When human beings move out of the mountains into the city, they are making a revolution on the way of living, and at the same time setting up a delusion that they can depend on their selves! It seems that we are free from nature, but in fact, we are isolating ourselves. We are surrounded by artificial reality, which screens us from the reality behind the reality.
When we lived in the mountains, we knew how to respect the four seasons. In spring, we involved ourselves into the rebirth, with the care of kindness. In summer, we embraced the growing energy, and became part of it. In autumn, we enjoyed the harvest without exhausting nature. In winter, we settled down with ease of mind on the mountain.
When we lived in the mountains, we could feel we have the similar quality with it. The earth is like the bone, flesh and skin. The water is like blood, sweat and tears. The fire and heat is like the warmth inside and on the surface of our body. The wind is like breathing. And gradually, we understood our body is derived from nature, our caring about nature is just to take care of our own body!
When we lived in the mountains, we knew it is not only for human beings, but also for all beings. We understood we were interdependent neighbors and we should maintain the same living source together. We talked with nature directly, and we could always have the proper agreement with each other.
There’s no such a city, which is located out of nature. There’s no such a shelter, which is built beyond nature. There’s no such a person, who lives without depending on nature. We are really estranging away from nature, but can never disconnect with it. We need and use nature, but give too little care, and pamper our own desire too much.
Let’s call from inside of us, for the mind in the mountain – the mind of inter-being.