Sunday, June 17, 2018

What happened to the Buddha's FATHER?

Compiled by G. P. Malalasekera, Dictionary of Pali Proper Names (Pali Text Society, London) edited by Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, CC Liu, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
King Suddhodana was the Buddha's father. Before Prince Siddhartha became the Buddha, the "Awakened One," he was the "Buddha-to-be" or Bodhisattva.

The king was a Sākyian/Scythian rājā (king, royal) from Shakya Land likely in present-day Afghanistan, Central Asia/Northwest India (not Nepal) before there was an "India." Shakya Land had three seasonal capitals. The one most mentioned is Kapilavatthu [Kapil, Kabil, Kabul] as if it were the name of the whole Shakyan/Scythian country or "foothold of the clan" (janapada).
 
Bimba Devi giving birth as a sal tree dryad
The father of Gotama/Gautama (who became the historical Buddha) was the son of Sihahanu and Kaccānā. Suddhodana's sisters were Amitā and Pamitā, and his brothers were Dhotodana, Sakkodana, Sukkodana, and Amitodana.

Māyā Devi, the Buddha's biological mother, was his chief consort. After her death -- seven days after giving birth to the Buddha-to-be Prince Siddhartha -- her sister, Pajāpatī Gotami, was raised to the position of chief consort (Mhv.ii.15f.; Dpv.iii.45; J.i.15, etc.)
Conversion of Nanda, the Buddha's brother, who was set to marry Janapada Kalyani
 
When royal soothsayers read the amazing marks on his body, they foretold that King Suddodana's newborn son had two possible destinies [these destinies being result of his previous karma] awaiting him in this life. He would either become a universal monarch (a chakravartin king) or a fully enlightened teacher.

Siddhartha marries his cousin Bimba.
The king, considering these two destinies, longed for his son to be king over all the world (loka, one of four on this flat plane of concentric worlds around a great central mountain, Mt. Sumeru) called "Roseapple Land" (jambudvipa, often described as a continent or "island" but in fact referring to this round world next to three or seven other worlds, the latter being the older Vedic description).

Clever, brilliant Bimba = "Yasodhara"
The king exerted his utmost power to provide Prince Siddhartha with every kind of luxury at his disposal -- multi-tiered palaces, harems, female dancers, female musicians, cooks, Brahmin teachers, a white pony named Kanthaka, fine jewelry, royal garments, archery sets, toys, parties, feasts, a personal charioteer, lotus pools... -- in order to hold him to householder life rather than the left-home life of a wandering ascetic on a spiritual quest.

This included arranging a marriage for him between the young prince, 16, to his gorgeous cousin Bimba (Yasodhara), 16.


It is said (e.g., J.i.54) that when Asita, who was his father's chaplain and his own teacher, visited King Suddhodana to see the newborn prince, he paid homage to the infant by allowing his feet to rest on his head. King Suddhodana was filled with wonder and himself worshipped the child in this way. 

And later when the prince was 7 years old, at the annual plowing festival, King Suddhodana saw how the roseapple (jambu) tree under which the prince had been placed kept its shadow unmoving in order to protect the child with its shade, and that the child was seated cross-legged in deep absorption and levitating slightly, he again worshipped him (J.i.57f).
 
The Buddha delivers his first sutra
Later still, when, in spite of all of King Suddhodana's efforts, the prince renounced the palace and abandoned the household life and had taken up spiritual austerities, news was brought to Suddhodana that his son had died owing to the severity of his "penances" (tapas). But Suddhodana refused to believe it, saying that his son would never die without achieving his goal (J.i.67).

When this was afterwards related to the Buddha, he taught the Mahādhammapāla Jātaka showing how in the past, too, Suddhodana had refused to believe that his son could have died even when he was shown the heap of his bones.
 
When news reached King Suddhodana that his son had reached supreme enlightenment, he sent a messenger to Bamboo Grove monastery in Rajgir [Veluvana in Rājagaha] with 10,000 others to invite the Buddha to visit his hometown of Kapilavatthu.

But when the messenger and his companions heard the Buddha teach, they renounced the world, took robes entering the Buddha's new Monastic Order, and forgot all about their mission.

