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by seeker242
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Why and how did karma come into existence?
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Why and how did karma come into existence?

It doesn't matter because even if a beginning could be known, that won't help you put an end to being stuck in it. :meditate:
by seeker242
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?
Replies: 56
Views: 916

Re: How should I deal with these insults to Buddhism?

kimjihoon5924 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:49 am
What should I do?
Stop thinking that Buddhism needs to be defended from insults? Let them think what they want to think and let that be the end of it. For example, if they say "You should not follow such teachings, buddhism is evil!" then say "Ok, thank you for your concern".
by seeker242
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: dalai lama conflict science buddhism change
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: dalai lama conflict science buddhism change

It's a nice sentiment and encourages science minded people to take Buddhism more seriously, which is good. However, it's ultimately not very meaningful because of the unfalsifiability mentioned above. The DL knows full well that science can't disprove things like rebirth to begin with.
by seeker242
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can you practice without a teacher?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Can you practice without a teacher?

doublerepukken wrote: I would like to eventually do zazen again though. Can you sit without a teacher
Yes, not doing it would be worse than doing it. :smile:
by seeker242
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

There is no requirement in Buddhism to be vegetarian. But at a later point, the Buddha will speak and suggest you should be vegetarian. Depends on the individual. It does, although in some traditions, vegetarianism is a requirement for monks. As far a laypersons go, one could say there are no requi...
by seeker242
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Major hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Major hurricane hitting Texas

So there is a category 4 hurricane hitting Texas tonight...Buildings have collapsed with people inside... Report that a high school has been leveled and people injured...NWS issued its rainiest 7-day forecast ever. Up to 40” rain from San Antonio to Houston will create a Katrina-scale flood. Nationa...
by seeker242
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 64
Views: 1675

Re: Emptiness nutshells

I think it was Chögyam Trungpa that said:

"Whatever you think emptiness is, that's not it"

That is my most favorite explanation! :smile:
by seeker242
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Which eating disorder? Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present: orthorexia nervosa I doubt someone who eats french fries and coca cola for dinner is suffering from orthorexia nervosa! Coca cola isn't healthy at all and neither is french fries, but they're both vegan! Most health conscious peopl...
by seeker242
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Jealousy, but not about status?
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Jealousy, but not about status?

"May I one day be able to take joy in the success and happiness of others." This is a good idea. I've tried to apply sympathetic joy to those situations, even in that moment when I wanted to cry, but it always felt fake. I think that's why cultivation of mudita is intended to be a lifelong practice...
by seeker242
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 64
Views: 1675

Re: Emptiness nutshells

rachmiel wrote:And what’s a good short instruction to bring yourself back to emptiness in practice?
Drink a cup of tea, do the laundry, etc, etc.
by seeker242
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Fat doesn't bind to insulin receptors. That's impossible. Fat interferes with the "signal cascade" that is supposed to take place after the insulin binds with the receptors. "we believe that insulin binds to the receptor normally, but the signal is not sent into the cell, the cells do not take up gl...
by seeker242
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

For clarification: I am not anti-vegan any more than I am opposed to the second law of thermodynamics. FWIW, that isn't how it comes across. You think Thich Nhat Hanh has an eating disorder. I find that highly unlikely. :smile: I didn't say anything about Thich Nhat Hanh in this thread. :shrug: Did...
by seeker242
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

DGA wrote:
For clarification: I am not anti-vegan any more than I am opposed to the second law of thermodynamics.
FWIW, that isn't how it comes across. You think Thich Nhat Hanh has an eating disorder. I find that highly unlikely. :smile:
by seeker242
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Why should we cause distress and death to plants or even single cells which are also living? Because the alternative is committing suicide by eating nothing and that's unreasonable. :smile: Or is Buddhism also about acknowledging reality and the nature of things as they are? It is! Which is why whe...
by seeker242
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

The problem with eggs and dairy is that they kill animals too. That problem is already being solved: That's great! However, until the problem is solved and implemented on a mass scale, with the other practices discontinued, then one can say the "problem is solved". Although, that's not the only pro...
by seeker242
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

The Buddha taught against killing animals, not eggs and dairy. The problem with eggs and dairy is that they kill animals too. This below is a standard practice in the egg industry, and it's barbaric. The male offspring of dairy cows are often sent off the the veal factory, where they are subjected ...
by seeker242
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Vasana wrote:
What about vegan athletes and body builders? No compromise in health there.
There's a new documentary coming out on that very subject. :smile:

https://www.clearlyveg.com/blog/2017/05 ... ocumentary
by seeker242
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Did you ever notice that vegan food is often unpalatable and, not infrequently, unpleasant to the sense organs? before, during, and after digestion, if you know what I mean. I'm talking about the farting. Vegans can be farty, you know. That's only a problem for a little bit. Once you become a level...
by seeker242
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Veganism is an Eating Disorder
Replies: 158
Views: 4753

Re: Veganism is an Eating Disorder

Thoughts? That veganism is not a diet, but a lifestyle whose aim is to not support animal exploitation. Not wearing leather shoes and not purchasing products tested on animals doesn't have anything to do with food. :smile: but is it possible to be a vegan without having an eating disorder? Of cours...
by seeker242
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 40
Views: 1359

Re: Diets are dumb

If a food is going to make your heart attack you, and kill you 30 years early, I'm going with "it's not so good"!