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by ihrjordan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Upcoming mediation retreats I-40 in the U.S.?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Upcoming mediation retreats I-40 in the U.S.?

Hello is anyone aware of any upcoming meditation retreats in the warmer southern states of the U.S.? Texas, Florida, Louisiana, SoCal etc.?
Please let me know so I can make a reservation or read more about it. Thank you.
by ihrjordan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

And as clarification intention is kam a I'm not a heretic to that extent :jumping:
by ihrjordan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma

But in this sutta the Buddha seems to contradict the idea that all bodily feeling is caused by kamma quite clearly: "Produced by (disorders of the) bile, there arise, Sivaka, certain kinds of feelings. That this happens, can be known by oneself; also in the world it is accepted as true. Produced by...
by ihrjordan
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: Remorse or regret as fruits of kamma
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

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: 1726

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: 17
Views: 2147

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: 17
Views: 2147

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: 10143

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: 10143

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: 10143

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: 10143

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: 3268

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: 952

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: 952

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...