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by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Cholesterol is produced in the body as well as ingested. There are people for whom a diet high in saturated fat creates dangerously high levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol as their levels are already high. I know one, for example, who has all 8 of her family members die through precisely that cause, b...
by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1042

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

It's kind of sad that there aren't more popular films that promote a balanced diet, that includes a healthy balance of meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. It seems that the popular diet-related documentaries these days promote veganism, the keto diet, or some other fad or restrictive diet. Come...
by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

The medical trend in the past thirty years or so has been to encourage lean meat over red meat, if one chooses to eat meat. The reason being that saturated fat consumption is linked to heart disease. https://healthyforgood.heart.org/eat-smart/articles/saturated-fats A meta-analysis published in 201...
by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1042

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

It's kind of sad that there aren't more popular films that promote a balanced diet, that includes a healthy balance of meat, vegetables, fruits, and starches. It seems that the popular diet-related documentaries these days promote veganism, the keto diet, or some other fad or restrictive diet. Come...
by Cianan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Saturated fats are not a problem as long as one eats a diet low in carbohydrates (simple and complex) since the saturated fats are then broken down by the body for use in energy production. The medical trend in the past thirty years or so has been to encourage lean meat over red meat, if one choose...
by Cianan
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4205

Re: Why samsara exists

Nirvana is interdependent on samsara; the unconditioned is interdependent on the conditioned. There is no beginning or end to either. If there is no beginning to a sentient being's ignorance and existence in samsara, how can they be said to have "gone on vacation" or come to miss nirvana? It is imp...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4205

Re: Why samsara exists

In meditation I have come to my own conclusion, Samsara is like a vacation for the mind from unconditioned Nibbana. Another words it is like the saying “How can I miss you if you don’t go away.” One lifetime is but a blink of an eye for Buddha mind. I never thought about going on vacation to head o...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Cape Cod MA
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Greetings from Cape Cod MA

Welcome! Glad to have you here. :smile: Besides the ever-important practice of meditation, it is highly beneficial to contemplate, and there are many possible areas of contemplation that you will find in dharma. Shantideva's Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra , A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life , is a re...
by Cianan
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why samsara exists
Replies: 77
Views: 4205

Re: Why samsara exists

In meditation I have come to my own conclusion, Samsara is like a vacation for the mind from unconditioned Nibbana. Another words it is like the saying “How can I miss you if you don’t go away.” One lifetime is but a blink of an eye for Buddha mind. I never thought about going on vacation to head o...
by Cianan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

I didn't want to derail the thread any more, but I wanted to comment how I only intended to address how the US government has been untenably making a scapegoat of a significant macronutrient in human breast milk for all dietary evil for half a century without pointing out why we really have so many...
by Cianan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Saturated fats are not a problem as long as one eats a diet low in carbohydrates (simple and complex) since the saturated fats are then broken down by the body for use in energy production. BUT the idea of a balanced diet being unhealthy is a ludicrous concept. If one eats more saturated fats, then...
by Cianan
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Nuts are good, especially walnuts which contain some Omega 3s. Watch out not to eat too much cheese and dairy. When I first became vegetarian I was eating too much cheese and dairy and my weight went up. Now I'm mostly vegan, eating vegan at least 6 of 7 days per week and I'm stable at my ideal wei...
by Cianan
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1530

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

I always consider how to incorporate eggs, nuts (almond butter has proven to be quite versatile), seeds like hemp, chia and pumpkin and quality sources of fat like coconut milk, coconut oil and olive oil. Also, fiber does a lot to make you feel full. Plenty of vegetables is a perfect way to accompli...
by Cianan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 55
Views: 2033

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Conventionally, sentient beings accomplish their individual awakening through the buddhadharma expounded in great compassion, but this can be likened to space being liberated into space. Ultimately, there are neither sentient beings nor buddhas; there is neither samsara nor nirvana; there is neithe...
by Cianan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 55
Views: 2033

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

G, V, if i can recap to confirm my understanding. I suggested in a devil's advocate sort of way that perhaps the Boddhisatva is the one who has reached enlightenment because he understands that every being is already enlightened, i.e. concept of Luminous Mind. after all, there are some that may say...
by Cianan
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tradition.
Replies: 54
Views: 1685

Re: Tradition.

Is a good quote designed by Herr Doktor to preserve the fire for those who want to keep that conceptual flame alive to match whatever cultural/religious conditioning parading down the neural boulevards. :jumping: Conceptuality is not other than the dharmakāya; the dharmakāya is not other than conce...
by Cianan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

B vitamins—ample doses of choline are particularly effective and admired by biohackers, MCT oil, unprocessed cacao and a cup of coffee only in the morning are some of my staples. Coffee gets a bad rap, but research on not only its caffeine but phytonutrient and antioxidant content continues to show...
by Cianan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Natural Cognitive Enhancers?

B vitamins—ample doses of choline are particularly effective and admired by biohackers, MCT oil, unprocessed cacao and a cup of coffee only in the morning are some of my staples. Coffee gets a bad rap, but research on not only its caffeine but phytonutrient and antioxidant content continues to show ...
by Cianan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: AH-HA
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: AH-HA

Well, an aha! is what I’m seeking, but my question is about the Tibetan AH (A). Could someone clarify for me the difference between these Tibetan characters? ཨ ཨཱ ཨཱཿ འཿ I think the ཿ is like a comma or separation between syllables, and if so it doesn’t count for what I’m asking (except that I wond...
by Cianan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Aspiration of Kuntuzangpo
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Aspiration of Kuntuzangpo

The Vajrayana Foundation has a beautifully formatted text with the Tibetan, Latin transcription and English side-by-side. You can download a digital copy from them for $2+ here: https://sellfy.com/p/lv1Q/