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Hello jonnywhite. I enjoyed every bit of your post.
Do you observe or interact with plants, flowers, or trees? According to their biological capabilities, they are fully aware of existence and they are
also aware of their essence.
People have kgnown for a long time that plants react positively when they experience positive interaction with a human, whether it be by softly
touching the plant, singing or talking to it, or simply observing it.
We have now observed how plants react, signal, and communicate with pollinating bugs, and also how they react towards non-beneficial bugs.
So even as a vegetarian or vegan, we can't win over the conscious reality of consumption. Even in eating salad we kill conscious life. Wow!
That's why some Jains, Buddhists, Daoists, Rastafar-I, and many people around the world choose not to eat or kill any animal or insect. Even going so
far as to only eat from a plant or tree in such a way that the plant is not killed. For example; eat an apple, the apple tree lives on. Eat a carrot,
it ceases to exist.
My friends, there is a beautiful way to understand eating, consumption, and food-chains.
Let us briefly use our solar system as example;
Sol, the Sun, burning so magnificently. But what owes the Sun's manifestation? Surely Hydrogen and Helium atoms are being obliterated! So we can say
the Sun is consuming atoms.
Plants down here on Earth then in turn consume the Sun's photons, they consume some air, some water, and some elements in soil. We eat the plants,
animals and bugs eat the plants, we eat the animals and bugs. And even the elements earth, fire, wind, and water consume life and other elements.
In our Solar System, EVERYTHING IS EATING EVERYTHING.
But hold on a second! What exactly "is" everything? Quick answer; All is One and One is All. But for convenience's sake, everything is made up of
particles and subatomic particles which are no different
than the particles and subatomic particles of everything else. Not a single
particle or subatomic particle is truly separate nor isolated from any thing else. Scientifically, there is no such thing as absolute separation.
And finally to tie all of that together..... Every action, interaction, consumption, and eating is simply the transfer of energy.... a
communication.... a relationship. Subatomic particles moving around and vibrating with each other in a magnificent unity.