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Are Plants Sentient?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Aman Singh, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Aman Singh

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    i think most every can agree that plants are alive... but are they sentient?

    are there beings (other than Buddhas) that aren't sentient and thus can't reach enlightenment (in a future rebirth) or aren't effected by samsara?
     
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    I understand sentient meaning feelings.. is that correct?
    If yes, then researches did show that plants have feelings, and do react differently in case of pain, pleasure, enjoyment, music etc. I dont what kind of 'graph' they call it though.

    If no, then I look forward to learned members' reply.

    Regards.
     
  4. Maize

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    Sentient means conscious, or capable of feeling and perceiving.

    To my knowledge, plants are not subject to samsara, but I could be wrong about that.
     
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