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Postby barcsimalsi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:30 am


In case his impression looks too spontaneous to be true, watch this one.

After watching, i tried my own urine(but not with the ice). It smells like total dukkha but the taste isn't so bad, slightly soupy and salty just like mixing salt with cheap beer plus drain water. I didn't have the fortitude to even finish the whole cup of fresh pee so i doubt i can ever drink the fermented one which is highly recommended.

Mahadhammasamadana sutta wrote:Bhikkhus, a man would come along suffering from jaundice and he is told: Friend, there is a drink made out of putrid urine, with various kinds of medicines put in it. If you desire drink. When drinking it would not be agreeable to sight, smell or taste but drinking it you will get over your illness. He reflects about it and drinks it. It would not be agreeable to sight, smell or taste, yet he would get over that illness. I say this observance of the Teaching is comparable to this, as it is now unpleasant and brings pleasant results in the future.


Anyone drinks pee? fresh or putrid? mix or pure? works on your health?
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Re: Drink urine

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:37 am

You have got to be joking!
I think I'll stick to professionally formulated pharmaceuticals.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:08 am

You drank your own piss? You've got to be kidding me...

There's nothing good in urine! It's what your body can't use - There's nothing in it worth keeping. The only time I would ever drink my own piss is if I were dying of thirst in the desert.

I'll say it again - There is nothing to be gained from drinking your own piss. To say nothing of drinking fermented piss, or having a urine enema (wtf). Some twisted pervert's probably laughing his butt off at how many people he's managed to convince to drink their own piss in the name of alternative medicine.

There's a lot of quack pseudo science out there, but this takes the cake. What's next I wonder - Eating your own poop?
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Re: Drink urine

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:19 am

This might be of interest :)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psycholog ... herapy.htm

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Re: Drink urine

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:42 am

cooran wrote:This might be of interest :)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psycholog ... herapy.htm

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Re: Drink urine

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:51 am

"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Drink urine

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:34 am

Ben wrote:
cooran wrote:This might be of interest :)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psycholog ... herapy.htm

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Are you serious?

Hi Ben,

It is a study done at a fairly well thought of American University - as opposed to popular press articles:

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... l-rankings

Haven't ever tried it myself - and, quite frankly, can't see me doing it in the future. :)

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Re: Drink urine

Postby cherrytigerbarb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:06 am

I've read that Indian Fakirs drink their morning pee on the basis that during the night, melanin is released into the urine, so the first pee of the day has the highest concentration. This apparently aids with meditation.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:48 am

Greetings,

I wonder what the commentaries say?

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Re: Drink urine

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:58 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I wonder what the commentaries say?

Metta,
Retro. :)
What would be said would likely be a comment on what is in the Vinaya. No drinking of one's own piddle mentioned in the Vinaya, but cow urine, which is mention favorably in the Vinaya, has been and still is considered medicinal in India. Eeew.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby manas » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:59 am

I've also read about it. I also have no interest in trying it out - if I were really sick I would try other natural means of cure, there are many, including herbs, juices, and the like; but anyway, despite the initial sense of revulsion, we might want to consider some of the other things we put in to our mouths, masticate and swallow. Meat and dairy have things in them as a matter of course, that would horrify most folks, but most people either don't know, don't care, or just put up a wall of denial so they can go on consuming them. So when compared with blood and pus, which are both found in meat (and amounts of pus in milk), a bit of one's own urine maybe need not evoke such disgust.

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Re: Drink urine

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:01 am

tiltbillings wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I wonder what the commentaries say?

Metta,
Retro. :)
What would be said would likely be a comment on what is in the Vinaya. No drinking of one's own piddle mentioned in the Vinaya, but cow urine, which is mention favorably in the Vinaya, has been and still is considered medicinal in India. Eeew.


I suppose an interesting reflection is that we widely consume the milk of the breasts of another species, but interesting (ignoring for this example the practical impossibility of commercial human milking) we don't drink human milk. Male partners might have a curiosity to see what their wives breast milk tastes like, but that would be considered by many to be a kink or at least something to be kept private. You would expect we would be more comfortable drinking the milk of our own species than a cow. And if an Alien species ever comes across us, I imagine they will find this quite a curiosity.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby Sam Vara » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:08 am

It might make you live longer, or it might just make it seem that way...
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Re: Drink urine

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:20 am

You would expect we would be more comfortable drinking the milk of our own species than a cow.
There is a reason why the cow is so highly revered in India -- Mother Cow.





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BlackBird wrote:Male partners might have a curiosity to see what their wives breast milk tastes like, but that would be considered by many to be a kink or at least something to be kept private.
It would not be something I'd talk about, but I did work with a woman who would chase her husband around their house squirting him with her breast milk. That imagery there is hilarious.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:32 am

Hahaha brilliant.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Drink urine

Postby barcsimalsi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:11 pm

So many negative comment :jawdrop:
Initially, I was thinking this practice is common among forest monk...

Both positive and negative informations are on the web :juggling: , luckily i'm still alive and kicking after this morning ordeal. If drinking urine is confirm bad, i hope this thread should served as a warning to gullible members like me(if there is any) though i'm still not sure which information is most reliable.
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Re: Drink urine

Postby Anagarika » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:16 pm

Lyoto Machida is a Japanese-Brazilian fighter for the UFC, who drinks his own urine as part of his health and training program:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/404 ... 91af_o.jpg

MONTREAL, Quebec -- Lyoto Machida created quite the stir when he revealed that he and his father, Yoshizo Machida, drink their urine every morning, so when MMA Fighting ran into Yoshizo at Wednesday's UFC 113 media workouts, we asked him about the benefits of urine drinking and why he started doing it.

To prove his point, Yoshizo then drank a full cup of his own urine right in front of us. True story
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Re: Drink urine

Postby Hickersonia » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:33 pm

I don't think I'd bother with urine drinking (mine or another's) but there isn't much point in getting worked up about someone else drinking the stuff.

Wasn't urine medicine considered one of the basic monk's requisites? Wouldn't it be rather presumptuous of us to say that it is worthless medicinally if the Buddha suggested it?
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Re: Drink urine

Postby SDC » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:46 pm

This thread is pure effing gold[en]. :twothumbsup:
Through many of samsara’s births I hasten seeking, finding not the builder of this house - pain is birth again, again. O builder of this house you’re seen, you shall not build a house again, all your beams have given away, rafters of the ridge decayed, mind to the unconditioned gone, exhaustion of craving has it reached.(Dhp - 153, 154)
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Re: Drink urine

Postby SDC » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:47 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I wonder what the commentaries say?

Metta,
Retro. :)


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