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  • 1. Photo Courtesy of tanakawho @ Flickr A violent storm whips up in the mountain
  • 2. sending trees crashing to the ground Photo Courtesy of CrankyPK @ Flickr
  • 3. After the storm, a sage ventures out of his hut Photo Courtesy of stuckincustoms @ Flickr
  • 4. Photo Courtesy of sharfalens @ Flickr On the ground are leaves of a myriad of colours
  • 5. most of the leaves lying are old brown leaves Photo Courtesy of horiavarlan @ Flickr
  • 6. among them are yellow leaves Photo Courtesy of sackton @ Flickr
  • 7. there are also several green leaves Photo Courtesy of aptmetaphor @ Flickr
  • 8. Photo Courtesy of xjrlokix @ Flickr leaves that have been bitten by insects
  • 9. Photo Courtesy of colin.j @ Flickr ..… and tender young leaves that have only recently unfurled
  • 10. The sage looks up… Photo Courtesy of
  • 11. Photo Courtesy of
      • most of the leaves still left on the trees
      • are young green ones in their prime
  • 12. Photo Courtesy of Here's Kate @ Flickr there are some young shoots
  • 13. Photo Courtesy of selago @ Flickr some newborn ones that are sick and yellow
  • 14. Photo Courtesy of clairity @ Flickr brown and bent ones that still cling on to the branches
  • 15. Photo Courtesy of tanakawho @ Flickr and many other leaves that have holes in them
  • 16. – 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
  • 17. the yellow leaves…. Photo Courtesy of - like the middle aged ones
  • 18. the sick ones – as like the leaves with holes Photo Courtesy of dawe @ Flickr
  • 19. also the young and strong ones that are in their prime like the green leaves
  • 20. and sometimes, the storm of life takes kids, like young shoots that only sprouted recently. Photo Courtesy of ·▪•● Peyman ●•▪· @ Flickr
  • 21. Photo Courtesy of denisgiles @ Flickr Why is my loved one taken away from me? One asks -
  • 22. Is it because something that I have done? that infuriated the heavenly beings? Photo Courtesy of
  • 23. Or is it because something that I have that infuriated the heavenly beings? not done Photo Courtesy of
  • 24. But have one forgotten? That it is only nature at work… Photo Courtesy of
  • 25. That a storm whipping through the forest…. will leave a trail of falling leaves in its wake… Photo Courtesy of ramson @ Flickr
  • 26. Photo Courtesy of seeks2dream @ Flickr and that human beings too, like the falling leaves…
  • 27. Photo Courtesy of Jim Delaney@ Flickr are a part of ... nature.
  • 28.
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  • 29. 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.
  • 30. This slideshow is dedicated to all sentient beings. Photo Courtesy of bonguri@ Flickr
  • 31. - towards happiness - to end sadness - to a permanent state of bliss May all life find the way Photo Courtesy of accentoneclectic@ Flickr