[protected post] Jul. 13th, 2009

 As of the past year I went off the raw diet and ate cooked food consecutively for months, leading to severe health problems all related to constipation and actually mystifying and debilitating me for months at a time… I have been to the emergency room and Urgent care several times, been X rayed and examined. Yes, that bad. I keep returning to the raw lifestyle with modest improvements but no cure. Raw food now makes me sick. I am that backed up. No food makes it out any more. The colon is so full both x rays shocked the doctors. I have seen the bowl movements of large cooked food eating women and they are monstrous, like an eel, huge enough to be dangerous to flush! Like their entire colon was emptied all at once and here I sit struggling 50 times a day to see a pebble sized BM floating in the water… maybe. Yes, that bad. BODHICITTA 

crossed over, I will enable others to cross.”

This fervent and most daring aspiration is called “the Noblest Aspiration.”

Chanda means a burning desire amounting to will or resolve, a preparedness for any eventuality. For example, suppose the entire universe was covered with sharp-pointed spikes, and suppose it was certain one could attain Buddhahood only by crossing it, the bodhisatta would never hesitate to cross it. Or suppose this universe was filled with glowing charcoal, the bodhisatta would not have wavered.

“Life is generous to those who pursue their destiny.”

David Wolfe


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  • Jul. 4th, 2009 at 3:02am

[protected post] Jul. 2nd, 2009

  • 8:54 PLOVE and no more suffering!!!!!!
 is a solution for every problem. I can't believe dad calls as I am entering the Emergency room at Wilcox in Lihue!!!! 

Aerial view of Niʻihau looking southwestward from the north
 Hawaiian mat weaving made famous by the people of Niʻihau. Makaloa (Cyperus laevigatus), a native sedge, used to grow on the edges of Niʻihau's three intermittent lakes.[17] The stems were harvested and used to weave moena makaloa (mats), considered the "finest sleeping mats in Polynesia". The mats were valued by aliʻi and foreign visitors alike, but by the end of the 19th century, Hawaiians had stopped weaving makaloa due to changes in population, culture, economics, and the environment.[18]

Pu'uwai village Pu'uwai village

Today, the unemployment rate on Niihau is 100 percent.

Friday, May 14, 1999

By Ken Sakamoto, Star-Bulletin
Bicycles are the mode of transportation around Niihau. Here,
students' bikes lean against the rock wall surrounding the
square at Puuwai, Niihau's main village.