This happened nine times. On the tenth occasion, King Suddhodana sent Kāludāyī with permission for him to enter the Monastic Order on the express condition that he give the king's invitation to the Buddha.

The Buddha back home ordained many
Kāludāyī kept his promise, and the Buddha -- seven years after his enlightenment -- visited Kapilavatthu, staying in the Nigrodhārāma. There, in reference to a  sudden shower of rain that fell, he preached the Vessantara Jātaka.

The next day, when Suddhodana remonstrated with the Buddha because he was seen going on alms round (which to the king looked like the prince "begging" in his own kingdom) up and down the streets of Kapilavatthu as wandering ascetics do to support themselves by the longstanding custom of reciprocal generosity known as dana, the Buddha told him that he was wandering for alms.

The king's enlightenment
Maitreya the Future Buddha portrayed as a Central Asian king in the Indian Himalayas
 
When asked why when there was fine food and requisites aplenty in the royal palace, his home in this kingdom, the Buddha explained that going on alms was the custom of all buddhas.

Hearing this so struck Suddhodana that he became a stream winner (sotapanna, the first stage of enlightenment), which is accompanied by complete confidence in the Buddha's enlightenment and enlightening-Dharma and his enlightened-followers (the noble ones), the three of which are known as the Triple Gem, Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

Suddhodana in gratitude invited the Buddha to his palace, where he entertained him. At the end of the meal offering, Suddhodana's mind/heart having been readied, the Buddha gave his father the king a gradual discourse. Suddhodana thereby reached the second stage of enlightenment and became a "once-returner" (sakadāgāmī, J.i.90; cf. DhA.iii.164f).

He became a "non-returner" (anāgāmī, the third stage) after hearing the past life story called the Mahādhammapāla Jātaka (DhA.i.99; J.iv.55). And when he was about to die, the Buddha came back to Shakya Land from Vesāli to visit his father and teach him further.

Prince Siddhartha looks in on Bimba, Rahula.
This was when King Suddhodana became an arhat, fully enlightened, and passed away as a lay arhat (ThigA.141) without ever having joined the Sangha like many of his Shakyian/Scythian subjects.

Indeed, many male and female relatives -- including his wife (Queen Pajapati), his step-daughter-in-law Princess Yasodhara (Bimba Devi), the baby prince (the Buddha's son, Rāhula) and others:

King Suddhodana had another son, Nanda, and a daughter, Sundarī Nandā, with the Buddha's aunt/stepmother, Queen Mahā Pajāpati Gotami, who as mentioned was his biological mother's sister elevated to chief consort after her passing. The Buddha saw to it that they reached enlightenment as well by encouraging them to renounce the world and meditate.
  • [NOTE: Not included in this account of Suddhodana's life is the destruction of the Shakyians by a related neighboring Scythian tribe led by an infuriated relative, the product of a tryst by a Shakyian royal and a lowly servant. He was profoundly disrespected and therefore rounded up an army to exact his revenge. How this affected the king is unclear.]
Many more needed the Buddha than family
When the Buddha earlier ordained Prince Rahula, age 7, and Nanda on the eve of his wedding to the greatest "beauty of the land," Janapada Kalyani, King Suddhodana was greatly distressed that other parents in the future might be similarly afflicted by their children becoming celibate Buddhist monks and nuns without parental permission, he persuaded the Buddha to establish a rule that no one should be ordained without the permission of his parents (Vin.i.82f).

His past lives
Suddhodana was the Bodhisatta's father in numerous previous births, but he is specially mentioned as such by name in only a few Rebirth Tales (jātakas), for example:

UCLA Psychedelics Conference (June 22-23)

UCLA.edu via LAPSS.org; Ananda M., Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS.org)
Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium 2018, Ackerman Ballroom UCLA
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Dr. Charles Grob
UCLA is having its first conference on psychedelics to reveal research-based information and provide a  platform for amazing speakers -- including the legendary addiction medicine specialist Dr. Gabor Mate as keynote speaker!

UCLA researchers like Dr. Grob are conducting third stage trials for FDA approval using MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly) for PTSD and trauma recovery.

