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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhism and missionary work
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Buddhism and missionary work

... even though his mindset is very contrary at the moment. But is it okay to try to "make him a buddhist"? he shows no interest so far. ... Hi, Alastair, perhaps you could look at this from a slightly different angle, i.e. what helps us is not "being a Buddhist" but learning the dharma, and we can...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Memory Recall
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Memory Recall

Due to mental relaxation and/or familiarization with non-conceptual states it may happen that instances of past experiences can pop up spontaneously. Just leave them as they are, fading away and don't self-identify. It can happen during meditation, too, and the advice is the same: just observe it, ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?
Replies: 23
Views: 534

Re: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?

...but it's not recommended. The site search has always been slow and stupid. Better to use a site-specific search on Google or DuckDuckGo or whatever you use:
site:https://www.dharmawheel.net/ sunnyata [or whatever you're looking for]

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?
Replies: 23
Views: 534

Re: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?

... Other posters elsewhere have pointed me to Nāgārjuna, so I'm listening. Having difficulty so far translating language from another time and place in to every day conversational English. It's not just a matter of translating language but of learning new concepts for which we haven't got exact En...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New here with question on Gay
Replies: 42
Views: 831

Re: New here with question on Gay

... I didn't want to be this way because not only society but in general it seems harder to date. A guy hitting on a girl faces less risk than me if I were to guess wrong on a guy. It's a lot of little things, sometimes I feel like life would have been better/easier if I wasn't this way and it make...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 72824

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

Found on FB (of course) -
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Contributions so far -
Wack Sabbath
Felonious Monk
Fool and the Gang
Public Enema
Poxy Music

Go for it, folks!
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 218
Views: 72824

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Yes or No ...
Replies: 1035
Views: 147606

Re: Yes or No ...

No, not for an instant. It's a good place to work - if "work" is the right word for what I'm doing.

If you could choose to see and interact with ghosts, would you?

:coffee:
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Early Buddhism sources, scholars, Buddhologists, experts, books, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Early Buddhism sources, scholars, Buddhologists, experts, books, etc

Hi, Padmist,
This forum doesn't have an "Early Buddhism" sub-forum as such ("Sutra Studies" might be the closest match) but our sister site, DW Theravada has one. Start here if so inclined: https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewforum.php?f=29

:reading:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Telling someone about your own good deeds
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Telling someone about your own good deeds

Generally better to avoid it, IMO, for the reasons you give.
If you want to inspire someone to good deeds, you can usually point to a person other than yourself who is a good role model.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Help Required
Topic: Grumpy and Irritable
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Re: Grumpy and Irritable

I was going to suggest metta meditation in response to the OP but I also agree with the two people who have replied already.

:meditate:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Walking on liquid
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Walking on liquid

I've played with small quantities of it (it's easy to make) and it's fun.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: 8 months of no rain!

Yes, and that leads to this - Climate-related displacement and migration is set to be the greatest challenge of our era. While there is a general consensus that global warming impacts us all, the role it will play in future human migration is often underestimated. Climate change disproportionately i...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: 8 months of no rain!

And, as with Germany, the Rocky Mountains have vast areas where the trees are ill both from lack of water and from heat, which has allowed massive invasion of beetles -- one reason, besides the temperatures, for the huge fires this year. The Northeast US, especially the mid-Atlantic region, is set ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: John LeCarre
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: John LeCarre

Geopolitics did him no favours. The end of the Cold War made his early books strangely irrelevant for quite a while and it took him years to find another topic. I returned to a couple of the early ones recently and decided that they are old enough to be read and enjoyed as historical fiction. :think...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: 8 months of no rain!

Las Vegas and other downstream users have been frantically buying up lands at the headwaters of the Colorado River in order to control their water rights, with harmful effects on mountain ecosystems. Given the record heats across the southwest lately, and the fact that there are few if any more wat...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 8 months of no rain!
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: 8 months of no rain!

Las Vegas has been a water disaster waiting to happen for at least a generation. Climate change will just be another nail in its coffin. Indeed, and some people have seen it coming - ...In his equally powerful sophomore novel, The Water Knife, [Bacigalupi] takes a similar approach to an inorganic s...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Field
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Field

Okay. You start... ...by defining what exactly “field of energy” means. :popcorn: ... Definitions aren't so good in this area... Especially the stilted kind of definitions you find in buddhist tradition. Spiritual experience is something organic. Start to define it and put it in boxes, you might tu...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Field
Replies: 22
Views: 843

Re: Field

... You know... why all this talk about science? Who cares what "science" says is possible or not. We're spiritual practitioners, not scientists. No reason scientific ideology should limit our view of what can be attained in spiritual practice. If we continue to harbor these ideas, we might be limi...

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