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by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 94787

Re: Why one meal a day?

I drink almost ~0.5 pounds of cashews 3 times per week for my breakfast prior to workout and work. I also often used to take omega-3 fish capsules and I take lots of turmeric. No inflammation at all. Had blood tests. The reason I mentioned cashews is because it (and pumpkin seeds) are complete prot...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 94787

Re: Why one meal a day?

Why turmeric? What it does for you? How much and how do you take it. I use turmeric for rice and curry just a little. I got a very strong taste. Turmeric (curcumin) is said to have many benefits including anti-inflammatory. Which is why I mentioned. I take few capsules of it. Sometimes I have used ...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 94787

Re: Why one meal a day?

that is half a kilogram. Thanks for that. I love cashews. What about almonds? :) It is easy. Just blend a pound of cashews and drink it. In 15 minutes you will consume ~2000 calories. I know you are are just saying that to illustrate your point, but eating 35g of omega-6 would be a plan for serious...
by Alex123
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Why one meal a day?
Replies: 675
Views: 94787

Re: Why one meal a day?

SarathW wrote: How do you take the required 2000K daily intake?
It is easy. Just blend a pound of cashews and drink it. In 15 minutes you will consume ~2000 calories.
by Alex123
Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

That this means there is no ongoing consciousness after the final aggregate breakup is also clearly stated, so I wonder what's still puzzling... If para-Nibbana = annihilation, why didn't the Buddha just say that? Why the evasive philosophising on this question? 1) There are different historical la...
by Alex123
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

Spiny Norman wrote:
Alex123 wrote:Also, by following Dhamma there can be more inner peace and understanding while still alive in this life.
So is that the goal of your practice?
Yes, plus eventual ending of rebirths (if they exist).
by Alex123
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

This is total peace and total safety. It is not worse than falling into deep sleep (which we do every night) and not waking up ever. This is the best "state" ever! That sounds like death, which will come to us all sooner or later regardless of whether we practice. If there is no rebirth. Also, by f...
by Alex123
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

One thing is really puzzling me throughout this whole thread... If conscious thought is obliterated at both death and nibbana why strive for something of which you'll have no conscious awareness? Thats not 'peace' or a cessation of suffering. It's complete annihilation of everything....a state devo...
by Alex123
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

It seems to me that if rebirth is central to the Dhamma, then one should have a very strong conviction that it is true -- not just a belief that it might be possible because science hasn't disproven it, or because the universe is a weird place and thus conceivably it might be true. That seems a rem...
by Alex123
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

And if we crave cessation ( non-existence ), isn't that also source of dukkha itself according the Second Noble Truth? That is much better than craving for existence [8] "The supreme view-point external [to the Dhamma] is this: 'I should not be; it should not occur to me; I will not be; it will not...
by Alex123
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

Progressive scientific discoveries shrink the gaps, but it seems unlikely that science will ever be able to prove conclusively that these things don't exist. So the burden of proof is on those who postulate unprovable/unfalsifiable hypothesis that have less probability of being true, So increasingl...
by Alex123
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

Spiny Norman wrote:
Alex123 wrote:There is degree of wrongness and probability.
In another universe there is a version of you arguing the case for rebirth. :tongue:
I try to keep an open mind to both possibilities. It is just that right now I cannot prove that rebirth exists.
by Alex123
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

What's the difference between destroyed and not demonstrating any discernable activity??? Big difference. Our current instruments might not have been able to detect all the minor functions of the neurons and cells in the brain during NDE. In any case, the patients were able to tell this when they c...
by Alex123
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

That's not a blank check for unbridled speculations to be seen as "equally possible" or otherwise even "possible" - again, the burden of proof is on the one making claims, not on the one pointing out a lack of evidence. I'm not suggesting that, I'm saying that the universe is very weird and counter...
by Alex123
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: the great Nibbana = annihilation, eternal, or something else thread
Replies: 2230
Views: 105011

Re: Continuation of conciousness / awareness

The old chestnut of lack of oxygen etc etc has long since been refuted as the cause of these experiences. We've on from that now. They were looking in the wrong place only finding correlates as usual. Are you denying that hallucinations can be caused due to brain trauma, chemical abnormalities, and...