“”By working in the garden you will serve the trees and plants and living with them try to become like them. Let the trees be your Guru. A tree gives fruit and shade. When the fuit is ripe it falls down, it is sweet to the taste. The wood of the tree you use for cooking your food. So the tree gives itself entirely, it holds nothing back.”
“Watch how the trees grow and learn from them. Also from the grass. Grass is lowly and puts up with everything. People tread on it, cut it and it does not defend itself. So also the earth; everyone walks on it; you hammer it, powder it-do anything you like with it, it remains quiet and friendly.”

Anandamayi Ma

Excerpt from “As the Flower Sheds its Fragrance”, Dairy Leaves of a Devotee”, compiled by
Atmananda, an Austrian born lifelong devotee of Anandamayi Ma

Louise Jalbert, “Grass with Yellow and Violet”, 2017, Watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches. Photo: Guy L’Heureux