Friday, March 7, 2014

the Dharma Rasta Project

Short Summary

  My dharma name is Chokyi Senge, which is Tibetan and translates as 'Dharma Lion'.  I promote hemp.  Listen:
     The Declaration of Independence is written on hemp paper.
     The first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross is made out of hemp fabric.
     It was once mandatory for farmers to pay their taxes in hemp.
     The legalization of ganja is now underway. In the state of Colorado, ganja is generating lots of tax revenues, creating jobs, and drawing tourists from across the globe.  But legally smoking ganja isn't the real story.  The real story is about legally farming industrial hemp, and legalizing ganja is just the technique to get it accomplished.  
Hemp is on the cusp of replacing petroleum as the economic engine of the 21st century, providing modern society with food, clothing, building material, fuel,  jobs, and even currency itself.  All this while healing the environment.  Humanity's basic survival needs will be met through the industrial cultivation of this plant, ushering in a world of abundance.  And hemp is actually good for the planet, sequestering the carbon which contributes to global warming while at the same time digging its roots deeper into soils that other plants can't grow in.  Hemp needs no pesticides or herbicides, unlike cotton, corn, or soybeans.  And building the required infrastructure to manufacture textiles and composites out of raw hemp is the industry of the future.
The resurgence of hemp corresponds to the reawakening of the divine feminine.  We have been living in an excessively masculine culture which fears and represses the feminine; this culture is changing and ganja legalization bears witness to the therapeutic and balancing yin-like nature of this change. With the advent of ganja culture we can expect to witness a decrease in violence, aggression, militaristic tendencies, a reluctance to feel or intuit, etc.... and  excessive force, long the hallmark of 'civilization', may no longer serve as the solution to all our problems.  Sacred plant medicine is a healing from mother Earth, and facilitates the balancing of our culture's excessively yang tendencies.  The female hemp plant - 'ganja' - alters our consciousness, facilitating our journey from our heads to our hearts, while the male hemp plant provides us with all the basic necessities of life.  Prophets have for thousands of years prophecied hemp as a plant destined to be the healing of all nations.  It is said to have grown over the grave of King Solomon, and burned as incense in the Holy of Holies when the high priest would approach the Ark of the Covenant.  Now it is on the cusp of revitalizing the planet's economy while healing our global ecology.  Expect hemp to transform our politics and our religion as well.  
The Dharma Rasta Project is committed to producing top-end, cutting edge, visionary promotional material by which we as a culture peacefully and cooperatively transition away from fossil fuels and fossilized political discourse into a new dawn of renewable energy, renewed community, and a renewed sense of purpose.  By donating to this campaign you can expect to facilitate optimal transition from a planet-destroying petroleum/petrodollar economy to a planet-healing hemp/hempdollar economy.  The magnitude of this transformation cannot be understated.  The Dharma Rasta Project is committed to providing extraordinary investment value.

What We Need & What You Get

Archimedes once said, "Give me a lever and a fulcrum and I will move the world."  
Ganja is the fulcrum, and the internet is the lever.  These two tools are all we need to transform society and our place in the cosmos.  At present the Dharma Rasta Project cannot even claim to own a working computer - we need to raise funds to create and maintain an online presence.  We need a good computer, a website, some manner of portable content creation (think tablet or smartphone) and some technical expertise.  $6,000 won't cover all that, but it will help us start creating the content we need to inspire our audience and build our social network.  The sky is the limit, and an online presence is the place to begin. 
By way of incentive, you'll receive weekly updates regarding our progress.  This will start off as emails, and it will be a great day when it actually evolves into an online video broadcast.  Music, photos, art, and creative writing will all be used to leverage our message and create an audience willing to facilitate change from the comfort of their laptop.  All funds received will be openly accounted for.

