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by LG2V
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Maybe oregano could kill C.difficile (or maybe not, because it has already become resistant to the antibiotic) but I am afraid that oregano could also be harmful to the good bacteria that prevents C.difficile from growing. "Oil of oregano comes from a plant that is in the same family as the herbs m...
by LG2V
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 215

Re: Recurrent Clostridium Difficile. Any advice?

Drink a few drops of oregano oil with some juice 3x a day for a few days. It's one of the most powerful natural antibacterials out there. Just be careful, because oregano oil can burn if taken undiluted.

I used to sell nutrition & health products.
by LG2V
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 354

Re: High Blood Pressure

Here's an excerpt from the Anapanasati Sutta. It's a good intro to breath meditation: Mindfulness of In-&-Out Breathing "Now how is mindfulness of in-&-out breathing developed & pursued so as to be of great fruit, of great benefit? "There is the case where a monk, having gone to the wilderness, to t...
by LG2V
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 27
Views: 354

Re: High Blood Pressure

I highly recommend body contemplation meditation, specifically around the heart and cardiovascular system. You don't just have to stick to specific organs. You can contemplate the aorta, carotid arteries, veins, lungs, heart fascia, etc. If you follow that with calming meditation, such as breath med...
by LG2V
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:42 pm
Agreed. It's beautiful, isn't it? Not just the sound of the words, but the shape of the thought.
Indeed
by LG2V
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus

There's something quaintly poetic about the prose of ancient philosophers. It's like their logic exists as antique jewelry. Feels good to read, if for no other reason but to enjoy the writing.
by LG2V
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Many failed relationships divorced lost custody of child and 35 years old living alone
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Many failed relationships divorced lost custody of child and 35 years old living alone

Best wishes to you Sweetrosekia. Life can be tough sometimes. :hug: I would see a therapist. Dharma practice can be beneficial, but it's more of a supplement to other therapies if you have serious problems. With that being said, there are people here who are older and wiser than me, and I'm sure tha...
by LG2V
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atlantis
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: Atlantis

Not Buddhist, but really provocative. This vid has been sitting on my recommended list for a while but I never got around to watching it until now.
by LG2V
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Mexico!
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Hello from Mexico!

Hey Hilda :smile:
by LG2V
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Is it possible to enjoy the five sensual feelings once you experience Jhana?

It's totally possible. You can attain jhana and then have sexual activity later that same day, likely with strong feelings of pleasure remaining from that morning's jhana. That being said, while possible, it's not likely. The two tend to be mutually exclusive as a general rule, although not an absol...
by LG2V
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: You cannot have stress and bliss at the same time

Good point. The neurochemistry is a bit more complex than that though, imo, but I'm an avid fan, and not an expert. A dopamine-driven dilettante, if you will.

Noticing how certain states exist in complementary distribution is one of the pleasures of insight meditation.
by LG2V
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Mahamevnawa tradition
Replies: 38
Views: 5610

Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Can you explain a bit? did you work also with some another tradition to compare? or at contrary, do you know some traditiion not wise :quote: ? cheers :namaste: Sure. One of the Mahamevnawa monks posts here on DW, actually. I do some translation and English-teaching work for them (great merit). The...
by LG2V
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Mahamevnawa tradition
Replies: 38
Views: 5610

Re: The Mahamevnawa tradition

Hello, There is a tradition called the Mahamevnawa lineage from Sri Lanka that has become active in my area recently. I tried to look up some more information about them, but their main page is in Sinhalese. Does any have personal experience with or currently practice in this tradition? They seem v...
by LG2V
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhava in paticca samuppada
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Bhava in paticca samuppada

AN 3.76 Hey DooDoot, what's your interpretation of this stanza? I don't have much experience with farming. I haven't been able to intellectually grasp the concept of kamma (presumably translated as action ) as a field. Thanks LG2V. Similarly, I have never been keen on the metaphors in this sutta & ...
by LG2V
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Mailing a book to death row inmate
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Mailing a book to death row inmate

salayatananirodha wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:39 am
You're welcome... Another good thread would be 'comparing translations of the dhammapada'.
Indeed.