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    Buddha’s teaching

    In his classic work, Small is Beautiful: economics as if people mattered, E.F. Schumacher teaches the following: “Every follower of the Buddha ought to plant a tree every few years and look after it until it is safely established.” (p.63)

    One needn’t be a Buddhist to heed this advice. We all live on this earth and survive off its bounty.

    Just as we consume it, so must we renew it.

    It is but a small act to plant a small tree. But as it grows, it yields great rewards.

    Plant it, tend it, reap its bounty. Repeat.

    All trees are gifts. Fruit trees especially.

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