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    Descriptive info: .. DAbase.. is now closed.. The Adidam Samraja.. has withdrawn permission.. for this page !.. Please visit.. Global Cooperative Forum.. net..

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    Descriptive info: education.. to help bring about the.. the vision:.. (and Realization of Reality,.. which is a.. Prior Unity.. ).. download.. 3rd ed.. Not-2.. Is.. Peace.. ( free pdf [s] ).. Twelve Laws for World Peace.. Principles Regarding A Global Cooperative Forum.. starvation.. DR CONGO.. (5 million dead since 1998 ! ).. Society, Food Production and Nature.. Devinder Sharma.. politics of food, agriculture and hunger.. (.. video.. ).. books.. Malnutrition.. epidemic.. Niger.. water.. org.. Rehydration Project.. For Love Of Water.. (video).. Degrees of Thirst.. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj M.. D.. Your Body's Many Cries for Water.. (.. pdf ).. World Vision.. Action Against Hunger.. Feeding America.. Walden Bello.. Food First.. videos books.. Food Sovereignty.. Fed Up!.. Raj Patel.. videos.. paper.. Food Bubble.. Krishnammal Jagannathan.. World Hunger.. UNICEF.. Vandana Shiva.. Physicist, ecologist, author, and activist working on sustainability; water, food, land, biopiracy.. 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  • Title: an  a priori  condition
    Descriptive info: the.. a priori.. condition.. (the condition of conditions;.. the non-conditional condition).. ONE.. (and only).. ALL.. (inclusive).. a unified field.. of light (energy).. and.. consciousness..

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  • Title: Not-Two Is Peace
    Descriptive info: Not-Two.. The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order.. by Adi Da.. (from 3rd edition).. CONTENTS.. TWELVE LAWS FOR WORLD PEACE.. INTRODUCTION.. by Ervin Laszlo.. PART ONE.. The Truth of Prior Unity.. The Intrinsic Self-Revelation of Reality Itself.. PART TWO.. Anthroposphere.. (The Natural Zone of Necessary Human Responsibility) —.. A First Word About the Unified Global Ecology of the Necessary New Mode of Human Civilization.. PART THREE.. Humankind Is.. Literally.. One Family.. PART FOUR.. C + T = P : Formula for World Peace.. PART FIVE.. On Liberation from ego.. egoic Society.. PART SIX.. The Three Great Principles Of All Truth.. PART SEVEN.. The Time-Tested Politics of Unity  ...   Must Be Transcended and Avoided — By Means of the Global.. Exercise of the Principles of Right and True Civilization.. PART ELEVEN.. You The People.. On The Necessity of A Global Cooperative Order of The.. All.. of Humankind.. PART TWELVE.. Wash All The Flags (and Leave All Name-Tags.. and Placards At the Door).. PART THIRTEEN.. Everybody-All-At-Once download.. mp3 read by Kenneth Welsh.. PART FOURTEEN.. 723.. The Free Declaration of The Universal Moral, Social, and Political Laws of True and Necessary Civilization.. PART FIFTEEN.. -Peace.. to read and/or download.. the expanded 3rd edition in.. pdf at.. da-peace.. to purchase the expanded 3rd edition at.. The Dawn Horse Press.. return to..

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    Descriptive info: The old moral, social, and political order.. of humankind is now dead.. A new and true and right Way of order is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary.. This Free Declaration is the Seed-Utterance of that new and necessary Way of true and right (and truly globally, totally, and universally cooperative) order.. 1.. Cooperation + Tolerance = Peace.. 2.. All of humankind must lose face together in order to require cooperation and tolerance of each other.. 3.. The.. people.. are now the direct and specific targets of all wars.. Therefore, armed conflict must no longer be engaged as a means for dealing with world issues.. 4.. No nation or culture has the right to enact or even to plan mass destruction, for any reason whatsoever.. 5.. Humble Unity.. of all of humankind (as everybody-all-at-once ) is the power that must dissent from.. all.. efforts to achieve world domination.. 6.. The right ordering of human society can only  ...   prior unity be the.. working-presumption.. of humankind.. 9.. The working-presumption of prior unity must become the basis of a global body of universal participation or Global Cooperative Forum that exists to represent and address the urgent global issues that.. everyone.. has in common.. 10.. In that Global Cooperative Forum, all name-tags and slogans and flags must be left at the door.. Every.. participant would represent all of humankind as a totality.. 11.. Ultimately, the habit of presuming to be a separate self (confronting a world-out-there ) is to be outgrown in the Enlightened understanding of Reality as inherently One, Non-separate, and Indivisible.. 12.. Perfect.. Peace.. the tacit, direct, and Intrinsically Self-Evident Self-Realization of the inherently egoless, and Perfectly Indivisible, and Self-Evidently Divine Self-Nature, Self-Condition, and Self-State of Reality Itself Which.. Utterly Beyond.. mere.. ideas.. , and.. presumptions of separate self , and.. presumptions of separate world-out-there , and.. presumptions of separate God.. from.. Not-2 Is Peace..

