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by ihrjordan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

I found an old post of mine which further elaborates upon elemental theory as it relates to the 5 hindrances. I hope I haven't scared anyone away :thinking: : All the hindrances are, are feelings which arise from the 5 elements. Anger, doubt, laziness, greed and worry are all bodily feelings that th...
by ihrjordan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Sleeping pill every night
Replies: 23
Views: 1407

Re: Sleeping pill every night

Friends, I suffer from chronic insomnia. I've been taking a sleeping pill (alphrozam+melatonin) every night, never felt better. Just 0.5mg dosage. Do I continue taking it every night? Do people have any experience with it? I need your feedback, insights, etc. Thanks. You might try seeing an Ayurved...
by ihrjordan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

=perkele post_id=461964 time=1520528430 user_id=3233] Good to see you once again here, Jordan, and a very merry un-birthday to you! [/quote] Thank you : D Not sure. If I understand correctly this is the Abhidhamma position. Surely, the part of kamma can be very significant. But in this sutta the Bud...
by ihrjordan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

Id like to propose that while remorseful THOUGHTS may be simply the creation of new kamma rather than the fruits of past misdeeds; the unpleasant bodily feelings typically associated with remorse can in fact be a result of kamma. If one examines closely what is happening when feelings of guilt arise...
by ihrjordan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 8376

Re: The case against coffee (important)

I'd wager he would have disallowed it excepting of use as medicine. He allowed alcohol as medicine so why not coffee? He allowed fruit and vegetable juices for drinking as well as sugar dissolved in water but coffee can be actively harmful (physically and mentally) to one who eats so little already...
by ihrjordan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 8376

Re: The case against coffee (important)

i agree. caffeine is mind altering, you don't have to drink coffee except you want to. not right to say buddha would have banned it, that borders on possible slander I'd wager he would have disallowed it excepting of use as medicine. He allowed alcohol as medicine so why not coffee? He allowed frui...
by ihrjordan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 8376

Re: The case against coffee (important)

As we get older, there is a tendency to get constipated. The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. https://www.news-medical.net/health/Con ... derly.aspx Another reason for coffee. Coffee is a diuretic. The tendency towards constipation ...
by ihrjordan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 73
Views: 8376

Re: The case against coffee (important)

Sorry for the amateurish information presented everyone. I posted this at the time with only a superficial understanding of ayurvedic medicine and my opinion on coffee has since changed a bit. Like every other substance coffee can be good for some but not for others. Although I still stand by my opi...
by ihrjordan
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Which beverages do you mostly take?
Replies: 28
Views: 2843

Re: Which beverages do you mostly take?

Its interesting to compare this poll with what ancient Indians especially monks would drink during the Buddha's day. While obviously they drank water; sugar water/cane juice, fruit juice, milk and other so called "fattening" drinks seem to have been consumed much more than Buddhists may be want to d...
by ihrjordan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Legality and morality
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Legality and morality

..... And I didnt mean to come off as being contrary it just seems that we hold the same view as far as the relationship between secular and religious law is concerned; so do you think we should do what would benefit our practice even at the risk of governmental punishment or in spite of the risk? ...
by ihrjordan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Legality and morality
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Legality and morality

Yes, in general I think that is the best attitude. Let others do as they wish (within reason, not harming others) You seemed to give a pretty straightforward answer in first paragraph yet after reading this passage I am again conflicted...if the point is really to do no harm to others or to oneself...
by ihrjordan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Legality and morality
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Legality and morality

I'm not sure what the point is that you're trying to make here. It is legal to shoot wild animals in most countries (given certain constraints, of course). :rofl: I heard it on a podcast recently; I guess it was just at the forefront of my thoughts when looking for an example of a legal yet immoral...
by ihrjordan
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Legality and morality
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Legality and morality

Hello. I'm curious as to the relationship between buddhist morality and laws which ones government has enacted. To gI've a few examples and to get the discussion rolling; some may interprete sex with a prostitute in a place in which it is illegal to be a breach of the third precept; likewise "copyri...
by ihrjordan
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 102264

Re: Has anyone had trouble eating 1 meal a day in the winter?

Maybe drink hot tea throughout the day during the winter. That should be helpful too. How many calories do you consume a day? The one meal a day may not be best if you're living an active lay life though. You might be under nourishing yourself. I actually think coffee (another bitter drink) was one...