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Tulsi as worshiped in deity form.
The presence of a Tulsi plant symbolizes the religious bent of a Hindu family. In many traditions (i.e Vaishnavism), a household is considered incomplete if it doesn't have a Tulsi plant. Many families have the Tulsi planted in a specially built structure, which has images of deities installed on all four sides, and an alcove for a small earthen oil lamp. Some households have up to a dozen Tulsi plants on the verandah or in the garden forming a "Tulsi-van" or "Tulsivrindavan"—a miniature basil forest.
Places that tend to inspire concentration and places ideal for worship, according to the Gandharva tantra, include "grounds overgrown with Tulsi plants". The Tulsi Manas Mandir at Varanasi is one such famous temple, where Tulsi is worshipped along with other devas (demi-gods/goddesses). Vaishnavites, or followers of Vishnu, revere the Tulsi leaf because it pleases Vishnu and thus is an inherent part of offerings of naivedya. They also wear beaded necklaces made of Tulsi stems. The manufacture of these Tulsi necklaces is a cottage industry in places of pilgrimage and temple towns. Another name for Tulsi within the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition is Vrindadevi, meaning 'the goddess of Vrindavan'.
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Florida fraud action
In, 2006, there is an unpopular example of Abbott Laboratories fraud action which is now under the USA FLORIDA State's Jury trial processing. This fraud action is about the "USA STATE of FLORIDA Medicare and Medicaid programs" where Abbott reported inflated pharmaceutical prices - often 1000% higher than Abbott's actual prices.
Originally posted by Neo_Serf
I'd like to see some hard data that shows we are over carrying capacity. Every human can fit in the state of Texas with one acre of land...before we go killing off huge numbers of us, can it be shown that its not a problem of distribution and recource allocation?
Originally posted by Neo_Serf
reply to post by VelmaLu
Are you telling me that the North American continent can't sustain 300 million people? For real? Where do you get this perception from? Clearly infinite growth is unsustainable, but before we start killing people, are you certain we can't come up with a better system? Perhaps free energy is finally released, recource wars end and humanity is freed from the destructive cycle its engaged in. Or maybe instead of competing in wars, nations decide to compete in peaceful competitions that actually end poverty (not just pay lip service to that goal) or tackle real pollution like DU or mercury. Maybe this collapse leads to a positive paradigm shift that *doesn't* involve killing most of us and enslaving the rest.