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by Pondera
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Please talk to an expert professional. This site is not a good place for this advice. Exactly. Listen to your doctor. If you have schizophrenia you can't trust your mind too much. "Your doctor" is not the same as "expert professional". There are different doctors & different expert professionals. A...
by Pondera
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 367

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Refer to: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=603720#p603720 I went to lengths to make this post in order to underly the extreme similarities between psilocybin and serotonin. Psilocybin is A MEDICINE! It has a hydroxy group on the 4th axis of the hexagonal ring where as serotonin has the hy...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Hi, I have been taking clozapine and apsychotic injection which treats schizophrenia for a very long time. I feel like stop taking it because I believe all medicines will have side effects, maybe to my kidneys, to my brain, to my liver, wouldn't it effect them? First time I had schizophrenia was 20...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 367

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

We cannot know. But we do know for sure is the Buddha prohibited taking such substances. Such karma is far worse than killing a terrorist bee. He prohibited it for monks. For lay people buddhism does not contain commandments, just optional practice instructions. You can take the precepts, or not. T...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: difference between tranquility and drowsiness
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: difference between tranquility and drowsiness

Passaddhi only comes after Piti. So first you feel rapture in the mind, then the body feels tranquil. The mind is still energetic. Sloth and torpor is the mind feeling tired and sleepy. I’m not disagreeing with you - but what if I suggested that the body feels piti and the mind feels tranquility? W...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Judgement
Replies: 41
Views: 436

Re: Judgement

It depends - is the fiction true crime; epic tale; romance novel; comedy; drama; tragedy?

I am a fiction - an epic tale of a man who reached the summit and grew a stately, manly beard afterwards to mark his ubermensch status. I am the reincarnation of Nietzsche!!!
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 367

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Serotonin-2D-skeletal.svg/800px-Serotonin-2D-skeletal.svg.png Serotonin (naturally found in the brain. Responsible for feeling “happy” see: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotonin https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/P...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 367

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

There are indications that psilocin (which is what psilocybin breaks down to in the body) has good binding properties at Serotonin receptor sites in the brain. Which is why they can help anxiety and depression in small “micro doses” (like 0.1 grams). I’ve already mentioned this - but the overall “eu...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: I want to stop taking clozapine and the injection for (Schizophrenia)

Hi, I have been taking clozapine and apsychotic injection which treats schizophrenia for a very long time. I feel like stop taking it because I believe all medicines will have side effects, maybe to my kidneys, to my brain, to my liver, wouldn't it effect them? First time I had schizophrenia was 20...
by Pondera
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 295

Re: Anthropic principle

Please define "individual private semantics" and "convention". Your private understanding of these words do not align with what the authorities who write the dictionaries, so your points are irrelevant. In fact from now on, anything you write on this forum is irrelevant if it does not align with wh...
by Pondera
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Thoughts on becoming a forest hermit?

Washington State Hermit in the arboreal rainforests of north western America

by Pondera
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is “contact” given “space”?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: What is “contact” given “space”?

... So, what is the meaning of contact - ... phassa (fr. phusati, to touch): 'sense-impression', contact. The term samphassa is used in compounds, e.g. in the following: '"T'here are 6 classes of sense-impression: visual impression (cakkhu-samphassa), impressions of hearing, smelling, tasting, bodi...
by Pondera
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is “contact” given “space”?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

What is “contact” given “space”?

A little sutta to start 21. "I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped, is as unpliant as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped, is unpliant." 22. "I don't envision a single thing that, when developed, is as pliant as the mind. The mind, when developed, is pliant." https://www.accesstoin...
by Pondera
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 61
Views: 2739

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

“Discipline is for the purpose of restraint. Restraint is for the purpose of non-remorse. Non-remorse is for the purpose of joy.” The only thing wrong with wasting your energy on porn is that if you restrain yourself from porn your kamma will improve and you will likely meet someone who you can sha...
by Pondera
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?
Replies: 61
Views: 2739

Re: Does pornography leads to rebirth in a lower realm?

“Discipline is for the purpose of restraint. Restraint is for the purpose of non-remorse. Non-remorse is for the purpose of joy.” The only thing wrong with wasting your energy on porn is that if you restrain yourself from porn your kamma will improve and you will likely meet someone who you can shar...