Comes from the Chapter "Govinda"
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Check the whole quote out. Siddhartha explains himself pretty well,
Siddhartha bent down, lifted a stone from the ground and held it in his hand.
“This,” he said, handling it “is a stone, and within a certain length of time it will perhaps be soil and from the soil it will become plant, animal or man. Previously I would have said: This stone is just a stone; it has no value, it belongs to the world of Maya, but perhaps because within the cycle of change it can also become man and spirit, it is also of importance. That is what I would have thought. But now I think: This stone is stone; it is also animal, God and Buddha.