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by budo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Intermittent fasting is the most important factor. My girlfriend's grandmother is in her mid 90s, has been slim her whole life, goes bike riding and swimming every week. She eats only lunch and has a coffee at 4pm. Imho I think it's psychological, people who are addicted to food tend to not have a p...
by budo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Thai monks suffering consequences of unhealthy food

They should have farms and only give them the foods from those farms. It's nearly impossible to be overweight if you eat what comes from nature, and not from factories. As the article says, they drink too much sugar. Every person should have in their garden: potatoes, carrots, onions/leeks and a few...
by budo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vegetarians and depression
Replies: 20
Views: 365

Re: Vegetarians and depression

Meat does not have any cravings attached to it, sugar does. I dare you to go on a zerocarb meat only diet for one month and you will lose all hunger that you will stop eating. I did zerocarb meat only diet for a year to fix my digestion, it got to the point where I had no more appetite, I was eating...
by budo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: try to eat more butter
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: try to eat more butter

Not all fats are the same. * Liquid fats aka "unsaturated fats" aka "oils" (they are usually from plants, but also fish) = good. * Solid fats aka "saturated fats" aka "butter" (they are usually from animals, but also some plants like coconut and Palm oil have a lot of them) = less good, eat in mode...
by budo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

I highly recommend you guys read the book by Kheminda Thera "Way of Buddhist meditation", he and Soma Thera were one of the original translators of the Vimuttimagga. He explains why everyone who enters the noble path, whether faith enterer or dhamma enterer from stream entry to arahant, all require ...
by budo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35778

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

The sutta held in the highest esteem is not authentic. I don't think I can seriously practice anymore. Good idea indeed. But for those who really want to practice Satipatthana or Mindfulness according to Early Buddhism, you may read and study the following suttas: SN 47 Satipatthana Samyutta and SN...
by budo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?
Replies: 187
Views: 35778

Re: The Satipatthana Sutta a forgery?

The sutta held in the highest esteem is not authentic. I don't think I can seriously practice anymore. Good idea indeed. But for those who really want to practice Satipatthana or Mindfulness according to Early Buddhism, you may read and study the following suttas: SN 47 Satipatthana Samyutta and SN...
by budo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The sequence of the four noble truths
Replies: 15
Views: 204

Re: The sequence of the four noble truths

Yes the sequence is important. SN 56.11 is one of the most important suttas. Notice that - First Noble truth (Dukkha & Five aggregates) must be comprehended & understood - Second Noble truth (Craving, Sensual desire) must be abandoned - Third Noble truth (Jhanas and contemplation leading to Cessatio...
by budo
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]
Replies: 17
Views: 314

There is no such thing as insight practice. [Was:insight requires access concentration?]

There is no such thing as "insight practice", there is only Satipatthana (body, feelings, mind, dhamma), and attaining Jhana goes through the 4 satipatthana except for the 4 noble truths which is the most important. The only "insight" practice you can do is the contemplation at the highest stage you...
by budo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

Imho it's pretty easy to troubleshoot your own technique, progress and direction. ... - Following the breath vs staying at the nose vs "just knowing" - Posture - Left leg over right leg, or right leg over left leg - Focusing on the visual nimmita or moving attention to piti sukha ... Sure. You need...
by budo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...
Replies: 22
Views: 404

Re: Will Goenka and Mahasi traditions change...

The suttas only describe the results of meditation rather than the technique itself be that anapanasati, satipatthana or metta suttas. Which is why I'm always suspicious about statements like: "My technique is from the suttas" or "That technique is not in the suttas". [ Patrick Kearney on Meditatio...
by budo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Authenticity. From: Why Read the Suttas?
Replies: 34
Views: 464

Re: Why Read the Suttas?

LuisR wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 am
How do we know if what we are reading is authentic or not?
Ultimately you cannot know without first hand experience. Relatively, you can know through comparative analysis done by monks like Bhikkhu Analayo and others.
by budo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Off topic from: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory
Replies: 23
Views: 392

Re: Off topic from: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory

Your again assuming, and juggling words and avoiding everything I wrote in Plain English, why defend what doesnt exist, , I was simple asking who it is directed at. The question is simple. You saying Buddha is fixed in a position of 2500 years ago and since then there have been no buddhas, your giv...
by budo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Off topic from: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory
Replies: 23
Views: 392

Re: Off topic from: If you think you're going to get anywhere with theory

Budho There is no need for me to verify, I dont study theory, I have some simple texts and practice, its enough for me. I am half agreeing with you but I am asking for explanation in public statement that you have made. If you want to avoid it thats fine. i dont need any essays, a few syllables is ...
by budo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Ability to save individual posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Ability to save individual posts?

If you mean individual posts by different members, then what I do is to just save them all - the URLs - in a separate folder on my computer. They can be sorted by topic, or copied if they fall into multiple categories. It's as fast as using anything here on DW. I just started a new google drive doc...