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by lostitude
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Black holes
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Black holes

Or it could be that the Buddha here was not talking about black holes at all.
by lostitude
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

Thanks again everyone for your responses. Sorry to have made the discussion a bit too much about myself, at first I wanted to address the topic in more general terms, but it is always easier to talk about one's own experience. I agree this thread could be moved. Ajahn chah said, if you haven't gone ...
by lostitude
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

Thanks everyone againt for your feedback. Oh this thread definitely concerns me, friend. I deal with these issues too. Sorry I meant "you" as in no one in particular :) I meant to say that advanced practitioners are probably almost constantly focused anyway so it is easy for them to tell others they...
by lostitude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Re: Ambivalence

Thanks a lot everyone for your kind answers. I have follow-up questions/comments: It's not very helpful in terms of concrete advice, but on at least 5 occasions the Buddha recommended people "practise as if your head was on fire!" This makes perfect sense, but how do you maintain such a motivated mo...
by lostitude
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ambivalence
Replies: 40
Views: 652

Ambivalence

Hello, How does buddhism deal with ambivalence? For example, having accepted that life has nothing to offer in terms of pure happiness, than even times of pleasure in this world are tainted with suffering - yet caving in to all sorts of desires and pleasures in daily life. Or, knowing that meditaton...
by lostitude
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Delete Social Media
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Delete Social Media

It is not social media. It is you. I fully agree. I often find myself spending hours on Facebook basically procrastinating, but if I deleted Facebook I would certainly find other stuff to do to avoid getting down to the important tasks awaiting me. And the main complaint people seem to have about F...
by lostitude
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Life Essence retainment - Update
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Life Essence retainment - Update

I don't know if this will taper off or not, I hope so, but overall virility levels are overflowing like a shaken up coke bottle. what do you mean exactly when you talk about virility? If I were in your case I could replace this word with 'lust' and it would perfectly describe my state. Though of co...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

You mean the study that puposely writes in large text "Neanderthals' main food source was definitely meat" That's not the study. That's the title of the press release concerning that study. Huge difference, and pretty laughable that you can't make it and then pretend to know anything about the scie...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

Modern fruit didn't exist 10,000 years ago. Fruit we have today is selectively bred to be sweeter. In the past fruits were starchy and had bigger seeds than flesh. Bananas for example were starchy and with large seeds. Modern bananas are just clones of the selectively bred cavendish species, which ...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

All your responses are semenatical arguments at best, and at worst purposely misunderstanding. From Otto Warburg himself "Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is th...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

Isotope analysis studies show we ate meat, not fruits. https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2019/02/isotope-analysis-reaffirms-meat-based-neanderthal-diet You are distorting the truth. The link you provide says that meat was the first staple in their diet. It certainly doesn't say they didn't e...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

Lastly, just because your body uses something doesn't mean you should eat it. It means even LESS that you should not eat it! Conversely, just because your body is able to adapt to the absence of glucose in your diet doesn't mean you should deprive it of dietary glucose. A very simple example to reb...
by lostitude
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

Your body can use ketones to produce ATP, and sugar is fructose-glucose, so no Sugar doesn't make you live. 1/You confuse sugar with sucrose. I suggest you check the chemical definition of what a sugar is. 2/Your red blood cells cannot metabolize ketones, their only metabolism is glycolysis, so the...
by lostitude
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Hillside Hermitage
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Hillside Hermitage

Has anyone else found the dhamma he expounds to be refreshingly profound as the Buddha dhamma should be? As a beginner I can't tell if what he explains is especially ground-breaking, but his style is definitely refreshing, no-nonsense and pragmatic. I find that several monks on YouTube tend to soun...
by lostitude
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: What effects of drinking a zip coca cola has?

Sugar is poison, pretty soon people will look at sugar like they do cigarettes. Caffiene is also poison (literally) used by plants to kill insects. If it's not meat, it's not food. Does this mean it kills bugs in the stomach? Your stomach already produces very strong acid that kills most bugs in th...