Kevin: We have few more minutes. I would like to just briefly touch on the medicines. You said water was one medicine. But what other medicines do or notable medicine from one or two tribes that you were with, what do they use for certain ailments?
Happy: Singing is a very important aspect of health and recovery. Singing is used as a preventive medicine in many cultures that I live with. Singing everyday, again at sunrise, at sunset, singing through out the day, the people who I live with up in the Himalaya, their Muslim actually, and
when they harvest their food, the little boys to the old man go out with baskets on their head and on their backs, and they sing praises to Allah.
A thanksgiving for the food, for the corn that their throwing into the baskets. So there are different kinds of songs, harvest songs, morning songs, spring time songs, basket songs. Their songs are - that women sing while they are making clothing for their children out of the wool of the various animals. There are songs for deep healing, for somebody who is born, for who somebody dies. There
are so many songs, the traditional songs and some of them they just mixed them up.
Kevin: That's cool.
Happy: Just like we do. And so, if somebody is ill, singing to them is really important. Now, something else that is very important is that this story of my name, it is Happy Oasis. When I was traveling to Bangladesh on a bus, I was the only foreigner as an adventure anthropologist. And it was pouring down rain for days and days and I never been to Bangladesh and being an American, I didn't know a whole lot about it. And it's a very flat country. It's raining on the ocean and an average sea -
above sea level height of three feet.
Happy: And so, after weeks of rain, it's very common that in - at the end of the rainy season, much of Bangladesh is under water. And when that happens, the farmers, the million and millions and people, they go to the highest spot they can find, and so our bus got stuck on one of the highest
spots, because there were thousands of people who'd gather there and there were little bit of hamlet of a village made mostly out of straw houses.
And in the pouring rain, I saw thousands of people lying down around me. And they were dying, and I made it a thought, oh I can cash from the travel checks. I will buy everybody a meal. And then I realized there is no bank. And then I thought I know I have a few hundred dollars of currency equivalent in Bengali. I will buy everybody something, and then I realized there is no food in the
It kept pouring down rain, and I thought all the Red Cross will come, something will happen, but it just kept raining. I was sitting on the bus profoundly hopeless and wondering what to do, and I just started gently weeping. When a man came up to me, very weak, and he was a leper. He had no fingers and he looked and he took his none fingers and he brushed my hair, very blond hair I have and blue
eyes. And he has very - of course very dark skin almost African. And when he looked into my eyes, I realized he had already passed over.
His soul was so profoundly there. But, he must have seen me in some kind of illusionist, maybe an angel. And he walked off the bus and he lay down, he died. Shortly, thereafter there was another man who came. Another elder, who must have been about 35 or just an elder in Bangladesh at that time; and he walked straight up to the bus with a big smile on his face, and then we was extremely exceedingly skinny, starving as well and barefoot, and just had a dodie on, but he had this
radiant smile. And I was so sad that I was angry.
Have you ever noticed that anger is like congealed sadness, and so I was very upset with him and then I said, "How can you smile in this circumstance?" And he said in perfect Queen's English, as if he weren't in Bangladesh at all, Madam, he said. Come, come with me, smiling is all I have to give. Let us go and smile on this people. And so we went and we sing. He sings Muslim chants, and I sing Christian summer songs, and we touch people's feet and we caressed their forehead gently and we
looked into their eyes, like a mother looking at a child as they died. And it deeply changed my life to do this hour after hour in the pouring rain, because the effect this had on each individual was that they
pass away with loving kindness. Is that they pass away with the sense of peace and ease.
I vowed after that experience and many others to always be cheerful to radiate gladness if I am ever in any situation that is left dire in that situation. And that is it. That is the beginning of the name Happy
Oasis, because I am about to be a happy oasis for everybody on the planet whenever it's possible.
What happened is, after living with many tribes and being - walked into seven different battles. And most of the people who I know, like closest friend all along the planet are tribal people and they have been disenfranchised and they have died due to the disenfranchisement and due to genocide.
I became weary after more than a decade of living with various tribal people who I love, which has just disappeared. And I've realized upon coming back to America, to this really blessed country, I love
America, and I love Americans so much more than I ever would have and could have I had not had this experiences, that I would like to be part of a tribe that's going to be around for a while. At least to be a part of a tribe that is just coming up through the mud. Instead of one that is on the edge of extinction, and so I thought to myself, who are these people who are going to be around, and those
people are raw, organic, vegetarians who are enthusiastic about seeking out equal sustainable solutions and embracing our international community and co-creating world peace on earth, because we can live
in heaven on earth if we are committed to the blissipline that results in as Blissian Forth.