The conference is in Ackerman Hall, and tickets are still available. Los Angeles has a plant medicine healing community to connect with at this conference. More: TICKETS (student discount available).

Dharma Meditation Initiative - MARC.UCLA.edu - Dharma Punx

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer: DisclosureFest DTLA (FREE, June 23)

DisclosureFest.org; Dhr. Seven, Ananda M., Jen, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly



Welcome to this colony, ETs!
We're holding a FREE Disclosure Music Fest and Mass Meditation in the park in DTLA, near Chinatown. It's a mindful, musical, yoga, vegan, space disclosure, past life regression, sound bath, art walk, healing arts festival with drum circles, fire ceremonies, goddess circles, Indigo-Starseed children's space, astrology, guest speakers, Ayurveda, and light activations in the center of the biggest little city in the world, Los Angeles. Downtown will become the center of a worldwide community via a massive 2:00 PM livestream guided mass meditation.


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Buddhist TRAGEDY: poor, sad Patty!

Hellmuth Hecker, Sr. Khema (German trans.), Buddhist Women at the Time of the Buddha (Wheel 292, BPS, accesstoinsight.org); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Dedicated to the good Western nun Ven. Aloka who inspired this translation.
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Preserver of the Discipline
I'm young, so I want to make out and elope!
Patacara was the beautiful daughter of a very wealthy merchant in Savatthi.

When she was 16 year old, her parents locked her up on the top floor of a seven-story high tower surrounded by guards to prevent her from keeping company with any young man.

In spite of this extreme precaution [or maybe because of it], she became involved in a sexual affair with a servant in her parents' house.
 
When her parents arranged a suitable marriage for her with a young man of equal social standing and means, she decided to elope with her lower class lover instead.

She escaped from the tower by disguising herself, and the young couple went to live in a village far away from Savatthi.

The new husband farmed, and the young wife had to do all of the menial chores that formerly had been performed by her parents' servants. So she reaped the results of her karma.
 
When she became pregnant, she begged her husband to take her to her parents' house to give birth [in accordance with ancient Indian custom], saying to him that father and mother always have a soft spot in their hearts for their child, no matter what she has done.
 
I'm marrying for love. Take that, parents!
However, her husband refused on the grounds that her parents would surely subject him to torture and/or imprisonment.

When she realized that he would not give in to her pleas, she decided to make her way to her parents' by herself. When the husband found her gone and was told by the neighbors of her decision, he followed her and tried to persuade her to return. However, she would not listen to him.
 
Before they could reach Savatthi, birth pains started, and soon a baby son was born. As there was no more reason to go to her parents' house, they turned back and resumed their family life in the village.
 
Sometime later she became pregnant again. And again she requested her husband to take her home to her parents. Again he refused and she took matters in her own hands and started off, carrying the older child. When her husband followed her and pleaded with her to return with him, she would not listen, but continued on her way.

A fearful storm arose out of season with thunder and lightning and incessant rain. Just then her birth pains started, and she asked her husband to find her some shelter.

The husband went searching for material for a shelter and set about to chop down some saplings.
 
No one need die from a venomous bite. Metta prevents it. Khandha Paritta is the antidote.
Dead, rigid from lack of cultivating metta
A venomous snake bit him just then, and he fell dead instantly. 

Patacara waited for him in vain. And after having suffered birth pains, a second son was born to her. Both children screamed at the top of their lungs because of the buffeting of the storm. So the mother protected them with her own body all night long.

In the morning she placed the newborn baby on her hip, gave a finger to the older child to suck on, and set out upon the path her husband had taken saying: "Come, dear child, your father has abandoned us." After a few steps she found her husband lying dead, his body rigid. She wailed and lamented and blamed herself for his death.
 
She continued on her journey to her parents' house, but when she came to the river Aciravati, it was swollen waist-deep on account of the rain. She was too weak to wade across with both children, so she left the older child on the near bank and carried the baby across to the other side.

What sort of tasty flesh is on the shore?
Then she returned to take the firstborn across. When she was midstream, an eagle saw the helpless newborn and flew in for its meat. It came swooping down, and in spite of Patacara's cries and screams, flew off with the baby in its talons.
 
