Is the Buddhist term to describe what happens when we do things that are bad for our body
Eating poisonous foods or foods that make us obese.
Using addictive substances
To protect the gene pool handed down to us by our Ancient ancestors, we must not mistreat the body.
This is (genuinely) one of the reasons I eat well and go to the gym. Its out of respect to my ancestors, and the dna they have given me.
I know it sounds weird, but its true. Your body is an inheritance from your ancestors.
Recent research has also shown that what we eat in this lifetime, affects (at least) the well being of our GRANDCHILDREN.
So if you care about the health and wellbeing of any grandchildren you may have, eat well, and they will benefit DIRECTLY
Biology stands on the brink of a shift in the understanding of inheritance. The discovery of epigenetics – hidden influences upon the genes – could affect every aspect of our lives.
At the heart of this new field is a simple but contentious idea – that genes have a 'memory'. That the lives of your grandparents – the air they breathed, the food they ate, even the things they saw – can directly affect you, decades later, despite your never experiencing these things yourself. And that what you do in your lifetime could in turn affect your grandchildren.
BBC Horizon The Ghost in Your Genes
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.
Monday, June 05, 2006
Eating the Flesh of our Ancestors
Posted by An Irish Friend of Bill
Labels: Buddhism, Nutrition, TV programme
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