Definition of a Flower: The seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly coloured corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals).
A blooming flower blossoming in the fields, here lies the beauty of life. You cannot know a flower by plucking its petals and therefore murdering its joy.
The intellect and the scientist may do this, and it is ok, but you do not gather true understanding of a flower by murdering the joy of it.
Only when your joy and the joy of the flower becomes one, will the understanding in you occur.
In life there are two ways of understanding things, either by your nirvanic eye or your intellectual mind. Some may value one over the other, and vice versa. But the wise man knows that all true knowledge comes from the spiritual centre of sentience. The knowledge that stems from the mind, i. e. the knowledge that is derived from the murdering of a flower is never knowledge that can existentially satisfy the being.
You may object by saying, what has satisfaction with understanding?
Well to that I can only say that understanding is all about satisfaction, whether we know it or not. Understanding is symmetry and a flower is symmetry perfected.
So consider not murdering the flower next time you are in the laboratory.
Consider sharing its joy instead for once!
Seeker is a name, I am not my name, I am the nameless because the Dao that can be named is not the eternal Dao.