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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do modern Buddhist schools explain compassion?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: How do modern Buddhist schools explain compassion?

How exactly should I show compassion to other people? I should compassion to people in words, or it can be material help? Should I sympathize with people only when they feel sad and lonely, or even when they feel happy? How about animals, how to sympathize with them? They, like us, feel emotions, h...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Users' Avatars
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Users' Avatars

denise wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:30 pm must admit that covering the laughing cartoon Buddha is helpful to reading.... :jumping:
+ 1

- but the reading is always worthwhile. :smile:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Announcement: genkaku Adam Fisher
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Announcement: genkaku Adam Fisher

Hi, Those of us who were on E-sangha might remember genkaku, a Zen practitioner and writer. genkaku recently passed away. You can find more details here: https://genkaku-again.blogspot.com/2021/02/remembering-my-father.html His family also created a GoFundMe to support funeral costs. This notice ha...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

Thanks for the suggestions, Kirt. Ed Begley, Jr.'s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious Life Paperback , August 25, 2009 Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life Kindle Edition , appears to be an undated version of the above, also available ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

Still thinking about the issue, I came across this article - https://mashable.com/feature/carbon-footprint-pr-campaign-sham/ . It's worth reading in full but here are a couple of key points for time-poor folks. British Petroleum, the second largest non-state owned oil company in the world, with 18,7...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Tree of World Religions
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: The Tree of World Religions

Yes, but I don't think that's the main reason they have been so schismatic. Looking at monotheism I see a structural problem which makes groups tend to split. Exaggerating wildly... Chief Priest deputy: "God told me that you are evil and should be stoned tomorrow. Deputy to followers: "God told me t...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Tree of World Religions
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: The Tree of World Religions

Interesting Idea with some errors but a huge project Created by by Dzvenislava Novakіvska and her team at Funk & Consulting "The Tree of World Religions" is a stunning chart that maps the ramifications of an incredible number of religions over the last 3,000 years. https://000024.org/religions_tree...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 630

Re: Allergies

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?
Replies: 33
Views: 628

Re: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?

That's well and good, but if you take that too strictly, commentary is technically barred, and all you can have is the Pali texts. Not even sure you could have Abhidhamma. You might find yourself going down the originalist rabbit hole. The question is, what is elaboration and explanation and what i...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 630

Re: Allergies

...A success story comparatively at this point but I have to say that chanting has seemed to really change the way I breath. It really changed my relationship with my lungs. Many years into as it wasn't something I was doing in such a way that breathing had such engagement. I actually had a very st...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?
Replies: 33
Views: 628

Re: Are there any precedents that allow for 'developments' of Buddhism after the Buddha?

Hazel wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:13 am ...The mm and rm in the domains look so much alike! ...
:smile:
Don't worry - even DWT thinks everyone over there should be over here: try typing "dhamma" there and it auto-corrects to "dharma".

:oops:

:coffee:
Kim

:focus:
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Allergies
Replies: 42
Views: 630

Re: Allergies

Neti pot is my number one solution, sometimes I use the nosedrops found here in it: https://upyournosedrops.com/. If they get bad enough I take an OTC, but most of the time they are just an annoyance. That said, I've had problems with my ears over the years and I'm wondering if some of the time it ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: covid experiences
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: covid experiences

Australia has been lucky, as you may know, being (1) an island nation (2) a country with a first-world medical system and (3) a country with governments not afraid to risk unpopularity by enforcing lock-downs. (Re #3, by the way, state governments which dealt with it effectively have been rewarded a...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Social interactions
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Social interactions

A potential pitfall here would be the failure to face crucial developmental or life tasks head on in favor of avoiding them in the name of spirituality or enlightenment (Jack Engler paraphrase). For introverts, inward-looking practices may actually exacerbate a symptom related to social interaction...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

1) the most impactful thing you can do, IMO, is get active in local/statewide politics. Denser housing, better public transportation, food co-ops, more green space, community gardens, local gas bans, greener generation portfolios, right-to-repair laws, etc., are all far bigger deals than anything y...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

I work in a climate-related field and have spent a lot of time thinking about this, but I want to include the caveat that this is a personal list. It's not meant to dictate what others should do--some of the things on this list may be difficult or impossible for many people--and it's not a test of ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to decarbonize your life.
Replies: 27
Views: 992

Re: How to decarbonize your life.

I work in a climate-related field and have spent a lot of time thinking about this, but I want to include the caveat that this is a personal list. It's not meant to dictate what others should do--some of the things on this list may be difficult or impossible for many people--and it's not a test of ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Emptiness and Quantum Physics
Replies: 61
Views: 1633

Re: Emptiness and Quantum Physics

That isn't quite how I remembered it so I looked it up and found the between you, you have quoted what I remembered and something I never read: In philosophy, Wittgenstein's ladder is a metaphor set out by Ludwig Wittgenstein about learning. In what may be a deliberate reference to Søren Kierkegaard...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Emptiness and Quantum Physics
Replies: 61
Views: 1633

Re: Emptiness and Quantum Physics

:good:

Far too often we see arguments like, "A is weird and B is weird so A must be the same as B."
It's a very simple logical fallacy but it's obviously very attractive.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Scholar masters from Vietnam and Korea
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Scholar masters from Vietnam and Korea

Nevertheless, the question on my part laid more on the Vietnamese side, for which there seems to be indeed a scarcity of sources and English translations. Any info on this subject would be highly appreciated. ... The situation re Vietnam must be heavily affected by its colonial and post-colonial hi...

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