The Impact

The Dharma Rasta Project is not interested in convincing anyone to smoke ganja.  The Dharma Rasta Project is passionate about convincing everyone to actively encourage hemp legalization, hemp industry promotion, and hemp farmer unionization - for the sake of our economy, our society, and our planet. This is not a fringe issue - massive investment in hemp infrastructure is a critical component of human sustainability on planet earth, and industrial hemp cultivation leads to a world of abundance where poverty is eradicated and with it, wars of scarcity.  Surely an investment worth your time and energy.  If it sounds too good to be true, maybe you will begin to understand why people have been using this plant as a spiritual healer for thousands of years.  Or why the petroleum barons outlawed it...

Other Ways You Can Help

We at the Dharma Rasta Project are committed to the vision, but it will take your social networking savvy to ensure our success.  Promote us online and together lets build the world we've been waiting for.  We've got a lot to accomplish...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

hempification is right livelyhood

Earning petrodollars isn't right livelyhood.  Doesn't matter what we do; petrodollars create poverty, debt slavery, environmental devastation, inequality, economic scarcity, the destruction of the commons, and a ruling class of political elites dangerously dissassociated from human feeling and the dharma of compassion.

Right livelyhood means earning a currency printed by the Treasury of a Constitutional, democratically elected Republic.  Earning Federal Reserve notes printed by a for-profit, privately owned Federal Reserve goes against our own best karmic interests.

We don't want to earn petrodollars to stay afloat, but we don't want to be starving martyrs either.  Nor do we want to protest and oppose a deep state.  We want to work for a living promoting hemp as the healer of all nations, and we want to get paid in a hemp paper currency printed by a Constitutional Republic.  This is right livelyhood.

The legalization of industrial hemp is ushering in an era of economic growth and ecological healing.  Industrial hemp provides us with lots of jobs, food, clothing, fuel, building material, and a government-issued currency backed by hemp products.  Hemp is replacing petroleum as the economic engine of the 21st century.  This coincides with the resurgence of the divine feminine.

As hemp creates food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and a wide array of building materials, providing the world with a wide variety of jobs and a valid, commodities-backed paper currency, the hempification of the global economy will usher in an era of abundance where everyone's basic needs are met.  Poverty will be abandoned, and with it, war and all state sponsored violence.  In such a society we will no longer be driven by the economics of the rat race and will find ourselves inheriting the opportunity to be curious, building lives and lifestyles out of creative service.

The hemp plant absorbs CO2 gasses which contribute to global warming, and the hemp plant sinks its roots deeper into soil than other cash crops making it ideal for depleted landscapes.  Hemp needs no herbicides or pesticides, and actually provides needed nutrients to soil.  The legalization of industrial hemp revitalizes the global economy while also healing the global ecology.  Imagine that.

At present the infrastructure does not exist in the western hemisphere to create textiles and manufacturing products out of hemp raw materials.  With hemp legalization now underway in the U.S., the first States to take advantage of this market opportunity by developing manufacturing infrastructure will profit enormously from hemp production.  There is a vested interest in being first on the bandwagon.

Compromise requires forgiveness, tolerance, and letting go of expectations.  Lets gratefully utilize Federal Reserve notes for the purposes of promoting ganjafication. Donate to the cause of creatively and artistically promoting ganjanomics  - the hempification of the global economy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

modest proposal

business proposal:

Premise:  Consumers indicate they are dissatisfied with online social networks and hardware sytems having been infiltrated by oppressive government regimes.  

Hypothesis:  Free market economic theory suggests that a privately owned, preferably nonprofit, online social network which markets itself as the leader in 'compassionate consumer' privacy protection, particularly from oppressive government regimes, will gain market share, dominate the market, and indeed reign in the oppressive government regime itself.

Method:  This business will be lucrative and will, through ecological reinvestment of economic resources, reap environmental health, global peace, and collective harmony.  The ecological reinvestment of economic resources will take place via the mechanism of legalizing ganja.  Through ganja legalization via social network marketing/activism, this business will recruit members to such as degree as to create a political vehicle capable of influencing elections.  This political influence will reshape public policy so as to make America, and thus the world, a safe place to produce and use hemp, or ganja.  The aim of this social network is to return to our Constitutional and elected government the exclusive privilege of printing paper money, and to insist that it be printed on hemp paper, backed by hemp products, and invested in sustainable, hemp-driven economy.  

