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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: What would you do?

watch my mind as the experiences unfold Yes. ... trying to retain equanimity through non-attachment to the self. I imagine it would be (will be?) difficult because clinging to life is a primary drive reinforced by roughly the last two billion years of evolution. All our ancestors (right back to the...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: new cable cars up koyasan
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: new cable cars up koyasan

I was horrified when I saw the thread title - not another cable car line up that beautiful mountain! :tantrum: - but since it's just a direct replacement of one set of cars with a new set on the same line, that's fine. :smile:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: please everyone chill
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: please everyone chill

amanitamusc wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:47 pm
:twisted: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
:smile:

:evil: :rolling: :applause: :rolling: :applause: :rolling: :shock:

:popcorn:
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

... I come from a working class family in a working class town, I joke that it's a bit like Noah's ark, there's at least 2 of everything. We're a bit luckier than in the city. Because of the small size and population, integration is more or less enforced and there's really no race based ghettos to ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

It is all too easy and glib to characterise the Aussie right-wing as racist and cruel... Quack-quack! If that's shorthand for, "If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck..." then I agree completely. Dan, you're quite correct (better not say "right" :tongue: ) in a lot of what you say but Dutton...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Sometimes it's hard to believe that this is a Buddhist forum. The boddhisatva aspirations are just overwhelming. There's 2 sayings that immediately come to mind. 1. If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. 2. It doesn't take much brains to keep your mouth shut. Hi, Shaun, I general...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 525

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Russia, quite frankly, is welcome to them. Some of our loony-right pollies here were trying to give white South African farmers priority in our refugee intake programme because they were an oppressed minority in danger of their lives, blah, blah, e.g. https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-ec...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

I don't have an account for that website above, Academia.edu doesn't (AFAIK) publish anything new but people upload stuff to it from all over the place. That means that a bit of digging will often find you another source, not paywalled. In this case, http://iriab.soka.ac.jp/content/pdf/aririab/Vol....
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon's Kami
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Shingon's Kami

Welcome to DW, Kaminohitoshisan - and congratulations on your English - it's far better than my Italian. :smile: The simple answer to your question is "yes". The complete answer is complicated. The kami are originally shinto deities - nature spirits both male and female, gods and goddesses - but wer...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Full Moon
Replies: 35
Views: 460

Re: Full Moon

For all your astrological needs ... https://www.drikpanchang.com/?geoname-id=2643743

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An Unusual Prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: An Unusual Prayer...

Practitioners are people too.

:juggling:
Kim

BTW, who or what is a "Jesus Christ" ?
:tongue:
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An Unusual Prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 361

Re: An Unusual Prayer...

...because ... 3. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred. 4. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred. 5. Hatred is never appeased by hatred...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

In Australia anyone involved with children at all needs a background check. It's called a "working with vulnerable people and children card" and has to be renewed every 3 years. All sorts of people need them, coaches and managers of junior sports teams, bus and taxi drivers as well as the usual sus...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

Australia is a very non-religious society, overall - I mean, there are plenty of religious people, but churches are not well-attended... And then there's the issue of multiculturalism, too. Religious freedom here has to recognise the right of atheists and Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc, as well as t...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

The demands and obligations to God and Caesar are sometimes the same and many times different. Though as several have suggested it does not seem to be an insurmountable problem to reconcile the two except for the fact priests are quite reluctant to turn themselves or their brothers in for many civi...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 784

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

I'm not going to take sides here, but I will provide some context: Key recommendations from the royal commission into child sexual abuse The five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report on Friday. The report runs over 17 volumes and inclu...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants

One didn't get to eat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/24/sarah-sanders-speaks-about-ejection-from-virginia-restaurant - and whinged about it, - and got in trouble for whinging. Result: Restaurant owner :twothumbsup: Sanders :toilet: Everyone left of Genghis Khan :thumbsup: :D Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the motivator a demotivator?
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Is the motivator a demotivator?

:good:

Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1713

Re: Buddhism on actors

well all this [social background] reeks of useing religion for control of the masses and defining them... so far from enlightened thought it stinks... like there is a question as to what is buddha's words and what isn't ...but this is blatantly similar to creating a god figure who gives the right f...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1713

Re: Buddhism on actors

:good: Just two small points: Traditionally, its been the aristocrats who have associated with performers socially. People who are not required to subscribe to the bourgeois standards... Who have so much that the rules don't apply to them... and actors and performers adorn the environments they crea...

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