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by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11285

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

If you want to look a modern comparison between Christianity and Buddhism look no further than eastern orthodox such as Fr. Seraphim Rose (he was a Buddhist before he converted) and other American Orthodox monks. Whether there was a conscious influence or not, I remember, back when I was into that ...
by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11285

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

Hi Ben.... :anjali: Sorry...
But... scroll forward a millenium or two..to Merton, Bede Griffiths, Thomas Keating et al..and it starts to get very interesting.
by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?
Replies: 93
Views: 11285

Re: Did Christianity "borrow" from Buddhism?

And you will find none beyond the Jesus -went -to -Kashmir fringe of syncretic New Ageism. There is no biblical scholar of any repute , whether Christian or Jewish, religious or secular, who accepts any influence either way, other than at a rare and individual level, between Christianity and Buddhis...
by PeterB
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Aloe Vera
Replies: 15
Views: 6288

Re: Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is amazing stuff. A few years ago I had shingles. The new generation of anti-virals was by then available and I took them gratefully and probably shortened the episode considerably...But Aloe Vera was extremely effective when applied to the lesions. Each application gave a hour or so's...
by PeterB
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2482

Re: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?

Someone else said ginger has to be fresh etc. I cannot do ginger tea. The smell makes me even more nauseated. So I started using ginger capsules a few years ago. I take two with a very large glass of water (because the ginger can burn the throat) and it works for me. I have a lot of nausea due to a...
by PeterB
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2482

Re: Got Any Anti-Nausea, Upset Stomach Tips?

The ginger needs to be the fresh root, grated and made into a 'tea'..steeped for several minutes. Many people find it more palatable with honey and a little lemon.
The probiotic needs to be in capsule form..the yoghurt type drinks are of limited use.


:anjali:
by PeterB
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

All I know is, we managed to land on the moon many years back but our well supported scientific community hasn't been able to still find an actually lasting and long-term-effective treatment to one of the most common psychological problems today - which is depression. Yes, I am sour. :tantrum: Ther...
by PeterB
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

Blue Lotus...its absolutely OK to say what you think.. :smile:
by PeterB
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

I was going to write something similar Mike..but it seemed a bit presumptuous for me to do so.. :smile:
Beside which I always remember what my main mentor used to say.." what we are doing is more an art than a science "...Me..I am usually flying by the seat of my pants....
by PeterB
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

They use the same basic techniques daverupa...In general terms they are as good as the therapist using them..
:anjali:
by PeterB
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

I am glad that works for you....it most definitely will not work for everyone however.
I wish it did..my life would be a lot easier.
by PeterB
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

hi, When i suffer depression it's usually because of unwise attention and lack of mindfulness. I am either caught up in a destructive or negative thought pattern and lack the awareness to take one step back to assess things. Depression can sometimes feel too overwhelming that i can't really practic...
by PeterB
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

Hi Daniel, Please cite a name , otherwise I'll treat this as hearsay. I presume he means PeterB. :anjali: Mike Indeed MIke...I am psychiatrist with nearly 25 years experience in the field..and along with many of my colleagues in the UK field I have used CBT for the last 12 years. Uner the British N...
by PeterB
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

Hi there John... :toast: I'll be on the balcony too... :smile:
by PeterB
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cause of depression
Replies: 61
Views: 6622

Re: cause of depression

1) Congnitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a clinical explanation of depression. 2) CBT and the Buddha are in approximate agreement about role of the mind in creating depression. 3) Therefore, CBT is an approximate Buddhist clinical explanation of the cause(s) of depression. A Psychiatrist and Cogni...