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  1. Why do you say that? It reminded me of one of our most missed members that had cardiovascular disease and other health issues which managed to prolong is life with that regime.
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    I guess the only thing that makes sense to me as a reply is that faith in the path is needed. As much as we would like to share something that would make it easier for someone else we just can't because things need to be lived. A few can point the way though, that's all. I frequently compare this discussions with a pĺaygroung of teenagers (in modern times children not teenagers I guess) discussing sex. Too many are pointing the way sharing their imaginary experiences and feats having zero experience. This makes others more insecure and lost and terribly anxious towards the experience. Others even read some books and are absolutely shure they have the answers, knowledge as a shield against insecurity. The ones that have some experience know that the truth is intimate and somehow feel unable to share much of the experience that they've had if they were to tell the absolute truth. Yes, they can only say to others "relax, your time will come." , isn't it? The time will come for all of us. If we have some faith in that we will relax and make it easier. No need to rush the seasons.
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    Hi Daniel Just to call your attention to DDJ 70 where this is referred, "therefore the Sage wears a coarse cloth on top and carries jade within his bosom."
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    "To speak rarely is natural..." DDJ...23...I'm confused now....is it in the DDJ 23 or The Dao of lurkers ? 🤭
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    99 lurkers of TDB on the wall... yeah feels like getting drunk and sing all night long...
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    Chapter 3 of the yoga sutras of Patanjali is all about this matter. You will find it easely online.
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    Actually it's metal cages
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    Those I knew about. The Japanese make them grow in plastic boxes.
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    Yes, and no noticeable difference in taste. My interprrtaion of it is that it was a genetically modified watermelon and I should have been warned before buying it. Are you telling me it is a natural thing?
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    Even items without any label at all can be full of surprises. I remember buying a watermelon and when I got home and opened it, yeah it was juicy and tasty but yellow inside...it took a while for my brain to process that, if it did at all.
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    But didn't the Buddha taught and encouraged the attainment of the jhanas? Forgive my poor knowlwdge of buddhism, what am I missing here?
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    This one is a teaching of which school of buddhism?
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    Would you like to expand on that, Apech?