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  • Title: Principles Regarding A Global Co
    Descriptive info: Principles Regarding A.. listen to.. all parts.. read by Kenneth Welsh.. I.. On The Dangers of The Old “Tribalisms”,.. and The Necessity For A Global Cooperative Forum.. Based On The Prior Unity of Humankind.. 1 The old moral, social, and political order of humankind is now dead.. 2 This is the moment when it will be decided what the future is going to be.. 3 The future is either going to be catastrophic disaster, or it is going to be the turnabout moment in human history, in which humankind will step out of its dark ages of “tribalism” into a new mode of human cooperative order.. 4 This next handful of years is the period in which this choice has to be animated, one way or the other.. 5 All generations now alive will have to make things right, or everything is lost.. 6 The old civilization is about “tribalism”.. The new politics is about the civilization of “humankind-as-a-whole”, and only this has the potential for a viable human future.. Humankind cannot survive a “tribal” world.. 7 Starting in the nineteenth century and through the twentieth century, all the “tribes” found themselves face to face—and terrible wars, using the means of industrial civilization, have been the consequence.. 8 At the same time, there are all the other effects of humankind’s impact on the Earth—from global warming to migrations, urban chaos, shortage of crucial resources, disease, and poverty.. 9 At present, most of the energy of humankind is going into industrial-age warrior conflicts rather than addressing urgent global realities.. 10 Wise leadership is essential for humanity now.. The necessity is for those who have the clarity to see what is going on, and who know what to do about it, to get the support of the human populations.. 11 The kind of leadership needed begins with disciplined individuals who are responsibly managing their own lives, rather than merely going along with the consumerism of conventional society.. 12 The modern “everyman” of consumer society is a propagandized individual, participating in illusions and, effectively, self-destructing.. 13 The modern “everyman” is being created by the power system of the world, because it is in the interests of that power system for there to be consumer egos who are “self”-involved, “self”-seeking, and stupefied.. 14 Generally speaking, politicians have to stay identified with the common mind and common illusions.. But it is too late for that.. The world cannot afford leaders who are deluded by the old patterns of culture and of mind.. 15 If the global chaos that is now happening is not re-organized by the force of truth, it is going to be done by other means—including totalitarian and dark materialistic means.. 16 Humankind now needs to choose its collective survival and well-being in the real world, rather than determining its politics based on old mythologies.. 17 There has to be a global understanding that world peace requires stepping beyond both religious mythologies and secular ideologies.. 18 The old “tribal” mythologies may touch upon Reality and the Absolute, but they are also human inventions—and their exclusivist and absolutist claims must now be relinquished.. 19 If there is not this relinquishment, there is going to be nothing but disaster, created by the psychotic struggle for one or the other to be the winner.. 20 History is filled with the destruction of past cultural monuments and temples, and the conquering of homelands.. But industrial-age “tribal” wars cannot reclaim what has been lost.. Rather, they threaten to bring an end to everything.. 21 The idea behind nuclear weapons is the idea of total war.. Total war is not about conflicts based on confrontations between the armies of the warring states.. Total war is about a practice of war in which the people are the target.. 22 Total war is an obscenity.. It is evil.. Total war would destroy the people, and it would destroy everything—for a political advantage.. 23 The seed, or root, of the idea of total war is the commitment to global dominance.. Total war has no function except for a nation-state, or an alliance of nation-states, that is interested in global dominance.. 24 This kind of warfare has become global policy in the course of the twentieth century, and now into the twenty-first century.. 25 Total war is absolutely unacceptable, and so the current warlike posturing must stop.. It is on the verge of producing its ultimate catastrophe.. 26 It is not that this or that nation-state should not have nuclear weapons.. Absolutely no state and nobody should have nuclear weapons.. 27 There needs to be an immediate intervention on behalf of humankind to eliminate all nuclear weapons and to establish a working process for settling issues.. 28 At present, a culture of total war, a culture of death, is ruling, while the people are engrossed in consumerism.. 29 The only power on Earth that can stop the trend toward total war is the power of the human population declaring it will not cooperate with this nihilistic culture of total war and the ideologies of total dominance.. 30 In the present day, declarations of independent nation-states based on ethnic and religious traditions are creating huge problems.. Previous larger confederacies are breaking down.. 31 This trend is all about “tribalization”, setting up absolute pockets of power—based on the mythologies of the past, the traditions of the past, the separateness of geographical zones, the separateness of particular classes or races of people.. 32 This disastrous fragmentation of humanity has to stop.. What is needed is exactly the opposite of that.. 33 The absolutization of “tribal” minds is the happening of the human race in this moment, and this is exactly what must be transcended.. That requires a new kind of political orientation.. 34 Right leadership, disposed toward global cooperation—based on a comprehension of the inherent and always prior unity of humankind and the total Earth-system—is now needed.. 35 What needs to be supported everywhere is cooperative, participatory existence for the entire human population globally—and the establishment of a Global Cooperative Forum to express and implement that reality.. 36 A Global Cooperative Forum representing humankind as a whole would operate based on the principle of “prior unity”—meaning an acknowledgement of the fundamental unity of humanity and of all existence.. 37 The human family would be represented at a Global Cooperative Forum by morally-enlightened leaders capable of moving the world population into a separatism-transcending view, and, thus, into modes of cooperation.. 38 On the basis of the working-presumption of prior unity, such a Global Cooperative Forum would deal with all the urgent issues that humankind has in common.. 39 There are, at the present time, nation-states, but nation-states would need to allow and cooperate with the Global Cooperative Forum that represents humankind as a whole.. That is the only politics that is viable for humankind now.. 40 The nation-state configuration of the world is a leftover of the “tribal” past, in which larger regions of humanity were separated from the others and, generally, just kept their distance from one another.. 41 Representatives of the nation-states getting together as the means of creating global order is not working.. The “multiple-flags” model for global discourse represents the old “tribal” orientation, which now needs to be abandoned and replaced by a global cooperative.. 42 Within a global cooperative there would be certain multiplicities of difference.. Those differences should be largely cultural—simply part of the texture of humankind—and there should no longer be any effort to establish certain human groups as separate absolutes.. 43 The principle of the Global Cooperative Forum is that the prior unity of everybody-all-at-once must become the basis of global politics.. 44 The purpose of the Global Cooperative Forum is to ensure that the totality of humankind, or everybody-all-at-once, is participating in a global political reality, and demonstrating the self-organizing means for making it right and keeping it right.. 45 Presently, the powers of the separate nation-state are being used to control populations all over the world.. 46 The power of industry and money has actually become senior to the power of governments, and is now controlling the entire world.. 47 The only power that can deal with these powers that are on the verge of destroying the Earth-world is everybody-all-at-once—meaning not merely mob power, but a new cooperative system for dealing with issues.. 48 The efforts of separate nation-states and vested interests to control the people are not going to work forever.. Sooner or later, the global population is going to demand a cooperative, benign situation.. 49 That is why there needs to be a Global Cooperative Forum, in which all of humankind participates through right representation.. 