The Joy of Trees
“Look at the trees…and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole of their existence is joyful. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.”
– Osho, Buddhist poet
The Buddhist says the trees are happy for no reason…
The prophet Isaiah says there is a reason:
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the LORD’s renown,
for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.”