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Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:53 am
by MikeK
I think you know what my scientific mind means Johnny... it wasn't meant to be harsh... just real. I cannot prove or disprove either way. I used to be very atheist until I decided that thought was as much based on faith as was a belief in God. Now I'm perfectly balanced in the middle and I waffle back and forth with little bits of info that make me think there might be God vs. others that make me think that God is a human construct.

What do you think about when you ski? I asked my wife. She said most of the time nothing. Skiing is my meditation - it takes just enough physical, muscle memory and balance to put your mind off of conscious thought. It drifts away in 10 or 15 min bursts where I have no recollection of what I was thinking about. Then sometimes hours. This is why touring can be so meditative. It doesn't have the breaks of going up and down like resort skiing - you can truly get out of your own mind.

I also do the same thing in a boat. It's very similar in that sense. There is balance and enough repetition with correction via the strokes to make your mind go blank. Only in smooth water though, in wind and waves or rapids you are very much in the moment.

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:30 pm
by connyro
LoveJohnny wrote:
So what about vegans using leather boots? Justifying that would require some extraordinary enlightenment!

Oh, the answer is very, very simple! Just think about it for an hour and you'll find the answer. Seriously, try it. Take an hour, before you go to sleep or when you wake up in the morning and meditate on it. You'll see how good it feels to live in Love's kingdom... 8-)

You're right Johnny. It IS very simple. Anyone can justify an action that contradicts their beliefs if they try hard enough. It's called lying to yourself;) Just saying...

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:19 pm
by Johnny
Well that's the thing about science. (Sorry, I'm half-replying your email here... : )

It's totally useless, it only complicates things. Science tries to explain things that don't even exist. Science itself creates things, creates concepts, creates theories. I told you I was 100% on the science side when I was younger. Until I found out that science was still spending millions of dollars and building HUGE laboratories in order to try to understand very simple things that Buddhists figured out by themselves without any sort of machines centuries ago. My worldview is the exact opposite of science now...

I always was a big Stephen Hawking fan, I really enjoyed his works when I was younger. It's interesting now that the movie is out, he attracts more new fans and we hear more and more about him. Here's a nice quote that recently came back in the media by the guy himself:

"Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead. Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.

Very interesting isn't it? I'm not gonna say publicly that what Mr. Hawking said is totally wrong, as my daughter still needs his dad for a couple of years. But that is sure some good food for thought...

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:28 pm
by Johnny
There is a way out of here. It's not just work/fuck/pay-for-stuff/fuck/sell-your-house-for-profit/get-old-and-die. There is really a way to get out of this world. And that is the main goal. To find the path, one must start with very simple things. But most people don't even bother to find the exit, they just wait, sit on their ass thinking the world is a complicated useless mess and die. Once you realize there is an exit and you're able to see it, there's no turning back.

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:55 pm
by MikeK
If the way out involves a smart phone... then I don't want to go ;)

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:35 pm
Zen monks chant at each mealtime the followings:

  • First, innumerable labors have brought us this foods,
    we should know how it came to us.
  • Second, as we receive this offerings, we should consider,
    whether our virture and practice deserve it.
  • Third, as we desire the natural condition of mind,
    to be free from clinging.
  • Fourth, we must be free from greed,
    to support our life,
    take this food.
  • Fifth, to attain our way,
    we take this food.
We hope to be as neutral as possible when we eat. :-)

Re: The no kill diet?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:03 pm
by blueprint
Sounds like a challenge. I had problems myself with my heart but there are so many things that can help you get healthier.

To name a few programs that can help.
- The Energy Blueprint - These guys have a cool way to lose weight and some offer red light therapies. Seems interesting.

-Gluten free diet - great for losing weight, no wheat products at all for this one.

-Veggan Diet- Just veggies nothing more.

-Sensa weight loss, eating less of each meal, this ones another interesting one.

Hope this helps!