50 Such a Global Cooperative Forum would not be subordinate to a “tribalization” program imposed by nation-states, but would inform all of the existing political entities benignly and cooperatively.. 51 Humankind has got to get down to its own business and choose itself—and the Global Cooperative Forum is the means to do that.. 52 Humankind needs to be relieved of the burden of its past, and step beyond its past, like a butterfly out of a cocoon, or like a snake shedding its skin.. 53 The self-ordering system of humankind must be free to put itself in order.. Humankind will self-organize itself if it is free to do so, and it must no longer be prohibited from so doing by the separatist factionalisms of the “tribal” mind.. 54 “Not-two” is peace.. “Not-two” is prior unity.. Conversely, “two” is separateness, prior dis-unity, “difference”, otherness, competitiveness, opposition, confrontation, chaos, and war.. 55 In the “room” of humankind as a whole, the “room” of everybody-all-at-once, there is no “two”—there are no “flags”, no religions, and there is no “self”-imagery that may be exclusively asserted.. Rather, humankind must simply represent itself, and get together to create a new global domain for human existence.. This is the great project.. II.. On The Necessity To Give Institutional Form.. To The Principle of Prior Unity.. 1 Virtually every kind of human collective—a household, a family, a village, a county, and so on—is made subject to agreements, limits, laws, rules, and means of keeping it straight, productive, and positive.. 2 The totality of the human world is an exception to this.. Humankind as a whole is not managing itself.. Instead, it is managing all of its separate, “tribalized” elements.. There is no instrument of order applied to the whole.. 3 This is because another principle has been traditionally presumed about how the human totality is supposed to work—the principle of competition, involving warfare, mutual struggle, and dominance of one over another.. 4 The notion that everything outside of one’s own territory is a kind of wilderness is the traditional idea at the root of this situation.. 5 This presumption about “out there” being a wilderness, and a place where you cannot and should not go, is the mythology that is now being applied by human beings relative to the totality of the Earth-world.. 6 Because the Earth-world (as a whole) is presumed to be a wilderness, it is also presumed that human beings are not responsible for the Earth-world, but are simply to avoid that wilderness.. 7 The Earth-world can no longer properly be thought of as a wilderness.. It is more like your local village or town or county or nation-state.. It is a domain of necessary human responsibility.. 8 The totality of humankind is intrinsically a unity.. And that prior unity must be institutionalized as a cooperative of self-managing human responsibility, like any other area of human concern or enterprise.. 9 At present, the voice for changing the world is a fractioned voice, coming from multiple individuals and civil-society organizations—all speaking of the necessary changes as something that will occur in the future.. 10 It is in the interest of the institutionalized forces that are in power to keep the voices that want a world of peace and unity separate, weak, and vulnerable.. 11 NGOs* are tending to function within the institutionalized power-structure of global “tribalism”.. They must, instead, become part of the global strength of everybody-all-at-once.. [* “Non-governmental organizations”—organizations created by private individuals or groups who do not represent any particular government.. ].. 12 The Global Cooperative Forum would institutionalize a non-“tribal” world of prior unity that is in the interest of everybody-all-at-once.. 13 The Global Cooperative Forum must be a functioning, systematic, institutional presence.. It must not be reduced to a mere idea, which all kinds of separate parties can vouch for, saying they stand for that, too.. 14 Mere ideas are not going to create an institution based on prior unity.. The Global Cooperative Forum must be created by everybody—not everybody-one-at-a-time, but everybody-all-at-once.. 15 There is terrific political resistance to the notion of a true global cooperative.. However, what must be understood is that a true global cooperative order is not a globally-extended super-state (which would be a kind of totalitarian power), but a global cooperative order in which all freely participate.. 16 The globally-extended super-state is what the big warrior-states are moving toward.. They are looking for there to be a winner that can control the world in a totalitarian manner.. 17 This absolutely must not be allowed.. 18 The means to bring about the Global Cooperative Forum is not some council of highly-placed morally-enlightened individuals merely making a proposition to everybody that this is necessary.. 19 The role of the initial council must be to accomplish the connecting with the human totality.. 20 Without that participation of the world population, the Global Cooperative Forum would be just another group of highly-placed people communicating high- minded notions and struggling to achieve them.. It would be back to the same old process.. 21 The initial leadership of the Global Cooperative Forum will come from individuals who are disillusioned with power, and who see that the current efforts to improve the situation of humanity are not sufficient to transform the whole.. 22 If the initial council knows how to make the connections, and does so, and establishes right representation for the global population, then the Global Cooperative Forum will emerge virtually out of the woodwork.. 23 It is essential to fully connect the nearly seven billion people to a process.. That means that the total human collective, or everybody-all-at-once, must become conscious of itself.. 24 Everybody-all-at-once must be communicated with by the initial council, and enabled to make itself known.. 25 Everybody-all-at-once must be able to require that it be heard and that its requirements be acted upon in every positive sense.. 26 This is the happening that is not in the works.. Making the connection to the nearly seven billion people has never been done.. 27 The Global Cooperative Forum is the institutionalized face for the nearly-seven-billion to manage itself.. 28 The initial council is needed first.. That council defines the issues and also organizes all the means of connectedness to the human totality.. Then an effective, participatory process of global dialogue can begin.. 29 The Internet would be the necessary means of this connectedness.. 30 The human population would need to be able to be tuned into the Global Cooperative Forum websites every day, and then—having an organized, manageable circumstance for communication—to be getting down to business.. 31 It would have to be determined how the Global Cooperative Forum needs to be fashioned in order to manage each of the large issues that humankind as a whole must address.. 32 Each of the primary issues that need to be dealt with would have to be outlined, including the agreements that need to be made.. 33 This mobilizing of the human population is not some strange revolutionary happening.. It is an orderly process of getting down to business.. And there is no instrument for it now, nor even the consciousness that there should be an instrument for it.. 34 That is what the Global Cooperative Forum is about—a completely different, unique, awakened orientation, the orientation of prior unity rather than everything else.. 35 To establish the Global Cooperative Forum, “pure warriors” are what is needed—those who will bring the Truth of prior unity into the domain of humankind, where Truth has never really taken hold.. 36 It is not possible to “get to” the point  ...   in a cooperative in which all are part of a process through their action that generates survivability and well-being for everybody from local to totality, and from totality to local.. 34 When the old “tribal” mechanisms are superseded by the global cooperative whole, that transformation will change everything, including the whole complex of industry and productivity.. 35 The “tribal” model is associated historically with persons in high places governing that “tribal” sphere.. But, in the sphere of human activities that belong to the collective of the human totality, there are no “high persons”, because that is a “tribal” sign.. 36 Thus, it is a false hope to expect a council of “high persons” is going to result in a right managing of humankind or of the interests of humankind.. 37 In the Global Cooperative Forum, the gathering of representatives would not be “high persons”.. They would have no status, no separate position.. They could even put on same-colored clothing when they sit down in the same council together, to indicate that there are no distinctions.. 38 There must be an entirely new structuring of the human domain, and also a process wherein that entirely new structure can actually be given birth.. 