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by Justsit
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Score one for the Buddha's diet guidelines?
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Score one for the Buddha's diet guidelines?

Interesting study. The investigators report they had trouble getting enough subjects, the sample size was only 8 males. I'd be curious to see if the results would be consistent using a larger, more diverse sample.
by Justsit
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there are Christian monks?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Why there are Christian monks?

Could I ask why one asks question on Christian monks or any different religion on a Buddhist forum? This is the connecting to other paths forum. It is good to know about other religions as we live with 6.5 billion people with other faiths. This is an attempt to know the similarities and the differe...
by Justsit
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there are Christian monks?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Why there are Christian monks?

living a life of prayer and contemplation in a monastery. What are the contemplate on? There are various types of Christian contemplation. A very extensive overview is found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_contemplation . Scrolling down to the section "Meditation and Contemplation" and...
by Justsit
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why there are Christian monks?
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Why there are Christian monks?

For instance, I know Christian monks are actively working on social services such as health, looking after sick and poor, education, health care, aged care, etc. Generally, Buddhist monks are condemned for the wrong livelihood for involving in these activities. There are different types of Christia...
by Justsit
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Helping the Dying non-Buddhist

So far, I notice no interest, much less guidance, in helping the dying person who is not a Buddhist. Re: non-Buddhists I worked as a hospice nurse for four years and attended many deaths. All our nurses were given a course on spiritual care of the dying, even though we had chaplains and social work...
by Justsit
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: how long can you last with an inguinal hernia
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: how long can you last with an inguinal hernia

Just now saw this thread and you are obviously already receiving the medical attention you need. In case anyone else reading this may be interested, inguinal hernias can become what is known as "incarcerated," wherein part of the intestine becomes trapped in a loop outside the abdominal wall, causin...
by Justsit
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

... The real struggle is not between the different groupings talking about buddhism but between the Dhamma and Capital as it tries to make the Dhamma palatable. Not sure I'm following your reasoning here. Do you think that Capital has any interest in American Buddhism, other than making a few bucks...
by Justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

... I think the OP is talking about the future of Buddhism in the US . The article Mike found and DooDoot quoted extensively hardly mentions anything outside the US. I don't like to be rude about the many Americans (here and elsewhere) who do recognise the reality of the world beyond the US borders...
by Justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

I would add that there might be a cultural bias in the way things are presented on this thread. Westerns represent a minority when it comes to world population. Since I've only ever resided in the US, I'm curious to know if the term "Baby Boomer" is common usage in non-Western countries. I can't sa...
by Justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

It consisted or consists of those people who came of age in the recession of 2008 - generally outlining the basic shyt deal we got when it was our time to enter the workforce and/or buy a house; settle down; raise a family - ie. right around the time the Sachs brothers were getting a huge bailout f...
by Justsit
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

Personally, I am struggling to picture how punk rock and the Sex Pistols fits into or would inspire Buddhism? If it is "anti-establishment" then that appears similar to "hippies" although where is the "peace & love" in punk rock? :shrug: Punk is the antithesis of hippiedom! There was a movement in ...
by Justsit
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: New center in New York City -a very worthy project
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: New center in New York City -a very worthy project

... buy a monastery in NYC. I don't know about property prices in New York but this seems awfully cheap. https://www.gofundme.com/buddhistinsightsretreatcenter The article mentions that the new monastery site is in Newark, New Jersey. Still not an inexpensive area, but prices are nowhere near as hi...
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: 78
Views: 1821

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: 1152

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: 1152

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...