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Originally posted by LordBaskettIV
No, this is a general conspiracy....think about it, why does no western culture allow it's people to live in harmony with nature/god? In China(and most of asia for that matter), anyone can leave behind city life and go live in the mountains. You can't do that here...or you can till you get found.
Amongst White Clouds is an intimate insider’s look at students and masters living in scattered retreats dotting China’s Zhongnan Mountain range. These peaks have reputedly been home to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago. It was widely thought that the tradition was all but wiped out, but this film emphatically and beautifully shows us otherwise.
Inspired in part by the noted book by Bill Porter (Red Pine), Road To Heaven: Encounters With Chinese Hermits, and filmed on location in China by American director Edward A. Burger, the film takes an unforgettable journey into the hidden tradition of China’s Buddhist hermit monks.
One of only a few foreigners to have lived and studied with these elusive practitioners, Burger is able, with humor and compassion, to present their tradition, their wisdom, and the hardship and joy of their everyday lives among the clouds.
Directed by Edward A. Burger
Produced by Chad Pankewitz
Filmed on location in China
Originally posted by CaptChaos
I guess none of you guys know any boat people like me. I know lots of us. We all live off the grid, in general, and I am actually in Permanent Tourist mode. I can get all the fish and lobsters I want all the time. I am on grid right now, or I wouldn't be able to be online here. But I can leave any time.
And if and when TSHTF I am totally prepared and can vanish in an instant. I don't really point it out to anyone here, I have lots of friends, they know I live on the boat, but don't really think about it, I bet most of them kind of feel sorry for me, even though my boat is probably bigger than most houses. Well, small ones anyway. I don't spell it out for them, unless they are of the few who are awake to what's going on. Most of them it would go right over their heads.