39 The old order will insist on its own persistence.. And, so, it is a matter of the old order getting up one morning and finding out that there is a Global Cooperative Forum instead.. V.. On Non-Cooperation With What Is Wrong.. and On Mobilizing The Human Totality.. Based On The Self-Evident Truth of Prior Unity.. 1 The Global Cooperative Forum would not be some kind of a global parliament coming up with ideas, and saying, “Would all you governments out there please respond?” and, “Would all you corporations please change your act?”.. 2 There is a global collapse happening, and it is not going to be stopped merely by education, or by appeals to people’s good nature, based on information only.. 3 The Global Cooperative Forum has to have the means of the nearly seven billion people saying they insist on change.. 4 The nearly seven billion can, on the one hand, cooperate with one another and engage in a global cooperative, and, on the other hand, they can practice non-cooperation with patterns and systems that are not serving human life and well-being.. That capability to refuse to cooperate with the status quo is what gives the global collective its force.. 5 If the human totality understood what the issues were, and organized itself to refuse to cooperate, refuse to buy, refuse to consume, relative to what is intrinsically and clearly wrong, then that is a means for change.. 6 It is simply taking the power of the human totality and systematically applying it to its own business—it is not revolutionary and not intended in any kind of negative sense.. 7 As fragmented cells or “tribes”, human beings do not have the power to change the human domain, but humankind as a totality has the power, and so humankind must assume the power that is intrinsic to itself.. 8 It is not a matter of separate little movements attempting to change things, but one force of humankind functioning intercommunicatively and cooperatively, and taking action relative to what needs to be changed.. 9 The method of collective non-cooperation is most effective if applied by total populations, and best applied by the totality of humankind.. 10 In fact, the only way for non-violent non-cooperation not to end up being divisive is to begin with everybody-all-at-once.. 11 If non-violent non-cooperation is only applied in certain zones of action, there are people on the “yes” side, and people on the “no” side, resulting in divisiveness that can be surrounded by a lot of violence, no matter how non-violent the original intention.. 12 Non-violent initiatives in violent zones have to be truly protected by the larger environment of everybody-all-at-once.. That is the force that undermines misuse of power everywhere, including violent power.. 13 If the method of non-violent non-cooperation is applied at the scale of the totality of humankind, there is effectively no “other side”.. 14 When the whole system is applying the principle of prior unity to itself, the outcome should be entirely positive, because the Earth-system, which is intrinsically a unity, is being restored to its integrity.. 15 The Global Cooperative Forum is a new basis for politics, society, culture, economics, and the entire human process, but you cannot argue people into it.. 16 If you had to argue nearly seven billion people into deciding to agree with prior unity and choose the Global Cooperative Forum, it would never be able to begin.. 17 Prior unity, and the need to implement prior unity via a Global Cooperative Forum, must be presented as tacitly, self-evidently heart-true, and everyone’s participation is to be invited on that basis.. 18 In fact, the Global Cooperative Forum begins in the instant of its being communicated to the human population.. Everybody-all-at-once has the immediate ability to implement it, by virtue of everyone hearing the message and seeing the tacit obviousness of it.. 19 The happening of Truth is not through the mind—it is at the heart.. Truth is not a proposition argued over against other propositions.. Truth is self-evident, because the heart authenticates it in the moment of reception.. 20 Truth is an embrace, just as love is.. You do not get argued into love.. It is self-evidently right.. 21 One responds to truth as one does to love, simply through recognizing it.. It is not about argument, not about the domain of mind, or of opposites.. 22 That is how the Global Cooperative Forum will come about.. It will happen with everybody-all-at-once, because it is right.. It is true, it is so.. There is no argument either for or against it.. It is simply self-evidently true—immediately, on the moment of its presentation.. 23 Merely to create another NGO, or some kind of entity that is going to try and convince everybody through argument—or, essentially, the play of opposition—to join a Global Cooperative Forum is never going to work.. It will just be another piece of the “tribal” world.. 24 Prior unity is not a union of many.. Prior unity is an intrinsic unity in which there is no separateness, no “difference”, no otherness, no opposition, no duality.. It is one.. 25 The working-presumption of prior unity can, therefore, address anything—and self-organize it, straighten it, make it right, and just get on with it.. 26 The working presumption of prior unity has never been the basis of human action before.. Nevertheless, it is the Truth-basis for human action, the Reality-basis for human action, and, therefore, the Divine basis for human action.. 27 The Global Cooperative Forum has no “flags”, no “name tags”, no “placards”, no separate anything, no opponents.. It is intrinsically non-violent—not strategically, but because it has no opponent to defeat.. 28 If anyone refuses the truth of prior unity, he or she is simply shunning it, and does not thereby become an opponent.. 29 The Global Cooperative Forum is a prior-unity Forum of everybody-all-at-once, and so it does not have anybody to overwhelm or to defeat because everybody inherently belongs to this one process and is simply part of the happening of prior unity in the form of the totality of humankind.. 30 The urgency of the global situation is such that the foundation work of activating the totality of humankind via the Global Cooperative Forum must happen now, so that, during the next few years, there can be global conversion of all systems to a right functioning in the context of the total system.. VI.. On Establishing Rules of Participation.. For A Global Cooperative Order.. 1 Presently, the international community has no effective way of dealing with geopolitical issues, because it is fundamentally about “tribes” in competition with one another.. There is no force that embodies everybody and that, therefore, can effectively deal with the system as a whole.. 2 Bits of the system are always confronting one another.. Therefore, those who hold out or want to “play it hard” wind up controlling the whole system.. 3 In general, the so-called “big powers” are bypassing rules and playing for dominance.. But everybody is playing their part in the “tribal” struggle-game, which is not in the interest of humankind, and it is not survivable.. 4 Rules and accountability are essential for any system.. Any notion that you can bypass such accountability is a lie in the name of serving some kind of “self”-interest.. And this disposition is creating every crisis.. 5 Systems self-correct, but when you bypass the system, as is now the case globally, then the system cannot correct itself anymore.. It is just careening downhill with a stave shoved in the wheels.. It is inevitable that it is going to self-destruct.. 6 Therefore, the international power-struggles have to be replaced by a systems-based order with rules and limits established.. It is only when the system can represent itself as a totality and keep its rules in front of everyone that the system can correct itself.. 7 A rational and positive global situation requires rules for participation, based on global interdependence and prior unity—rather than being based on nation-states or other groups engaging in reactive measures in the face of being provoked or (otherwise) acting aggressively to extend their influence.. 8 The process for dealing with global realities should not be merely punitive.. Rules for participation should be established—and then doors would be either opened or closed, based on whether any given nation-state or other entity abides by those rules.. 9 Participation should be the one thing everybody values—not competition, not dominance and victory over all, but participation in a global system that allows every nation-state, every human domain, to survive and enjoy essential well-being and the growth potential and benefits of participation in the whole.. 10 The rules of participation in the global community should not be arbitrary, or set up to favor certain parties over others.. The rules of participation should establish positive and equal participation for everyone, with no double standards that require some to obey the rules while others do not.. 11 The Global Cooperative Forum is the system of everybody-all-at-once reasserting itself and establishing rules of participation that put all matters of global business equitably on the table—including matters of severe chronic conflict, competition for resources, degradation of the environment and disruption of weather-patterns, poverty, disease, and so forth.. 