Expressions of the dedication and faith of man etched into every surface. In over 1100 years, time has not faded the beauty nor lessened the intricacy and intent of the design.
An example of what man can achieve without the fancy tools and machinery of the modern era, but just simply, love and devotion filling his heart.
Man’s purpose in life captured within the carvings.
TO STRIVE TO BE GODLIKE.
Be pious. Practice humility and reverence. Spread the word and seek to educate others, so that the rest of the world may join in the worship.
Clear away the forests and erect monuments in honour of our god.
The wonder and the power of our god must be on display, so that all will be in awe of his might and glory.
To look upon his face is to be truly blessed.
Let us carve these images for our god into every surface. A life long task of unfailing devotion to prove our worthiness for the kingdom of heaven and all its riches that await us at the end of time.
As time goes by, so slowly in our mortal eyes….
She comes …..
Slowly unfurling Her strong, unyielding fingers. Searching for a breach in the structure. She takes root and draws nourishment up from the Earth to strengthen Her limbs.
She flexes……and She grows…..
Cold dead stone now yields to the strength of a living Mother Nature. She has come to reclaim the forest. Slowly but surely, She will curl and twist and crumble away what man has sought to create.
“Are you blind!” She will scream, “I have been here all along, yet you have destroyed Me to create a place for your false gods!”
You have gouged at my heart for the rock to build your palaces and the minerals to create your shrines. You have polluted my lifeblood with your sewerage and filth. You have torn down the most sacred of my sentinels, my life givers. The mighty Sequoia, Eucalypt, Cypress, Oak and Elm are some of their names and there are many more who have also borne the brunt of your recklessness.
You say you want to look upon the face of God?
Every time you are cruel and torturous to an animal, you are looking upon God’s face while you do it.
Every time you are polluting and pillaging the ocean, you are looking upon God’s face while you do it.
Each time you forget to tread lightly and give back to the Earth what you take, you are forgetting ME
Every time you desecrate this Earth I have given you, you are desecrating God.
Can you image for just one moment what the world would be like today if all the energy and intent, the love and the craftsmanship, the dedication and the unfailing faith of our forefathers had been focussed on the preservation of the Earth, instead of the creation of idols and the sustenance of religion? A world where mankind sets out to create and nurture Heaven, here on Earth, with the abundance of gifts so freely provided to us.
“Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.” ~Michel de Montaigne, translated