Felled in 1891 (before it was illegal), this giant sequoia offers a glance at more than 1,400 years of history. Find it in the Hall of North American Forests.
The universe appears to consist of discrete objects that have an existence from their own side. These objects appear to exist in themselves as stars, planets, mountains, people, and so forth, ‘waiting’ to be experienced by conscious beings. Normally it does not occur to us that we are involved in any way in the existence of these phenomena.
“Sufferings are not given to us as a punishment. They all come from our self-cherishing mind, which wishes ourself to be happy while neglecting the happiness of others. There are two ways to understand this. First, the self-cherishing mind is the creator of all our suffering and problems; and second, self-cherishing is the basis for experiencing all our suffering and problems.”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Modern Buddhism” (via dancingdakini)
The earth is on fire!!!
The drug is Ibogaine. Ibogaine is an alkaloid derived from the root of the African plant tabernanthe IBOGA. It is a hallucinogenic substance used in the initiation ceremonies of the Gabonese Bwiti Society.
Ibogaine is only illegal two countries in the world, United States and Belgium. Ibogain has about seventy percet success rate in alleviating substance abuse of all kinds, even cross-addictions, from nicotine, to heroin, to alcohol, to cocaine and so on.
There are about 140 million drug addicts in the world, imagine what healing these people could do to the spirituality of earth!
The buddha boy!