12 Right rules of participation will establish an entirely different principle than nation-state competitiveness.. It will allow humankind as a whole to become a functioning system—a system to which all parties get access by fulfilling certain obligations and responsibilities, which apply everywhere.. VII.. On Zero-Point Education.. 1 Ego-culture makes institutions in the egoic likeness—based on the separate and separative “self”-principle.. This is what is happening today all over the world.. 2 As a result, both secular and sacred institutions are being falsified by the imposition of egoity.. This is occurring in the domain of politics, in the domain of education, in the domain of religion, and in every domain associated with human life.. 3 The egoic subversion of human institutions is inevitable—unless such subversion is prevented by upholding a pattern of rightness.. The rightness of human institutions depends on there being a system, and a tradition, and people guiding the process who understand how to maintain rightness.. 4 In the domain of education, it has traditionally been understood that only a thorough rightening of understanding can bring about a rightening of life.. 5 In the present-time human world, education is tending to be reduced to a propaganda industry that is purposed only to produce the next generation of social and political participants in a programmed life dictated by government, corporations, and economic interests.. Thus, such so-called “education” is, in fact, merely about producing a work force.. 6 Real education is the process of getting to the root of what human existence is about.. In the present-time human world, some individuals are yet moved to exercise themselves in such a manner—but there is, in the present-time human world, no collective (or global) process of such real education.. 7 In the present-time human world, the conventions of education derive from the now-pervasive ego-culture.. Such ego-based education leads to divisiveness, competitiveness, and further “tribalization”—thereby undermining the global unity of humankind and working against the systematizing of human responsibility on a global scale.. 8 People are being indoctrinated all over the world—not just by religion, but by many different systems of education and stimulated activism.. 9 The use of education to propagandize action based on “tribal” mind and competitiveness must be replaced by a new process of global education that is intrinsically not about either religion or scientific materialism.. 10 The Global Cooperative Forum is about an entirely new mode of human, political, social, and economic existence—and, thus, about an entirely new mode of education, and of human culture altogether.. 11 The Global Cooperative Forum is about enabling the transition from ego-culture to a culture of transcending the ego, in which there is a higher principle to which all must be accountable—including individuals, groups, and all the collectives of humankind.. 12 The basis of the global education I propose is the restoration of the principles of egolessness and prior unity to the course of human life.. I call this mode of education “‘zero-point’ education”.. 13 “Zero-point” education is not merely institutionalized learning.. “Zero-point” education is about a way of life that follows from the root-understanding of egolessness and prior unity.. 14 Therefore, that root-understanding must be demonstrated throughout the totality of each individual’s life, and throughout the totality of the collective world in which all human beings participate together.. 15 The purpose and the evidence of “zero-point” education is “zero-point” living—or the demonstration of “zero-point” consciousness.. 16 The fundamentals that spring from “zero-point” education and “zero-point” understanding must, necessarily, manifest in the global domain of politics and social processes.. 17 “Zero-point” education is the basis for global “zero-point” activism.. “Zero-point” activism is of a wholly positive and entirely cooperative nature—serving the system-totality of human life.. 18 A “zero-point” education system would, inevitably, move people into a process of right and positive action—in the context of the global cooperative order.. 19 “Zero-point” education, established both locally and globally, can counter and replace the kind of religious indoctrination that produces the aberrations of fundamentalist activism.. 20 The Global Cooperative Forum is, itself, the institutional manifestation of “zero-point” education.. 21 The present moment in human history is the crucial turning-point—truly, the “zero-point”—in which a new and systematic global human culture can, potentially, emerge.. That new culture will be based on global cooperation, in association with principles of accountability that will manage the Earth-world responsibly on a cooperative basis.. 22 The role of the Global Cooperative Forum is to educate the world in this “zero-point” sense, calling everyone to exercise the cooperative participation and the mutual accountability that are the necessary means of taking responsibility for the human domain and for the totality of the Earth-world.. 23 Through such responsible “zero-point” education and right self-management, humankind will be enabled to go beyond the otherwise dominant ego-principles of “tribalism” and unprincipled consumerism.. Through “zero-point” education, all “tribalism” and unprincipled consumerism will be relinquished—by means of the restoration of the principles of intrinsic egolessness and prior unity.. 24 The demonstration-sign of true “zero-point” education is not merely the advocating of some form of philosophy.. Rather, the demonstration-sign of true.. “zero-point” education is right life—which is, most fundamentally, a matter of the disciplining of the ego-as-consumer.. 25 When one has been converted from the “philosophy” of ego-culture to the “zero-point” philosophy, one is no longer disposed to live as a consumer-ego.. When one has been converted from the “philosophy” of ego-culture to the “zero-point” philosophy, one is moved to embrace a disciplined right life, founded in the tacit awareness of intrinsic egolessness and prior unity.. 26 The tacit “zero-point” awareness of intrinsic egolessness and prior unity, demonstrated by the steadily disciplined practice of right life, is the transformed quality and characteristic required of the leadership that is necessary to move humankind (as a whole) to accept responsibility for itself.. all above plus Everybody-All-At-Once..

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  • Title: Devinder Sharma books
    Descriptive info: Devinder Sharma.. In the Famine Trap.. GATT to WTO: Seeds of despair.. Gatt and India: The Politics of Agriculture..

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    Descriptive info: Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life:.. You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!.. Obesity Cancer & Depression:.. Their Common Cause & Natural Cure.. Water Cures: Drugs Kill :.. How Water Cured Incurable Diseases.. How to Deal With Back Pain and Rheumatoid Joint Pain.. ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus:.. Eradicate Asthma - Now!.. Water : Rx for a Healthier, Pain-Free Life..

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  • Title: Walden Bello  books
    Descriptive info: The Food Wars.. People-First Economics:.. Making a Clean Start for Jobs, Justice and Climate.. Deglobalization:.. Ideas for a New World Economy.. Dilemmas of Domination:.. The Unmaking of the American Empire.. Dark Victory:.. The United States and Global Poverty.. The Anti-Development State:.. The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines.. The Future in the Balance..

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  • Title: Vandana Shiva books
    Descriptive info: Vandana Shiva books.. Stolen Harvest:.. The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply.. Soil Not Oil:.. Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis.. Water Wars:.. Privatization, Pollution, and Profit.. Earth Democracy:.. Justice, Sustainability, and Peace.. Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed.. The Violence of Green Revolution:.. Third  ...   Development.. Biopiracy:.. The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge.. Protect or Plunder?:.. Understanding Intellectual Property Rights.. (Global Issues Series (Zed Books).. ).. Biopolitics:.. A Feminist and Ecological Reader on Biotechnology.. Monocultures of the Mind:.. Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology.. India Divided:.. Diversity and Democracy under Attack.. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security..

