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Eating Buddha

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited August 2 in Diet & Habits


“Not leftovers again”

Food is medicine. How we eat is emotionally healing.

Here are some tips, be glad of yours:

  • Buddha Nurture is not in junk/crutch eating.
  • Turmeric, garlic and ginger = curry (health food)
  • More fruit and veg, everybody needs ...

Here is one we cooked earlier ...
http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/22989/how-to-eat

kandoBunksBuddhadragon

Comments

  • kandokando northern Ireland Veteran

    Due to various internal organs turning nasty on me I am on the lighter than light diet, lots of salad, veg, low fat protein. I would call it the en-light-en-ment diet but it might catch on :) I have benefitted artistically by a collection of scans and diagrams done for me by various kind consultants and will be making a montage B)

    Kerome
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I eat pretty minimally - usually two slices of bread in the morning and a small vegetable meal in the evening - but the body steadfastly refuses to lose weight (he says looking mournfully down at his belly). I’m still closer to Hotei than to the emaciated Buddha in @lobster’s picture above, perhaps I shall switch the bread for crackers...

  • CarameltailCarameltail UK Veteran

    It's good to be mindful of what you are eating. Sugar can be particularly bad, they try to put extra sugar in some foods to get you addicted (not even a little bit), so always be careful what you buy. Once you eat less processed sugar you will feel more relaxed and healthy :0

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks everyone <3
    The body is part of the mind. It effects how we think. Just as how we think effects our brain, body and environment.
    https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6425/Eat-Like-a-Buddhist-in-10-Easy-Steps.html

    Dharma is obviously a form of nutrition but a sound body is part of a non suffering mind and hence a practice vehicle ...

    I agree with @Carameltail that sugar rots the equanimity ...
    However dates are a substitute, dark chocolate is healthy ...
    https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-dates.html

    Carameltail
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    I am going to cook salmon tomorrow for a guest. They really are too beautiful to eat but I am a lobster and fish is delicious 😋 The guest is not a salmon incidentally ... :o

    I am growing some herbs this year, so oregano and fennel might be the flavouring.

    I also like the idea of rice with fruit, maybe apricots ...

    When at monasteries, including Christian, food is prayer.

    Buddha is a salmon.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Wot no vegans? Tee hee, we must have eaten them all ...
    https://veganbiologist.com/2016/01/04/humans-are-not-herbivores/

    Buddhadragon
  • ShakShak Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Wot no vegans? Tee hee, we must have eaten them all ...
    https://veganbiologist.com/2016/01/04/humans-are-not-herbivores/

    Haha! I just put together a Chicken Florentine for dinner. It was a special request from my younger son who is a bit sore from orthodontic work this morning. I was burning sandalwood incense at the time, so its all good with the chicken. In all seriousness though, I do love preparing quality food for my family.

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    I feel that vegan and vegetarian food is for many an expression of ahimsa. Bravo.

    Like @Shak I am shamelessly omnivorous. My feeling is the ideal that @federica achieves. I sense great love for her vegetarian food.

    http://meloukhia.net/2014/12/dear_vegans_stop_being_self-righteous/

    federicaBuddhadragon
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    @Carameltail said:
    It's good to be mindful of what you are eating. Sugar can be particularly bad, they try to put extra sugar in some foods to get you addicted (not even a little bit), so always be careful what you buy. Once you eat less processed sugar you will feel more relaxed and healthy :0

    I must admit that a certain amount of sweets are among my vices... i’ve lived without sugar for sometime but couldn’t maintain it, what is life without a few pleasures?

    Very funny about the German chocolate factory :)

  • nakazcidnakazcid Somewhere in Dixie, y'all Veteran

    @lobster said:

    • Turmeric, garlic and ginger = curry (health food)

    Sadly curry burns a large hole in the bottom of my stomach. Otherwise I'd probably enjoy Indian food...

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    just random thoughts....everything is buddha? if buddha is defined as accomidating.siddhartha says seeing me is seeing dharma.what was his insight?his body is not separate from dharma--and to what was dharma to him?to serve or accomidate.

    a broader view.the earth serve .the earth provide. thank you dharma earth.

  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    @lobster said:
    I feel that vegan and vegetarian food is for many an expression of ahimsa. Bravo.

    Like @Shak I am shamelessly omnivorous. My feeling is the ideal that @federica achieves. I sense great love for her vegetarian food.

    http://meloukhia.net/2014/12/dear_vegans_stop_being_self-righteous/

    I loved that article.
    Vegans are sort of the Jehova witnesses of new age circles.

    As a rule, I do prefer vegetarian food and have been trying vegan replacements for animal-origin staples.
    But all vegan milks are still a rip off.
    One look at the labels, and we find less than 5 or 10% rice, almond, cashew, you name it.
    And new research suggests that soy is not really a healthy option to eat in huge amounts.

    I love turmeric and among other uses, I begin my day with white tea laced with turmeric.
    Turmeric latte also tastes great.

    Hozanlobster
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