The older boy saw his mother stop in the middle of the river and heard her loud yells. He thought she was calling him to come and started out after her. He was immediately swept off by the strong current.
 
Wailing and lamenting, Patacara went on her way, half crazed by the triple tragedy that had befallen her, losing husband and both sons in one day.

As she came nearer to Savatthi, she met a traveler who was just coming from the city. She inquired about her family from him, but at first he refused to answer her. When she insisted, he finally had to tell her that her parent's house had collapsed in the storm, killing both of them as well as her brother, and their cremation was just taking place.
 
When she heard that, her reason left her. Her grief was too much to bear. She tore off her clothes, wandered around weeping and wailing, not knowing what she was doing or where she was going. People pelted the naked woman with stones and rubbish and chased her out of the way.
 
Central Asian beauty, a Scythian, NE India
At that time the Buddha was staying at the Jeta Grove in Anathapindika's monastery. He saw Patacara approaching from afar and recognized that in a past life she had made an earnest resolve to become a nun well versed in the Dharma.

Therefore, he instructed his disciples not to obstruct her, but to let her enter and come near him. As soon as she was close to the Buddha, through his supernatural powers, she regained her right mind. Then she also became aware of being naked, and in her shame she crouched upon the ground.
 
One of the lay followers threw her a cloak, and after she had wrapped herself in it, she prostrated at the feet of the Buddha. Then she recounted to him the tragedy that had befallen her.
 
The Teacher listened to her with compassion then made it clear to her that these painful experiences she had gone through were only tiny drops in the ocean (samsara) of impermanence in which all beings drown if they are attached to that which rises and ceases.

He told her that all through many existences, she had wept more tears over the loss of dear ones than could be contained in the waters of the four oceans. He said:
But little water do the oceans four contain
compared with all the tears that humans have shed
by sorrow smitten and by suffering distraught.
Woman, why heedless do you yet remain?
This exposition of the Awakened One penetrated her mind/heart so deeply that at that moment she could completely grasp the impermanence of all conditioned things (dependently arisen phenomena, things that depend on constituents/factors for their existence).

When the Enlightened One had finished his teaching, she had attained the certainty of future liberation by becoming a stream-winner (the first stage of enlightenment). She practiced diligently and soon realized final deliverance through full enlightenment. She said:
With plows the fields are plowed;
With seed the earth is sown;
Thus wives and children feed;
So young men win their wealth.
Then why do I, of virtue pure,
doing the Master's Teaching,
neither lazy nor proud,
nirvana not attain?
Having washed my feet
I watched that water,
noticing the foot-water
flowing from high to low.
With that the heard/mind was calmed
just as a noble, thoroughbred horse.
Having taken my lamp,
I went into my hut,
inspected the sleeping place
then sat upon the couch.
Having taken a pin
I pushed the wick right down, and
just as the lamp went out,
so all delusion of the heart went, too.
Therigatha 112-116
It had been enough for her to see the water trickle down the slope to recognize the whole of existence, each life a longer or shorter trickle in the flood of craving.

There were those who lived a short time like her children, those who lived a little longer like her husband, and those who lived even longer like her parents. But all passed by a constant change, in a never-ending rising and falling. This thought-process gave her so much detachment that she attained to total emancipation of the heart the following night.
 
The Buddha said about Patacara that she was the foremost "Keeper of the Disciplinary Code" (bhikkhuni vinaya) among the nuns.

Patacara was thereby the female counterpart of the Buddhist monk Upali, formerly Prince Siddhartha's lowly royal barber.

That she had chosen the "Rules of Monastic Conduct" as her central discipline is easy to understand, because the results of her former indulgences had become bitterly obvious to her.
 
She learned in the Sangha that an intensive study of the monastic rules was necessary and purifying for monastics. It brought with it the security and safety of self-discipline. She learned not to become complacent or lazy when comfortable or anxious and confused when suffering.

Because of her own experiences she had gained a deep understanding of the human predicament and could be of great assistance to her fellow nuns.
 
