In the News (Mother Nature Network): “Trees go to ‘sleep’ at night, new study shows
“Researchers using lasers to monitor birch trees reveal physical changes that are akin to slumber. …
“That’s the fascinating conclusion drawn by a team of scientists from Austria, Finland and Hungary who wanted to know if trees followed day/night cycles similar to those observed in small plants. Using laser scanners pointed at two birch trees, the scientists recorded physical changes indicative of a nighttime slumber, with the tips of the birch branches drooping by as much as 4 inches towards the end of the night.”
(BBC): “Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet of Fungus,” “Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungi. …
“The more we learn about these underground networks, the more our ideas about plants have to change. They aren’t just sitting there quietly growing. By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network. This ‘wood wide web’, it turns out, even has its own version of cybercrime. …
“Around 90% of land plants are in mutually-beneficial relationships with fungi. The 19th-century German biologist Albert Bernard Frank coined the word ‘mycorrhiza’ to describe these partnerships, in which the fungus colonises the roots of the plant.
“In mycorrhizal associations, plants provide fungi with food in the form of carbohydrates. In exchange, the fungi help the plants suck up water, and provide nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, via their mycelia. Since the 1960s, it has been clear that mycorrhizae help individual plants to grow. …
“In 2010, Ren Sen Zeng of South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou found that when plants are attached by harmful fungi, they release chemical signals into the mycelia that warn their neighbours. …
“‘We suggest that tomato plants can ‘eavesdrop’ on defense responses and increase their disease resistance against potential pathogen,’ Zeng and his colleagues wrote. So not only do the mycorrhizae allow plants to share food, they help them defend themselves. …
“In 2013 David Johnson of the University of Aberdeen and his colleagues showed that broad beans also use fungal networks to pick up on impending threats – in this case, hungry aphids.”
The poet Samuel Coleridge, wrote, “Nature has her proper interest; & he will know what it is, who believes & feels, that every Thing has a life of it’s own, & that we are all one Life.”—Letter to William Sotheby (10 September 1802).
Can science come to this conclusion?
Answer: Science can achieve anything that is possible. It is proving that everything is mutually connected. If we want to live correctly, we should be connected to each other with good connections! But where are the people who want to implement this?
Question: Is it possible to get over ourselves and become interconnected in life, like the plants, if we receive guidance from scientific evidence?
Answer: I have never seen this anywhere. All that is stated in the research of the correct behavior is not perceived by humanity! Scientists love to talk about nice things, but who among us lives to learn about it? Humanity doesn’t even learn about itself.
Look there was a war here, and there is so much suffering! The possibility of another war has not been negated. This indicates that suffering has taught us nothing! Egoism is the basis of nature, and everything that comes to it from the outside cannot penetrate into it.
So, there is no salvation on the level of our world. It will continue like this until a group of people appear in humanity who will bring a higher energy from above, an awareness, an understanding, the corrective Light because only the Light can unite us. Otherwise, humanity will annihilate itself gradually. Even if part of it remains, it will not have learned anything. Only the upper force will save us!
Question: In what way is this group that is studying the wisdom of Kabbalah different from a group of scientists?
Answer: Scientists have no control over humanity, but this group has the power to bring the positive force to our world that will balance the egoism. Then, in the balance between egoism and this second force called altruism, in the middle line, the world will begin to evolve consciously, with understanding and mutual cooperation, and will rise upward to completely new, higher levels of existence.
This will be an absolutely different world in which we will not exist in our present form any longer. Rather, we will be reborn as different creatures since our inner structure will be changed, and the external form will be changed accordingly.
Question: Who decides that the time has arrived for this?
Answer: Those people who are involved with this question say that the time has already arrived, and they are trying to do this. We hope that they will have done enough before the next war.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 5/29/16