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Giving thanks (haiku)

It's customary for great spirits to leave behind a small prayer when they visit Inspiration Peak. We invite you to join in this tradition.
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Post by Liebestraum » April 2, 2008, 9:10 am

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Giving thanks for food:

harmony pervades all life

when needs are fulfilled





Love,
Margherita
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by Ron Atchison » April 27, 2008, 11:21 am

I join with you in gratitude Margherita for the wheatfields and the bread and the food that every human deserves access to regardless of their income or station in life.

Here in America we've seen wheat prices rise from $4/ a bushel in 2007 to around $25/bushel this spring of 2008. Experts say the main reason is that our government has mandated a policy requiring us to replace 15% of our domestic gasoline supply with biofuels which are derived from corn. So instead of feeding humans, our corn is now being used to fill our gas tanks. (One bushel of corn makes 2.5 gallons of ethanol.)

According to a professor at UC Davis, Colin Carter, Ph.D., "Achieving the 15% (Bush) goal (to replace 15% of domestic gasoline with biofuels in 10 years) would require the entire current U.S. corn crop, which represents a whopping 40% of the world's corn supply."

The whole situation brings to mind an old Cree Indian expression:
Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realize
we cannot eat money.

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Post by jeevan » May 2, 2008, 9:03 pm

wonderful quote ron atchison :)

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Post by Maithri » May 2, 2008, 10:00 pm

Dear Margherita this is oh so beautiful...

And Ron...your words are powerful and true.

Thank you both for the light you bring to our world,

May we ALL have enough,

Maithri
If you cant feed one hundred people. Feed one. - Mother Teresa

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