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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Simple Things

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  • sangeetha muthu
    Hello Ruthie,  Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I totally agree that simplicity is very hard to achieve if we walk the talk. I love the phrase I m a drop in
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      Hello Ruthie, 

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I totally agree that simplicity is very hard to achieve if we walk the talk. I love the phrase "I'm a drop in the ocean, and happy enough to be that drop" 





      >________________________________
      > From: Ruthie Aquino <ruthieaquino1@...>
      >To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:06 PM
      >Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Simple Things
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      >Friends,
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      >What attracts me about natural farming is how limpid it is.
      >Now, one of the hardest things to achieve, I find, is simplicity : in
      >speech, in conduct, in thinking.
      >How I would hate to be in the shoes of some who are tortured by their
      >questionings and reduced to splitting hairs.
      >This reminds me of a fond lover who searches the world to offer me the best
      >gift. He finds the best gift, but I do not like it. He was searching to
      >please himself, he did not bother to get to know me.
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      >Whether Fukuoka was preaching his type of religion (did I hear guru and
      >mysticism?) matters little to me in the sense that his major impact was in
      >sharing his succesful farming to me.
      >
      >Whether I am a rich person or a poor person is a minor consideration since
      >rich and poor are on the same level when it comes to success in natural
      >farming. Richer persons are not more succesful than poorer ones, and
      >poorer persons less so for the lack of means, because it is not the rich
      >person or the poor person that does the farming but Nature with a capital
      >N. That is how I understand Fukuoka farming. I like the way it evens out
      >the differences between social distinctions or whatever you call those
      >differences in wealth. P.S. Fukuoka did not measure wealth in terms of
      >material possessions but in terms of happiness, so if that's his religion
      >I'll buy it, too.
      >
      >I also like Sepp Holzer and appalud his success and think he's smart to get
      >a living out of a hostile mountain, and Paul Wheaton's permaculture site
      >where I learned what to do with a cast-iron pan.Huh? not farming? HAHAHA He
      >has a very rich site and it is a pleasure to visit it.
      >I learn from permaculture design even if I do not necessarily practise it.
      >Earthworks, water catchment, and other stuff are too heavy for me. I
      >leave that to city planners.
      >
      >I'm a drop in the ocean, and happy enough to be that drop.
      >
      >Happy farming.
      >RUTHIE
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