Try to Grasp that All Plants and Trees are as Much a Part of God as You are. As You Consider This, What Happens Inside of Yourself?

  • How might you treat plants and trees differently with this understanding?

 

If we truly integrate the spiritual principle that God is All, then every living creature — not just animals and insects, but trees, plants, and weeds as well — deserve our utmost care and love.

There was once a Sufi mystic who was established in …cosmic consciousness. He was a gardener, and one day a friend of his came to visit him, and they got to talking. The mystic somehow or the other got distracted, and the sharp gardening tool he was using hit his leg. His friend was startled when he saw that it was not blood that was oozing out of the wound, but a thin, pale fluid — plant sap! This Sufi mystic was in an absolute rapport, an absolute perfect harmony with all life. He was at one with the plants. He had entered into their very consciousness. His life and their life was entirely one. ~ Swami Chidananda

(Mind Your Own Business! www.dlshq.org).

 

Try to Grasp that All Plants and Trees are as Much a Part of God as You are. As You Consider This, What Happens Inside of Yourself?

  • How might you treat plants and trees differently with this understanding?

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