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by Caodemarte
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: what are the downsides of getting a flu shot

Get your shots. Avoid the flu or passing on the flu. The odds of a negative reaction are so much less than that that there are no good arguments against it.
by Caodemarte
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma

Theravada probably did not exist then as a school and was never influential or apparently even known in northern India until after the extinction of Buddhism in India so I can only assume you are referring to the common heritage of Buddhist ideas and, of course, all Buddhists use these. AFAIK, I'm ...
by Caodemarte
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma

I agree with much of the above, but do we know for sure that it was strictly Sarvāstivādin Abhidharmas the early Yogācārins worked with, or did they synthesize whatever met their ends from a variety of sources? For instance, Venerable Vasubandhu links the alaya to the bhavanga, meaning he must have...
by Caodemarte
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma

Would it be fair to say that Yogācāra is another, albeit later, northern Abhidhamma? There doesn’t seem to be much in it that relies upon Mahāyāna and it did grow out of the Sautrāntikas who in turn were a sub-sect of the Sarvāstivādins. ...But Venerables Maitreyanātha, Asangha, etc., are Ābhidharm...
by Caodemarte
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Yogācāra and Abhidhamma

Ceisiwr wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:39 am Would it be fair to say that Yogācāra is another, albeit later, northern Abhidhamma? There doesn’t seem to be much in it that relies upon Mahāyāna and it did grow out of the Sautrāntikas who in turn were a sub-sect of the Sarvāstivādins.
No, it is neither fair nor accurate.
by Caodemarte
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti
Replies: 23
Views: 236

Re: Dignāga and Dharmakīrti

In addition to any survey of Buddhist philosophy, both Amazon and https://en.m.wikipedia.org has bibliographies for both.
by Caodemarte
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What is the magic trick to open your hips?
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: What is the magic trick to open your hips?

Look up Kit Laughlin, a flexibility teacher and meditator. He has also put out some excellent free videos on limbering up for meditation and flexibility exercises. Thanks So, only this exercise will open my hips? Isn't it a panacea? No, it is one exercise that may or may not help. Kit teaches many,...
by Caodemarte
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What is the magic trick to open your hips?
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: What is the magic trick to open your hips?

Look up Kit Laughlin, a flexibility teacher and meditator. He has also put out some excellent free videos on limbering up for meditation and flexibility exercises.
by Caodemarte
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through vaccination or previous infection...
by Caodemarte
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

The way I understand herd immunity means or the word derived from r people and animals living in the wild. Animals in the wild do not ware masks. Nothing to do with wild animals. It derives from the practice of vaccinating a domestic herd, like cattle. If you vaccinate enough of your cattle so that...
by Caodemarte
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

Buddhism teaches us to calmly work on resolving our problems and face them. Not to pretend they are not there. Unfortunately the common human tendency is to indulge in wishful thinking. This is especially true of governments and not just India's (see the US or Brazil, also in the top three, or, inde...
by Caodemarte
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

... Again I beg to differ....Let me explain in slight detail so you understand....Indian scientists who feel "superior" to rest of us (common affliction among them ... o). They write all types of BS and send it to WHO and other publications.....I know about slum...in greater detail since my maid li...
by Caodemarte
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

With all due respect I beg to differ. There is no explanation why the slums are not reporting high mortality. I am not a science basher. Quite the opposite. But I wish that there would be more focused studies on Indian slums and Covid fatalities. The scientists here are not able to understand it at...
by Caodemarte
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 70966

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

.... It is difficult to speak about this with any level of certainty since no one knows .. and also because no one knows about diseases such as measles or chicken pox too (not slamming scientists but the pandemic has made us aware of how little they know about more or less anything).... Actually we...
by Caodemarte
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 53
Views: 19951

Re: In Praise of Virtue

Biker in Sturgis, SD rally. As cases across the US are being traced to the rally, does this include infecting yourself and others? Or is this a better example of non-virtuous self indulgence that may harm oneself and others? Number of cases means very little. Hospitalizations & deaths are down and ...