Orthorexia

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Pondera
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Re: Orthorexia

Post by Pondera » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:42 am

And, interestingly, it took a young woman named Sujata to save the Buddha from these austerities with a bowl of milk rice ;)
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Re: Orthorexia

Post by robertk » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:00 am

Pondera wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:42 am
And, interestingly, it took a young woman named Sujata to save the Buddha from these austerities with a bowl of milk rice ;)
Rice and Milk! Hasn't she heard about dairy intolerance! Hope it was unmilled brown rice.

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Re: Orthorexia

Post by mal4mac » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:08 am

Sam Vara wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:30 pm
binocular wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:17 pm
“And how does the disciple of the noble ones know moderation in eating? There is the case where the disciple of the noble ones, considering it appropriately, takes his food not playfully, nor for intoxication, nor for putting on bulk, nor for beautification, but simply for the survival & continuance of this body, for ending its afflictions, for the support of the holy life, thinking, ‘I will destroy old feelings (of hunger) & not create new feelings (from overeating). Thus I will maintain myself, be blameless, & live in comfort.’ This is how the disciple of the noble ones knows moderation in eating.

https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN53.html
What else could be said about proper eating at a Buddhist forum.
Excellent point. I suspect that many people might take "survival and continuance of this body" to mean some kind of super-optimal state where the body never gets ill and has boundless energy, as well as looking good all the time.
Taking monks as an example, shouldn't laymen be thinking, not of creating a diet of superfoods, but just of preparing decent, average meals similar to what monks might get on an alms round? This may stop them from thinking they are spiritually superior, and from spending useless amounts of time & energy trying to create "better than average" bodies - a futile and frustrating pursuit.They will be rotting corpses soon enough, just like the rest of us.
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Re: Orthorexia

Post by _anicca_ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:47 am

Eating disorders are difficult because you have to entirely want to be free of them in order to recover.

It is an addiction of the mind... Chasing phantoms...
"A virtuous monk, Kotthita my friend, should attend in an appropriate way to the five clinging-aggregates as inconstant, stressful, a disease, a cancer, an arrow, painful, an affliction, alien, a dissolution, an emptiness, not-self."

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