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Offline yeshe_jazer

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Tea Topic
« on: March 30, 2018, 03:30:12 pm »
I love tea and am interested in how you all interact with this lovely pastime.

Why do you drink it? How often? What is your favorite kind of tea? How long have you been drinking teas? What is your favored style? Do you find it benefits or hinders your personal practice? etc.

Please share your activities associated with this drink, I would love to understand how others are invested with said phenomena! <3 :fu:




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Re: Tea Topic
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 03:44:08 am »
I love tea and am interested in how you all interact with this lovely pastime.

Why do you drink it? How often? What is your favorite kind of tea? How long have you been drinking teas? What is your favored style? Do you find it benefits or hinders your personal practice? etc.

Please share your activities associated with this drink, I would love to understand how others are invested with said phenomena! <3 :fu:
When you are enlightened, drinking tea is a lovely time, but if you are not enlightened, drinking tea is like drug addict, lovely during drug time, thereafter affliction takes precedent✌️

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Re: Tea Topic
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 04:01:40 am »
I love tea and am interested in how you all interact with this lovely pastime.

Why do you drink it? How often? What is your favorite kind of tea? How long have you been drinking teas? What is your favored style? Do you find it benefits or hinders your personal practice? etc.

Please share your activities associated with this drink, I would love to understand how others are invested with said phenomena! <3 :fu:
Being British, tea drinking was often an essential part of social life when I was growing up. If you had visitors, or went visiting, the first activity would be the offer of a cup of tea, and, if personal preferences weren't known, the inquiry into how you like the tea: weak, strong, milky or otherwise, how many sugars, and so on. This all helped to provide a more relaxed atmosphere for the visit.
I am sure this applies to most other countries and societies too. The Buddhist centre I eventually went to has tea as a great social event half way through the evening, although now there is the question of milk or soy milk, normal tea or decaffeinated, or even herbal tea. Some see a need to cut out caffeine as a matter of principal, but I don't think it's particularly important or necessary.
As I got older I'm afraid I turned more to coffee, but I still drink one or two cups of tea a day, mostly with breakfast or after a meal.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka

 


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