zephyr wrote

zen isn't about reading unless the goal is to get an intellectual, academic view. without a regular practice of daily meditation little personal understanding can be gained.


zephyr wrote

the study admits that dogs on raw meat diets appeared healthier then dismisses that by saying the dogs in that group were younger. they should have clarified that with statistical analysis because it leaves a big hole in their conclusions. or maybe the brief news article neglected some important details.

the conclusion seems to contradict thousands of years of natural selection and evolution in the diet of wolves from which domestic dogs are descended, that the species would have survived better if they had been eating grains, vegetables and fruits instead of meat.

also the caveat: "further research is needed to confirm whether a raw meat or a vegan diet is associated with better dog health outcomes."


zephyr wrote

i was given 'troves' of factual information?

one letter from a disgruntled follower which said nothing about rape or pedophilia.

from your essay (which i have not read since you re-wrote it but did go back to see if you had added any references): two articles, one from YKA (which seems to be an online forum or blog) and one from vice.com. both are undocumented opinions.

there is nothing in the 'troves' of 'factual information' that indicates gandhi was a serial rapist or a pedophile.

gandhi began his experimentation in 1944 after the death of his wife. he was 75 years old. he died at the age of 79. he was an ascetic who probably weighed no more than 95 pounds. during that time you believe he was serially raping women?

what is known is that he slept with women in his bed when experimenting with brachmacharya. he did not do this in secret nor did he ever deny it. as far as i know, no woman ever accused him of rape.