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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Hanzze » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:57 pm

I am even not able to abstain from expressing my desire... There is nothing worldly left as chocolate and cheese which could easily bring me to fall.

I thought to join the funny Tibetan-Theravada conversation a little.
Chocolate is in deed a real craving, but to quote child labor as motivation... well there is more danger as in leaving the country side, and who would take care of the needed marijuana plants in the future for the kids?
Just that! *smile*
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:54 pm

TMingyur wrote:Being aware that chocolate production today still entails child labour and slavery may suffice for some to abandon chocolate completely.



Disagree. You can buy "fair trade" chocolate from such brands as "Equal Exchange", for more info Google on earch term.


Or:
Giving in to one sense pleasure opens the door for complete failure.


That sounds more Christian than Buddhist.

No disrespect......
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Annapurna » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:05 pm

Dear Gentlemen, it's spelled Himalayan. Please forgive the nitpick. :geek:

Mousse au chocolate, anyone...? :stirthepot:
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby PeterB » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 pm

Actually Anna that has become the accepted name for that range of mountains...they are in fact the HIMALYAS prounced him-ahl-yass :smile:
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Euclid » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:41 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
Disagree. You can buy "fair trade" chocolate from such brands as "Equal Exchange", for more info Google on earch term.



Fair Trade is unfortunately not as 'fair' as one would think - the documentary posted earlier investigates some fair trade plantations where they use child slave labour all the same.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:18 am

This is the only place I've ever been in my entire life where people will argue over a piece of chocolate. :tongue:

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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby octathlon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:43 am

:rofl:
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby ground » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:36 am

Jhana4 wrote:
Or:
Giving in to one sense pleasure opens the door for complete failure.


That sounds more Christian than Buddhist.

No disrespect......


Then the Buddha was christian. No disrespect.

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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby ground » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:39 am

Metta-4 wrote:This is the only place I've ever been in my entire life where people will argue over a piece of chocolate. :tongue:

M4


That is a misrepresentation and not true. It is about cravings. And that people tend to find lots of reasons in favor of cravings is "natural".


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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby alan » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:58 am

Are you eating pure chocolate?
Most stuff sold in markets is primarily sugar.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:55 am

Metta-4 wrote:This is the only place I've ever been in my entire life where people will argue over a piece of chocolate. :tongue:

M4
If the eucharist were high cocoa content dark chocolate I'd still be a Catholic. Mmmmm. Chocolate good.

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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Annapurna » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:02 am

PeterB wrote:Actually Anna that has become the accepted name for that range of mountains...they are in fact the HIMALYAS prounced him-ahl-yass :smile:


Peter, of course you are a Native speaker and all, but "Leo org. online Dictionary" and Wiki spell it Himalaya..... :shrug:

Leo:

the Himalayas pl. [geog.] der Himalaja auch: Himalaya


Wiki:

The Himalaya Range or Himalaya Mountains (pronounced /ˌhɪməˈleɪ.ə/ or /hɪˈmɑːlᵊjə/,[1][2] Sanskrit: literally, "abode of snow", Sanskrit: Devanagari: हिमालय), usually called the Himalayas or Himalaya for short, is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. By extension, it is also the name of a massive mountain system that includes the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush, and other, lesser, ranges that extend out from the Pamir Knot.


I may be wrong, but other google researches also speak of the Himalaya!

Now what is it?? :cry:

Perhaps this is a thing like "definately", instead of "definitely"? A phonetic way of writing it?

Don't know? :thinking:


Thanks for explaining,

Anna :smile:
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Annapurna » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:06 am

Metta-4 wrote:This is the only place I've ever been in my entire life where people will argue over a piece of chocolate. :tongue:

M4


Its different when we 'argue'. :tongue: Of course only like cultivated Buddhists argue. ;)
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:53 am

They are both correct in a sense Anna...you are quite correct in that the usual pronuciation is four sylables with the stress on the third, Him a LAY a. but those Brits who have been there there and Brit Tibetan Buddhists tend to say it with three sylables with the emphasis on the second Him AL yass....
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:58 am

Anyhoo back to the topic....I have constant weight issues...but enjoy a bit of chocolate now and then without feeling the need to self flagellate or wring my hands afterwards.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:00 pm

alan wrote:Are you eating pure chocolate?
Most stuff sold in markets is primarily sugar.

Yum.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Jhana4 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:06 pm

PeterB wrote:Anyhoo back to the topic....I have constant weight issues...but enjoy a bit of chocolate now and then without feeling the need to self flagellate or wring my hands afterwards.


I rarely crave chochlate, but I found that drinking tea or yerba mate kills that craving.....with far less calories.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby Annapurna » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:56 pm

PeterB wrote:
alan wrote:Are you eating pure chocolate?
Most stuff sold in markets is primarily sugar.

Yum.


Hehehe...

Thanks for the explanation, btw.
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:02 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
PeterB wrote:Anyhoo back to the topic....I have constant weight issues...but enjoy a bit of chocolate now and then without feeling the need to self flagellate or wring my hands afterwards.


I rarely crave chochlate, but I found that drinking tea or yerba mate kills that craving.....with far less calories.


I like chocolate. I dont want to not want chocolate ..thanks all the same. Sheesh! We are talking about bloody chocolate ...not raping nuns... :rofl:

And I do hope no one is going to suggest a slippery slope from choccy to nunrape...
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Re: How to beat chocolate cravings

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:07 pm

PeterB wrote:They are both correct in a sense Anna...you are quite correct in that the usual pronuciation is four sylables with the stress on the third, Him a LAY a. but those Brits who have been there there and Brit Tibetan Buddhists tend to say it with three sylables with the emphasis on the second Him AL yass....
Since the name is two Sanskrit words, neither pronunciation is correct. him ALL ee a is the correct way to pronouce it.
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