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by ihrjordan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 69
Views: 5308

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: 69
Views: 5308

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: 69
Views: 5308

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: 69
Views: 5308

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: 1787

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: 540

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: 540

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: 540

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: 540

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: 674
Views: 84596

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...
by ihrjordan
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 84596

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

When I follow the 8 precepts once a week during the winter I do find that in the evening my body gets rather cold, since I'm not eating much. One things to do is just bundle up and wear thicker cloths. Another thing I do is run an electric heating fan to keep myself more warm. But yeah, I definitel...
by ihrjordan
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 84596

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

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the body needs more calories in winter to stay warm; that cold weather burns more calories using the energy to keep the body warm. So you might just need to eat a little more during the winter months during the one meal. I mostly just eat one meal, but it doesn't get ...
by ihrjordan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 674
Views: 84596

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

Our appetites are generally higher in winter than at other times, has anyone had trouble keeping up their strength in winter time due to perhaps not eating enough? How do monks handle winter time, especially if given merely rice for their alms meal?....
by ihrjordan
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Refuge in Whole Sangha, not in Ariya Sangha
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: Refuge in Whole Sangha, not in Ariya Sangha

I have noticed this more in Mahāyāna online convert-communities, so it saddens me to see this sentiment in Theravāda convert-communities as well. That we take refuge in the ariyasangha is taken for granted. But when we try to make division and decisions as to "who is really a true monk" we are maki...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Morality of killing in war
Replies: 20
Views: 1265

Re: Morality of killing in war

The Suttas present a possible contradiction here. In SN 42.3 it states that warriors are destined to lower realms, however in Anguttara Nikaya 8.12 / AN IV.185 it states that General Siha attained the: "pure stainless eye of the Teaching appeared to the general Siha seated there itself; Whatever ar...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gradual Yoga training
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Gradual Yoga training

You want to learn real yoga? Protip: don't go to like 99% of locations in any western nation as they fail to even abide by two of the most primary rules of Yogasana. These of course being only exercising to half of ones capacity (one should stop when sweat appears on the forehead or one is forced t...
by ihrjordan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Gradual Yoga training
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Gradual Yoga training

You want to learn real yoga? Protip: don't go to like 99% of locations in any western nation as they fail to even abide by two of the most primary rules of Yogasana. These of course being only exercising to half of ones capacity (one should stop when sweat appears on the forehead or one is forced to...
by ihrjordan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 10065

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

Yes they are, as men also. If it would be that easy to get beyond that conditions - Buddha would not be necessary and his teachings. and your argument is already explained here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srw3lGoXOY0 The wholesome impulses are mostly arising from those condition which are unwho...
by ihrjordan
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What does the "Red Pill" mean
Replies: 156
Views: 10065

Re: What does the "Red Pill" mean

Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/14/the-red-pill-reddit-modern-misogyny-manosphere-men Has anyone come across the Red Pill? What is the meaning? Are there implications for our community? I am not sure this is misogyny...