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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt

Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt: How the Democratic Party became a haunted house This one stings. Ouch! It's scarily applicable to us here in Australia, too. ... If you tried to design a center-left political party trapped between the traditions of social democracy and classical liberalism,...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 725

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Thanks for a thoughtful and interesting post. The parallels and differences you note are real, IMO, but there is another contrast you don't explore and I think it helps to clarify what you've noticed. It's the difference between "self power" and "other power" as the source of (for want of a better w...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1467

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. In the other forum it's a guideline rather than a rule. It still gives users good advice if they ever look at the rules (most don't, of course) and, more importantly, gives mods something to point at and say, "please do this." Also, there are certain users who bas...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1467

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Sort of depends on the area of the forum, but generally this is already an unwritten rule, basically...this is not a Facebook wall.
Unwritten rules are less consistently followed and enforced than the other kind.
Perhaps it could be rewritten?

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1467

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

How about: When quoting other people's work please provide your own comment about the quote? Perhaps in some cases (e.g., when starting a new thread)? Freestanding quotes may leave viewers guessing about the purpose of the post. Absolutely. The other Wheel has this in its TOS (and I thought this Wh...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Getting back to the topic - here's some demographic data: A sociological survey conducted in 1999 found that relative to the US population as a whole, import Buddhists (i.e., those who are not Buddhist by birth) are proportionately more likely to be white, upper middle class, highly educated, and le...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

In america it seems to have made its way over via academia's study of the the humanities which would make it the perceived epicenter of propagation. The big growth in interest afaik was through the hippie scene (say 1960 - 1975) and the "counterculture" and "new age" movements (which are still aliv...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Something hovering just off the edge of the discussion so far (including the quoted article) is the fact that normal, everyday, accessible-to-all Buddhism in all traditionally-Buddhist countries is simple and essentially devotional. I think there is also an ethical aspect and a narrative aspect (in...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Something hovering just off the edge of the discussion so far (including the quoted article) is the fact that normal, everyday, accessible-to-all Buddhism in all traditionally-Buddhist countries is simple and essentially devotional. This is about as close as Gleig gets to it - Pure Land Buddhism dev...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Do Khyentse and also Dudjom Lingpa to some extent maybe. However I think such teachers are few and far in between, more exception than the norm. I doubt "crazy wisdom" style teaching was given as much emphasis before CTR as you say. Not sure Dudjom LIngpa was particularly 'crazy'. He was a very dem...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 233

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

I dont want to be unjust to modern china, as i know that the ccp is not like the times of mao. but i read that xi jinping made the religious control worse, which was being reduced by the former recent ccp leaders. hopefully china in the future will be more democratic, even if the ccp continues. i j...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Plasma Cosmology
Replies: 58
Views: 7588

Re: Plasma Cosmology

Necro viewtopic.php?f=128&t=31818&start=40 alert: there's a four-year gap between the previous post and the one before it.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

guess Dr Jekyll should've been the Incredible Hulk, but Steppenwolf fits rather well. Not really. The theory behind “crazy wisdom” is that the teacher in question is coming from a position of compassionate enlightenment. They aren’t confused, conflicted, or trying to work things out for themselves....
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 954

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

HI, Dan, I think your post would have made much more sense if you left out this: In Western literature, there are related archetypes of the Saint and the Beast, as in Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Steppenwolf, which both depict man caught between two seemingly opposed natures. Why? Because the rest of y...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders
Replies: 34
Views: 4882

Re: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders

...BTW why am I posting in a 4 year old thread? :stirthepot: Because Karma Cat re-opened it and didn't warn anyone that it had been hibernating like a spider in winter. See https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=20072&start=40#p502447 (etc) for necro'ing threads. :coffee: Kim I clicked the li...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders
Replies: 34
Views: 4882

Re: in search of a ethical way to deal with spiders

DharmaN00b wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:29 pm
...BTW why am I posting in a 4 year old thread? :stirthepot:
Because Karma Cat re-opened it and didn't warn anyone that it had been hibernating like a spider in winter.
See viewtopic.php?f=36&t=20072&start=40#p502447 (etc) for necro'ing threads.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 59
Views: 2453

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

Two more reports - one from Friends of the Earth and another, by the same author but published in RenewEconomy, which reads like a references list for it. Anyone wanting more data than these two pieces provide is probably going to want a sworn affidavit from the sun to say that yes, it does intend t...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Hooray for Nuclear Power
Replies: 59
Views: 2453

Re: Hooray for Nuclear Power

One of our think-tanks has just come out with a report saying what I've been saying about nuclear, i.e. it's too expensive and too slow. Australia's continuing renewable energy boom means the development of nuclear power is not a viable option, a new report from public policy think-tank the Australi...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)

Nemo wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:03 pm
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Source, for anyone else interested in following it up: https://www.nature.com/news/three-years ... te-1.22201

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Global Warming Solutions (Split from: Reversing Global Warming)

:popcorn:
My only excuse for posting this is that it turned up on social media just after the discussion here moved to billionaires.

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Kim

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