The Konohana Family English Newsletter Vol.1

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The universe is shifting towards the direction of light, and the people who live in the current era have a certain mission on this planet.
Let’s awaken and work towards this direction together!

 

Title of the Newsletter

農 業 革 命

Agricultural Revolution

When agriculture changes,
the world changes!

A lively season has arrived at our fields this year, too!
We deeply breathe in a vibrancy full of life, as those who live with the farmer’s spirit is our basis, on an earth where young leaves sparkle in the warm sunlight, colorful flowers bloom, and many insects fly lively around. How rich a world of life is when woven by nature! From a long, long time ago, humans have received abundant blessings given by nature to live, and also our lives have been supported in the circulation of interdependent beings.

However, before we knew it, people came to forget about communicating with nature. “I want to be rich”, “I want more”, such thoughts have expanded in the human mind, and people came not to see nature’s blessings. As a result, they began to distort nature for their own convenience.

At many agricultural sites, farmers do not communicate with crops, and a large amount of chemical fertilizers remain in the soil in quantities that cannot be absorbed. As a result, it has flowed out and polluted underground water and rivers. The crops, which have lost their life balance by unnatural fertilizers, have a reduced resistance to diseases and insects, to a point where agricultural chemicals have become necessary.

Both agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizers have been made through the development of chemical weapons during the past major wars. In the postwar era, the US started to control food in Japan, by shifting bombs and tanks into agricultural chemicals and chemical fertilizers. Many people who were driven by greed followed this, and a disintegrated world commenced. Those who sought production succeeded, the diversity of crops disappeared, and the ecosystem began to lose its balance.

In fact, the food which we humans continue to eat every day look healthy but they continue to destroy not only nature but also our own lives. This is the reality of the agriculture method, which is the mainstream of the modern era.

Still, nature continues to give
We live our daily life, being mainly aware of the “visible world”. The “invisible world” of mind and thoughts exists behind this “visible world.” Both the visible and invisible world together are called “the world of life (the phenomenal world).” Further in the back of this, “the world of vibrancy (the potential world)” exists, which is the source of all lives. We humans come from the world of vibrancy into the world of life, gain a physical body, experience various matters, and return to the world of vibrancy. We repeat this process infinitely.

However, when humans are trapped in something visible, their consciousness comes to circulate only in the “visible world.” This is the figure of modern agriculture. Common farmers tend to arrange only the appearance, and do not see the potential nature of existence. As a result, they repeatedly produce crops superficially, and then increased the distortion of this world.

However, when we get out of this trapped state, and understand the whole system of this world, we will be able to see how subtle, beautiful and infinite the world is. Then, we do not need to live with greed and anxiety, and everything will come to us with great abundance, just by receiving things as they are.

We farmers cultivate our fields in the society through producing food which is truly beautiful and full of universal life force. Agriculture is the basis of human life. When agriculture changes, the world greatly changes.

We have sought true wealth and reached here —

Welcome to an exquisitely beautiful world!

 


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Let’s have a look at
the history of FARMING!

In the vast universe, the earth incessantly moves forward.
We are constantly moving forward with a new world.

TIME OF HUNTING & GATHERING

    • Humans migrate where they can harvest food.竪穴式住居
    • Humans flowed with the nature and lived off of anything they could gather.

 Human and Nature are one
縄文&弥生時代

 

BEGINNING OF FARMING

 Approx. 10000 years ago高床式倉庫

    • Humans could produce food systematically through the development of farming.

 ➡ They began to settle down and form societies

    • Marked by a change in the passive to active lifestyle.

Beginning of possession
縄文&弥生時代-001Humans put more priority on knowledge and technologies than intuition.

 


INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

 Approx. 250 years ago

    • Industrialization had dramatically proceeded with technical revolution and the drastic change of human life style.
    • Human population began to increase at an accelerating pace.
    • Humans pursued to further materialize wealth and develop science.

    Opening of a mass production & mass consumer society.

     

     WORLD WAR I
    WORLD WAR II  

     

    GRATE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION AFTER THE WAR

    爆弾

    To recover from the devastation of the war, increases in food production were required.

