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Do plants have atman?

Going to the question: Do plants have souls? Yes, many scriptures discuss the birth of Jiva as a tree. Example: Chhandogya Upanishad 5-10-6: अभ्रं भूत्वा मेघो भवति मेघो भूत्वा प्रवर्षति त इह ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

Animal companions of Rama were not ordinary animals. They were specially created children of gods. http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/baala/sarga17/bala_17_frame.htm When Vishnu attained the sonship ...
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Do plants have atman?

अहमात्मा गुडाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थितः। अहमादिश्च मध्यं च भूतानामन्त एव च ॥१०- २०॥ I am seated in the heart of all living entities. ... The ātmā or eternal soul is enthroned in the etheric heart of all ...
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How many senses Plants/Trees has?

Plants also have five senses: Touch, Hearing, Vision, Smell, and Taste. Bhrigu stated an observable fact and then an inference based on that observable fact about the senses of plants. It is mentioned ...
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Should I plant Bilva in my home?

Bilva tree is not normal tree. There are many Bilva trees in many jungles of India. There is no restriction that Bilva tree can not be planted at home. In hinduism, each home is a symbol of Shivalaya. ...
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What does the Rig Veda say about the forests and healing properties of plants and animals

Here Rig Veda mention the qualities of herbs and plants: या ओषधीः पूर्वा जाता देवेभ्यस्त्रियुगं पुरा | मनैनु बभ्रूणामहं शतं धामानि सप्त च || शतं वो अम्ब धामानि सहस्रमुत वो रुहः | ...
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Do plants have atman?

Plants possess consciousness and experience pleasure and pain according to Manu Smriti. These (plants) which are surrounded by multiform Darkness, the result of their acts (in former existences),...
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Good reason to plant Bodhi Tree (peepal) at home

You can show your parents the Aswattha Vriksha Stotram. According to which the tree itself is the abode of the Trinities (Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara). Moolatho Brahma roopaya, madhyatho Vishnu ...
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What scriptures describe using Red Arsenic for invisibility?

This book Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism makes a reference to a procedure in the Brahmayamala Tantra. According to an exoticindiaart description Brahma Yamala Tantra is one of the oldest ...
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Should I plant Bilva in my home?

In Hinduism the Bilva tree is sacred. It can be planted anywhere. Bilva leaves and fruits have very high medicinal value especially to cure stomach related problems. However, while planting Bilva ...
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What is the relation between trees and gods?

What are those plants? I can answer this for the Navagrahas at least.Not sure about the Nakshatra plants but the 9 Navagraha plants are well-known.For example see this site. And the Scripture which ...
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Do plants have atman?

To experience pain, you must have the feeling of 'I', 'Me', 'My body' and then 'I experience pain'. Plants have life, but they do not have the differentiated identity of consciousness. http://www....
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Is cutting branches or leaves of plants prohibited after sunset?

Not only cutting branches or leaves, even going near to trees at night is not permitted. Manusmriti 4:73:- Let him not enter a walled village or house except by the gate, and by night let him keep ...
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Should I plant Bilva in my home?

In any Purana nobody mentioned about where to grow trees. Growing Bilva Vriksha or nagavalli vrikasha, arjuna vriksha like many sacred trees is very good source of positive energy. Without any doubt ...
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For religious reasons, which plants should never be planted inside the house or even close to the house?

According to religious and scientific reason Mango tree, Peepal tree , Neem tree are good in nearby. But, Thorny Plants - Thorny plants should not be planted near the house. Cactus should not be ...
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What herbs found on Earth give magical powers?

I found the answer in this excerpt from Adi Shankaracharya's commentary on the Yoga Sutras: dehāntaritā yathā yogādinā dehāntareṣu svargādiṣu janmasiddhiḥ. oṣadhibhir asurabhavaneṣu *...
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Tulsi plant and watering it on sundays?

A partial answer is as follows. Not sure about watering the plant but plucking Tulasi leaves is prohibited on several occasions,Tithis and days including on Sundays.The following Sloka provides ...
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What are the herbs that arose three ages before the gods?

Your question is basically wrong as it is based on wrong interpretation of the verse. here 'Babhru'is a name of a group of ancient people who lived in hundred and seven villages(dhAmAni) at that time ...
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What are the details of vanaspativijñāna (botany) in Atharva Veda?

The ancient Hinduism scriptures , namely in Vedas our Rishies identified and classified plants according to various charastics , form , size etc. In Rig-Veda 7.4.5 plants are divided into two ...
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Hindu scripture for gardening

Vṛkṣāyurveda (वृक्षायुर्वेद) seems a proper term for gardening and other allied subjects on plants & trees. There's a chapter in the Varāhamihira's composition - Bṛhatsaṃhitā Chapter 55 - On ...
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Hindu scripture for gardening

I also found this great video by Project Shivoham on वृक्षायुर्वेद (vrikshayurved) which gives an introduction to what is contained in this branch of Indian Science: https://youtu.be/gyLCZECB8nI
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Scriptural Reference that say - "a Banyan tree represents Shiva"?

In Padma Purana; The highest lord being Maheśvara, remains at Vaṭa. As per Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva do penance at Vata Vriksha. After going beyond Alakā, the capital of the king of Yakṣas and the ...
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What are the herbs that arose three ages before the gods?

In Sanskrit-Hindi version from Arya Sahitya Mandal, पूर्वाः is translated as many forms (अनेक रूप) पुरा is translated as beforehand (पहिले ही) त्रि-युगम् is translated as three seasons: spring, ...
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Word clash in shri suktam

Here is Desiraju Hanumanta Rao's word-for-word translation of this Sri Suktam verse: AdityavarNe tapaso.adhijAto vanaspatistava vR^ikSo.atha bilvaH | tasya phalAni ...
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