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by silentone
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

I think you hit the nail on the head. The key is really having a relationship with your health care providers. The united states has a weird insurance and drug industry which distorts the patient doctor relationship. Its too easy just to throw tranquilizers at a problem quickly and get reimbursed by...
by silentone
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

Unfortunately psychotherapy and psychiatry are heavily embedded in the pharmaceutical industry and this makes me suspect to many of the treatments they offer. My personal experiences with psychiatric medications is that many were not helpful to me. There is a certain tendency when using any drug eit...
by silentone
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

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See... I think this might be ill advised and going a bit too far... but its just my opinion. Ketamine always scared me. I'm not really sure how that would help.
by silentone
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Entheogens and Buddhism
Replies: 74
Views: 7785

Re: Entheogens and Buddhism

I am frequently told my views are not buddhist so my words may mean little. I never used LSD so, I cannot particularly say what the effects are like. I have tried several other entheogens, mushrooms, and found them to be an interesting experience. They are supposed to be a more subtle experience. I ...
by silentone
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Urban homestead
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Urban homestead

I hope that this is the right place to post this, but I came upon an interesting project named the urban homestead: Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-li...
by silentone
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Buddhism and smoking, what's your thoughts?
Replies: 223
Views: 11505

Re: smoking (cough, cough)

Have you tried N acetyl cysteine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-acetyl_cysteine" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)? Its a very cheap antioxidant you can get in most health/wellness stores It is being used in some promising clinical studies on a variety of physical and mental disorders....
by silentone
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Karma
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Karma

the tendency seems to be to blame the victims. to me, talking about a past life is no different than talking about a fairy tale. to use it as justification for inaction when others are in pain or when you could help them, seems counterproductive. humans find their greatest fulfillment when helping e...
by silentone
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1724
Views: 146673

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Silentone, your posts are a bit verbose, and you may not be aware of it, but this reduces people's ability and willingness to read them. I can't, to be honest. Could you sum up your point a bit more? Like: I am for Cannabis, because my COD goes away. and I want to convince you that in this case it ...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

His grades are now MUCH higher thanks to the fact that he saw people licensed to help him overcome this disability. I'm sure that if he had a drug test and they saw the weed, t hey would have blamed his poor behavior and his failures on the drug . I doubt they would have looked much further into th...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

I feel if we are all honest, then this discussion will have a very positive outcome.

Who knows, from either side of the debate, where the words we have spoken will lead us all in the future?

I feel positive about this :namaste:
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Peter, I understand where you are coming from. I understand that you want to help people. I applaud that effort :) From my perspective : The problem with many of these disorders, it is difficult in the early years of research to flush out differences in causation and correlation. Many people with ve...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all :)
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Hello all :)

welcome st, in which hemisphere or land do you live? guys, i hardly ever mow any lawns anymore. its all moss... :roll: that must be beautiful! i am about to start replacing our lawn with some more xeriscape friendly plants. the grass is gonna be the first to go. im thinking im gonna use perennial p...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

Anguttara Nikaya Sutta 3.103 Lamentation ‘This, monks, is reckoned to be lamentation in the discipline of the Ariyan, namely, singing. This is reckoned as causing madness in the discipline of the Ariyan, namely, dancing. This is reckoned as childishness in the discipline of the Ariyan, namely, immo...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: karmic cause of schizophrenia
Replies: 168
Views: 15139

Re: karmic cause of schizophrenia

No ones mind is made clearer by cannabis or alcohol. At best one might experience some temporary relief from the kind of pressure of thought, heightened affect, and hypervigilence that is part of the predisposing factors that manifest as OCD....but there are other ways to achieve this that do not b...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all :)
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Hello all :)

I know your name is probably supposed to be "Silent one", but I often read it as "Silent tone" and quite like the idea of that too. You mean it isn't Silent Tone? Sheesh! Anyway, welcome Silent-whatever... :hello: :anjali: Mike LOL.... I actually like silent tone better myself... :) Well, My garden...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all :)
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Hello all :)

Hello out there! you all look a lot like me :) I just wanted to say I'm enjoying the discussions on here. As far as my personal spiritual life goes, its been a very interesting path so far. I was raised Christian, I studied science and theology in school. I enjoy being around people that make me thi...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Native American commonality (Nagarjuna)
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Buddhism and Native American commonality (Nagarjuna)

Strange coincidence... I was commenting on the Vegan Breast milk thread and came across this. http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2008/09/pre_siberian_human_migration_t.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It discusses a retrovirus, HTLV ... This is not necessarily wrong, Silent...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: New Kind of Ice-cream for Vegans
Replies: 49
Views: 5082

Re: New Kind of Ice-cream for Vegans

This was an article of interest in another thread. http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2008/09/pre_siberian_human_migration_t.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; HTLV-1 is often transmitted from mother to child through breastfeeding. The infected infant caries the virus for thei...
by silentone
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Native American commonality (Nagarjuna)
Replies: 16
Views: 2868

Re: Buddhism and Native American commonality (Nagarjuna)

Strange coincidence... I was commenting on the Vegan Breast milk thread and came across this. http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/archaeolog/2008/09/pre_siberian_human_migration_t.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; IT discusses a retrovirus, HTLV that is transmitted in breast milk. Since ...