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by corrine
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: ice cream or not ice cream
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

Re: icr cream or not ice cream

If you are simply worried about the caffeine, then eat a flavor other than chocolate. Vanilla, strawberry or any of the other many flavors with no chocolate.

corrine
by corrine
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 260983

Re: Is vegetarianism even healthy?

I, too, am a happy, healthy vegetarian for many decades. Clearly it does not affect my health as I regularly work eleven hour shifts, with much of the work of the physical variety. Supplements can be had cheaply, should you desire to take them, but a a well balanced vegetarian diet should give you e...
by corrine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Waterboarding is how America baptizes terrorists
Replies: 35
Views: 1725

Re: Waterboarding is how America baptizes terrorists

As a citizen of the United States of America, I consider Sarah Palin to be our national disgrace. It is she and others like her that give the world the impression that we are truly evil people. As a woman, it is even more troubling to me to hear this sort of thing from another woman. Maybe I foolish...
by corrine
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Renouncing INTERNET thread -
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Actually, the internet has given me a lot of good things. The ability to research antique books and documents easily, for my work. The ability to learn new things at little or no cost. I have availed myself of several learning sites. The ability, through the local library's internet presence, to dow...
by corrine
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Resolutions for 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Resolutions for 2014

Accept the cigarette. Just don't light it.

corrine
by corrine
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: The importance of Sobriety for advancing on the Path.
Replies: 21
Views: 2672

Re: The importance of Sobriety for advancing on the Path.

I think that it is not so much a matter of abstaining from alcohol and other intoxicants as it is embracing sobriety and all the positive that comes with sobriety.

corrine :namaste:
by corrine
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Out of the blue...
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Out of the blue...

Thank you for the link to 'truth or fiction'. I was horrified when I saw the video, thinking it was real. Of course, today it is very easy to fake anything.

corrine
by corrine
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Jury service
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: Jury service

I will not serve on a jury. At my age, thankfully I no longer have to. But the reason is that I cannot be responsible for incarcerating another human being who may well be innocent. Causing him/her untold pain and suffering. Even if guilty, American prisons do not rehabilitate, they are there to pun...
by corrine
Thu May 16, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: After all, what would make it be a religion?
Replies: 70
Views: 6065

Re: After all, what would make it be a religion?

I think I have always thought of Buddhism as a life practice. I think of religion as blindly following a set of teachings, at the heart of which is, almost always, a specific deity or deities who is/are worshiped. A deity that controls us in some way, as opposed to Buddhism which seems to teach cert...
by corrine
Sun May 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Abortion
Replies: 36
Views: 4994

Re: Abortion

I have always felt that the whole subject of abortion could be avoided if we human beings could be rational and accept that young women have sex and plan accordingly. Meaning preventing conception in the first place. In today's modern world contraception should be free and available to anyone who wi...
by corrine
Thu May 09, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4229
Views: 260983

Re: the great vegetarian debate

About that whole living in Alaska thing. A dear friend lived in Tok, Alaska for several years. She was vegetarian. She had a large greenhouse thing going and grew all sorts of veggies all year. In addition, and this was back in the sixties when it was more difficult, she ordered large amounts of whe...
by corrine
Thu May 09, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Violent sports
Replies: 43
Views: 6192

Re: Violent sports

Don't violent sports endanger life? Do not these athletes shorten their lives and the lives of their opponents? Rodeo for sure hurts animals. Horse racing is known for horrific treatment of animals. I am just a person trying to live a life guided by Buddhist principles and I thought that included re...
by corrine
Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the 5th precept
Replies: 50
Views: 8849

Re: the 5th precept

Would not decaffinated coffee and tea solve the problem? My late husband loved green tea but had a blood pressure issue that was worsened by caffeine so he drank decaf green tea, both hot and iced, and found it to be a fine substitute. Is not decaf tea and coffee available everywhere? Or is it still...
by corrine
Mon May 06, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Potential wasp nest problm
Replies: 46
Views: 5389

Re: Potential wasp nest problm

A couple of years ago that happened to me and I tried to remove the nest. I was stung many times and ended up at urgent care. Cost hundreds of dollars. I had a allergic reaction and er doc said that is common with multiple wasp stings. I now use a deterrent every spring so that they do not build nes...
by corrine
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Does fasting develop new neurons?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Does fasting develop new neurons?

Just a personal observation. Way back when, in my twenties when I was doing a macrobiotic diet, I did a thirty day water and juice fast. After the fast I developed several issues that the doc said were a result of the fast. My metabolism sank like a rock - from then I cannot eat more than 1200 calor...
by corrine
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Putting your wealth in context
Replies: 24
Views: 2532

Re: Putting your wealth in context

I was raised that ten per cent was for caring (actual charity) and ten per cent was for sharing (that is, giving to and helping friends and/or family who may be in need). My father taught me to live way below my means, whatever that happened to be, to save for whatever happens in the future and to s...
by corrine
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: medical query
Replies: 3
Views: 621

medical query

Could someone please tell me the Buddhist position on organ transplant? Thank you.

corrine :namaste:
by corrine
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Can meditation help you lose weight?
Replies: 19
Views: 2898

Re: Can meditation help you lose weight?

It is much easier to restrict calories and thereby loose weight by simply eliminating processed food from one's diet. Simple food, fruits, veggies and whole grains, prepared simply with no added fats, can be eaten in larger quantities with fewer calories. Really, you can eat carrot and celery sticks...
by corrine
Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2289

Re: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?

Someone else said ginger has to be fresh etc. I cannot do ginger tea. The smell makes me even more nauseated. So I started using ginger capsules a few years ago. I take two with a very large glass of water (because the ginger can burn the throat) and it works for me. I have a lot of nausea due to a ...
by corrine
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
Replies: 37
Views: 4561

Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

It seems as though one simple approach is just to avoid processed food whenever possible. Where I live, fortunately, fresh food is widely available. If you buy only what is needed for several days and prepare it simply, a lot of these issues are avoided. And processed food is more expensive by far t...