Time ago we brought the box with island's Rudrakshas for mr. Suthep - translator of "Mahabharata" to Thai language. Now we want to share the news about our efforts with Rudraksha here together with inviting you to join us in that blissful activity.
Main discovery - it’s not only Rudraksha beads give a lots of merit for our health & mind while wearing, but the Rudraksha tree itself has countless of useful properties and needs to be protected. Rudraksha improving and empowering the soil, clearing waters, feeding various insects & animals and has unexplored relations with Sunrays.
Divinity of island Rudraksha
Dangers for the trees and its solutions
Unfortunately, due to the tourism development, law regulations and "new times" private landowners usually cut down the unknown trees when clearing the land. This leads to remaining of some of the Rudraksha trees just in temple/public areas and "undeveloped"-yet lands, where trees are usually being cleared when building begins.
Good news is that using our extensive experience we created attractive solution both for the Trees and People, who will own them - Rustam was study in law and then worked for property & real estate in a few countries, including this island (link). We agreed about all the details with the owner of land in a most auspicious area of the island - Than Sadeth, and first "Tree Owners Club" with 7 trees of Rudraksha already opened.
Our experience includes 1,5 years of research: creating a map of remaining trees, collecting and comparing the seeds, planting Rudraksha, contacting the local land-lords, officials and yoga-healing communities, sharing the thousands of Rudrakshas with people, communities, centers and places, Ayurveda tests and jewelry-creation, websites promotion etc.
As a result, we prepare "Tree Ownership" concept, offering to buy the tree of Rudraksha for tree lifetime with official registering the land under its krone (in maximum rent). This allows to the Tree Owner:
1. To own and receive the fair amount of the Rudraksha beads (we see it as hundreds of divine big Rudrakshas every year.
2. To come and relax under the tree, usinf facilities of the master's house.
3. To improve the other flora under the tree - plant more favorable/healing plants
- we sized the tree plots as 200 sq. m. of land
4. to order for small extra-cost light Eco-lodge from bamboo & coconut as a "Tea House", "Silence Temple", "Meditation lodge" etc.
Properties of the first Rudraksha Tree CLub
Purchasing of tree, in steps:
Further continue the Tree Ownership in other areas
We mapped the remaining Rudrakshas in four main areas according to the four winds - East, West, South and North, and run the info-data of all available lands, people and trees with contacts of useful info. The project can be expanded in a island's size, where many Tree Owners can take the benefits of having their own Tree of holy Rudraksha.
ॐ उत्तमोत्तम नमः
Great success we celebrate in our "Tree Friends Club" history - establishing of the first-ever Rudraksha Tree Club on Phangan island of Thailand, with 7 Tree-Friends and owners and 7 trees all together. 2,5 hectares on the east of the island has a waterfall river flows and 7 blessed trees of Rudraksha, most of which giving fruits with divine seeds. Among that trees is "Kunda-Mani" or "wish-truerer-tree" - giving fruits of Rudraksha with big divine forms of beads. You could see that place on our "Island Map of Rudraksha Trees", what is hidden, so you actually couldn't see it - until now!:)
Among of the other blessed signs I noticed Her - white female water buffalo, living here with friend near the lotus lake.
After all contacts with "people behind orgs", and human-to-human delivery, direct from hand to hand, local and international sharing, we started more serious online-presence. And right now I even created Rudraksha Land on Etsy - by advice of good friend. This what written there.
"We exploring the sacred trees growing on non-researched areas, with a mission to highlight this, spread its "divine fruits", and to protect and care about those of that trees, which now in danger. This shop represents Rudraksha seeds from new area in SEA - island in Siam gulf of Thailand. We creating the map of holy trees, and marking each tree and special features of its seeds. We planting, giving away, we writing the articles about Rudraksha and run few websites related to it.
Uniqueness of Rudrakshas here - first ripe fruits eaten by big fruit flying foxes, whom then spitting it around the area, and we collecting it almost fully-clean, sometimes far from the origin-trees.
All Rudrakshas are 3- or 4-mukhi, various forms and shapes, according to the tree character and exact location. Season of fruits - from Feb to March, some trees can give seldom fruits in other time too.
We spread hundreds of Rudrakshas among people we meet, so do not sell seeds in real life and plan to use received funds to live. We worship for Shiva - Rudra, so all other devotees of Shiva can get from us discount, or beds of Rudraksha for free, in case if you can arrange the delivery yourself.
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On botanical Latin is Sandoricum koetjape, what is hard to pronounce. This unique tree is among the largest and oldest fruit trees in the world - we saw 500 years old tree, according to local sources - and we believe it - tree was giant! Santol fruits has 2-in-1 tastes - middle fruit is sweet while the rest around -- sour. This part used for the best-i-ever-try sauce, self-invented after inspiration.
Sauce was not just delicious but has a strong stomach-healing effects, which will be highlighted separately. And beautiful - look its greenery!
Our Cacao adventures together with continuing to explore defined ancient spiritual places made birth to new Mission - the most important we ever considered. This"New Big Discovery" - trees of Rudraksha on a island, appeared as a central part of whole unique Eco-system: other plants and various divine animals, which not live on surrounded mainlands. Going on with photo-registering Moon & stars light phases made this great in-&-outsight possible in a period of February-March, the most auspicious, according to the same-to-Rudraksha tradition. The fact that we didn't met even single Rudraksha tree during the long tour among a numerous parks on surrounded mainland provinces, and we just completed our first stage-plan with deserted trees of Cacao - the remaining part of Cacao farm promised now to be at least saved - both that make this Rudraksha discovery more than a good surprise, great Eco-news or gift from Nature.... Together with other happenings in parallel we're glad to announce on this still low-popular resource, quietly, about the new High-End-Important mission, exciting project and appearance of source of Sacred for all the Being, as well as once-in-life opportunity - "Rudraksha Island Rescue. The Awakening".*
Received a e-mail news from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and, after writing to Leo & Co our plan to do green - here its posted on Kalos Fund, - I found then other interesting website - AskNature - and posted quick strategy there - to add ours best! Here below a copy of that - in case its not gonna be approved. Surely I have to share something - as a family person who had to live in a nature with minimum "modern comforts"... - the issue is how to get out from me the most precious and needed for the others... Trying to do the best - my modest promise.
Groves of Rudraksh trees lies in a few places, and each tree is unique. So why this at the beginning? - Rudraksha's trunk growing together with big coconut, and has a spiky guard on the North. But to find a blessed seeds I walked around.
We were glad to see that our little listeners were smart, full of attention, open-minded and already had extensive knowledge about the world around. They loves the chocolate and tea we served (not surprise - it was tea made from ancient trees at north of Thailand) and excited to plant their cacao seeds. We going to continue - as we also got very positive experience and hope that dozens of young cacao sprouts soon will have a new life.
Growing cacao trees on koh Phangan
After our Phangan vernissage I dig few cacao beans from the biggest cabosse (cacao pod) around the area of Khao Tam Sanctuary, and one of them appears sooner than the others. Then we noticed that its two of cocoa sprouts in a ground, and every noon I made a picture of them. Today is Day 8 - so there are 8 pictures from the first days of one of the youngest cacao seedlings on a planet!
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