Should it not be considered as Himsa when we cut vegetables and fruits?

Cutting vegetables is not Himsa. There is no real consciousness in plants and trees,
although there is life in them. There is life in plants, sensation in animals, mentality in human
beings and spirituality in sages. There is no Visesha Ahankara and reflection of Chaitanya in
plants and trees. Hence they cannot experience pain. The tree will not say, “I am experiencing
pain”. The mind in plants and trees is not developed. It is quite rudimentary. It is Jada and
insentient. Life on earth will be…