by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

The Web of Life
Language: English 
I have been to the end of the earth. I have been to the end of the waters.
I have been to the end of the sky. I have been to the end of the mountains. 
All is beautiful before me, all is beautiful behind me,
All is beautiful above me, all is beautiful around me.
All is beautiful! Indeed! 
 
I have been to the end of the earth. I have been to the end of the waters.
I have been to the end of the sky. I have been to the end of the mountains.
I have found none that are not my friends. 
 
This we know:
Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to Earth. 

This we know:
All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. 

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web he does to himself. 

Authorship

  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Thomas Schubert) , "Das Gewebe des Lebens", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Maria Nimmerfall

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-05
Line count: 14
Word count: 160