‘Sap’ doesn’t stand for ‘spiritually advanced person’

Lovers of maple syrup beware: “The trees were also given one fourth of the sinful reactions, and therefore they drip sap, which is prohibited for drinking.” (Summary to Srimad Bhagavatam sixth canto, ninth chapter). And, “In return for Indra’s benediction that their branches and twigs would grow back when trimmed, the trees accepted one fourth of the reactions for killing a brahmana. These reactions are visible in the flowing of sap from trees. [Therefore one is forbidden to drink this sap.]” (Srimad Bhagavatam 6.9.8). Kauri gum (sap from the giant Kauri trees of New Zealand) was widely sought after in the late nineteenth century. Many Yugoslavians (Dalmatians, also known as ‘gum diggers’) journeyed across oceans to bring blocks of Kauri gum back to Yugoslavia where it was widely sought after for use in glues, paints, soaps and other cosmetics.