    • The U.S., which privileges the capitalism, developed a strategy to control agriculture = the basis of human life, all over the world.
    • Unlike permicultural methods, which adapt food requirements to the local environment, the HYV methods (a high-yield cultivar) which need massive chemical fertilizers prevailed.農薬散布
      The mass production of homogenized crops have become the conventional agricultural method which uses chemical fertilizers and agrichemicals.
      ➡ The establishment of a high profit global corporate system.

    Beneath the surface of agricultural exploitation, vast issues have arisen related to: environmental pollution, ecological degradation, and the depletion of ground water through abstraction techniques.

     

    Here below is an Introduction to Modern Agriculture –

    Potential & Phenomenal Worlds

    Conventional Agriculture

    No.1 Cause of Environmental Pollution
    Chemical Fertilizers, Agrichemicals, GMOs, and Seed Manipulation

    • Main Stream in the Modern Society.
    • Due to the need for human convenience, the essential life force of nature has deteriorated.
    • Without a relationship between humans and nature, the collective system becomes destroyed.
    • Humans do not have an objective perspective to see the “whole picture” because they can only see what is visible to the physical senses.
    • ➡ Human cannot see that the cause of the problem is themselves.
      Human only see the surface of the phenomena, and tolerate it, without improving their attitude. Consequently, this creates more problems.

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    Farmer 

    Distorted crops will be distributed to a society that have no place in nature, and invade the physical and spiritual body of humans.
    A Chain Effect of Distortion

    People forget the will of universe since they are trapped with the desire to fulfill their own benefit and convenience.

     

    Organic Agriculture

    Organic farmer
    However・・・

        • There are a lot of strict rules.
        • High expenses are required to obtain an organic farming certificate.
        • Still emphasizes crop production and consumer dependency.
        • In fact, organic farmers do not increase their productivity and consumers.

    They are restricted by their desire for money and the rules wrapped with consumerism, so their purpose in life is to live for selling crops, and live without a priority on nature.

    Put more priority to oneself than a will of universe.

     

    Natural Farming

        • It emerged based on the spirituality that flows with the system nature.

        • Later, it became more scientifically acceptable and the spirituality was forgotten.
        • The purpose of scientific researchers is to attract social acceptance.
        • Spirituality of everyday life is not questioned.

    The Gap between the Theory and Practice of Spirituality.

    Natural Farmer

    下矢印

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    Universal Circulation Method

    Shift from a self-centered way of life
    to 
    living with the universal will

    “Universal” means the original and pure vibrancy which is not distorted by humans, and the way the whole of the universe is.

    We are a life that has been given a particular role in the universal system of lives, which are interdependent with each other. When you realized this fact, humans can release their own ego, and perceive the world of vibrancy as the deepest part of life. Humans can harmonize with the most beautiful vibration of existence, and live with all other creatures, together, in the rich circulation of life.

    “Universal” means the original and pure vibrancy which is not distorted by humans, and the way the whole of the universe is.

    We are a life that has been given a particular role in the universal system of lives, which are interdependent with each other. When you realized this fact, humans can release their own ego, and perceive the world of vibrancy as the deepest part of life. Humans can harmonize with the most beautiful vibration of existence, and live with all other creatures, together, in the rich circulation of life.

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    When you live with the universe, without planning, naturally lacking elements will be compensated.
    = The world which is everything circulates abundantly and does not need to have uneasiness and compete. 

    In harmony, crops grow spontaneously with an abundance of life force.

    Farmers learn the system of this world with crops, gain an ability to see through the nature of things, and nurture the source which make life more beautiful and healthy. That vibrancy spreads to the society as food and the whole society becomes more beautiful.

    The state of all life becomes active and

    Fully actualizes the unique talents of each being to form one complete life is

    the earth itself.

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    スライド12-001


    At Konohana Family,
    We use materials that follow the natural system,And grow crops with the Universal Circulation Method.

     Microbial Materials

    Microorganisms are the first life form that emerge from the world of vibrancy and they exist in various places such as in soil, water, air, food and our body. Since the very beginning of the establishment of the community, we utilized microbial materials such as “Konohana Kin” which we uniquely cultured by adding highly anti-oxidized leaves of red pine, loquat, bamboo and seasonal plants, and also a brown rice amino-acid, a photosynthesized microorganism to enhance the biodiversity of our rich rice and vegetable fields.
    Microorganisms are very sensitive, so they are greatly influenced by the state of the human mind, which plays a role in microbial development. When humans release their attachments and receive whatever nature provides, the microorganisms can enrich the crops and natural environment with their beautiful vibrancy, full of undistorted life force.
    Also, microorganisms have a function to purify the soil and river. They are a wonderful component in natural circulation!

    Clino Zeolite

    Clino Zeolite is made of incinerated zeolite which is a mineral made of coagulated volcanic rock, which generates a negative electrical charge.
    In earth’s long history, plants have always evolved by taking nutrients, which are broken down (eroded) organic matters in the soil (such as the carcass of animals or plants from the previous generations).

    Clino Zeolite enhances nutrient absorption in the soil, that otherwise could not occur due to the excessive applications of chemical fertilizers, to an eroded state with its magnetic power. As well, it adjusts the soil’s environment to its original capacity that has been developed over evolution, and allows for restored soil composition.

    Neem

    Neem is an evergreen tree native to India and is referred to as the “Miracle Neem”. It contains various natural effective substances such as Azadirachtin, and prevents the growth of true fungi that cause diseases; in addition to suppressing the appetite and reproduction of insects. However, curiously, it is a miracle plant that does not affect beneficial insects or animals.

    Zeolite adjusts the soil balance and supports the body of crops, and Neem protects crops from disease epidemics and insects due to environmental changes caused by global warming.

    In fact, it turns out that NPO Green Grass imports this neem product from Thailand with the connection of Phra Sangkom, who is one of the participants of the Earth Summit (hosted by the NPO Green Grass in November, 2015). A necessary thing will naturally come — that is the life of the Universal Circulation Method!

    ■ For more details, please contact NPO Green Grass.

    E-mail:info@npo-greengrass.org


    Let’s Make Hydrogen Water
    with Rice Rinsing Water!

    one small step

    Radical Oxygen causes many diseases and aging to the body, and also shortens the longevity of materials. Then, hydrogen water can get a lot more attention to improve these state; however, hydrogen servers or makers are expensive.

    Good News!
    You can make it very easily with something that you throw away on a daily basis.

    A Very Easy Way to Make It!

    You can use either brown rice or polished rice. Rinse them well three times. Pour the rinsed water after the third time into a sealable container or a bottle in order to prevent exposure to air. Leave it for fermentation at room temperature for 24 hours. If you live in a tropical area, leave it for 12 hours. If you live in a cold area, leave it bit longer. By tasting, you will find the best timing. That’s it! You can make natural reduction water.

    The best one has a beautiful fermented taste from the fermented rice water, and does not have a sour flavor or that of mere simple water.

    *Please use it up within 48 hours since the effects will be lost after 24 hours.

    How Amazing! – How to Use the Hydrogen water.

    • Prevent oxidization of your body which causes some disease by drinking it every day.
    • Use as a skin lotion and a bathing agent. It gives moisture to your skin.
    • Mix with warm water and massage your scalp as a substitute for shampoo. It can help prevent hair loss and the greying of hair.
    • Use as a mouth wash and tooth paste. It prevents the oxidization of your mouth and prevention of cavities, and smoothen the surface of teeth.
    • Use for house cleaning, and washing clothes and/or dishes. Without detergent, it refreshes things very well.

    It is very easy to make, so please try it first! Synthetic detergents pollute the world’s water. If you replace it to this H-water, it will make the rivers and oceans cleaner, and you do not need to buy detergents and soaps because it is biodegradable.

    How wonderful that we can totally utilize what we have thrown away every day!
    The earth is designed to circulate and harmonize everything.

    Let’s be in the flow of this universal circulation together!

     


    Information of Japanese Version

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    We wish this beautiful vibrancy reach to many people in the world!

     


投稿者:

Michiyo@Konohana Family

International Coordinator of Konohana Family

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