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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

...My thinking is sort of a reflection of something the Buddha taught, something along the idea that if you find someone who is injured, having been shot by an arrow, your first concern is removing the arrow and attending to the wound. You don’t need to ask who shot it, or who made the arrow, or ho...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

...remember what happened to Jean Paul Sartre when he decided to apply his philosophy to politics. he totally discredited himself. he found himself supporting Marxism... You might need to explain your reasoning for saying "he totally discredited himself". Supporting Marxism does not equal being wro...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

I personally wish everyone would just use Dharmawheel engaged more for this kind of thing, but it hasn't worked out that way, so we have to set parameters of political debate here. It's a shame because these threads bring out the teeth quickly, and suck energy away from other threads. DWT somehow s...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 175
Views: 2702

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

No. It does, in very general terms, require you not to be an asshole. You may conclude that certain modern political positions are incompatible with that. :rolling: :good: Sometimes I think that the western political alignment which is closest to Buddhism (yes, I know both of those are fuzzy concep...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 980

Re: Time For A Republic.

Speaking of money, doesn't the royal family bring in lots more than they cost taxpayers? I read they cost around 1/3 billion a year and earn (mostly tourism) well over a billion. Or is that fake news? ;-) I've heard the same thing - in the context of Harry's wedding bringing in millions in tourist ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Some people don't want to know, Kim. Getting your attention keeps you is stasis, then the capacity is there to undermine your moral(e) resolve. Don't let the bastards grind you down. Thanks, but they don't stand much of a chance - I've been doing this for a long time: https://dhammawheel.com/viewto...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

The spread of stories about arson are being pushed by paid AI. You can probably guess who is behind them. Pretty funny Nemo. The point is actually that when people set fires, purposefully and accidentally, as they did in Australia, Cali, and other fires, climate change takes a manageable fire and m...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 39610

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Time For A Republic.
Replies: 46
Views: 980

Re: Time For A Republic.

Well obviously compared to the Trump White House, the Monarchy is the epitome of elegance and gentility. The Trump administration makes a lot of others look good. I think however that the presence of a National parent figure keeps the population of the U.K. childlike. Elizabeth is our queen too and...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

... and thank you to everyone who expressed their sympathy. It does help.

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Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

The spread of stories about arson are being pushed by paid AI. You can probably guess who is behind them. Pretty funny Nemo. The point is actually that when people set fires, purposefully and accidentally, as they did in Australia, Cali, and other fires, climate change takes a manageable fire and m...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Lighten up. I know ... but today it's a bit hard. Read this, and look at the photos, as though you're reading about the countryside you grew up in and you might see why. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-06/dead-animals-bushfire-biosecurity-emergency/11843428?fbclid=IwAR1Z5byiQrR40GGO8xYchC_rtTRM...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Well, that said, by the time I came around, the divide between intellectuals and labor was there. And the divide is pretty real now. The division was hewn by the GOP, falsely claiming that the problems the working class was having was a result of Democratic policies. Of course, the Democrats did no...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers

Ah, you've met a Bengali tea boy! Very fortunate. :tongue: https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/the-bengali-tea-boy :good: The idea of the annoying person as our best teacher of patience and compassion was also stressed in the meditation group I used to attend, and it has often helped me. Their ot...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

...That was a bit of a mind dump... But a good one. :smile: Two extra aspects you could have tossed in: Christianity, in spite of all its hypocrisy, did contribute encourage philanthropy and "good works" from the ruling class, until it collapsed under the weight of rationalist attacks. The differen...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 167
Views: 39610

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6255

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Hehe love the part where they say he has tried to present it as 'nothing out of the ordinary'. :D There is basically entire continent on fire, but nothing out of the ordinary mate. It takes balls I must admit and quite admire that. Not that I want to be an apologist for Mr Morrison, but yesterday I...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Feeling lack of community, advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Feeling lack of community, advice?

The possibilities are going to depend totally on what country you live in, whether you're rural or urban, how easy it is to get around, etc, etc, etc, and you don't tell us any of that. They will probably also depend on your gender and age, but if you don't want to identify either of those you may s...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: History of tantra
Replies: 81
Views: 2237

Re: History of tantra

The meaning of "Buddha" is entirely different within those two methods of investigation, the first assumes that the Buddha could only teach others through a physical body in time and space, a very different assumption than either the Mahayana or Vajrayana views of what "Buddha" means, and how the t...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: History of tantra
Replies: 81
Views: 2237

Re: History of tantra

I don't see any evidence of it in the Pali Canon, or in the early Mahayana sutras. Am I wrong? The answer you receive to this question from teachers of Tantra is of a whole different order than what you receive from scholars looking for textual evidence and following modern notions of historicity i...

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