Philosophy:  The petroleum-driven economy reveals itself to be stuck in short-term survival mode, caring only about its own survival and caring nothing for the survival of the world it lives on.  Like a reptile, the petroleum-driven economy is somewhat cold, calculating, and lacking in compassion.  Perhaps the color red, or maybe black.  In comparison, a hemp-driven economy is the real Green Evolution, green being the color of the heart, hemp being the miracle plant with 50,000 uses, and ganja being a facilitator of egoless compassion.

Investment:  Build a website.  Create content.  Market effectively and attract an audience.  Develop a social network.  Grow infrastructure.  Organize, adapt, and create.  

$10,000 administrative costs
$10,000 in public relations costs
$10,000 in website/database costs
$10,000 in promotional costs
$10,000 in consulting costs


Overcoming the deep state is inextricably linked to overcoming the so-called "reptilian energy" of the petroleum industry (petroleum is, after all, decayed dinosaurs) and the privately owned, for-profit Federal Reserve.  The owners of the FED are the owners of the petroleum industry - they are the owners of the deep state.

The deep state is run by secret societies.  All of our presidents since 1988 have come from Harvard or Yale, and most if not all come from the secret societies within them.  Since 2000 every losing presidential candidate has also come from Harvard or Yale, mostly from the fraternity system within them.  These secret societies dominate the ranks of America's political and business elite.

Yet the unelected deep state requires the facade of representative government in order to avoid revolution.  And because the facade of representative government is so believable, it has power.  Representative government believes itself to be in charge, and is furious to discover otherwise.  Representative government has the power to overthrow the deep state.

We live in a hyper-masculine and egotistical culture - America is the world's bully, using violence, domination, and abusive force to push others around and intimidate. The deep state is not interested in acknowledging culpability, apologizing, letting go of control, or changing its behavior.   Murder, violence, and sexual objectification are passe, while any portrayals of loving sexuality, tolerance, and unselfish kindness are viewed as threatening.  The deep state which commands our government is arrogant and selfish with no thought for anything but itself. It rapes the planet and destroys millions of lives, for profit, power, and to ensure its own survival. The deep state is hyper-rational and dedicated to rational self-interest - more accurately defined as rational selfish interest.  The deep state does not have feelings.  The deep state has developed brilliant, egotistical schemes, but the deep state has no soul.

The movement to overthrow the deep state is inextricably linked with the resurgence of the divine feminine and the healing of mother nature.  This is most potently and tangibly manifesting as the international movement to legalize ganja, and ultimately many other sacred medicinal plants. The legalization movement breaks no laws, violates no ordinances, creates no massive protests, and creates enormous tax revenues which representative government can then use to do its job.  All this, and the deep state has no one to incarcerate or punish.  The legalization movement beats the deep state at its own game - free market enterprise.  Ganja is a gateway to industrial hemp, and a gateway to spiritual (rather than materialistic) culture.

 Hemp is destined to replace petroleum, and the reptilian energy currently powering our planet is destined to go the way of the dinosaur.  These sacred plants are, by their very nature, mother earth-centered, sacred, feminine, heart opening, and spiritual rather than materialistic.  Ganja is spiritual medicine, and as the free market orients itself to unstoppable demand we are witnessing a market-oriented movement away from the egotistical forces of rational materialism towards a more sensitive and heart-centered, spiritual way of living.  As a species we are redefining our collective social organization.  We insist upon free markets, and we are dissatisfied with a heartless and materialistic capitalism.

Capitalism as a form of materialism has failed us, even as the free market thrives and flourishes.  It is the free market which is allowing us to choose spiritual life over materialistic life - the free market is revealing capitalism, communism and socialism to all be materialistic, and thus unspiritual, unsacred, and unsatisfying.  We demand more, and the free market is allowing us to get more, through the legal and tax revenue-creating purchases of sacramental and spiritual medicine.  This free market reorientation away from materialistic ideologies towards a more holistic and balanced way of living is far more devastating to the deep state than any protest or revolution ever could be - the deep state is a deep materialism, and we are evolving into a global spiritual culture.  We are relentlessly building a civilization in harmony with mother nature, a civilization with balanced masculine and feminine energies.

