Oneness of Mind and Body

Please remember that it is not foods alone that cause acidity.

One can eat the best foods in the world and still create acidity through negative emotions (e.g., anger, resentment, jealousy, etc.).

The mind is more powerful than we realise, and mental and spiritual attitudes are vital in maintaining health.

~ Adam J. Jackson, Iridologist

Photo by Raamin ka on Unsplash

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17 comments on “Oneness of Mind and Body”
  1. lupinrose says:

    Absolutely! The minute I’m stressed I get acid. I have found that chakra meditation helps, usually my root chakra is unbalanced creating fear. I chant too, but sometimes that isn’t enough for me. My lower worlds of anger and resentment are usually the result of fear. Most definitely spiritual practices are essential for health.

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    1. I hear you! I’m curious to know what you chant, because a friend of mine once remarked that one of the reasons she likes to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is that she can feel it having a beneficial effect on her chakras.

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      1. lupinrose says:

        I chant NMHRK too. I’ve been a member of the SGI for years. I’ve never changed about my chakras!!! Lol. I will now. I found at this stage of my jour I needed something as well as chanting. Long story.

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      2. That’s normal! After all, the “success formula” is chant + take action. And Nichiren said: “Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other.”
        He never taught us to chant and do nothing else, but to chant first, and then apply the best strategy according to our wisdom

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  2. lupinrose says:

    I must apologise for the dreadful text in my reply!! I was replying on my Kindle last night and didn’t notice the predictive text!!

    Thank you for that. I think there may be an issue in the SGI with me doing other things, hey ho. I don’t know if it’s me, but they seem to be becoming a bit prescriptive and proscriptive???

    I did chant with my chakras in mind yesterday and I use crystals too.

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    1. You’re forgiven lol! I keep crystals in my home environment, although I wouldn’t say that I “use” them exactly. I do EFT daily. Chant + take action, right?! It’s my DIY therapy. What country do you practise/live in?

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      1. lupinrose says:

        I saw your post on EFT. I was thinking about it the other day when an old fear erupted, there was me thinking I’d cracked it!! I will check it out. I live in England. And you?

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      2. I come from England (and I’m half Scottish). I live in Toronto, Canada. I was born in London. Whereabouts in England are you?
        And btw, thank you very much for following my blog! ☺️

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  3. lupinrose says:

    You’re welcome. I really enjoy your blog😊. Where were you born in London? What is living in Toronto like?

    I was born in Balham, South London. I live in Wallington, greater London, although I still consider it Surrey. I am 68, a retired teaching assistant. I live with my husband and two cats. Our son lives fairly close with his wife and two grandchildren.

    I retired three years ago. My goal was to develop my genealogy business but I’ve been ‘resting’ for a while now!!😁.

    Although practising ND Buddhism with the SGI for 29 years, recently, as I said, it wasn’t enough. I have found reiki enormously helpful. I listen a lot to Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra.

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    1. Sorry it’s taken me a wee while to get back to you! I had the desire yesterday, but not the energy! I was born in Hampstead. Then went home to Paddington LOL! Toronto’s a very pleasant city to live in – full of neighbourhoods, full of surprising streets that you turn a corner and discover. Full of multicultural communities. It’s good! Terribly expensive though. Especially from the point of view of living in a decent home.

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      1. lupinrose says:

        Never apologise!! Life is mad which is why I’m just replying to you! You’re welcome:) I love lupins, sadly so do the snails and slugs. I spray them with garlic wash and have now just put a beer trap in the pot!!

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      2. Drunken slugs. The mind boggles! 😁

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      3. lupinrose says:

        LOL. Indeed. That’s the plan.

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  4. I also live with two cats (brothers) but no husband! And I’ve lived for 69 years. I still work full time. In fact, I’m working harder now than I ever have in my life before!

    To respond to what you said about ND Buddhism, the practice was never designed to be the only good thing that you do for your life. Whatever healing modality you choose, having a strong practice helps it work deeper, faster and better. I’ve witnessed that over and over again in myself, and in so many other people.

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    1. lupinrose says:

      Well I’m not going out to work, I retired as a teaching assistant in a secondary boys school three years ago, and then my 1 year old granddaughter pretty much moved in!!! Sorry, if I’ve said this before.

      I am now so busy with other things, I really don’t know how I had time to go to work!.

      I am so pleased to hear what you say about ND Buddhism. Sometimes it seems that all I read from ND and SGI is that is all you should do [I hate the word should] and that is why I was feeling rather alienated. I am getting so much out of other practices which I now view as complimentary practices:)

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      1. Among all Buddhist practices – and let’s face it, there are many! – the point is that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with faith in your Buddha consciousness and faith in the Gohonzon is the supreme practice.
        That said, the aim of Nichiren Buddhism is to free you. Not to restrict you! If you have any kind of malady – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, whatever – naturally you need to seek out the best expert to assist your healing.
        After all, when Nichiren Daishonin was very ill, he was assisted by Shijo Kingo, a skilled physician!

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  5. Just wanted to add that your handle, lupinrose, made me realize that I no longer remembered what lupins look like. In my mind they seem to be very, very English flowers. I went to the Net to look at pictures and they’re lovely! They look like very colourful corn cobs! So thank you for that! πŸ˜€

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