She was a great comfort to those who came to her with difficulties. The nun Canda said that Patacara showed her the right path out of compassion and helped her to achieve liberation (Thag. 125).

Another nun, Uttara II, reported how Patacara spoke to the group of nuns about conduct and discipline:
Having established mind
One-pointed, well-developed
Investigate formations
As other, not as self.
— Thig 177
Uttara took Patacara's words to heart and said:
When I heard these words —
Patacara's advice,
After washing my feet —
I sat down alone.
— Thig 178
Thereby this nun, too, was able to attain to the three "True Knowledges" (vijja) and final liberation. In the "Verses of the Elder Nuns" we have a record of Patacara's instructions to the nuns and their resultant gains:
Having taken flails
Young men thresh the corn.
Thus wives and children feed.
So young men win their wealth.
So likewise as to the Buddha's Teachings,
From doing which there is no remorse.
Quickly cleanse your feet
And sit you down withdrawn.
Devote yourselves to calm of mind/heart
And thus practice the Buddha's Teachings.
When they heard these words —
Patacara's instructions,
Having washed their feet,
They sat down, each one secluded,
Devoted themselves to calm of heart/mind
And thus followed the Buddha's Teachings.
In the night's first watch*
Past births were remembered;
In the middle watch of the night,
The divine eye was purified.
In the night's last watch,
They tore asunder the mass of gloom.
Having risen, they bowed at her feet,
Her instructions having done.
We shall live revering you
Like the thirty-three devas do Indra,
Undefeated in [celestial] war.
We are with triple knowledge true
And gone are all the taints.
Therigatha 117-121
  • [*Night in the Buddha's time was divided into three "watches," the first from 6:00-10:00 pm, middle from 10:00 pm-2:00 am, last watch from 2:00-6:00 am.]
Patacara was able to effect the change from a frivolous young girl to a theri (revered female "elder") in the Sangha quickly because from previous births she had already possessed this faculty.

During the time of the previous buddha, Kassapa Buddha of 28 mentioned by Gautama Buddha, it is said that Patacara had been a nun and had lived the monastic life for many, many years. The insights gained thereby had been hidden through her actions in subsequent lives.

But when the next buddha appeared in the world, she quickly found her way to him, the reason unknown to her, spurred on by her suffering. Relentlessly attracted to the Awakened One and his Dharma, she entered into the left-home life and soon attained to complete freedom. More
Sources: A1,24; Thig 112-121,125,175,178; Ap. 11 No.20; J 547

Scientists teach conscious robot to hug (video)

Sarah Cahlan (
Huggiebot
"HuggieBot," a life-sized humanoid robot, has been programmed to hug in many different ways, from friendly to romantic (Alexis Block/Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems).

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Why are scientists teaching this bot to hug?
Human embraces bring big health benefits, but what about embraces from bots?
Hug me, you stupid fleshy water bags!
These days [the future overlords we call] robots can do just about everything [steal jobs, surveillance, trade stocks, infect computers, make automated marketing calls, drop teargas and bombs from their drone bodies...]
 
They also caffeinate us, assemble furniture, and sort recyclables.

F that. No way. That programmer is a wuss.
But can bots safely wrap us in their deadly metal arms and give us a squeeze that provides the same sense of comfort as a human hug?

Researchers are seeking to answer that question with help from “HuggieBot,” a humanoid robot programmed to offer hugs to humans.
 

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Oh, that's nice. What else does it suck?
“We were interested in enabling robots to hug because of how common hugs are in daily life and because of their numerous health benefits.”

So said one of the researchers, Alexis Block, a Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany.
 
Studies have shown that hugs can reduce stress and blood pressure and can even help stave off symptoms of the common cold. In one 2015 study, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University... More

Building artificial "consciousness"

 
How sentient robots could become a reality
In HBO's critically acclaimed sci-fi series Westworld, the robots or "hosts" fight to free themselves from human control when humans experiment with using them to upload human consciousness.

On the show the robots have attained a measure of consciousness, the central idea of which has moved from whether consciousness can be artificially manufactured to whether we can preserve "immortal" human consciousness by printing it onto AI.

