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by cookiemonster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc? I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting. How many calories is your meal? I estimate...
by cookiemonster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What is meditation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: What is meditation?

The term "meditation" is used by people from within the same tradition, different traditions and different paths. When we ask: what is meditation? The answer usually involves a description of a certain activity depending on the method being used. And yet, the term itself is aiming to make a distinc...
by cookiemonster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Could you post the discourse where the Buddha recommended sleeping before 10 PM? I don't think I've heard that one before. I also would like to see the Sutta about going to bed before 10pm. I could see perhaps the inference of that time based on the Suttas however. Obviously they didn't have clocks...
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Digity wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:09 am
I've never understood how someone can meet all their nutritional needs on one meal a day. How do you accomplish getting all the vitamins, proteins, etc?
I try to eat a very large meal with all the calories, vitamins, etc. I need for the day in one sitting.
by cookiemonster
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Natural Pest Control
Replies: 20
Views: 2637

Re: Natural Pest Control

Hello all, A friend of mine asked a very interesting question and I wasn't sure about the answer. The question is, is using a natural predator as a form of pest control an act of killing? For instance buying ladybugs for your garden, buying a carnivorous plant for your home, etc. I remember some st...
by cookiemonster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Why Believe Commentaries? [From Transfer/Sharing merit limits]

why believe either a commentary or a late text? :shrug: Everything is commentary - in a way. The teachings, books, or articles we hear or read today - from monks or otherwise - are commentaries. The suttas we read in English are commentaries (the translator(s) opinion on what the Pali, Chinese, Tib...
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: how do we know what the buddha looked like?
Replies: 33
Views: 4825

Re: how do we know what the buddha looked like?

diamind wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:49 pm
So basically its a modern day corruption to have a image of the Buddha? Why is Thailand etc.. full of buddha statues if there is nothing in the cannon about making images. This is strange.
I see it as a type of Buddhanusatti.
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Order of Precedence
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Order of Precedence

Thank you. :anjali:
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

The Buddha's Dietary & Lifestyle Recommendations

Just wanted to share here ... It seems to me that recent scientific studies are starting to bear out many of the Buddha's recommendations regarding diet & lifestyle in the suttas: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4250148/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5372885/ https://www....
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Order of Precedence
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Order of Precedence

In the Maha-parinibbana sutta ( https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.16.1-6.vaji.html#chap6 ), the Lord stated: "And, Ananda, whereas now the bhikkhus address one another as 'friend,' let it not be so when I am gone. The senior bhikkhus, Ananda, may address the junior ones by their name, t...
by cookiemonster
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Can an Arahant improve their understanding after awakening?
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Can an Arahant improve their understanding after awakening?

Thank you for your answers. The topic is quickly shifting to the actual purpose of my question. So I ask the moderators to split this topic between the initial question and what I'm about to ask. I'm trying to understand if an arahat can improve his understanding of the dhamma after his awakening. ...
by cookiemonster
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: duality and non-duality in theravada
Replies: 67
Views: 6507

Re: duality and non-duality in theravada

None of the introductionS to theravada buddhism mention anything about "experiencing non-duality". However, Some buddhists say that they meditate in order to experience non-duality, and it is an important part of buddhism and path to enlightenment. How important is experiencing non-duality in thera...
by cookiemonster
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why prayer was performed on the first and fifteenth of each month ?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Why prayer was performed on the first and fifteenth of each month ?

James Tan wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Greetings ,

What is the reason that in Buddhism prayer was performed on the first and fifteenth of each month ? Is there any specific reason to it ?
Prayer? Can you provide some references?
by cookiemonster
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Dhammatalks Icon
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Dhammatalks Icon

Does anyone know where I can find the original icon of this: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/3f/d0/873fd0ed2f656f8b8761a6069d39a530.png Or does anyone out there know how to resize it while keeping the resolution. This is part of a dhamma propagation project, so I think it's relevant. https://i.yt...
by cookiemonster
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: Confusion between Eight fold noble path and Anatta

Hello, I wonder what is the philosophy of Buddhism. I guess the whole philosophy of Buddhism is Anatta. (Not self) But, with meditation traditions, it seems that more people and instructors are lay more emphasis on the destination (Nirvana and its path) and not to understand Anatta. Also , I wonder...