Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ancient Indian Proverb

Treat the earth well
it was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
we do not inherit the earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.

Quote listed in my Permaculture Diary


Jeanie said...

Beautiful, eloquent and so very important to remember. Thank you!

Bellezza said...

The older I get, the more meaningful these proverbs become. I see so many things I've always 'taken for granted' (the earth, teacher pensions) up for grabs. It's so scary, which is one of the many reasons I need faith.