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  • Title: 40 Years of Natural Farming
    Descriptive info: 40 Years of Natural Farming.. [ Masanobu Fukuoka, with his grizzled white beard, subdued voice, and traditional Oriental working clothes, may not seem like an apt prototype of a successful innovative farmer.. Nor does it, at first glance, appear possible that his rice fields—riotous jungles of tangled weeds, clover, and grain—are among the most productive pieces of land in Japan.. But that's all part of the paradox that surrounds this man and his method of natural farming.. On a mountain overlooking Matsuyama Bay on the southern Japanese island of Shikoku, Fukuoka-san (san is the traditional Japanese form of respectful address) has—since the end of World War II—raised rice, winter grain, and citrus crops.. using practices that some people might consider backward (or even foolish!).. Yet his acres consistently produce harvests that equal or surpass those of his neighbors who use labor-intensive, chemical-dependent methods.. Fukuoka's system of farming is amazing not only for its yields, but also for the fact that he has not plowed his fields for more than 30 years ! Nor does he use prepared fertilizer—not even compost—on his land, or weed his rows, or flood his rice paddies.. Through painstaking experimentation, you see, this Japanese grower has come up with a method of agriculture that reflects the deep affinity he feels with nature.. He believes that by expanding our intellect beyond the traditional confines of scientific knowledge—and by trusting the inherent wisdom of life processes—we can learn all we need to know about growing food crops.. A farmer, he says, should carefully watch the cycles of nature and then work with those patterns, rather than try to conquer and tame them.. In keeping with that philosophy, Fukuoka-san's fields display the diversity and plant succession that is a natural part of any ecosystem.. In the spring, he sows rice amidst his winter grain.. then, late in the year, casts grain seed among the maturing rice plants.. A ground cover of clover and straw underlies the crops, deterring weeds and enriching the soil.. In addition, the master gardener grows vegetables wild beneath the unpruned trees in his mountainside orchard.. Naturally, such unconventional plots might look positively disastrous to traditional agronomists, but as Fukuoka points out to skeptical visitors, The proof of my techniques is ripening right before your eyes!.. For many years, the Oriental gentleman's unique ideas were known only to a few individuals in his own country.. In 1975, however, he wrote a book entitled The One-Straw Revolution, which was later published in the United States.. Since then, he has been in great demand by groups eager to know more about this strange new attitude toward farming.. In 1979 Fukuoka-san undertook an extensive tour of the United States.. and while he was in Amherst, Massachusetts for a series of university lectures, he talked for several hours with Larry Korn, a student of natural farming methods and the editor of The One-Straw Revolution.. Their conversation was conducted entirely in Japanese and later translated into the edited version printed here.. Incidentally, if you're puzzled by several instances of apparent contradiction in the following comments, consider that Fukuoka-like the Oriental philosophers who deliberately present students with what seem to be illogical statements or paradoxes—is perhaps trying to help people break habitual patterns of thought and develop new perceptions.. And because his natural farming does demand such an unaccustomed mode of thinking, Fukuoka-san warns that it is not for the timid or the lazy: My method completely contradicts modern agricultural techniques.. It throws scientific knowledge and traditional farming know-how right out the window.. What's left in the wake of that revolutionary (and sometimes admittedly befuddling) upheaval, however, should excite—and challenge—anyone who'd like to see a simpler, more natural form a of agriculture take root.. ].. KORN: I notice that you're drawing, Fukuoka-san.. what will the picture be?.. FUKUOKA: It's a sketch of a mountain scene, and there's a poem with it:.. Deep in the mountains, a gentle soul asks,.. For whom do the wildflowers bloom?.. For foxes and raccoons,.. Who know the pine winds and.. The spirit of the valley stream.. KORN: Can you explain what you mean by that verse?.. FUKUOKA: Well, there are many ways of defining this gentle soul.. It could be a person.. a flower.. a tree.. or even the grass.. And if one could ask this soul why it lived all alone, deep in the mountains, it would answer, I am not living here for anybody's sake.. Just to listen to the fox and the raccoon, to talk to them and be with them.. that is why I am living here.. KORN: Are you the figure I see in the drawing?.. FUKUOKA: I'd like it to be me!.. Korn and Fukuoka.. KORN: Well, it's certainly evident from your artwork and from your approach to farming that you value having a close relationship with nature.. Were you raised in a rural setting?.. FUKUOKA: Yes, I was an ordinary country boy, born in a simple country house.. My father—who served as the leader of our small village—was a landowner and farmer.. I grew up just as the other local children did.. going to school and helping my parents and neighbors in the rice fields.. KORN: Did you begin farming as soon as you had finished school?.. FUKUOKA: No, I first went to a special technical institute to study microbiology and plant pathology.. Then I moved to Yokohama to become a quarantine officer at the Agricultural Customs Office.. My job was to inspect, and experiment with, Japanese mandarin oranges and American oranges.. I learned a lot there about the weaknesses and diseases of different plants.. and greatly enjoyed my laboratory work.. However, at the age of 25, I underwent a change of heart—and mind—that caused my life to be completely different from that time on.. KORN: Tell me about it.. FUKUOKA: Well, like many young people, I was having very large, ponderous thoughts about life.. and my musings led to a lot of skepticism about the human condition.. To add to my doubts, I became so ill during that period that there was, for a while, a question of whether or not I would pull through.. Following my eventual recovery, I spent many sleepless nights wandering the streets.. The morning after one such episode—when it seemed as though everything were about to explode in my brain—a flash of insight came to me.. I suddenly felt that all human existence is meaningless and of no intrinsic value.. Humanity knows nothing of real worth at all, I decided, and every action we take is just a futile, empty effort.. I also saw that nature is ideally arranged and abundant just as it is.. therefore, I was sure that we should work in cooperation with the natural processes, rather than try to improve on them by conquest.. I know all this may sound preposterous, but whenever I try to put those thoughts into words, they seem to sound that way.. The revelation wasn't something that can be easily explained to another person.. KORN: Why not?.. FUKUOKA: Anyone who's had an experience similar to mine will understand instinctively.. but there's nothing I can say to help those people who don't have this understanding or aren't even looking for it.. For example, do you think there's such a thing as a ghost? Have you ever seen a ghost? [With a smile, he points over the inter viewer's shoulder.. ] Didn't you just see that one? People who've never seen a ghost usually can't believe in them.. Those who have had such an experience, though, totally believe in the phenomenon.. so there's no need to convince them.. KORN: How did this change in thinking affect your life?.. FUKUOKA: I immediately quit my job at the Customs Office.. Then I spent the next year or two traveling around the country, talking with people and trying many new experiences.. Sometimes I camped in the mountains and sometimes near hot springs.. Whenever I was in a city, I would sleep in temples or parks.. and when I was in the country, I stayed at farmers' homes and worked in their fields with them.. I actually started my wanderings with the intention of spreading my new understanding