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by Justsit
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?
Replies: 47
Views: 648

Re: Can I still follow the path without being buddhist/religious?

...The question is whether one can engage in self-effacement this way without this turning into plain old contempt for oneself, or, conversely, contempt for others. IMO, yes, it absolutely is possible. I have met advanced practitioners who exhibit no contempt of anyone. That being said, I think it ...
by Justsit
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 833

Re: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?

Beef fat contains a whopping 1849 calories/cup (208g), so it will take a large amount of very vigorous exercise to use that up. A balanced diet contains 20–35% of total calories from fats. Depending on your bodysize/ type, a brisk walk uses roughly 200 calories in 40 minutes. Here's some data on ca...
by Justsit
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?
Replies: 37
Views: 833

Re: Is it ok to eat quite a lot of beef fat?

Beef fat contains a whopping 1849 calories/cup (208g), so it will take a large amount of very vigorous exercise to use that up. A balanced diet contains 20–35% of total calories from fats. Depending on your bodysize/ type, a brisk walk uses roughly 200 calories in 40 minutes. Here's some data on cal...
by Justsit
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: The Healing power of Buddhist Chanting

There is a medical condition called ichthyosis vulgaris in which the skin appears scale-like. There is no known cure, but treatment with creams and diet is sometimes effective. With the information given, there is no way to prove that the fact that the person eating a snake is directly related to th...
by Justsit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2158

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

and Shambhala offers a family summer camp. Absolutely no offence to you intended, Justsit, but in view of all the recent scandals involving the Tibetan Buddhist Shambala organisation,their family summer camp would definately not be a place I'd recommend to anyone myself! No offense taken. I didn't ...
by Justsit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Why Buddhism is not growing?
Replies: 50
Views: 2158

Re: Why Buddhism is not growing?

Why is Buddhism not growing? If Buddhism does not take root in families, I doubt it will grow. Related topic here . ...Both sects above have a strong family heritage and tend to shun leaving the religion. In some nations, it is even illegal and punishable by death to leave the religion (Sunni Islam...
by Justsit
Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coping with growing old
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: Coping with growing old

The Coming of Wisdom with Time THOUGH leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now I may wither into the truth. - William Butler Yeats This poem never meant much to me until I reached my 60's. Now I find it comforting; older ...
by Justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 2509

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

Sorry, not false view. Lostitude is correct, there are plenty of women in the US who actually enjoy sex for its own sake. Obviously a "minority" of women; whose bonding instinct has modified. Bonding instinct modified?? How do you know that? How do you know it's a minority? Are you saying lust and ...
by Justsit
Sun May 19, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?
Replies: 66
Views: 2509

Re: Do women have more "dhammic" underlying motives for being horny than men?

From a secular perspective, the above is already normal in most Western countries. It's perfectly normal for young unmarried women to seek sex for the sake of it with no intention of building a lasting relationship with their one-off partner. The false view above was already addressed. What is comm...
by Justsit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Birth control
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Birth control

For a man, this is the correct answer. Is the above inferring my answer is somehow "sexist", "discriminatory" & "politically incorrect"? It is offensive to women or certain transgenders? Perhaps just different "terminology"? The name of the corresponding procedure for women is called tubal ligation.
by Justsit
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doing retreats in other traditions!
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Doing retreats in other traditions!

Has anyone ever gone on a retreat at a Tibetan , Zen or any other Mahayana center? I was curious and looked for a few online. They area all charging from 500 to 1500 for a retreat. I can't afford that right now. Can some one please tell me how they meditate at these places? Retreats can vary widely...
by Justsit
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Christian denomination closest to buddhist
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Christian denomination closest to buddhist

You might find Contemplative Christianity https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/christian-contemplative-tradition or mystical Christianity of interest. The Catholic Church in particular has a long tradition of mysticism; "The Cloud of Unknowing," the writings of Sts. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avi...
by Justsit
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Question about sitting posture
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Question about sitting posture

Are you seated on the floor using a cushion? If so, make sure your hips are elevated slightly higher than your knees by using a small pillow or cushion, or a folded blanket under your butt. My sangha typically sits together for 50 minute sessions, followed by 10 minutes walking meditation, then back...
by Justsit
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

At no point did I say or imply that there is a cure for pedophilia, nor for feelings. I, and likely no one else here, can give you a magic bullet to make your feelings go away, that's not how it works. Therefore I have nothing to offer you, so l bow out. In any case, best wishes for a suitable resol...
by Justsit
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Subduing sexual feelings
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: Subduing sexual feelings

The entire Western psychological science seems to think that all sexuality, including pedophilia, is hardwired into the brain and cannot be changed, so therapy is out of the question. That's not exactly correct. In case you might still be interested in a secular approach, Western psychology differe...