The legalization of Ganja does not mean that spiritual culture has arrived - this is just the first step.  Ganja alone won't do the job; it is merely a starting point that bridges the gap between spirituality and materialism.  The only difference between a medicine and a poison is the dosage, and a culture that overdoses on ganja will cure one disease only to cause another.  Already in the West there are those who need less ganja in their lives, but on the whole our society at large needs this medicine as a healing dose of the sacred feminine to counteract our hyper-masculine, aggressive and controlling tendencies.  

Because of the tax revenues, and because of market demand, representative government has everything to gain from legalization and nothing to lose.  The deep state has everything to lose, but legalization actually pits the deep state against representative, constitutional government!  And remember, the government doesn't need the deep state, but the deep state needs government to survive.  So the legalization movement is THE effective surgical strike against the deep state.  Soon markets will demand that the government's Treasury issue hemp paper currency, and that the privately owned Federal Reserve be thrown into the ocean. 

The legalization of ganja, and consequently industrial hemp, makes lots and lots of money and creates lots and lots of jobs, food, clothing, fuel, etc, which satisfies our materialistic needs, while opening the door to satisfying our spiritual needs as well.  But ultimately, ganja is a gateway to the real spiritual science - yoga, and meditation.  We are on the path of dharma.

Quantum physics is revealing that thoughts are things, and that thoughts have an impact on physical reality.  The science of meditation is the science of mastering our thoughts, to create realities of our choosing.  Spiritual masters have been practicing meditation for thousands of years, and this sacred science has at last been uncovered by a critical mass of the postindustrial, materialistic West.  We are creating a new society with our thoughts.  Ask yourself:  Why aren't we bombing Syria right now?  

Because thoughts are things.  Welcome to the new, quantum, spiritual reality.  Think responsibly.  Practice compassion; forgive your enemies.  This is the path of dharma.

In the West, it has become acceptable to think that anyone who has armored cars, heavily armed guards, and enormous bank accounts has true protection, but this is false because that person still has to die, and face the consequences of their actions while alive.

Right thought, right speech, and right action - this is true protection.  We are on a journey from our heads to our hearts, moving away from destructive rational selfish interest towards the irrational wisdom of the heart.  The legalization of ganja ushers in - without confrontation with the deep state - an alternative lifestyle and an alternative worldview to the dying Age of Materialism.  Support legalization, and experience a taste of life free from the materialistic ethos.  Ganja won't solve all the world's problems, but it does tend to reveal glimpses of a new world, one where selfishness  and materialistic greed doesn't reign supreme.  And industrial hemp actually may solve a good many of the world's problems, incidentally.  

Open yourself up to yoga, meditation, permaculture, and the creative arts, which are all inherently nonmaterialistic and collectively comprise the resurgence of the divine feminine, destined to balance out the militaristic, dominating, aggressive and controlling tendencies of the imbalanced masculine energies comprising contemporary culture.  Be sure to make friends with your congresspeople - let them know who you are, and that you're ready for materialism to be replaced with something a little more spiritual.  Let them know that you support hemp legalization - not as a panacea, but as a starting point for cultural transformation and global healing. 

We live in a culture that avoids the reality of death, because the reality of death reveals the paltry nature of material possessions.  We don't take anything with us when we die; not our armored cars, not our armed guards, not our bank accounts, not our loved ones our our bodies.  All we take with us is our karma - the actions we take during our lives.  It is only when we encounter death that we see the real value and meaning of life:  we are here to practice the dharma, the Sacred Way, obeying and expounding spiritual law as revealed within the temples of our hearts, and  propagated by the masters who incarnated to teach us the Way.

its all of us or none of us, because there's actually only one of us.  We are acting out the dream of God.  

Welcome home.