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  1. Same is true all over SE Asia actually. Another amazing SE Asian plant with great healing properties is moringa, aka drumstick tree. The pods are delicious and the leaves are supposed to be packed with nutrients! https://www.google.ie/search?q=moringa&oq=moringa&aqs=chrome..69i57.3166j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  2. @dwai In the process of inquiry into the Self, is it crucial to stick to this premise of 'abiding in the I'? Are there any other similar descriptive phrases that can be used? Im trying to understand how a non-intellectual process can be effected by attuning itself to a task known as 'inquiry' which is seemingly implied as a 'non-inquiry' when reflected against the suggestion you made to try and describe oneself in a fraction of a second. I think its a good suggestion - in so doing, similar to being hit with a Zen cudgel, there is an instant collapse of all forms of subtle clinging (notions of separateness), one would imagine, so my question is: Why then would this be called an inquiry, which in my mind implies some form or other of mental/analytical exercise. Apologies for the interruption. thank you!
  3. Spaciousness points to a neutral position - that's why it became such a prominent conceptual tool in the 3rd turning. In the 2nd turning, the emphasis was mostly on equanimity, both as a means of practice that lead to the development of wisdom and compassion, and also as the fruit when wisdom & compassion is integrated into's one's path. In this sense, its a pathless path because the map and destination is essentially not-two. The 1st turning was mostly focussed on personal effort to develop mental and physical pacification through the assimilation of dharma study together with vipassana and shamatha meditation.
  4. Aren't the both of you basically saying the same thing?
  5. Sounds like your store-keeper has a great sense of humour a short screwpine aka pandan leaves intro
  6. to really do justice to curries, i would add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk when boiling rice to go with what curry I find myself making. Sometimes i'd add a screwpine leaf too when they happen to be available in the Asian store. The subtle oils from the screwpine mixed into anything containing coconut is simply divine!
  7. Lol saffron... expensive taste! I sometimes add extra turmeric (some already blended in to the curry powder), and pretend its saffron.. hehehe
  8. I made a Sri Lankan-influenced dhal (lentils) curry today, to last over a few meals. It was really delicious, with very basic ingredients like onions, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, green chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, one stick of cinnamon and one star anise to fry at the start, followed by a garam masala paste, curry powder, a dollop of english mustard, soya sauce and finally coconut milk. Teaspoon of sugar, chicken stock and pinch of salt to tweak the flavour. No pics, sorry.
  9. HI Bui, and welcome to TDB. Spent part of my childhood in Katong where my grandparents lived. Love Singapore! Such a vibrantly multi-cultured melting pot.
  10. sounds interesting.. I dont know who is Jabir. Please share more if you like.
  11. Fear not. In higher buddhatantras there are similies made to Vishnu as an all-pervading principle. For example: "Having cognised essential reality itself, The purity devoid of fixation and so forth, Being without self (grasping) or afflictions, I am therefore called Vishnu."