|The vegetable world directly feeds us and keeps us healthy when we eat close to the land.|
(JB/BC/OG) Dr. DeWitt in depth on the movie "Forks Over Knives." A plant-based diet (a "live it") is critical to a healthy life! There are natural solutions to achieve great health if we educate ourselves on alternatives to toxic medicines, the Standard American Diet (SAD), and a medical system more interested in making money than curing anything. How about a video course with 21 videos, three manuals, and an online forum to reverse arthritis?
|FILM: Forks Over Knives|
Instead, Marco Werman and "The World" (PRI.org/BBC) gets that answer from two ex-Afghan translators now living in Virginia. And for added spice he also talks to Ritu Chatterjee about how this HARVEST FESTIVAL, which is what "Thanksgiving" really is and/or was for the first British colonial settlers/invaders.
Why would Puritanical British Christians displace Native Americans, ethnically cleanse most of them, and then go around saying they found this land empty and without people as if this were the new "Israel" and British war planners were conspiring with Jewish Zionists to invade Palestine? Just doing the Christian God's work of capitalist expansionism?
(Virgil Films) "Forks Over Knives" What has happened to us in the USA? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.
|What about homemade soda? Try culturing.|
|Pocahontas collaborating with genocidal European invaders? It's more complex.|
|Smith, Pocahontas, and the founding of America (oneworld-publications.com)|
A Buddhist Thanksgiving
|Time to overeat like lives didn't matter?|
|East meets West (soultravelers3.com).|
"As you say, venerable sir," the monastics replied.
"Now who is an inferior person? It is a person who is without gratitude and without thankfulness. This ingratitude and lack of thankfulness is advocated by rude people. It is inferior.
"But a superior person is grateful and thankful. This gratitude and thankfulness is advocated by superior people."
Mother and Father
|Repaying parents (Raghogarh Shravana Kumar)|
"Even if one were to carry one's mother on one shoulder and father on the other shoulder for 100 years, and were to look after them by anointing, massaging, bathing, and rubbing their limbs, and they were to defecate and urinate right there [on shoulders], still one would not in that way ever actually repay them.
"If one were to establish mother and father in absolute sovereignty over this entire planet abounding in the seven treasures, still one would not in that way ever repay one's parents. And why is that? It is because mother and father do much for their children. They care for them, nourish them, introduce them to this world. But anyone who
- rouses oen's doubt-ridden mother and father, settles and establishes them in confidence (saddha, conviction, faith in the Dharma),
- rouses one's unvirtuous mother and father, settles and establishes them in virtue (sila),
- rouses one's stingy mother and father, settles and establishes them in generosity (dana),
- rouses one's foolish mother and father, settles and establishes them in wisdom (panna)
|Cup of Java, Aratani Theatre, Nov. 29, 2014 (festivalofsacredmusic.org via KPFK.org)|