The Four Seasons – Br. Shankara

Sunday, November 9, 2014

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The Four Seasons of the year are a strong metaphor — artists from ancient to modern have used them again and again in songs, poems and musical compositions.

For us, the seasons also can illumine such familiar ideas as —

• The four houses of life: Student, householder, retiree, renunciate
• The four fruits of life: Righteousness, prosperity, pleasure, liberation

These and other significant “fours” are explored in this talk, using the seasons of the year as the warp and weft upon which a tapestry of spiritual understanding can be woven.

four seasons tree