Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: meditation
I think you would agree that criticism and preoccupation with other peoples practices are probably a greater distraction to spiritual growth than a cheese burger.
--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Gwyn Plaine <gplaine@...> wrote:
> From: Gwyn Plaine <gplaine@...>
> Subject: Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: meditation
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 3:52 PM
> The very point. Of course, there are those who say the
> Tibetans are not
> Buddhist at all, but that always reminds me of the worst
> behaviour of
> Christians (c.f. the Phelps clan KNOW, beyond all doubt
> there are the only
> 'True' (tm) Christians...) Basically, Tibetan
> buddhism is Buddhist in that
> it has the core teachings, but like all Buddhist sects,
> it's gone native...
> same a Forest, same as Zen, same as Chan...
> Tibetans, tribes like the Inuit (the only Northern tribe
> whose customs I am
> familiar with), the Masai, the Australian Aboriginals all
> manage to do
> something that looks and sounds so much like meditation it
> can safely be
> called that, on diets consisting nearly wholly of flesh
> (and in the case of
> the Masai, fresh blood too...) The Himalayas are too high,
> the Masai Mara is
> too hot (as is the Great Australian desert) and Arctic is
> too cold for there
> to be any significant vegetable supplementation to diet.
> One size does not
> fit all...
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 8:40 PM, sean tremblay
> <bethjams9@...> wrote:
> > Last I checked the Himalaya's aint the best
> place for a garden patch!
> > --- On Tue, 10/7/08, krishnan sundaram
> > wrote:
> > > From: krishnan sundaram
> > >
> > > Subject: Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re:
> > > To:
> > > Cc: helbertozvi@...
> > > Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 1:34 AM
> > > No, it is simple observation. Non-veggies tend to
> > > their tempers quicker and
> > > tend to be more restless. The mind feeds on what
> u eat.
> > > It is hard enough to meditate even on a veg diet
> and it will
> > > be doubly hard when on nonveg. And from my
> knowledge of
> > > history, Budha became a veggie after watching the
> > > in the Kalinga war and even stopped animal
> > >
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