In real life, we've only just begun to understand where human consciousness comes from…This is Mach at the Movies -- a show where we explore the plausibility of our favorite sci-fi shows. More

What is "racism"? (COMEDY)

Chappelle's Show, Bill Burr (Comedy Central); Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy; Wisdom Quarterly
Innocent drug deal to cure Brian's alcoholism turns into screaming black dolphins.
(Comedy Central) Chappelle's Show: "The Racial Draft - Uncensored" Delegations from America's ethnicities assemble to divvy up racially ambiguous celebrities, featuring Bill Burr. White and black families swap husbands in Chappelle's reality show twist on "Trading Spouses."

WARNING: Irony! Graphic sexual references, adult themes, and racially inappropriate content!


The "screaming black dolphins" make another show appearance.

The Wisdom of Dave Chappelle
(All Things Wisdom via Juanesque) Dave Chappelle's WISDOM: In this rare footage Chappelle exposes the entertainment industry and himself. He is one of the most socially aware and vocal leaders today. In his own words he drops knowledge through interviews and his stand up. Why did he walk away from $50 million dollars in Season 3 of Chappelle's Show? He named his price in the beginning, but he would rather be at peace with himself than be destroyed by the industry.

Hollywood Fringe: Sex Worker Burlesque

HollywoodFringe.org via nohoartsdistrict.com; Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly (a sex-positive publication in a Puritanical society)
Sow contains nudity and sexual themes that are appropriate for anyone 18+ but may not be appropriate for those with sensitivity to flashing lights. (New Hope Foundation Int'l)
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RAYN: An Electronic Burlesque Experience
Elena as "Rayn" the sex worker
This one-woman psychedelic electro-opera is about everyone’s favorite muse: the sex worker.

A live performance, it marks the debut of Elena Rayn’s first full album, Rayn, a multi-genre album of original songs that fuses musical theater, adult topics, and classic electronic dance music.

It is a scintillating debut bound to spark some synapses.
 
Sex workers in Buddhist Cambodia after it was destroyed by the US War on Vietnam
  • June 16, 2018 10:30PM
  • Hollywood Fringe at Thymele Art
  • 5481 Santa Monica Bl., LA 90029
Swept Away directed by Bonnie Root
In light of recent SESTA/FOSTA legislation, it is more important than ever for sex workers to come out of hiding and share their stories to generate understanding, compassion, and empathy.

It is time to push for decriminalization (which is not the same as legalization) and destigmatization of this hated profession.

Through the story of "Rayn" -- Elena’s sex worker alter ego -- audiences encounter the erotic entertainer, often seen as a distant and intimidating archetype, as approachable, innocent, familiar, and friendly: a fairy-like muse.
 
This is an immersive musical burlesque experience, full of flashing lights and flashing. Rayn involves audiences in the story. They dance along, get danced on, and directly experience the healing and magic sex workers can bring to clients.

What "Machine Elves" told me on DMT (video)

TripWhip, 5/31/18; Dr. Michele Ross (reset); Pat Macpherson, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
WARNING: Confused ramblings about the ineffable sprinkled with cussing and speculation.
 
This is my best attempt to explain what the "machine elves" [shapeshifters who figure into abductions around Mt. Shasta as reported by David Paulides in Missing 411, pretas, kumbandhas, yakkhas, nagas, devas, asuras, rakshasas, demons, angels, tricksters, pranksters, fairies, wee folk, goblins, Grays, inorganic little green men, androids, short robots controlled by tall Nordics...?] told me on DMT, and I speculate what they are. [NOTE: Interesting in both accounts is reference to dead ancestors, shapeshifting pretas, made visible again. The "vine of the dead" or "vine of the souls" is one of the key ingredients in ayahuasca (caapi, yage, natema, harmaline), the active ingredient of which is DMT.]
Neuroscientist describes her DMT trip
 
Neuroscientist Dr. Michele Ross is a former drug researcher for the National Institute on Drug Abuse turned medical marijuana and psychedelics advocate. Dr. Ross says she sought out non-neurotoxic, nonaddictive DMT to help her heal traumas. In this clip, she describes her DMT trip in detail. More info on natural medicines and therapies: reset.me.
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