Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:27 am
Next time, but somewhere else because now no-one would believe me here.
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The Ch’uan Teng Lu records a fascinating encounter between Tao-hsin and the sage Fa-yung, who lived in a lonely temple on Mount Niu-t’ou, and was so holy that the birds used to bring him offerings of flowers. As the two men were talking, a wild animal roared close by, and Tao-hsin jumped. Fa-yung commented, “I see it is still with you!”–referring, of course, to the instinctive “passion” (klesa) of fright. Shortly afterwards, while he was for a moment unobserved, Tao-hsin wrote the Chinese character for “Buddha” on the rock where Fa-yung was accustomed to sit. When Fa-yung returned to sit down again, he saw the sacred Name and hesitated to sit. “I see,” said Tao-hsin, “it is still with
you!” At this remark Fa-yung was fully awakened … and the birds never brought any more flowers.
mikenz66 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:08 pmPerhaps doesn't answer your question, but humans can evidently communicate with bees, to the extent to teaching them signs with which to navigate mazes:
Yes, the humans taught the bees to recognise the signs.frank k wrote: ↑Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:28 pm I didn't read the full article, just skimmed it real quick, but it looked like it was more of the bees recognizing the signs left there marking the way out of the maze for example, colored red marks indicating where to turn, rather than communicating with humans?