A wise man once said
~ ` ~ zen saying
Since we are the youngest children of creation,
our accumulated wisdom is young, too, and so I
search outside of the tiny and fragile box of
humankind’s insight and understanding for the
older wisdom, the more ancient and enduring
…I have documented the rich insights and mercies
brought to my life by my animal kin…I write about
the empowerment of meaningful and healing
Many of mine are with animals and nature.
~ ` ~ Susan Chernak Mcelroy
To look for a form or search
is to stumble down the
wrong path .
The wisdom that cannot be thought,
alone reveals that which
is enduring and
~ ` ~ Zen
” We lose ourselves in the
things we love…
We find ourselves there
Zen is an effort
~ ` ~ Osho
The ways of these
gentle giants &
heal us are
A child said : ‘ what is the grass ? ‘
Fetching it to me with full hands.
How could I answer the child ? I do not
Know what it is any more than he.
…grass is probably a good thing ,
providing a home for crickets and ladybirds
and other small creatures.
It wouldn’t be much fun living on a planet where grass could not grow….
( ~~ Ruskin bond )
” excitement , swiftness, odour, love, passion,
complete florescence of the body, wrath , prowess ,
and fearlessness are declared
to the eight excellences of musth ”
tuskless male elephants….
During musth the temporal gland
of the male swells and secretes a fluid….
During this period the males seek out and mate with cows.
Musth is sometimes described as
” an instinctive desire in the male elephants to fight and even kill, before mating ”
They are generally
big fellows with powerful trunks….
A big makhna is generally feared
by the members of any herd….
They seem to make up in size
of body & trunk for the lack of tusks &
are generally enormously powerful elephants….
It has been recorded that in the case
of a fight between a good sized tusker & a makhna…
the makhna snapped off one of the tusks of its
opponent with its trunk…
many males in musth also have a continual discharge or
dribble of urine , with damp patches on their hind legs…..