|The vegetable world directly feeds us and keeps us healthy when we eat close to the land.|
|Don't pay butchers to kill me!|
|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.|
THE POWER OF GRATITUDE (C2C, 11-27-14) Eldon Taylor (eldontaylor.com) -- bestselling author and inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and president of Progressive Awareness Research, talks about Thanksgiving and the power of gratitude and positive thought -- explains how it’s always time to be happy and successful. Why? Being thankful is a major step toward moving forward and living a satisfying and ultimately fulfilling life.
|Pocahontas collaborating with genocidal European invaders? It's more complex.|
|Smith, Pocahontas, and the founding of America (oneworld-publications.com)|
A Buddhist Thanksgiving
|Overeating the dead like lives don't matter?|
|East meets West (soultravelers3.com)|
"As you say, venerable sir," the monastics replied.
"Now who is the inferior person? It is a person who is without gratitude and without thankfulness. This ingratitude and lack of thankfulness is advocated by miserable people. It is inferior.
"But a superior person is grateful and thankful. This gratitude and thankfulness is advocated by uplifting 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 one'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)|