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the only truth I know is my own experience

The tree of life. Ancient version. April 4, 2007

  photo McCann_M.P

Imagine, you were a tree. How would you look like?

You can try to make out your own picture based on the following description by Gregoire de Kalbermatten:



The roots are our deeper spiritual dimensions, the trunk is our construction, the branches are our abilities, the leaves represent our actions and the fruits manifest our achievements.



The ideals of ancient time could be repersented by the tree with a solid root but a poor vegetation – the spiritual life was regarded as the most important, worldly matters as only disturbing the accent. In that case I mean the seekers of truth and not regular people who were busy with getting enough food and shelter.


I believe the evolved human beings of the past might look like the picture above: long solid roots on a dry soil and a small bansai-like trunk.


What about the modern man? See the next post!


LOVE, axinia


2 Responses to “The tree of life. Ancient version.”

  1. John Says:

    this is the brahma-vrksa, or Brahma-Tree, also known as the ‘inverted tree’, and known in several ancient cultures. Its in the Mahabharata and the Rig Veda; in the Jewish Kabbalalist text, the Sefer-ha-Zohar; also mentioned by Dante and Plato…
    Info from a fading photocopy:
    Ananda K.Coomaraswamy, The Inverted Tree, Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, vol.XXIX, October 1938, pp111-149

  2. John Says:

    Shri Mataji refered to the ‘upside down tree’ when talking about Kundalini in an early talk (Rahuri, 7-1-83)

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