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by Rui Sousa
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: It's so easy to eat cheap and healthy
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: It's so easy to eat cheap and healthy

You could replace the salad dressing, if it is a processed one, by extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice/vinegar.
by Rui Sousa
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Goodbye...for now
Replies: 28
Views: 4332

Re: Goodbye...for now

I wish you have a pleasant and fruitful journey.
:clap:
by Rui Sousa
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What kind of music relaxes you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2856

Re: What kind of music relaxes you?

Individual wrote:Ahhhhh, yesssss... I might slow down both pieces a bit more, though.

Both are slow enough to be relaxing, but slower would be better.
Slow music makes me anxious... :cookoo:
by Rui Sousa
Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Feminism is failing in the war against women
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: Feminism is failing in the war against women

It is a pity when women, by whatever reason, are seen as lower beings.
by Rui Sousa
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What kind of music relaxes you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2856

Re: What kind of music relaxes you?

How about this Portuguese Guitar instrumentals?

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by Rui Sousa
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What kind of music relaxes you?
Replies: 36
Views: 2856

Re: What kind of music relaxes you?

These work for me:

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by Rui Sousa
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Growing your own
Replies: 44
Views: 7213

Re: Growing your own

Apparently not. We let some of our compost break down aerobically (just pile it up and leave it alone) and some anaerobically (in lidded bottomless plastic bins, with added water). We get few insects the first way and lots of cockroaches but not much else the second way. Never any snakes, never any...
by Rui Sousa
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Growing your own
Replies: 44
Views: 7213

Re: Growing your own

Hi Ben, The soil in my garden was very poor 4 years ago when I moved in, but with compost and lots of ash I managed to make it productive, but maybe not enough for some of the cultures. I don't use any pesticides at all, three years ago I least a very nice mellons crop because of an odium infestatio...
by Rui Sousa
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Growing your own
Replies: 44
Views: 7213

Re: Growing your own

In the past 4 years I have made a lot of experiments: - Growing lettuces works out very well, and I can grow them from March to November. - Garlic grew very well last year, but I harvested too soon and they were small and very acid. - Onions work out really well, and they taste very good. - Broccoli...
by Rui Sousa
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Science-Extreme Lifespan
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Science-Extreme Lifespan

I know nothing of how lifespan is determined.

So I don't really care about such subject, my ignorance is too big for me to care about it.
by Rui Sousa
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Make my dinner!
Replies: 35
Views: 5558

Re: Make my dinner!

Here is a quick one: Ingredients: 1 Onion 1 garlic Extra virgin Olive oil Chopped off chicken 1 dark beer Baked beans Preparation (20 minutes) Cover the bottom of a pan with the olive oil. Chop the onion and the garlic in very small pieces, when the oil starts boiling add the onions and garlic. Stir...
by Rui Sousa
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Poverty in South Asia and Buddhism
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Poverty in South Asia and Buddhism

As for India the invasion of northern India by the Greco-Bactrian kings, and then the Kushan empire, between the 1st century BCE and the 2nd century CE migth be an example, if these kings and emperors were not Buddhists...
by Rui Sousa
Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Aspiration for Jhana ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: Aspiration for Jhana ?

The six recollections, according to my understanding of the Mahanam Sutta AN 11.13, are one way of developing the first Jhana.
by Rui Sousa
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Science-Big fish?
Replies: 23
Views: 1901

Re: Science-Big fish?

When reading a text we must try to differentiate metaphors from literal references. In the case of Buddhist Cosmology this is not as easy as with other cases. The Buddha makes several references to the different planes of existence and the different types of beings that exist in each plane, and some...
by Rui Sousa
Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Wasps -- what to do?
Replies: 17
Views: 2275

Re: Wasps -- what to do?

There are wasp repellent candles, or general purpose mosquito candles, that are affective because drives them away. Maybe you could attach a candle holder below their nest and light the candle in the morning. That way they have a chance to fly away from the bad smell.