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Originally posted by tgidkp
according to the philosopher ken wilber, each new step forward in the evolution of consciousness supercedes and includes the lower forms.
in that sense, within the boundaries of our current state of consciousness, we contain the conscious state of the tree.
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by silent thunder
To me it's better to die reaching for the impossible goal of the stars than to simply sit and watch them go by. You learn nothing with inaction.
[edit on 29-10-2009 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]
Originally posted by PhotonEffect
Consciousness is most certainly a gift...
It's in everything, and with out it life would not exist and neither would the universe...
It binds us all... science has not figured this out yet
Originally posted by Aquarius1
Machaelle Small Wright is a spiritual pioneer with the profound ability to "see" and "hear" the invisible forces of nature....
Originally posted by dunwichwitch
Consciusness is both a burden and a gift...
Do you know how many seedlings never sprout? and out of those seedlings that do sprout, how many make it to planthood/treehood? A fraction of a fraction of a fraction. And those that do make it to solid being are basically at the whims of the elements and the many animals who feed on them mercilessly.
You don't know where you're going until you get there, and when you get there, you'll decide yo wish to go somewhere else.
Originally posted by spellbound
Plants flourish or are stunted, just like us.
And how do you know that plants feel no pain?
Plants, like people, respond to kindness - fulfilling their needs in other words.
Neglect these needs and the plant will die, but humans usually do not die, they just get damaged. This is what leads to crime, perversion and unhappiness. An abused person will grow up damaged and twisted, like an abused plant - the difference is that the plant dies, and the human has to try and keep on living.