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by Calahand
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Would you like to wipe Islam off the face of this earth then becuase it is too stupid for you? Yes? ? lol , i guess i can't help but respond to this question. Well- what do you mean by wiping islam off the face of this earth? do you mean harming muslims physically or emotionally? Then No, ofcourse ...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

I am indeed quite happy with the way of life I was born into and am sure it is a part of my kamma. :smile: But it's not about me anyways. My point is that we let other people live out their traditions, in the absence of arrogance and develop more understanding for their way of life. Mutual toleranc...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Importance of diet and excercise according to these guys
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Importance of diet and excercise according to these guys

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/721503" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Overview of Lifestyle Interventions in the Management of Hyperlipidemia in the Primary Care Setting May 10, 2010 — The role of diet and exercise in the management of hyperlipidemia is discussed in a review for ...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Oh come on, forgive me a little bit of passion here, but this is ß%&§$. America has capital punishment. America had Guantanamo and waterboarding and violent police. Iraq... Need I continue? And there is more... It is of course easier to feel outraged about other traditions, and harder, to truly get...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

lol yeah how do you know who passed gas? These people need to re-evaluate their qualifications for making laws. They need to set up literacy standards for leaders worldwide, that way atleast we will have relatively sane people running countries. What an interesting thought.Relatively sane politicia...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

But seriously.... Haven't you ever been somewhere where it is OBVIOUS that someone has 'passed wind' - but everyone looks askance at everyone else? How are you going to prove in a court of law that a particular person was the one who vitiated, or how can a police officer possibly justify arresting ...
by Calahand
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Why are you surprised that other nations have different customs? Do all countries have to live the American way of life? And who's to say what's worse? Muslim nations find appalling what we do: Women who compete with each other in who's wearing less cloths and who's got the bigger silicon boobs. Me...
by Calahand
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Law against Vitiating in Public!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3710

Re: Law against Vitiating in Public!!

Hello all, The old law states: "Any person who voluntarily vitiates the atmosphere in any place so as to make it noxious to the health of persons in general dwelling or carrying on business in the neighbourhood or passing along a public way, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour." The southern African ...
by Calahand
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women: more gifted for spiritual life?
Replies: 57
Views: 4130

Re: Women: more gifted for spiritual life?

clw_uk, Not everything must be inside the context. As we open up our mind and see things, there's much answer than inside the sutta. If were to record what the Buddha said, in books. It would filled up the whole library. The Tripitaka is just 47volumes. I am saying that Tripitaka describe in things...
by Calahand
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Women: more gifted for spiritual life?
Replies: 57
Views: 4130

Re: Women: more gifted for spiritual life?

Hi I wonder whether women might be more gifted than men for spiritual life. I seen 3 reasons why this would be the case: 1°) They seem more attracted to anything spiritual 2°) They seem to know their inner life and their emotions better 3°) They seem to have less sexual desire (which is not a small...
by Calahand
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Meaning of life breaking down?
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Meaning of life breaking down?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNiS2OI-bSk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/component/k2/item/551-depression.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Try to listen to the above talks, and see if it helps. Meaning of life simply means having calmn...
by Calahand
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Physical (brain) effects from meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: Physical (brain) effects from meditation

females have more intuition than males? sounds like a lot of "HOOPLA"... :tongue:

and as for "feeling stuff" in the brain? i don't know dude...it doesn't seem right, i am just saying that because i never felt it myself... if its pleasant... who cares what it is, yes?
by Calahand
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Neurochemistry of meditation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Neurochemistry of meditation.

That's incredibly interesting to me right now, Calahand. I suspect that I have undiagnosed ADHD/executive function disorder and am mildly autistic. This suggests that I have an underdeveloped fore brain. I feel that meditation practice has been very useful to me in alleviating a lot of these proble...
by Calahand
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Neurochemistry of meditation.
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

Re: Neurochemistry of meditation.

I've asked a similar question before on another forum, but did not receive a very satisfying response. Does anyone have any idea what goes on in the brain when one meditates? Has there been any science published that I might refer to? :anjali: The prefrontal cortex is particularly well developed in...
by Calahand
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Did the Buddha advocate meditation for laypeople?
Replies: 26
Views: 3287

Re: Did the Buddha advocate meditation for laypeople?

Thanks Chris! I think this Dhammapada verse may be relevant: 142. He who, though dressed in fine apparel, exercises tranquility, is quiet, subdued, restrain haste, and has ceased to find fault with all other beings, he indeed is a Brahmana, an ascetic,8 a Bhikkhu. So indeed "a Brahmana, an ascetic,...
by Calahand
Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: About the value of studies
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: About the value of studies

Anna was saying before that homoepathic treatment works with animals. I know a lot of pet owners who think so too. And to be fair, I have had good success with some non-allopathic treatment of my cats, usually for small things not worth putting them through the stress of a vet visit or in cases whe...
by Calahand
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: About the value of studies
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: About the value of studies

Oh. Of course YOU don't have much evidence, but others do. Plenty of first hand experience. I also think we all deserve the remedies we get. We may not be able to leave thinking to others, we may need to do some own studies and cultivate some independant thinking. The clientel of homeopathic counse...
by Calahand
Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: About the value of studies
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: About the value of studies

"If this type of ignorace weren't so sad, I would have been rolling on the floor by now. Still 20 years ago, every serious scientist dismissed acupuncture. Now they have to admit that it works, because we have so much evidence. In a while from now, it may be possible to explain how homeopathy works...
by Calahand
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: About the value of studies
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: About the value of studies

I don't know man, through out my medical education they told me "primium Non nocere" along with, "Don't do anything stupid , and you will be fine", so I think one of them is the first principle of modern medicine. Anyway, what you are saying about how you "harm" the guy to restore his health sounds ...
by Calahand
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: About the value of studies
Replies: 46
Views: 5310

Re: About the value of studies

"If this type of ignorace weren't so sad, I would have been rolling on the floor by now. Still 20 years ago, every serious scientist dismissed acupuncture. Now they have to admit that it works, because we have so much evidence. In a while from now, it may be possible to explain how homeopathy works....