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by lostitude
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

If i understand well, Venerable Ajahn say that while you experiancing speach as anatta, as not me, not mine, not my self, as outside of "you", as external phenomena - is the first jhana. In other words watch carefully while you are speaking to someone, while you are speaking - do you know what will...
by lostitude
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

To simplify things, here is my summary of the notes I took while listenning: *Unenlightened people entertain the assumption that pleasure is external to desire, which by nature is painful. They fail to see that pleasure is fully contained within painful desire. This is upadana. *By making this assum...
by lostitude
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

If I remember correctly , He said that, one must remove the assumption that external speech and thinking are connected. As in, when we think, usually we assume that those thoughts "come out" of the mouth, but that is not the thoughts, it is the speech, which is determined by thoughts. The point is ...
by lostitude
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

If I remember correctly , He said that, one must remove the assumption that external speech and thinking are connected. As in, when we think, usually we assume that those thoughts "come out" of the mouth, but that is not the thoughts, it is the speech, which is determined by thoughts. The point is ...
by lostitude
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: UK monasteries - nutrition
Replies: 5
Views: 10132

Re: UK monasteries - nutrition

Contrary to this, I heard of a nun who disrobed about 12 years ago after living in the monastery for several years. When she went for a check-up, the doctor told her that she was borderline malnourished. I don't know what was going on there (she always looked well enough to me!) but if you are thin...
by lostitude
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Re: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

I enjoy his videos which are generally quite down-to-earth, but this time it seems to be tackling a whole new level of concepts I can’t even picture. I hope someone can shed some light on all this, because it all seems really interesting.
by lostitude
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth
Replies: 20
Views: 420

Bh. Nyanamoli on 1st jhana, cessation of speech and rebirth

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here had seen this video: https://youtu.be/SElMrtn_P7o In it, Bhante Nyanamoli discusses several points that I can’t quite grasp. First, he seems to be saying (please correct me if I’m wrong) that to achieve first jhana, one must get rid of the assumption that speech...
by lostitude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

In fact I'm going to go one step further just to embarrass you a little. You wrote cancer feeding on sugar is a hoax: Seems to go against textbook knowledge on cancer https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452336417300420 Sounds like the hoax was your nutrition degree. What is embarras...
by lostitude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

In fact I'm going to go one step further just to embarrass you a little. You wrote cancer feeding on sugar is a hoax: Seems to go against textbook knowledge on cancer Cancer cells exhibit aerobic glycolysis. This means that cancer cells derive most of their energy from glycolysis that is glucose is...
by lostitude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

Well if you had a degree in nutrition, then why would you say I was wrong? Maybe you don't understand cancer? You have corrected your message since then, but your original post, the one I reacted to, sounded like the all-too-common misguided belief that keto diets cure cancer. You did *not* explici...
by lostitude
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

Also, Andrew Scarborough didn't contradict himself, he said "beyond doubt", and he's right because there's no double blind studies when it comes to this stuff since that's literally impossible to do when it comes to nutrition. All nutritional studies are either observation studies or studies that d...
by lostitude
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

His blog is filled with posts against sugar and all his ketogentic results. Fine then, so he contradicts himself from one post to the next? I never said it cures all cancers, all I said is that most cancers feed on glucose/carbs, and it weakens cancers that still feed on ketones and proteins, as th...
by lostitude
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

What an arrogant thing to say I apologize if sounded arrogant or disrespectful, but what you are doing here is just morally wrong. Again, you are not taking the circumstances into consideration and you seem to have no regard for the implications of such ill advice. Thanks for referring to this man’...
by lostitude
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

There is plenty of evidence, and there's plenty of medical doctors and scientists who have evidence, just look at the link I posted about Andrew Scarborough. Plenty of contradictory evidence so far is all there is. I read up on this specific person’s case (although clearly that would count as no mo...
by lostitude
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)
Replies: 36
Views: 428

Re: What can I do to help my father. (Oral cancer)

It's not a hoax, it's science. Cancer uses glucose and ketones for metabolism. Every single cell in the human body uses glucose for metabolism. This has absolutely nothing to do with going on a low-carb diet. And sourcing this one review by a sole author, a certain Mrs Collier, doesn’t prove or dis...