"The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it."

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In the context of Science and the Secret Doctrine Dr. William M. Davis recognizes, "...the absolute universality of that law of periodicity, of flux and reflux, ebb and flow, which physical science has observed and recorded in all departments of nature.”

The river symbolizes Nature as a teacher, a Guru. The river represents the perennial aspects of life; everything moves in a cycle, making the present moment the only reality. What we once were, are now and will become are all one and the same. The things that are present in our life now will affect us later in life and the things in our earlier life affect that which we have become. We are always changing, while staying the same.