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dhammachick · crazy Aussie BUJU · Veteran


Sydney, Australia
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  • Re: Word Association Game (2)

    @Hozan said:
    Sorry its a uniquely Irish one. Takes me right back to being a very young boy in school learning old stories like The Salmon of Knowledge

    My dad's family are Irish :) Haven't heard that one in a while.

  • Re: Coffee ???

    @DhammaDragon said:
    Green tea, especially matcha green tea, are excellent for your health.
    Matcha is by far the beverage with the highest coffeine content there is, but is also a powerful antioxidant storehouse...
    Buddhist monks used matcha green tea as a meditation aid.

    My daughter LOVES green matcha tea. She even bought a cinnamon one to try to get me to drink it. I'm not totally blown away by it, but I try to drink one with her when she offers.

  • Re: Lent/Abstinence/Fasting

    Jews have a few fast days during the year. I can only fast for 5-8 hours due to my illness and low blood sugar. But if people fast for health issues or for important reasons for them, kudos to them.

  • Re: Vegetarian Or Not

    @Shoshin I wasn't having a go at you. I'm sorry if it appeared that way to you

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  • Re: Vegetarian Or Not

    @Shoshin said:
    Why do you "choose" to eat sentient being flesh when there are other tasty nutritious options?

    See that question is always loaded, even if you start off with the best of intentions. In my experience, asking that question is always going to guarantee a shit fight somewhere along the thread. So I never answer it because in the past (not necessarily on here either), there's always been one individual who likes to throw the answer in my face later on to try to prove me wrong - in their eyes. Kinda like the "discussions" some atheists initiate with theists then throw the whole burden of proof chestnut at theists when they don't change their minds.

    In answering my own question ( after years of feed back "pun again intended" and if the animal flesh eaters are being "honest" with themselves) ...most like the smell and taste of cooked animal flesh, and for the most part it's as simple as that...(both from the uncontrolled craving of the senses + the old arch enemy "Conditioning" )

    Yeah. And? It's none of our business when we've got our own issues to work on.

    In the long run tis different strokes for different folks and whether or not one (by choice or necessity) eats animal flesh, is no business of mine, ie, no skin off my flesh...

    Exactly :+1: