Photo Courtesy of tanakawho @ Flickr A violent storm whips up in the mountain
sending trees crashing to the ground Photo Courtesy of CrankyPK @ Flickr
After the storm, a sage ventures out of his hut Photo Courtesy of stuckincustoms @ Flickr
Photo Courtesy of sharfalens @ Flickr On the ground are leaves of a myriad of colours
most of the leaves lying are old brown leaves Photo Courtesy of horiavarlan @ Flickr
among them are yellow leaves Photo Courtesy of sackton @ Flickr
there are also several green leaves Photo Courtesy of aptmetaphor @ Flickr
Photo Courtesy of xjrlokix @ Flickr leaves that have been bitten by insects
Photo Courtesy of colin.j @ Flickr ..… and tender young leaves that have only recently unfurled
The sage looks up… Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net
Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net <ul><ul><li>most of the leaves still left on the trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are young green ones in their prime </li></ul></ul>
Photo Courtesy of Here's Kate @ Flickr there are some young shoots
Photo Courtesy of selago @ Flickr some newborn ones that are sick and yellow
Photo Courtesy of clairity @ Flickr brown and bent ones that still cling on to the branches
Photo Courtesy of tanakawho @ Flickr and many other leaves that have holes in them
– like the mottled brown leaves Photo Courtesy of curtdeath @ Flickr When a storm of death blows through a family, it usually take the senior aged ones
the yellow leaves…. Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net - like the middle aged ones
the sick ones – as like the leaves with holes Photo Courtesy of dawe @ Flickr
also the young and strong ones that are in their prime like the green leaves
and sometimes, the storm of life takes kids, like young shoots that only sprouted recently. Photo Courtesy of ·▪•● Peyman ●•▪· @ Flickr
Photo Courtesy of denisgiles @ Flickr Why is my loved one taken away from me? One asks -
Is it because something that I have done? that infuriated the heavenly beings? Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net
Or is it because something that I have that infuriated the heavenly beings? not done Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net
But have one forgotten? That it is only nature at work… Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net
That a storm whipping through the forest…. will leave a trail of falling leaves in its wake… Photo Courtesy of ramson @ Flickr
Photo Courtesy of seeks2dream @ Flickr and that human beings too, like the falling leaves…
Photo Courtesy of Jim Delaney@ Flickr are a part of ... nature.
<ul><ul><li>If you think this slideshow has benefited you, please forward it to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone you know who needs it now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or someone who will need it in future. </li></ul></ul>Photo Courtesy of yunphoto.net
Credits Story inspired by the late Ajahn Chah. Brought to you by Ajahn Brahm, author of “ Opening the Door of Your Heart” and “ Who Ordered this Truckload of Dung”. Photo Courtesy of Peter Ca-pecast@ Flickr Music – “Somewhere in Time” by John Barry and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Images & Sound Effects by the generosity of anonymous donors and photographers as credited.
This slideshow is dedicated to all sentient beings. Photo Courtesy of bonguri@ Flickr
- towards happiness - to end sadness - to a permanent state of bliss May all life find the way Photo Courtesy of accentoneclectic@ Flickr
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