13316Re: [fukuoka_farming] Fukuoka san's comment in an interview
- Mar 1, 2012Thanks again Nandan for your topic discussion,
and thanks Norm and Ruthie for your discussion interpretations,
furthermore, please see the earlier excellent reflection of the excellent Fukuoka Farmer (practitioner and philisopher) Jean-claude Catry's,
on this writing "Three Don Quixotes" of late Fukuoka Masanobu sensei's; see:
Jean-claude's very encouraging and qualitatively very significant reply was to my request for more on this topic at that time, along the same lines as this topic Nandan (re-)initiated.
You can all read that book section "Three Don Quixotes" yourselves, and the section after it, favourite especially important section;
i hope you do next, if not already.
i haven't got this section already typed up into a quotation ready for quoting here in our little group, so please read the book itself.
There's pirated free scanned copy on the internet,
there's a free (partial) preview copy of it in Google Books (of an evidently incomplete copy as the search facility doesn't find the last several pages),
there's a copy in the Hathi Trust US online massive e-library available for searching only, unless you're a member of a subscribed US university,
and there's a copy which hasn't been released, claimed because it is still in print which it most definitely is not in print (except perhaps facsimiles)� so please request Steve Solomon owner to release it to us members in his Soil and Health online library.
Someone else may like to spend the time to type the quotation of the whole section here in our little group?
Biggest best true nature with all,
Mr. Jason Stewart
Cairns, far N QLD, atm.
On 02/03/2012, at 2:24 AM, Nandan wrote:
> Hi All,
> Not sure, if this came in this site..This is Fukuoka san's comment in an interview where Fukuoka san, Bill Mollison and Wes Jackson were present. I couldn't get the link back, but have the page saved in my system..
> "The confusion started when humans ate the Fruit of Knowledge. Adam and Eve were thrown away from the Garden of Eden. The only way to get back is to throw away the knowledge! Just become foolish like a bird or baby.
> I understand Mr. Jackson's scientific approach. I used to have the same view when I was a scientist. You can just think of us three as being on the horse of Don Quixote. It looks like we are saying different things, but we are really on the same horse. The horse is running toward disaster. Wes Jackson's trying to stop the feet of the horse. Bill Mollison's trying to turn the head of the horse. (Laughs) I'm just hanging onto the horse's tail! "
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