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by Alex123
Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can anger be prevented from arising?
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Can anger be prevented from arising?

tiltbillings wrote:There is much of value to be found in the Visuddhimagga.
Yes, I do like many parts of Visudhimagga. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Orthodox Theravada as the first commentarial manual to have.
by Alex123
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can anger be prevented from arising?
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Can anger be prevented from arising?

Hello Bhante Dhammanando and Perkele, The question that I have is this: Those passages deal with anger toward a person. What about anger/irritation not to people: anger/irritation/dislike toward a difficult situation, problems at work or existence in general? Alex, are you sure such is possible? 10....
by Alex123
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can anger be prevented from arising?
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Can anger be prevented from arising?

Dear Bhante Dhammanando, The beautifully-written Āghātapaṭivinaya (“Removal of Resentment”) section of the Visuddhimagga’s chapter on the brahmavihāras (= ch. IX, paragraphs 14-39 in Ñāṇamoli’s translation) contains a rich panoply of methods for the removal of habitual anger towards a particular per...
by Alex123
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can anger be prevented from arising?
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Can anger be prevented from arising?

Hello Seeker242, I would say that control is directly proportional to the level of skill one has in directing one's attention appropriately. If you have control over how you direct your attention, then you have control over the arising, growth & increase. I appreciate your reminder. The thing is tha...
by Alex123
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings
Replies: 62
Views: 6322

Re: Doubts about existence of ghosts & super natural beings

Zom wrote:Don't forget about dark matter and dark energy (and that is 95% of the Universe) which cannot be detected by any sensors 8-)
Then neither can we detect it. So it doesn't matter for us, then.



P.S. The same excuse can be used by people of any religion to justify their religious claims...
by Alex123
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Can anger be prevented from arising?
Replies: 25
Views: 1850

Re: Can anger be prevented from arising?

Is Anger (Vyapada, Illwill) a Vipaka? ie a resultant of previous Kamma (Actions)? No. An unwholesome dhamma like anger can never arise as a vipāka, for all vipākas are passive and morally neutral. Perhaps in the past I had aversion towards something.. therefore now I am suffering anger when the min...
by Alex123
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

Still,

Adults nad babies, are humans. We do need similar kind of nutrients, just in different amount and/or proportions.
by Alex123
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

The fact is that there is a scientific controversy regarding the possibility of deleterious health effects of saturated fat and cholesterol consumption. A quick search on PubMed and Google will verify this to be true. To portray the science as being settled or to say that cholesterol and/or saturat...
by Alex123
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

My older tests showed that I have low cholesterol, so to be honest, I am trying to raise it. I eat lots of fat. It is also good for the brain and cells in the body. I agree. Although it is important that you don't cook the cholesterol. Depending if you are vegan or not, a very good source of choles...
by Alex123
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

My older tests showed that I have low cholesterol, so to be honest, I am trying to raise it. I eat lots of fat. It is also good for the brain and cells in the body.
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

I drink almost ~0.5 pounds of cashews 3 times per week for my breakfast prior to workout and work. I also often used to take omega-3 fish capsules and I take lots of turmeric. No inflammation at all. Had blood tests. The reason I mentioned cashews is because it (and pumpkin seeds) are complete prot...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

Why turmeric? What it does for you? How much and how do you take it. I use turmeric for rice and curry just a little. I got a very strong taste. Turmeric (curcumin) is said to have many benefits including anti-inflammatory. Which is why I mentioned. I take few capsules of it. Sometimes I have used ...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

that is half a kilogram. Thanks for that. I love cashews. What about almonds? :) It is easy. Just blend a pound of cashews and drink it. In 15 minutes you will consume ~2000 calories. I know you are are just saying that to illustrate your point, but eating 35g of omega-6 would be a plan for serious...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 108188

Re: Why one meal a day?

SarathW wrote: How do you take the required 2000K daily intake?
It is easy. Just blend a pound of cashews and drink it. In 15 minutes you will consume ~2000 calories.
by Alex123
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2236
Views: 131755

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

That this means there is no ongoing consciousness after the final aggregate breakup is also clearly stated, so I wonder what's still puzzling... If para-Nibbana = annihilation, why didn't the Buddha just say that? Why the evasive philosophising on this question? 1) There are different historical la...