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Offline dhammaseeker51

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Re: Onions and mantras
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2010, 04:06:33 pm »
What about ginger?
Is ginger also on the "best avoided" list?
Also one of my favourite ingredients!
Onions, garlic and ginger...Yum! :sweat: Can't make a stir-fry without them...
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Re: Onions and mantras
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2010, 04:04:53 am »
The major problem with using garlic and onions constantly is that you get a reduced efficiency in their therapeutic capacities.

When I spoke to my lama about the issue (at the time I was working in the kitchen, during a short retreat, preparing dinner and people were giving me a hard time about using onions) his view was that nobody was at the level where the use of onions or garlic would seriously hinder their practice anyway, and that if they were cooked it was not a major problem.
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Re: Onions and mantras
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2010, 06:01:35 am »

Thanks for the clarification re. this issue.  (I) have seen this in the precepts (rules) for monks in The Vinaya (Theravadan) and couldn't for the life of me understand why.  My thought was that it may have to do with the stench which people exude when eating a great deal of garlic.  However, the health benefits, simply as a chelating agent for toxic metals, seem to outweigh the social concerns.  This was a bother to me, because you would think that a Buddha would have know this.


The major problem with using garlic and onions constantly is that you get a reduced efficiency in their therapeutic capacities.

When I spoke to my lama about the issue (at the time I was working in the kitchen, during a short retreat, preparing dinner and people were giving me a hard time about using onions) his view was that nobody was at the level where the use of onions or garlic would seriously hinder their practice anyway, and that if they were cooked it was not a major problem.
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-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Offline Karma Sonam

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Re: Onions and mantras
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 04:22:25 pm »
I don't know about obstacles but they give me HUGE gas problems...  just thought I'd share :)
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