During the winter holidays, many people cut down and put up trees. They may be decorated with fancy ornaments, trimmed with strings of cranberries, candy canes, or sweets like gumdrops. Small gifts may be hung from the branches and larger gifts placed beneath them. After a few weeks the holidays pass, the presents have been opened, the trees dry out and have to be discarded. Even live trees which can be planted in the ground are subject to disease.
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"Naanak gur santokh rukh dharam ful fal giaan" ||SGGS||147||
Guru Nanak tells of the tree of contentment whose flower is faith, and which bears fruit of divine knowledge.
Watered by divine love it remains evergreen, and ripens with good deeds and meditation.
Tasting of its sweets, honor is obtained which is of all gifts, the best and greatest gift.