When Suka the son of Ved Vyasa renounced the world and went in to the forest Vyasa went in search of his son and called out to him asking him where he was. It is said that it was the trees, the animals, the many beings in the forest who responded to Vyasa saying,”Father I am here!”
This story is open to many interpretations and raises many questions to ponder on and reflect. Did Suka experience such a sense of oneness with nature? And so it was nature who responded on behalf of him. Does one need a certain distance from the man made world, a renouncing, to experience the being embedded in nature? Or was it Vyasa who embraced the earth and her beings in her entirety that they responded to him with such initimacy?