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by seeker242
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Continuing to Meditate after experiencing the Eternal Now
Replies: 17
Views: 349

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: 656

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: 349
Views: 21207

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: 417

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: 6
Views: 221

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: 349
Views: 21207

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: 166
Views: 4522

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: 349
Views: 21207

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: 349
Views: 21207

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...
by seeker242
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

What is unreasonable is stating that a diet that sustained humans for millions of years human history, including all groups, would somehow cause harm now. What is unreasonable is stating that a vegan diet is inherently harmful, without any reasonable evidence to back it up, which is exactly what yo...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Third question: How many micronutrients are there missing from this diet, still unknown to science, that should be supplemented? How many things are unknown? That doesn't even make any sense. If you claim that there are some unknown things missing, then what are they? That question makes as much se...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

... and very natural. As was discussed, natural is irrelevant. Just a question: do you need to supplement something that is complete, adequate and sufficient? It doesn't matter what is or is not adequate, when it's easy to make it adequate. Second question: how many other nutritional components sho...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Safe for children https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1028854/How-strict-vegan-diet-children-ill.html Safe for adults https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7072647/VIRPI-MIKKONEN-admits-vegan-diet-ruined-health-brought-early-menopause.html A case of a vegan mother breast-feeding her bab...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Of course you have to make the notion of "natural" irrelevant in order to make veganism look a bit better. "Natural" has nothing to do with good or bad (as you would like me to have claimed.) In this context it means "corresponding to the nature of human physiology". That means the nutrients and re...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

This is not a justification of veganism. Those extreme behaviors could be corrected, just like the extreme behavior of GMO and toxin use in the agriculture in general. Yes, it is a justification as veganism is a way to correct those extreme behaviors. Vegan diet might be a better than the standard ...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Sorry, but with this statement I was not referring to me at all. Rather to vegan activists who attack butcher shops (for example as it happened in France) and other people who follow different ideas. https://www.thelocal.fr/20190408/french-vegan-activists-jailed-for-attacks-on-butchers-shops I woul...
by seeker242
Fri May 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Had you read the links I posted to this question you would see that he is not a researcher, just a general health practitioner. Besides he is a Vegan activist, thus not reliable as a source of objective, neutral information. https://www.stopbeingconfusedabouthealth.com/truth-dr-michael-greger-pt-1/...
by seeker242
Mon May 27, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 4522

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

I've never considered any "Hinayana" references in zen to be referring to Theravada, but rather simply to the motivation for practicing. If you are practicing just for the benefit of yourself and that's it, that is a lesser vehicle regardless of what tradition you are practicing in. You can be Thera...
by seeker242
Sun May 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21207

Re: Great Vegan Debate

Who is Michael Greger A person who quotes actual peer reviewed scientific studies, rather than internet blogs, pop magazines and political conspiracy websites, none of which are good sources of information. Plant-Based Diets, Micronutrients and Mental Health https://www.diagnosisdiet.com/micronutri...

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