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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 46
Views: 1648

Re: Signing Off

... You've done a tremendous service on online forums for what is actually decades now, and it's interesting to consider that you've been on Usenet, Tricycle, IRC, Buddhist Boards, e-Sangha, Vajracakra, and whatever else forums I may have forgotten now - and the stop came here - at Dharma Wheel, fo...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 46
Views: 1648

Re: Signing Off

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:06 am
Sad to see you go, but the decision is yours.
+ 1

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Confessions of a Zen Zealot
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Confessions of a Zen Zealot

Can't see any point at all in the anecdote, as such, but I think it's worth giving the homesite a mention. :smile: Yes - the anecdote is only mildly amusing but it's a hook into a good blog post, the core of which is ... I see people come and go through the Zen Center all the time. They show up onc...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist Text Recommendations for Chapel
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Buddhist Text Recommendations for Chapel

While my local small town hospital the other day translating for someone, I visited the chapel and to my surprise, on the altar found two Christian Bibles the Book of Mormon, a copy of the Jewish Tanakh, and copy of the Koran. I would like to hear suggestions for a Buddhist text that would be appro...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

Do you incur bad karma every time you knowingly break one of the laws of the land, even if it isn't harming anybody? What if it is an unjust law? No, it's not always going to be bad karma, for reasons others have given. I'm asking because I'm currently considering a job offer in China, which has an...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Why Should We Love?

Why should we love all sentient beings? Please answer without using reasons like "bad karma," retribution in the lower realms, and so on. Thank you. :anjali: Because the way we treat others affects us in exactly the same way it affects them. If we hate, we will be hated; if we offer kindness, we wi...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 23494

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with 'should be and shouldn't be'
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Dealing with 'should be and shouldn't be'

After reading your comments, I realised, how stupid my question is :D. Because under the layer of this question is hiding laziness, addiction, wanting, grasping and other things, which are just regular problems on my path. Sorry for my stupid questing and thank you all for your support! "There are ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with 'should be and shouldn't be'
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Dealing with 'should be and shouldn't be'

I start by thinking about the word "should" itself. It implies some sort of moral imperative but doesn't give any authority for that imperative. "I should do X," is fine until you ask, "Why?" and find ... there's no reason given. :thinking: So the next step is to see if there is a reason for "doing ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 23494

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2856

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

The union nearly fell apart over slavery after the war. I think it is fairly safe to say that the Revolution was fought to eliminate oppression. English oppression. Or English Royal oppression. Indeed. :tongue: They found the prospect of paying taxes oppressive. https://www.britannica.com/event/Ame...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2856

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

As far as I am concerned: if it don't talk Class, it ain't Left. :good: ...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression. :thinking: Kim This is as facile as it is untrue. For example, Burke, the father of political conservatism, was a supporter of the American Revolution. Gee, thanks. Nicest thing ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2856

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:12 pm
As far as I am concerned: if it don't talk Class, it ain't Left.
:good:

...and it it ain't Left, it condones oppression.

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

On a related note, my mother in law is an experimentalist who works with graphene, which among its many potential applications, might be the basis of future solar tech. We were talking about solar cells and I mentioned a report I read recently that we are going to run out of the rare earth metals n...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

Thoughts? Op-ed in the NY Times: Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation Thoughts? Thoughts?? Roughly in order: :rolleye: :crazy: :jawdrop: :toilet: :jedi: :guns: If you want me to use words instead, I can. Opinion Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation People across the world are reje...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2856

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 am
No one is fully absolved nor fully guilty, that is sort of the point, and a pretty commonsense notion in Buddhist ethics.
:good:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who Would Eat This
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Who Would Eat This

I heard the chocolate is great from this factory in Portland. http://www.almachocolate.com/icons/contemplative-buddha-sakyamuni Even when I was a kid I didn't like the idea of biting the head off the chocolate easter bunny. And as for those birthday cakes with a photo of the birthday person printed...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Human, you are not necessary.
Replies: 125
Views: 2856

Re: Human, you are not necessary.

Your thread title is basically a line from an episode of "Doctor Who" - back when David Tennant was The Doctor, IIRC - but the future is obviously closer than we thought. Don't worry, though. Civilisation as we know it is going to implode any day soon, so we won't have a problem. :tongue: :coffee: Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

The primary problem has shifted in the last ten years from the political to the economic. At this point, renewables are so much cheaper (and getting even cheaper, very quickly), and so much quicker to take from bare dirt to finished facility, that nuclear can't compete. Coal can't compete, either -...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy
Replies: 24
Views: 397

Re: Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

P.S. This - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/california-clears-final-hurdle-for-state-solar-mandate-for-new-homes.html institutionalises decentralisation. :woohoo: California clears final hurdle for state's landmark solar panel mandate for new homes A requirement for new homes built in California sta...

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