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by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Guess who said this?

emaho wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:32 am
I would have guessed Eckardt Tolle, because I find the idea of equating Buddha and God completely misguided....
Me too.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Buddhism on actors

Karma is generated by intention? Yes. And that one who upholds the five precept will will be reborn again as human? Not necessarily, but it certainly improves your chances. :smile: So, if an actor does not intentionally do anything that harm others as his actions on-screen would be scripted/fake an...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

... the instinctual pull towards my faith that I grew up with ... Words matter, because they are our tools for clear thinking. "Instinctual" labels your Christianity as inborn and natural, and really, it's neither. If it was, everyone in the world would be Christian, wouldn't they? "Habitual" is th...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun May 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Years after the earthquake, Nepal still needs help
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Years after the earthquake, Nepal still needs help

A reminder - ... No mother can raise a healthy family with dirty water. But women like Hira have no other choice. She lives in remote Far West Nepal, where clean water is dangerously scarce and poverty is widespread. Clean water would change everything for Hira. It would mean she could escape povert...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 16614

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sat May 19, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

shaunc wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:41 pm
Do you know Kim if the statue is staying in Bendigo permanently or if it's still on a tour. The article says that so far it has been to 135 cities.
I only know what's in the article but it appears that the stupa is its permanent home.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Giant jade Buddha arrives in Victoria, Aust.

9776106-3x2-940x627.jpg A giant Buddha carved from a single piece of jade has taken pride of place inside the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in central Victoria. The stupa — a sacred Buddhist monument — stands 50 metres high and 50 metres wide at its base, making it the largest of its type in ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

The New Yorker canvasses the issue: ...Former Vice-President Al Gore, who was among the first to raise concerns about this problem, convened an interdisciplinary gathering in December of 2008 to discuss some of Hell’s climate issues and how we might begin to address them. To encourage the widest pos...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

It's said intense anger (and other things) lead to rebirth in the hell realms. But I haven't came across any explanation of what causes rebirth in a hot hell as opposed to a cold hell? Is this found anywhere? Seems to be reasonable, especially among the Vikings with their goddess of death, Hel, rul...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

I always figured that countries which were often too cold for comfort (e.g. Tibet) created cold hells and countries which were often too hot (e.g. the middle east) created hot hells. But I always figured, too, that that was probably too simplistic. A couple of theoretical research papers do tackle t...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

Can't be too serious about it all the time ...

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by Kim O'Hara
Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept everything or change something?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Accept everything or change something?

I think you may be blurring together two things - to "accept everything as is" is not the same as to "accept that everything is as it is" and I think the second is more appropriate/skillful than the first. The first tends to passivity but the second is about awareness, which can lead to the kinds of...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun May 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 45
Views: 1661

Re: Psoriasis

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:49 pm
My psoriasis is completely gone after two weeks of Florida sunshine, salt water, and pina coladas.
Can you get pina coladas cheap under your medical benefits scheme?

:lol:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

P.S. I could have mentioned SumOfUs as well as Avaaz.
They are both good at hitting hot-button issues, e.g. https://actions.sumofus.org/a/mcdonalds ... our-oceans

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitt...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitt...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

I didn't see the videos either, and (frankly) I'm not going to because i read much faster than people talk. Also, it's easier to critique printed material than audio, because you can flip back to relevant points to re-read, and then copy/paste excerpts, etc. Can you point us to print versions, or a...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 39
Views: 954

Re: Waterworld

Good discussion. Thanks for the infos and input. I believe this is the way forward: I didn't see the videos - I will check them out later. I surmise from the titles, they're talking about nuclear power? There is something to that. We need to improve the technology, but clearly, it is one of the opt...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the most commonly distributed images
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: The origin of the most commonly distributed images

Ayu wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:04 pm
You can try an image-reverse-search. The information about who posted the image firstly on the internet might be helpful. Or maybe it even shows a wikipedia article.
:good:

...especially as I've never seen them before, either. :tongue:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Some media on my fiction

Ogyen wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:18 am
What would you suggest to start with for a 10 yr old who is insanely obsessed with learning how to parkour???

No one does this near where we are...
Gymnastics, as a structured approach to all the parkour skills with (hopefully) some attention to safety?

:coffee:
Kim