After seven years

“Within us is the Soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The Pechanga Tribe has stepped forward and saved this land, these elegant hills

One Response to "After seven years"

  1. Jon Monday   November 30, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    To Jerri,

    Beautifully put. Many thanks to the tribe for their forward thinking. Perhaps it can be an example of our need to draw lines at commercial exploitation. Strike a balance that allows for some preservation of nature and not profit at any cost.

    On another note, did you know that Emerson was a Transcendentalist (along with Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Louisa May Alcott, and Walt Whitman?

    They all borrowed heavily on the Vedanta scriptures – the Upanishads (the quote above is almost verbatim) and the Bhagavad Gita. I recommend the Swami Prabhavananda translations of both, as they were written with the help of some very good English authors who enabled a very readable version.


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