Cittasanto wrote: BuddhaSoup wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:Hello Avuso (friend),
One point before I continue. News articles of this sort are not written by science correspondents, and no more than an opinion pieces with a very generalised fact.
But I will continue...
You need to know what is in the red wine that has health benefits. from what I understand from previously looking at this, it is the Resveratrol from the skin that has the beneficial effects. Not all red wine has the same quantity. As an example, old world (France...) wines tend to have more in than new world wines (Australia...) due to the length of time the whole grape is left in during the fermentation process. But then again not all wine uses the same grape varieties, and different varieties have differing levels of the Resveratrol in the skin. So even using old world wines would not guarantee the maximum benefit.
As the health benefits only come from one part that can be sourced from elsewhere I would say that it would not fall under what I would consider an exception.
PM me if you want a chat regarding Anagarika things.
Thanks, Cittasanto. Looks like I'll be canceling that order of a case of Malbec. :0)
As for the Anagarika issues, yes, I will PM you. I am unsure just how many folks on DW, or in Theravada practice in general, maintain 8 precepts 24/7/365. I've been reading a bit of the life of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagarika_Dharmapala
, and other inspirational figures that lived the 8 precepts for life. It would be interesting to see if there is a community of people that maintain 8 precepts full time; I've not yet run across any, other than those that live at a Wat full time in a sangha of Bhikkhus/Bhikkhunis and samaneras.