Communion with a Whale

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A sudden encounter with a humpback whale who was entangled in a fishing net and close to dying.

Narrated by Michael Fishbach who, together with Gershon Cohen, founded The Great Whale Conservancy to protect whales.

Perhaps we have not made much effort to communicate with animals,
with trees, with mountains, with rivers.
Certainly their language cannot be our language;
some other ways have to be found.
But in silence
many people have experienced a harmony with the trees,
with the animals, with the birds.
So it is not only a parable,
it is also an indication of a possibility for the future.
Man just has to explore… there is so much to explore!
But we are engaged in trivia.
We are not concerned with the real and great values of life.
We are not concerned even with life itself and its different forms.
All these are different forms of the same life which we are made of –
the same stuff.
There must be some way of communion.

Osho, Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet, Ch 20, Excerpt

Credit to Amari

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