throughout the whole country.. but whenever I spoke about the meaninglessness of human existence, nobody was interested in what I had to say! I was ignored as an eccentric.. So I finally decided that in order to help people understand my theories, I'd have to demonstrate them in some concrete and practical way.. I also needed to do that, of course, to convince myself that I was right.. Since I believe that farming is the most worthy of all occupations, I decided to return to my native village and become a farmer.. I wanted to see whether I could apply my theory of the uselessness of human knowledge to agriculture.. so that if people didn't understand my words, I could take them out to the fields and show them the truth of these ideas.. KORN: And you've been farming ever since?.. FUKUOKA: Almost.. During the Second World War, I was sent to work at the Agricultural Experimental Station at Kochi, where I had to fall back upon my scientific training.. After the war was over, though, I joyfully returned to the mountains and resumed my life as a farmer.. KORN: How much land did you start with?.. FUKUOKA: After the war there was a massive land reform in Japan—called the Nochi-kaiho—in which large landowners like my father lost most of their holdings.. My father died soon after that, and I was left with one small rice paddy about a quarter-acre in size.. KORN: Did you begin practicing natural farming right away?.. FUKUOKA: I had started experimenting in some of my father's mandarin orange orchards even before the war.. I believed that—in order to let nature take its course—the trees should grow totally without intervention on my part, so I didn't spray or prune or fertilize.. I didn't do anything.. And, of course, much of the orchard was destroyed by insects and disease.. The problem, you see, was that I hadn't been practicing natural agriculture, but rather what you might call lazy agriculture! I was totally uninvolved, leaving the job entirely to nature and expecting that everything would turn out well in the end.. But I was wrong.. Those young trees had been domesticated, planted, pruned, and tended by human beings.. The trees had been made slaves to humans, so they couldn't survive when the artificial support provided by farmers was suddenly removed.. KORN: Then successful natural farming is not simply a do-nothing technique?.. FUKUOKA: No, it actually involves a process of bringing your mind as closely in line as possible with the natural functioning of the environment.. However, you have to be careful: This method does not mean that we should suddenly throw away all the scientific knowledge about horticulture that we already have.. That course of action is simply abandonment, because it ignores the cycle of dependence that humans have imposed upon an altered ecosystem.. If a farmer does abandon his or her tame fields completely to nature, mistakes and destruction are inevitable.. The real path to natural farming requires that a person know what unaltered nature is, so that he or she can instinctively understand what needs to be done—and what must not be done—to work in harmony with its processes.. KORN: That attitude certainly denies the manipulate and control foundation of established modern agriculture.. How did you progress from your traditional training to such an unusual concept of farming?.. FUKUOKA: During my youth I had seen all the farmers in the village grow rice by transplanting their seedlings into a flooded paddy.. but I eventually realized that that isn't the way rice grows on its own! So I put aside my knowledge of traditional agricultural methods and simply watched the natural rice cycle.. In its wild state, rice matures over the summer.. In the autumn the leaves wither, and the plant bends over to drop its seeds onto the earth.. After the snow melts in the spring, those seeds germinate, and the cycle begins again.. In other words, the rice kernels fall on unplowed soil, sprout, and grow by themselves.. After observing this natural process, I came to view the transplanting/flooded field routine as totally unnatural.. I also guessed that the common practices of fertilizing a field with prepared compost, plowing it, and weeding it clean were totally unnecessary.. So all my research since then has been in the direction of not doing this or that.. These  ...   first presented this direct seeding noncultivation winter grain/rice succession plan in agricultural journals 25 years ago.. From then on, the method appeared often in print, and I introduced it to the public at large on quite a few radio and television programs.. but nobody paid much attention to it.. In the past 15 years or so, though, it seems to me that the general attitude toward natural farming has begun to change.. Various agricultural research scientists have highly acclaimed my no-till technique.. You might even say that natural farming is becoming the rage! Journalists, professors, farmers, technical researchers, and students are all flocking to visit my fields and stay in my huts up on the mountain.. By living a natural lifestyle and demonstrating its usefulness.. I feel I am serving humankind.. the ultimate goal of natural farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.. KORN: Why the sudden surge of curiosity about your farming techniques?.. FUKUOKA: I think it's because many people have gotten very far away from nature.. Everything in the modern world has become noisy and overcomplicated, and people want to return to a simpler, quieter life.. the kind of life I live as an ordinary farmer.. You see, to the extent that men and women separate themselves from nature, they spin out further and further from the unchanging, unmoving center of reality.. At the same time a centripetal effect asserts itself, causing a desire to return to nature—that true center—even as they move away from it.. I believe that natural farming arises from that unchanging, unmoving center of life.. FUKUOKA: It was really a shock for me to see the degenerate condition of California.. Ever since the Spanish introduced their grazing cows and sheep, along with such annual pasture grasses as foxtail and wild oats, the native grasses have been all but eliminated.. In addition, the ground water there has been overdrawn for agriculture, and huge dams and irrigation projects have interrupted the natural circulation of surface water.. Forests have been logged heavily and carelessly, causing soil erosion and damage to streams and fish populations.. As a result of all this, the land is becoming more and more arid.. It's a dreadful situation.. because of human intervention, the desert is creeping across the state, but no one will admit it.. KORN: Do you think the widespread adoption of natural farming techniques could help reverse that process and make California green again?.. FUKUOKA: Well, it would take a few years for people to learn how to adjust and refine the weed/ground cover rotation, but I think the soil would improve rapidly if growers really attempted to help it.. And if that were done, California could eventually become an exciting, truly natural place.. where farming could be the joyous activity it should be.. But if modern agriculture continues to follow the path it's on now, it's finished.. The food-growing situation may seem to be in good shape today, but that's just an illusion based on the current availability of petroleum fuels.. All the wheat, corn, and other crops that are produced on big American farms may be alive and growing, but they're not products of real nature or real agriculture.. They're manufactured rather than grown.. The earth isn't producing those things.. petroleum is !.. KORN: Haven't you said that you'd view a severe oil shortage as a positive development?.. FUKUOKA: Of course.. I believe that the sooner our oil supply lines dry up, the better.. Then we'll have no choice but to turn to natural agriculture!.. KORN: But the typical agribiz farm has hundreds or even thousands of cultivated acres.. How could someone apply natural agriculture in such a setting?.. FUKUOKA: First of all, there shouldn't be such large spreads.. It's unfortunate that, in the modern American agricultural system, a very few people are producing the food for millions of others who live in the cities.. In Japan, the average field is