Question: Guru, if the tree represents aspiration, what do the leaves represent?Sri Chinmoy: The leaves also represent aspiration. It is like a family. In the family, the little child stands with the other members of the family in the tug-of-war. The child pulls along with the mother and father and other members against their enemy. The enemy is ignorance. So, the leaves also represent aspiration because the leaves and the tree are part and parcel of one reality.
Sri Chinmoy, Aspiration-Tree, Agni Press, 1976