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Re: jIvan in plants

From: K K (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 11:27:33 PST

 It's true, thats why, even when we cook something and
eat without offering to the God, Basically we are
consuming Sin, and thats why, even vegetable or
anything for that matter, before we eat, we must say
KrisharPanam (Offering to that Supreme Lord Sri
Krishna) and eat it, so thats why we aren't consuming
anything sin. !! Well then one can ask, does that
apply to meat !! Well No way and not at all !!! 
There is lot more explanation to it, but i just wanna
cut it short here. Also in the past plants were not
growing once its brances are cut it stoped where it
was, but later stages, when Indra had that Brahmahatya
patakam, Tree Personified (can say) took almost one
quarter of the sin and got the boon of bringing thier
brances back to life.  Well to put it in lay men terms
it use to be just like any other Humans that once our
fingures or limbs or anything except nails and hair,
once its cut, it never grows back, simillarly once the
brances are cut, it would never use to grow back then,
but after that boon given by Indra, plants begin to
grow back again.  These are just some thoughts to
share, but to specifically answer your question, every
entity in life has a different charecteristic in life.
 In plants its one of their properties, to grow and
germinate like that, that's why they could grow and
generate in that manner.
due to time i may have to cut here, but i will
certainly write more, about this inthe future.  



--- vchandra <> wrote:
> Dear members,
>    I have some doubts regarding jIva's existence in
> plants and likes. We and almost every other faith
> strongly believe that plants also have an embodied
> self or jIva in them. The following questions are in
> these lines.
> 1. There are some variety of plants which can grow
> from cut portions of a grown plant. Examples are
> hibiscus (semparutthi pU), rose which can grow from
> cut stems of a grown plant. In this case,
> scientifically speaking the stub must have been
> having active cells etc., even after it was cut, for
> it to grow once it gets water and minerals upon
> staking it into a suitable soil. Only thing is, this
> stub is not yet sentient. At what stage, does a jIva
> get into such a prospective life bearing body, in
> this case, the new plant ? More than a question,
> this doubt is just to pick some of your thoughts in
> this regard.
> 2. We have seen germinating seeds like green peas,
> green gram (payaru) which develop a rudimentary stub
> coming out of the seed, after it is soaked in water
> for a few hours. Will this germinated seed have a
> jIvan in it ? Quite likely it will. Again, trying to
> gather your thoughts on this. 
>    Looking forward to hearing from members on this
> subject.
>    Thanks and warm regards,
>    chandrasekaran.
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