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The Daily Dharma – September 3, 2021

Azalea+Bee by Katherine Sandoz

continuing from Jesus and Buddha as Brothers . . .

We are people, but are we also more than just people? Or, at the same time, are you also a tree and a rock? You only need to look deeply to discover that you are a person and at the same time you are a rock and a tree. In the Buddhist circle, people believe that in former lives they were human beings, animals, plants and minerals. This is scientifically true. If we look deeply in to the evolution of our species, we see that in former times we have been a rock, a tree, and an animal. Humans are very young creatures. We have evolved over many years to become what we are today. It is scientifically proven that we have been a rock, a cloud, a tree, a rabbit, a deer, a rose, and a single-cell being.

Thich Nhat Hanh
from Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

To be continued . . .