The God of Wild Place
- I enjoyed reading this article by Roger called "The God of Wild Places"
"The mountaineer, the adventure racer, the desert explorer, the
backpacker trekking in remote mountains or jungles- what is it they
are seeking, and why are they seeking it in the extremes of nature and
the elements? Undoubtedly there is some "vital urge" in us that
thirsts for new and more intense sensations and experiences, even
those potentially painful or arduous. But does this urge have its
roots in something deeper, a spiritual longing or impulse from the soul?"
Sri Chinmoy has often spoken on the inherent divinity of nature.
Q. Why is it the beauty of nature gives me boundless joy?
Sri Chinmoy: Precisely because the beauty of nature is the expression
of the One who is all Beauty. Whenever we see something, we see inside
that thing the inner presence, the inner consciousness, of its
creator. The Creator of nature is God Himself. He expresses Himself in
and through Nature. When we see nature's beauty, we get overwhelming
joy because the Creator and Owner is God."