Benefits of fasting

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TRobinson465
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Benefits of fasting

Post by TRobinson465 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:20 am

Interesting news on the health benefits of fasting for 12-18 hour periods. Perhaps this is the health benefit the Buddha was talking about when he advised to not eat after midday?

https://www.businessinsider.com/fasting ... ts-2017-12
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Re: Benefits of fasting

Post by samseva » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:04 am

The benefits of fasting have been known for thousands of years. It's just recently that modern scientists are researching it and giving complex explanations—and saying they discovered these things. They are doing exactly the same thing with meditation.

For most scientists, fMRI scans and blood work, obtained using complex machinery, are forms of empirical evidence—but sadly for them, doing something and seeing it for yourself isn't as convincing.

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Re: Benefits of fasting

Post by TRobinson465 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:14 am

True, but with this scientific era its cool seeing the science behind these things as well.
"Do not have blind faith, but also no blind criticism" - the 14th Dalai Lama

"At Varanasi, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, the Blessed One has set in motion the unexcelled Wheel of Dhamma that cannot be stopped by brahmins, devas, Maras, Brahmas or anyone in the cosmos." -Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

"Go forth, monks, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the welfare, the good and the happiness of gods and men. Let no two of you go in the same direction." - First Khandhaka, Chapter 11, Vinaya.

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