It is mentioned in Mahabharata that plants also have five senses and also experience pleasure and pain. I am focusing on pain part only in this question.

As one can suck up water through a bent lotus-stalk, trees also, with the aid of the wind, drink through their roots. They are susceptible of pleasure and pain, and grow when cut or lopped off. From these circumstances I see that trees have life. They are not inanimate.

[Section 184, Mokshadharma Parva, Santi Parva, The Mahabharata]

Recent studies may also suggest the same.

Do any other scriptures also says that plant experiences pain?


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