smaller than in the United States.. but its yield per acre is much greater.. I can do all the work on my own farm with hand tools, without using power machinery of any kind.. But I guess those mega-farms in your country would need some machinery, at least for harvesting.. In the future, though, as more and more people move back to the country and begin to grow their own food on small plots of land, there'll be much less dependence on machines and fossil fuels.. and natural farming techniques can begin to be used.. KORN: So you think that it would be feasible to someday adopt natural farming in North America?.. FUKUOKA: Of course, of course! When you talk about nature, it doesn't matter whether you're referring to North America or Africa or Indonesia or China.. nature is nature.. After all, modern industrial farming is now being practiced almost everywhere in the world.. In the same way, natural farming could be practiced almost everywhere.. I'm just a village farmer who has come visiting from another part of the same world.. Through my one-straw research, I've come up with some important clues as to how people can relate to nature and live harmoniously with it.. wherever they may be.. KORN: But wouldn't your methods have to be adapted to fit local growing conditions in this country?.. FUKUOKA: It's true that each place is somewhat different.. Here in Massachusetts we are very far from the Pacific Ocean and even farther from my home on the island of Shikoku.. so it may seem as if the experience and knowledge that I've accumulated would not be applicable here.. However, the research I did on that little farm eventually led me to a practical and tested method of crop rotation.. So I would suggest that beginners at least start with the techniques I've already worked out, no matter where they live.. even here on the Atlantic coast.. A person who does that will probably have some problems during the first year, and the results may not be exactly the same as mine.. But it should then be obvious to that grower why things didn't work out.. Maybe a certain crop was planted too late, or perhaps the wrong variety was used for that climate and soil.. By the second year of understanding and practicing my principles, a person should see clearly what needs to be done on his or her own land.. I tell everyone who wants to try natural farming to take the benefit of my study and research and use it as it is.. that is the smart way to begin.. If you immediately go off on your own and begin looking for the true nature of your area, it'll take you 20 or 30 years to find it, just as it took me years to do so in Japan.. Instead, your first step in any attempt at natural farming should be to throw away your preconceptions.. then you can learn by simply doing!.. KORN: Are you telling us to abandon all logical reasoning?.. FUKUOKA: Yes!.. KORN: But Mr.. Fukuoka, you did a lot of experimenting and research yourself in the process of developing the concept of natural farming.. You used reason.. and now you're telling us to discard it all?.. FUKUOKA: Exactly! Throw away your own ideas for a moment and let the results of my experiments be the seed of some new ideas and ways of thinking.. Many people might be tempted to think, Hmm.. my climate is totally unlike his, so rather than use white clover, I'll try this other ground cover.. That line of reasoning could well take you off the track and lead you down a lot of blind alleys ! Clover is necessary to keep the weeds back and to replenish the soil.. KORN: But there are many kinds of clover that could be used, aren't there?.. FUKUOKA: Ah, you see? That's exactly what I mean: That's your reason speaking! Don't question so much.. If I suggest white clover, use white clover.. If I suggest red clover, then use red clover.. Over the years I've tried vetch, alfalfa, lupine, trefoil, and many kinds of clover.. and I reached the conclusion that for natural no-till rotation of grains and vegetables, and as a ground cover in the orchard, white clover is best.. My findings have been verified by others, too.. When I visited Rodale's Organic Farming Research Center in Pennsylvania recently, the people there showed me the experiments they've been doing for several years in interplanting grains and row crops with clover and other ground covers.. And you know, the plots where they were having the greatest success were the ones in which they were using white clover!.. KORN: In the Pacific Northwest, there's a network of organic farmers and gardeners called Tilth.. They've started a clover project in which members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia plant various types of clover in barley and corn fields, apple orchards, and vegetable gardens.. all to gain experience with that cover crop.. Don't you think that sort of experimentation is worthwhile?.. FUKUOKA: Well, yes, it's fine.. but the results are already here and available, right in front of us! I did those kinds of experiments 25 years ago, and now others could benefit from my experience if only they'd look at the results.. They could save themselves a lot of time and effort by just taking the shortcut of believing.. Americans, I think, find it difficult to believe: They have to experiment and see for themselves.. But believing is the most direct approach.. KORN: Some people have noticed a spiritual, almost mystical quality to your theory of farming.. Do you feel you're receiving insight and guidance from a divine source?.. FUKUOKA: Although natural farming—since it can teach people to cultivate a deep understanding of nature—may lead to spiritual insight, it's not strictly a spiritual practice.. Natural farming is just farming, nothing more.. You don't have to be a spiritually oriented person to practice my methods.. Anyone who can approach these concepts with a clear, open mind will be starting off well.. In fact, the person who can most easily take up natural agriculture is the one who doesn't have any of the common adult obstructing blocks of desire, philosophy, or religion.. the person who has the mind and heart of a child.. One must simply know nature.. real nature, not the one we think we know!.. KORN: Can you be more specific about what that attitude should be?.. FUKUOKA: Many people think that, when we practice agriculture, nature is helping us in our efforts to grow food.. That is an exclusively human-centered viewpoint.. we should, instead, realize that we are receiving that which nature decides to give us.. A farmer does not grow something in the sense that he or she creates it.. That human is only a small part of the whole process by which nature expresses its being.. The farmer has very little influence over that process.. other than being there and doing his or her small part.. People should relate to nature as birds do.. Birds don't run around carefully preparing fields, planting seeds, and harvesting food.. They don't create anything.. they just receive what is there for them with a humble and grateful heart.. We, too, receive our nourishment from the Mother Earth.. So we should put our hands together in an attitude of prayer and say please and thank you when dealing with nature.. KORN: Do you think that, partly by helping foster such different attitudes, your method could influence more than the way we grow our food?.. FUKUOKA: Yes, natural farming could lead to changes in our way of life that would help solve many of the problems of our present age.. I think that people are starting to have misgivings about the modern world's ever-accelerating growth and scientific development, to question such things as nuclear power plants and the massive slaughter of great whales, and to realize that the time for reappraisal has arrived.. By living a natural lifestyle and demonstrating its usefulness in this day and age, I feel I am serving humankind.. As the steward of my rice fields, I am making my stand against the need to use destructive technology or eliminate other forms of life.. After all, the problems of our time are ones all of us must face in our own hearts and deeds.. As I see it, the ultimate goal of natural farming is not the growing of crops.. but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.. [from.. Mother Earth News, July 1982..

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