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by seeker242
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Trouble with Vegetarianism
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Trouble with Vegetarianism

Type 2 diabetes I'm assuming? You should look into Dr Neal Barnard's program for reversing type 2 diabetes with a plant based diet. https://www.amazon.com/Neal-Barnards-Program-Reversing-Diabetes/dp/1594868107 A plant based diet, done correctly, can be quite effective in managing type 2 diabetes. ht...
by seeker242
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Peter Singer :) Mostly for his work concerning animals.
by seeker242
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

You don't have to leave behind the zen teacher in order to go to a Tibetan teacher. There's no good reason why you can't have a good relationship with both. :smile:
by seeker242
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 130
Views: 2090

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Should Mount Meru be taken in literally? It can be, no problem. :D However, since it is a multi-dimensional center, there is no reason to believe it's an actual mountain. But just because that's the case, does not mean it isn't actually real. :D Is it possible to believe in Mount Meru and believe i...
by seeker242
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama

Low and behold a conversation with HHDL and this man was ready to support compassion and it wasn't just HHDL presence but his ability to offer reasonable logic as to why it is important for society. Really shows the power the right message can have in opening the minds of others. He's donated a lot...
by seeker242
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama

Please help me solve or disprove the below logical conjecture. Accumulation of wealth = selfish hoarding (due to limited money supply to prevent hyper-inflation) => income inequality. Therefore any self-proclaimed rich people are selfish hoarders who do not deserve praise? I suppose it comes down l...
by seeker242
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: What brought you to the dharma & what's your biggest challenge?

What life circumstances got you interested in the path?
Dukkha. Not the dramatic kind but just a general dissatisfaction with things in general.
And what's your biggest frustration with it?
No frustration with the dharma, the dharma is perfect. :meditate:
by seeker242
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: Tathagatagarbha and oppresion/social action

According to this author there is in Mahayana Buddhism a tension regarding tathagatagarbha. If everything is already enlightened, why there should be practice? Sounds more like a misunderstanding of tathagatagarbha, rather than an actual doctrine as no doctrine teaches that nothing needs to be done.
by seeker242
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Seon
Topic: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Are there any western lineages of Seon other than Kwan Um?

Yes. Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. :smile:

https://www.zenbuddhisttemple.org/

World Zen Fellowship.

http://www.worldzen.org/
by seeker242
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?
Replies: 30
Views: 930

Re: When people shame me for being white, what should I do?

Say "OK" and then move on with your life. :D
by seeker242
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now

ZenGuitar wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Does this negate formal meditation now, or not?
No. The Buddha himself still did it, even after his full and complete enlightenment. :meditate:
by seeker242
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Choosing between Chan, Zen, Jìngtǔzōng, and Jōdo Shinshū

tonysharp wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Is there an easier way?
I find the easiest way is to not put much concern on inserting yourself into some particular school and just practice whatever you feel an affinity for.
by seeker242
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25062

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Very interesting video regarding vegans and DHA. It's quite long so really only relevant if you want to know the minute detail. It essentially argues that no, vegans don't need to supplement DHA and the idea that vegans need it, is really just a sales and marketing tactic from those who sell supplem...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Rise of plant-based alternative Meats? (like Soy-based)
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Rise of plant-based alternative Meats? (like Soy-based)

Many soy-based veggie meat substitutes are made with hexane, a potentially harmful chemical. Check out this guide to those U.S. companies which do and do not use hexane in the processing of their soybeans. https://www.cornucopia.org/hexane-guides/hexane_guide_meat_alternatives.html Plenty of altern...
by seeker242
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Practice
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Zen Practice

Thus, I am curious if anyone has any input as to what practice typically looks like Typically, it looks like most other Buddhists. Keep the precepts, do meditation, which involves sitting, perhaps walking, chanting and working. Practicing being kind, compassionate, generous, etc. On a day to day ba...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25062

Re: Great Vegan Debate

There is a lot of evidence that the vegan diet is indeed inadequate: Is a vegan diet safe for infants and children? http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2019/02/is-a-vegan-diet-safe-for-infants-and-children/ That's not evidence. Supplementation is an inherent part of a vegan diet, supplements work, therefore...
by seeker242
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 168
Views: 5905

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

I’d like to talk with serious Mahayana people who see the advantage of unifying with Theravada. Personally I don’t see any advantages. And this is in spite of the fact that the Thien tradition I’m in borrows quite a lot from Theravada. I don't see any advantage separating them. Sure, there are diff...
by seeker242
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25062

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Miroku wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:05 pm
You can get vitamin D from the sun exposure and most of the population is low on it anyway.
My last checkup, my Dr. commented that I was one of the only people he has seen in months that actually has proper Vit D levels and I'm his only vegan client. :lol:
by seeker242
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 359
Views: 25062

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Facts do not need proof, whereas theories do. You haven't provided any facts that establish that your outlandish claims are true. Fact is, that humans survived, lived, thrived and evolved during millions of years on three kinds of diets: carnivorous, omnivorous and vegetarian. All three are compose...

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