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EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:10 am

In 3 days, the EU will ban much of herbal medicine, pressing more of us to take pharmaceutical drugs that drive the profits of big Pharma.

The EU Directive erects high barriers to any herbal remedy that hasn't been on the market for 30 years -- including virtually all Chinese, Ayurvedic, and African traditional medicine. It's a draconian move that helps drug companies and ignores thousands of years of medical knowledge.

We need a massive outcry against this. Together, our voices can press the EU Commission to fix the directive, push our national governments to refuse to implement it, and give legitimacy to a legal case before the courts. Sign on the right, then forward this campaign to everyone, and let's get to 1 million voices to save herbal medicine:

To sign the petition follow this link
http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_herbal_medic ... 785&v=8982
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Caz » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:56 am

They will ban it regardless of how many people cry out. The EU never have listened to the people. :shock:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:45 pm





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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:06 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:16 pm





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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:32 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:33 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:00 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:10 pm

This is part of a global plan. But I have serious doubts it will really be enforced. The market for herbals and supplements is HUGE. Even cops use the stuff. No one leaves money on the table. Big Herbal will come back swinging, you can count on it.
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:18 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Here is where we really need to get the view which is the spontaneous accomplishment of all successes.
Pristine awareness cannot be conceived as an object:
the objective field has always been self-sprung awareness,
and awareness cannot take awareness as an object.


Your true nature is beyond the reach of deprivation, and is the total accomplishment of all accomplishments. At this very moment, in you, all success has succeeded any new benefit. Averring your mind to polemical risk assessments generates the cause of their fruition. What this means in your "real world," is you can dodge this bullet easily. Relax. It's all good. This method beyond doing or abandoning is something I have used to get lots and lots of cash. Okay? I'm not bullshitting around here. I can and will put my money, my blood and my balls on the line for this here.
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:09 pm





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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:09 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:33 pm

CAW!

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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:37 pm

CAW!

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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Madeliaette » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:39 pm

I have signed. I have to count out 7 tablets every morning for my father and this has made me contemplate the situation and make personal decisions. ( :soapbox: Many people of my dad's age rely on Western tablets to keep their body's alive, but have problems with side effects. Not having a fear of death, I refuse to get to such a stage in life. If I can find a natural, herbal, safe remedy, I will use it, but if not, I will accept my body is worn out and move on. I would accept Ayurvedic or Tibetan treatment, but not Western modern medicine. So, for me, this is something I support and sign. End of :soapbox: )

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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Grigoris » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:43 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:44 pm

To give you an idea of how funny all this sh!t is to me...

Yesterday on the morning radio show they were having people call in to talk about their annoying co-workers. People were calling in about the guy who spits when he talks or the lady with bad breath. Then, this hooker called up and complained about this "trick on the other side of the strip is taking all my tricks charging $10 less." I was rolling. :rolling: Seriously though, this is just Earth.

Okay, one thing as dharma people struggling with everything is to accumulate merits. Wisdom! Offer tormas, think of your guru with love, love everyone you see, be happy when people are happy, sympathize when people are sad, do tsok once a week. Confess all your sins in guru yoga. Do Vajrasattva purification. You will see. You can dodge all this with magic. I SWEAR!
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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby adinatha » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:45 pm

CAW!

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Re: EU to Ban Herbal Medicines

Postby Enochian » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:47 pm

There is an ever-present freedom from grasping the mind.

Mind being defined as the thing always on the Three Times.


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