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by Pinetree
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana and Qi energy?
Replies: 46
Views: 8117

Re: Vipassana and Qi energy?

A blocked body will never unlock the mind. Many on the Buddhist path miss this very important point and fail as a result or get stagnant for a very, very long time seeing no progress. What do you mean by progress ? Because - if you judge progress on a body-based criteria, certainly that you'll reac...
by Pinetree
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: mentally tired
Replies: 11
Views: 2432

Re: mentally tired

Drowsiness has been discussed in few topics, but I think your main problem is too much effort. You're trying to do more than simply be aware of what's happening, which is what you should do. This can often happen with Mahasi technique as the message people get is that the mind has to "go out" to eac...
by Pinetree
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: How much water do arahants drink and when do they drink it? Countering drowsiness.
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: How much water do arahants drink and when do they drink it? Countering drowsiness.

The water need depends on temperature, activity level, and what you eat, and also your body. So yes: "drink when you're thirsty" works for many people. Based simply on the fact that you asking a water question, I would suggest to drink a half liter more. Talking about questions, the water need also ...
by Pinetree
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

A bridge must have a foundation at both ends. I think the bridge you are attempting to build has no foundation in what the buddha taught. . Good luck.
My point was a bridge between traditional medicine and modern medicine. This is where the discussion has evolved.
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

Between the "long time ago" and now research has shown things to be a bit different. See. Maybe I'm missing something, but what you're linking is not exactly a recent research report discussing the topic that I was mentioning. Something I found myself: Endocrine response to masturbation-induced org...
by Pinetree
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

The body has a good reason to expel the semen, and it has evolved a highly pleasurable connexion for expelling semen so that it will want to do it, and do it often. I'd like to comment on the "often" point: Recently, I caught on TV, few minutes from a show where a medical doctor was invited to spea...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

Returning to the original discussion about semen, I fail to see how loss of menstrual blood can somehow be a parallel in women to the ejaculation of semen in men. 1. There wasn't a parallel in sense of equality, since is that man's and woman's reproductive systems have certainly differences between...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Thai forest tradition vs "non-forest tradition"

I've bumped into a source, which I don't remember, from Thanissaro Bhikkhu, which presented some of the history of the forest tradition. From my memory, the Forest tradition is more ... traditional, as in old or maybe untouched by the world (I believe "Forest" is correctly translated as "wilderness"...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

without collapsing from weakness when they're menstruating. I made no claims about collapsing, just stating that I have information that there is some depletion to the energy and to the body. My source for what I am saying does not come from experience (as a woman), but I have attended some herbali...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

Normal monthly blood loss doesn't drain vitality, otherwise female athletes wouldn't be able to compete in athletics, run marathons etc. We could call it normal, but the range of normal is more wide than what you assume it to be, and there are means to reduce it to a minimum. When you cut your fing...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Going against the advice of the monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 2996

Re: Going against the advice of the monk?

You'll note that the technique being taught to you was not documented in the suttas... therefore, it is not essential to do it this way. A "meditation technique" is a pragmatic tool, at best... if this tool doesn't work for you, there are other techniques and other non-technique-based approaches av...
by Pinetree
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.
Replies: 115
Views: 13804

Re: "Moderation in what is beneficial"? - Yoga connections.

That is all very nice, but not necessarily true; however, my response was to the claim that bone marrow is the source of semen, which is nonsense. It may seem nonsense if you read it wrongly, meaning literally. In fact, marrow does not refer strictly to marrow, and semen doesn't refer strictly to s...
by Pinetree
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Fear of becoming a boring person
Replies: 35
Views: 3759

Re: Fear of becoming a boring person

Digity wrote:I've been getting more involved with volunteer work.
How did this turn out ? - it's a quote from an older post of yours.

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by Pinetree
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Going against the advice of the monk?
Replies: 19
Views: 2996

Re: Going against the advice of the monk?

Maybe it would be helpful if you give more details about your practice, like exactly what meditation you're practicing, how much time during the day, etc. The advice from the monk was to let go of judging and stick to the abdomen. That seems like a valid advice. If you're judging, that is not helpin...
by Pinetree
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dealing with overactive thinking mind
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: Dealing with overactive thinking mind

I don't know if focusing on the body will be enough in those scenarios. Maybe I can try next time For this (for anything, really) to work and be effective, it needs to have solid grounding. What you need is to develop a skill, it's like with a sport or a craft, like tennis, or baseball or pottery o...