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Does a tree experience consciousness?

Does a tree have a desire to survive? Trees have no brain, so can not think and can not have memories. Trees do not have knowledge of their existance, but do they have consciousness?


  1. NOT in the way you ask, BUT they do *come alive* every Spring when the weather warms up. Pretend it is like a Bear hibernating through the Winter and you will understand.

  2. yes, trees have a strong desire to survive and to move from danger. An indian scientist, Dr. Jagdish Chandra Bose has done some research on this topic, and has written some papers, where he has proved that plants have feelings, they try to move away from fire or other danger and have a strong survival instinct. Some of his experiments have been documented by the British scientist and rulers of that time.

  3. if a single tree falls down in the woods……..
    do the other trees laugh at it?
    if a person said that trees talk to them, or that they felt that trees have sentience, would you laugh at them… i think i myself might be walking on the other side of the street and avoiding eye contact…..
    but if i dont believe they have sentience then why do i hug one every once in a while?
    stop laughing at me
    i have always wondered about the evolution of plants… how do they DO that….
    how did the venus flytrap evolve… how do plants evolve to make use of the animal polinators…. they sure seem to know what they are doing dont they…

  4. Everything has consciousness, because mind is everything. Consciousness activates, and is, all we are.
    Read the Seth books…The Seth Material, Seth Speaks, The Nature of Personal Reality…The author’s name is Jane Roberts, but Seth wrote them…According to Seth, a personality essence no longer focused in physical reality, trees recognize people, feel a sort of pain, and are in certain ways more aware of their existence than we are aware of our own.

  5. From the authoritative scriptures we learn that the the spirit soul is the same person occupying different bodies just as a person occupies a new house upon destruction of old house as one wears new dress when old dress is torn.
    These are the five distinct consciousness felt in the different bodies:
    1.acchadita-cetana is covered consciousness( trees, plants etc)
    2.sankucita-cetana, is contracted consciousness(Birds, beasts, reptiles, aquatics and insects etc)
    3.mukulita-cetana is budding consciousness
    4.vikasita-cetana is unfolded consciousness and 5.purvaa-vikasita-cetana is full-blown consciousness.”
    Above three are in human beings.
    Let us hear from Lord Sri Krishna about the soul,
    As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. A sober person is not bewildered by such a change.Bhagavad-gita-2.13
    That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible. No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.
    As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones. Bhagavad-gita-2.22


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