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by jason c
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hey hanzze, no it is not easily understandible, in fact it is impossible to understand, you must experience this state for yourself and in your own way. you are a combination of mind and matter(body) if you practice correctly you can learn to experience the body at the sub-atomic level (bhanga) the ...
by jason c
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Hello Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Hello Hello Hello!

welcome.
metta,
jason
by jason c
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 21
Views: 4150

Re: 4 Noble Truths

Dear Jason, that could easily lead to nihilism or aversion against live, there is no problem with life, there is just becoming (birth) and it's cause which makes life to something that is suffering. dear hanzze, life=suffering=samsara=dukka=nama-rupa=mind-body=energy-matter. these all represent a c...
by jason c
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: 4 Noble Truths
Replies: 21
Views: 4150

Re: 4 Noble Truths

Cittasanto wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:What are some common mistakes that beginners make?
In regard to the four Noble Truths
the first is sometimes understood to say "life is suffering."
when it doesnt, it says "there is suffering."
i've come to understand there is no difference in these two statements
metta
jason
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

cittasanto wrote, only what is posted can be responded to,or should i.........? i may have misinterpreted you. i thought you were saying we were going off topic. i understand your views, and can see the benefit in following this noon eating rule. i did ask some other questions. what if a monk is los...
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Cause of mindfulness
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: The Cause of mindfulness

Hi everyone :anjali: pretty straight questions: 1. What is the cause of mindfulness? 2. What is the cause of a lack of mindfulness? 3. How to establish mindfulness? I had a look at the Girimananda Sutta , but it's formulated similar in the anapanasati sutta, too. (10) And what, Ānanda, is mindfulne...
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

dear cittasanto, lets say your a scientist, and you want to find a cure for cancer. but in your experiments you find a cure for heart disease. do you simply throw away this cure, as it was not what you were looking for? for me its the same with a topic of discussion, if it leads to other things and ...
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hey cittasanto, i did not say the remaining precepts are not relevant, i simply wish to explore them more deeply, if you feel they are just simply rules for monastics to follow then this is your understanding and this is good for you. following my own practice i have found these precepts to be very ...
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a fellow traveler in samsara
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Hi from a fellow traveler in samsara

welcome kathleen, when i have difficulty sleeping, i lie on my back perfectly still and practice body scanning. i bring my attention to different parts of my body trying to feel my natural energy. this seems to be a very good substitute for sleep, it allows my body to rest after working hard all day...
by jason c
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hi manas, i was not disagreeing with the cutting back of our food intake, developing a true sense of our individual bodies needs is an important step in cultivating a meditative practice, and i personally find it very benificial. i was trying to get to the heart of the importance of the strict monas...
by jason c
Thu May 31, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

dear cittasanto, if the rules were set up strictly to keep the monks from being a nuicence and as a form of restraint. how did monks travel in the old forest days when going from one monestary to another,what if they became lost should they simply die. i've read of monks searching for forest greens,...
by jason c
Thu May 31, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hey cittasanto, i suppose the timeframe can force compassion to arise in devotees, if we dont get the food to them on time the poor folks will go hungry for the night. and if nobody gives, the monks move on or starve to death. so the timeframe could also be to solicit compassion. hey hanzee, i'm hav...
by jason c
Thu May 31, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hi everyone, thanks for the replies, i have often thought this precept had another lesson. the buddha lived a life of luxury he had all the food he could ever want and ate whenever he wanted, this not putting an end to his suffering he went out and began the life of an ascetic living off of bird dro...
by jason c
Wed May 30, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

Re: what is the relevence of eating before noon?

hey polar buddha,
i can totally get on board with the practicality of that reason, so if a monk is recieving his food from a devotee and the devotee has to take their kid to the doctor and drops the food off to the monks at 2 pm can the monks eat this food then?
metta
jason
by jason c
Wed May 30, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 110778

what is the relevence of eating before noon?

i was reading through the why one meal a day thread, and it raised this question. what is the relevance in eating your meals or meal before noon? it is my understanding that in the buddhas time when he created the order of monks there was no set time to go out for alms, but one day a monk went out l...