Plants, animals, and Humans

Surya P. Mittal spmittal at GIASDL01.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Apr 9 11:58:52 UTC 1998

Please visit the web-site:
Use the following selections in subject approach:
"Sanskrit Studies" + "Animal and veterinary Sciences"
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"Sanskrit Studies" + "Environmental Sciences"
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"Sanskrit Studies" + "Botany"
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The following selections may not be of direct interest, but ....
"Sanskrit Studies" + "History of Pure and applied sciences"
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In the TITLE input box :
"*ved*"  in combination with  "*plant*"
This I am afraid may list most items of Ayurveda, but a few
of your interest as well.

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the previous detailed emails, which were objected to earlier for
being long, boring and useless for many.

If any of you prefer the previous style, do please inform me

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Alok Kumar wrote:
> I am interested in knowing ancient Indian views (Vedic and
> Upanishads period) on the relationship of humans, animals,
> and plants.  As I understand, animals, humans and plants were
> considered a part of "prakriti" (nature) with inter-dependence
> and distinctive roles for each other.  Plants were also
> considered to have life with several senses (hearing, touch,
> etc.).  The role of plants to provide food to animals and
> humans was also obvious.  There are several hymn in Vedas on
> the worship of plants. Is there any article/book on the topic,
> especially in view of science.
> Alok Kumar
> Department of Physics
> State University of New York
> Oswego, NY 13126.

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