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by befriend
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 120210

Re: Precepts: Not eating after mid-day / Avoiding lofty beds

what does being a vegetarian or vegan have to do with eating less food?
by befriend
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 120210

Re: Precepts: Not eating after mid-day / Avoiding lofty beds

Sleep on a nice bed, and eat regularly. Don't fall into the stupid belief that following outdated rules will make you any more spiritual, or morally superior. Thinking for yourself is a better example of how to follow the path. i used to think for myself. i thought it was fine to kill animals. get ...
by befriend
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 120210

Re: Precepts: Not eating after mid-day / Avoiding lofty beds

if you eat less food it also helps curb lust, as well as make the mind light. think of how much energy it takes to digest a dinner in the evening when your already tired. now if you dont eat dinner you have more energy because your not digesting. also i agree with the last poster, when you sleep on ...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

alright sorry to hijack this thread but i think it was good. im fine now, thank god for equanimity. i will try to save the world as best i can but if i cant i wont worry about it. that is equanimity, if you can change something do it, if you cant dont worry about it. metta, Befriend
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

people cry when people die on the news. i think its healthy to cry when youve lost hope in the only thing that can save us. even the dalai lama said world peace can happen if the individual meditates, then if effects the family, then the town, country world... etc. now i found out this is wrong. its...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

no i have honestly never heard of there organization. i chose this name because buddhism is about befriending everything. buddha had tea with mara he didnt hate him. even befriending negative sensations makes a lot of there suffering go away, and because befriending is the act of making friends whic...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

thank you for consoling me, i feel so alone, im shaking, balling, involuntarily crying out i dont belong in this world id rather be in hell. its like having the majority of people who have the ability to save the world, say no i dont want world peace for no reason. its not words on the internet, you...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

im crying right now, not metaphorically. we have to wait for maitreya. dukkha really is everywhere like buddha said, even the wise and compassionate ones, are lost. i will not debate or try to change your mind. i will pray for you.
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

i changed my mind. meditation would never save the world. this discussion proved more valuable than i thought. why would kids spread meditation to others if us experienced meditators cant spread it to others? we on this forum know more about life than most 90 year olds. if you asked someone what the...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

i dont mean to be personal. im not calling anyone names or getting off topic by saying things like i bet no one likes you because of your ideas. im getting emotional, because i literally cant think of a more important topic, when suffering is involved its hard not to get passionate. look at the tibe...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

if someone wants to correct me so i can change my mind i will appreciate that. i will counter all the arguments in the spirit of debate. No disrespect meant...........but get over yourself. You aren't at the UN arguing for statehood. You are in a causal conversation on a web board and this conversa...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

i meant to say shouldnt teach meditation to christians
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

if someone wants to correct me so i can change my mind i will appreciate that. i will counter all the arguments in the spirit of debate. topics dont teach meditation because there should be a seperation of church and state. counter. focusing on eating an orange is not religious. school teachers aren...
by befriend
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Should every child learn meditation at school?
Replies: 98
Views: 7802

Re: Should every child learn meditation at school?

sorry i cant really relate to people who cultivate solipsistic nihlism. im not allowed to talk from the heart? its just annoying to try to have a debate with someone where they dont come back with something sensible. anyone can go back into anything i said and counter it with something sensible. tel...