The Hindu Rituals & Routines !! Why do we Treat Trees & Plants are sacred? !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

The Hindu Rituals and Routines written by Swami Chinmayananda is re-produced

below.  Please enjoy reading the same....

The Lord,  pervades in all living beings be they are plants or animals. Hence, they are all regarded as sacred. Human life on earth depends on plants and trees. They give us the vital factors that makes life possible on earth: food, oxygen, clothing, shelter, medicines etc.

Hence, in India, we are taught to regard trees and plants as sacred. Indians scriptures tell us to plant ten trees if, for any reason, we have to cut one. We are advised to use parts of trees and plants only as much as is needed for food, fuel, shelter etc. we are also urged to apologies to a plant or tree before cutting it to avoid incurring a specific sin named soona.

Certain trees and plants like tulasi, peepal etc., which have tremendous beneficial qualities, are worshipped till today. It is believed that divine beings manifested as trees and plants, and many people worship them to fulfill their desires or to please the Lord.

Jai Sriman Narayana!!
Source: Swami Chinmayananda

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