What can you know about existence by observing a plant?
It is raining outside since night. It is a heavy pour than usual. During this monsoon, some states are heavily affected by flood.
It is morning, and I am having rest and just started reading a book by Reinhardt Grossmann. I am not able to keep my attention to the book, so I better closed it. I started noticing everything outside. It is so alive, energetic, wind is so cool and full of humidity. Noticing everything suddenly I stuck on something – a plant.
How a seed sprinkles itself to the outer world, and it begins to grow like a brave warrior. It has to absorb water, sunlight, minerals, and everything necessary to sustain to life but it tries hard and not gives up. No matter what happens in future a baby plant grows up.
With passing time, it grows and becomes stronger. In right season, it changes its leaves–shedding all old leaves–without any grief and regret. It patiently waits for that day when new waves would come up and decorate it with sunshine.
On right time, it starts to have flowers, and allows the wind to pass through itself releasing its scents, so it can attracts insects for pollination. When that baby plant has the right time and enough strength it starts to bear delicious fruits not for itself but for the other organisms and animals dependent over it for survival.
Now a thing related to its meaning of existence. A plant though lives on its own, but it lives for others in actual meaning. So, although, it is living the life on its own, it is giving everything to others; this is the real thing about life, for what we are here.
I think humans were neither autotrophic nor enough strong animals, so eventually they evolved sharp brains, not for sole existence and survival, but for true understanding of life. So that we can interpret these hidden principles of nature by observing and comparing other’s life to us, and help other every organisms to prosper and grow in a balanced happy way.
Picture From Plant Guru
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