When a Branch Turns Into a Root

When a branch turns into a root
Backward walks nature’s foot
Like when with a chisel and a stone
Man creates a God of his own.

Old banyan trees often adorn campuses around Hindu temples in India with their characteristic aerial roots forming new trunks indistinguishable from the primary trunk.

सर्वं खल्विदं ब्रह्म – All this universe is Brahman (Chandogya Upanishad III.14.1). The Vedas depict Brahman as the Ultimate Reality. It is the impersonal and immanent, infinite cause and support of the universe that has no form or attributes.

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