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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: r/streamentry Reddit
Replies: 40
Views: 1704

Re: r/streamentry Reddit

Wikipedia is also very unreliable and full of misinformation when it comes to dharma, Bolding this for emphasis heh. ... Its faults and strengths (it does have some!) both arise from the nature of the content creation and editing practices and (in this case) the subject. In general, anything which ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death"
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: "evidence that consciousness continues after clinical death"

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What a great conversation-starter!

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: How long was your honey moon phase with Buddhism?

By that definition, I am not sure I ever had one. I have never been "overly excited" about it. I knew when I first encountered Buddhism that it was the path that best reflected my values, and that by living by its principles I would become a better person. So that is what I have tried to do ever si...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: When scholars study EBT, early Buddhist schools and pre-sectarian Buddhism.....
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: When scholars study EBT, early Buddhist schools and pre-sectarian Buddhism.....

:good: Just to give quicker answers than you will find there - What materials are they looking at? It can't be just the Pali Canon alone or is it? Not just the Pali Canon. The sutras were transmitted orally for some time, then written down in Sanskrit and Pali (quite early) and some of them translat...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: State supported Buddhism and engaged Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: State supported Buddhism and engaged Buddhism

:thanks:

That's much clearer!

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: State supported Buddhism and engaged Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: State supported Buddhism and engaged Buddhism

Questions remain: can "engaged Buddhism" support institutional Buddhism on the scale that the old state-suppoeted Buddhism did? Can engaged Buddhism carve out a brighter future history than the old statist model, or will it too fall prey to the siren songs of money and power? Can a non-state-suport...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Buddhism and missionary work
Replies: 7
Views: 434

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: 978

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: 47
Views: 1449

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: 47
Views: 1449

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: 74
Views: 2262

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: 241
Views: 77096

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: 241
Views: 77096

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: 1039
Views: 152123

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: 427

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: 178

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: 580

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: 213

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: 737

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...

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