BLUEBELLS DAFFODILS AND INTERNET

Years ago, in fact many years ago I remember walking in a nearby wood where there were so many bluebells present they formed a carpet and here and there one could detect those delicate snowdrops.  Now of course they and most wild flowers have made way for civilization.

I remember too one day while out for a drive with my father discovering what can only be described as Wordsworth saw them and as I saw them then,


A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretch’d in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

Magnificent!  My father stopped and with great ad gentle care took some where there were many crowding the space and planted them in our small garden

Now more than sixty years latter I plant daffodils in our land and let as many wild flowers grow as I can without weeding, taking away precious life.

I look out into the woodlands outside and see pylons, roads and new buildings encroaching and see the smog of local towns sitting up there in the sky like angry orange beacons while the sky overhead is laced with the wingtip vortices of the flights which are continually passing overhead.

There aren’t bluebell woods and daffodils like there were any more.  Then I thought about this blog about nature and the correct Dao and Dharma way to live and realized really that these words are rather like those bluebells and daffodils.

You can find sure enough a multitude of pages on bluebells and daffodils though finding them growing wild is much more difficult.

When it comes to intelligent and studious words, scientific papers and teachings of the old masters in Occident and orient, the task in internet is much more difficult.

A simple name of a great master will bring thousands and thousands or irrelevant pages of beautiful women, misinformation as the blind lead the blind and rock musical references.

It was then that I realized that the globalized mind is filling internet with mediocrity and misinformation and that gradually the daffodils and bluebells of learning are being pushed daily further and further into the background where they are lost and almost irrecoverable.. It will go on and on…and there is nothing that those loving and understanding nature and the life principle can do about it.


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