Welcome - Springing from the Earth

  photo by Catherine Schieve;   moss on volcanic rocks - Mt Franklin Victoria Australia

photo by Catherine Schieve; moss on volcanic rocks - Mt Franklin Victoria Australia


Traveler, 
From whence do you come? 
And where do you go?


The moon has set, 
But the sun has not yet risen. 
In the chaos of darkness before the dawn
Seeking the light, 
I advance
To dispel the dark clouds from my mind
To find a great tree unbowed by the tempest
I emerge from the Earth.

 

- "Springing from the Earth" from The Human Revolution, by Daisaku Ikeda