I tell people this frequently but I want to make sure everyone knows why I am selling ethnobotanicals (instead of just offering some useful info on awakening).
Obviously it pays the bills (at this point I don't have a car or own a home or have health insurance or indulge in luxuries aside from stuff like passion fruits, coconuts), but there are many ways to pay bills. And my father demonstrated for 20 years that it's quite possible to live a monastic life without money. I have the utmost respect for monastics. Especially ones who are on the path to awakening to no self.
I encourage everyone to donate to www.funtosaludintl.org which is a small charity run by someone I know as a very respectable person with a huge heart. Funtosalud helps poor Haitians with food security and medical services, especially at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, so that it also fulfills the sociopolitical function of creating solidarity between the two cultures on the island which have historically seen each other as "other." You can even support them on Smile.Amazon.com at no cost to you. For every purchase you make from me, I'll donate a portion to Funtosalud. This will help you have a better experience also, knowing that your money is going to directly impact people who are suffering tremendously.
My primary goal is to have no repeat customers. I know that is idealistic, but I feel that if the information I provide and the meditation aids along with it are taken seriously, folks should not need to return for more things.
People often tell me that they will be long-term customers. This is strange... please, do not have that goal of being a long-term customer of mine. Meditate. Let go of identity. The cyclic desire for healing and transcendence is not something to be content with.
If you haven't already, please read my pamphlet explaining Nibbana (Everything is Already Perfect). If you gain any insights during meditation you'd feel comfortable sharing, please post them in the comments here.
If you share any of these medicines with others, I hope that this message and this prayer for no repeat customers is also being passed on in that process.
My other primary goal is to help the entire planet to experience Metta NMT and shed all the negativity they are being strangled by, so that they can begin to awaken. Maybe you can help?