… This unique model has been adopted by thousands of farmers in the country and the results have been amazing, with numerous prestigious agricultural research institutions in India concluding that the produce from these farms is much higher in quantity & significantly better in quality (inspite of no usage of chemical fertilizers & pesticides) than the corresponding produce without using meditation… This proves the impact of our thoughts & vibrations on even the trees (vegetation) around… You can watch the official complete 30-minute documentary of this project from here.
Trees can be used to understand the world time cycle very effectively:
God denotes the seed, the Creator, the Father of all souls
Then comes the stem, which denotes the time of Satyuga Tretayuga when all of us were one
Then, we started getting divided (ie branches & leaves)
The tree eventually becomes very old & discharged
Then, the seed descends once again to create the new tree ie the current time of the auspicious Confluence Age (the small time between Kaliyuga & Satyuga) when God Himself descends to create the new world
Hence, God is now Himself planting the sapling for the divine new world once again… Hence, let’s re-connect to God who has descended, by learning His meditation & starting to listen to His direct knowledge daily, through your nearest Brahma Kumaris Rajyoga Meditation Centre [which you may find from http://www.brahmakumaris.com/centers (India) and http://www.brahmakumaris.org/centre-locator (International)], and start experiencing, under His divine loving canopy of protection, a life of complete peace, love & joy once again!… This elevated present will create the most elevated future ie the divine future of Satyuga once again!