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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: You Know You've Been on Dharma Wheel Too Long When...

Harimoo wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:44 am
You read the same topic years ago on e-sangha
...and it got the same answers.
:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

daibunny wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:10 am
Never shop on an empty stomach, that way you have a better chance of buying with your head rather than your appetite.
:good:
Someone near and dear to me falls for this one far too often! :rolleye:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Santa La Muerte
Replies: 162
Views: 2321

Re: Santa La Muerte

She was new to me so I looked her up. To save others the trouble: Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte[pronunciation?] (Spanish for Our Lady of the Holy Death) or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Holy Death), is a female deity (or folk saint depending on school of thought) in Mexican folk religion, particu...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food

Another way to think about it is Cutting Down o n Sugar and Junk Food , rather than Giving Up Sugar and Junk Food . Why? Because the end result can be the same, if you just keep on cutting down, but the path is far easier because you're giving yourself permission not to go cold turkey. It means you ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Commercialisation of yoga and mindfulness
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Commercialisation of yoga and mindfulness

Quite a well balanced article: ...at what point does the commodification of something dilute its substance? Yoga student Lauren Anseline's practice began as a concerted effort to avoid consumerist fitness programs. "I was never one of those people who liked the gym," she says. "I'd been to one in my...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: The cost of our cheap clothing
Replies: 39
Views: 6876

Re: The cost of our cheap clothing

Breathing new life into this old thread since the issue hasn't gone away and I've just come across a useful resource: https://baptistworldaid.org.au/resources/2017-ethical-fashion-guide/ It's a very quick, easy tool ranking lots of fashion labels according to how good their labour rights management ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1152

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

I did a little poking around and I found a statement in a lecture by Henry S. Olcott, presented and published in 1880, which I think is more than likely the original source for what eventually became this "quote": Buddha said that we should believe nothing upon authority, not even his own, but beli...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1152

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

Translator's note by Thanissaro Bhikkhu to AN 3.65 which should be of interest to everyone: Although this discourse is often cited as the Buddha's carte blanche for following one's own sense of right and wrong, it actually says something much more rigorous than that. Traditions are not to be follow...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1152

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

Both answers are sort-of-true. The Buddha didn't say exactly that, but he did say something quite similar. However, that quote by itself misrepresents what the Buddha actually said because you need the context. As one translator puts it, "One's own preferences are not to be followed simply because t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 52
Views: 865

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Would be nice if more of our Buddhist brothers and sisters contributed more here to the discussions. :namaste: :twothumbsup: :woohoo: The ratio of 'views' to 'replies' is normally about ten to one. Don't be too negative about it. A lot of views are exploratory, and people realise they are not very ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Well, they obviously have a problem, even if we don't know what the problem is, and they may not even know they have a problem so ... yes, it would be good to make them aware of it.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Im in USA and can't get through. I'd talk to your ISP after seeking the simple solutions, e.g. clearing cache etc, I've checked consistently and not found it down. I just checked again and found that it is (still) down for me. Perhaps you could tell them there's a problem? I can't even do that beca...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

Im thinking abut this one: http://songtsengampo.org/index.html Their weds eve is supposed to start up within 3 weeks or so. Sounds really interesting from what you guys say, i dont mind the devotional thing, i have been to kwan yin services at the local chan zendo and enjoyed them. I think it might...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 104
Views: 3917

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:35 pm
- Dealing with the 'unkindest cuts' and pricks of all (Shakespearean referencing there, with a solitary consonant in absentia) ...
:applause:
Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:35 pm
... place of no place.
Bardo?

:focus:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 2033

Re: Diets are dumb

I was born in the 1950's, so no longer young. I've put on a lot of weight and was informed that I was heading for diabetes, which is a common consequence of weight gain and bad diets. So I signed up to The Blood Sugar Diet which is aimed at reducing your blood sugar and overall BMI, in early Octobe...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Marsipan stolle
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Marsipan stolle

Oh dear... some minutes ago facebook reminded me of this photo of my homemade Marzipan Stollen I baked exactly one year ago today *sigh* Unfortunately meanwhile I've decided to cut down on sugar (for a given reason :emb: ), so this year it will only be a miniature one for me, if at all. PS: @Aemili...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

I have no access either to that link. Nor have I. None of the search results I found on DuckDuckGo seem to work either. A search found their FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/buddhanet.net/about/?ref=page_internal - which was last updated three weeks ago, but the link to the site from that page...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Amazon links are bugged
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Amazon links are bugged

OK, now I'm completely confused, I always thought www.abc.de links would work with the url tag. I think I've spent too much time on the computer today :? :smile: Take a break ... and realise that you were as right as anyone needs to be when you said earlier that ... For me, displaying untagged link...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 1701

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

...There is nothing wrong with this, per se, and it reflects dominant orthodox interpretation of the sūtra. But I will admit that there is a persnickety and perhaps altogether too fussy part of me that wants what I consider to be a more "systematic" translation. Perhaps I am exhibiting Dunning-Krug...