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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insect apocalypse
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Insect apocalypse

...Like Noob, I've noticed, even driving out to rural areas in the summer, there just aren't as many bugs on the windshield. I remember as a kid laying in the back seat of my parents' car at night looking at the street lights swarming with moths. These days, I see hardly a moth, anywhere. Me too - ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dinner with Amaterasu
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Dinner with Amaterasu

An important Shinto ritual for the Japanese emperor - Japanese Emperor Naruhito has performed an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the sun goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites. He acceded to the throne when his father, Akihito, became the first J...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Buddhism Without Merit"
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: "Buddhism Without Merit"

:good:

Working out how to do it will be an ongoing challenge, I suspect.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 35827

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Starters for Non-Buddhists
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Starters for Non-Buddhists

... for me I found my first impressions of Theravada cold and nihilistic whereas Zen came across as incomprehensible or indistinguishable from general New Age, "You've got to move beyond concepts, dude!" Pure Land sounded like recycled "born agains". Not saying those impressions were at all correct...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Starters for Non-Buddhists
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: Starters for Non-Buddhists

I would suggest the curriculum the Buddha set forth: Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path 12 Linked Chain Those teachings are accessible and makes a lot of sense even from a secular perspective with the exception of maybe Nirvana and the link between death and rebirth. Maybe not emphasize more exotic ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Clarification: Refuge and offerings to worldly gods
Replies: 16
Views: 984

Re: Clarification: Refuge and offerings to worldly gods

I'm not sure exacly what is meant by deities, but in Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Trungpa suggests that we usually take refuge in the Three Lords of Materialism. Expanding on that, I would say that people in the West often take refuge in various forms of pleasure, money, and power. Such a...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Le Blob
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Le Blob

I’ve always struggled with the somewhat arbitrary definition of sentience. So eating something that doesn’t even have object permanence is verboten, but chopping down a tree that’s lived for centuries is ok? Non-sentient (in human terms) life forms demonstrate emergent forms of intelligent behaviou...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Le Blob
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Le Blob

An idle thought from an idle fellow..considering the fact that this organisms taxonomy is unclear, and supposing it is edible, would you vegans/vegetarians eat it? Personally no, because it looks gross. But some vegans see oysters and other bivalves as being kosher (they've got more in common with ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3536

Re: Greta Thunberg

Greta looking totally overawed ...

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:smile:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Climate rebels

It seems that only the financially wealthy can buy favours and court justice, based on my own basic observation and experiences. Speaking of which.... Extinction Rebellion gets posher by the day. ... https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/10/14/extinction-rebellions-war-on-the-working-class/ When the :...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Climate rebels

"Extinction Rebellion isn't only about climate" would be more accurate, but there's a limit to how much stuff you can fit on one facebook meme. From their website: About Us Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinctio...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Aliens are here. And they are Buddhist.

Offler* will have his tribute! :smile: Kim * For those uninitiated into his sacred mysteries - Offler, a crocodile god originating from Klatch, is one of the major gods of the Discworld. Offler's usual appearance resembles that of the ancient Egyptian crocodile god Sobek with a human body and a croc...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Climate rebels

cyril wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:45 am
What? No torture? Just "some may die"' and then call it a day? So terribly disappointed...
No need to be disappointed - torture is standard operating procedure under many of today's (perfectly legal) governments.

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Climate rebels

... and here's what they have been doing in Australia in the last few days - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-08/ ... e/11581382
They are certainly getting some attention!

:thumbsup:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate rebels
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Climate rebels

Extinction Rebellion is a relatively new group, formed about a year ago in England with an impressive amount of forethought about what needs doing and how to go about it. It is growing fast, and has absorbed at least one smaller protest group entirely - the members all said "Let's join XR so we have...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 93
Views: 3536

Re: Greta Thunberg

28 September at 06:49 With so many people hitting the streets for climate strike and all the recent attacks on Greta Thunberg, I would like to make a statement. I am a Professor in Climate Sciences, I have been working in this field for over 20 years. 1. Climate change is a fact, based on data and ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 35827

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 60
Views: 3801

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Oh, dear, we have a shellenberger infestation! We might be okay, though - Noel Wauchope is onto it - LAST WEEK, The Australian excelled itself in uncritically regurgitating nuclear lobby propaganda in the article, 'Nuclear the "only option" to replace coal and gas: Michael Shellenberger'. To start w...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Listening to Ceremony Provide At Least Some Purification
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Does Listening to Ceremony Provide At Least Some Purification

Simply spending that amount of time in a dharmic activity also has benefit.

:namaste:
Kim

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