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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1471

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: 1471

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...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 17759

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

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by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1251

Re: Waterworld

New movies ... :popcorn: New documentaries bring climate change to the big screen Grist traveled to the tiny mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, to see some of the most talked-about environmental and climate change-related documentaries screening at the Mountainfilm Festival. The films take on the...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Has anyone read The Decameron?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Has anyone read The Decameron?

I read part of it ( years ago) and couldn't see what the excitement was about :shrug: but this movie version https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Decameron_(1971_film) attracted a lot of attention when it was new. Going by Pasolini's other movies, it's probably worth a look, even now. :coffee: Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum

... Many good folks take political stances very close to heart. I've also met some lovely people who espoused bizzare political views. We have to be careful not to make too much of it. The thicket of views and such... . Happy for DW- Theravada decision. Here? Not sure, not as urgent at least. Mahay...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1471

Re: Buddhism on actors

is there sutras were Buddha talk about it? Read the OP! I mean on Singers, the OP talking about actors I don't think there was much separation between the two in the Buddha's time - I think they were all "entertainers" in our terms, singing, dancing, acting, juggling and whatever else they could do...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Missing the Wheel graphic on my tab labels.
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Missing the Wheel graphic on my tab labels.

It's the same for me, FWIW, using the current version of Firefox on a Mac desktop - OS 10.12.4, so that's not far out of date either.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 31, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum

should do the same thing here. the only reason it doesn't cause strife here is because those who are in the minority know to keep quite since the mods will shut down any dissenters Nonsense, on both counts. The forum is not a bad idea though, perhaps the oppressed huddled masses can who have been s...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 31, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mountains and Rivers quote
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Mountains and Rivers quote

... Please help if you recognize the quote. By the way, I found this link quite helpful, as it lists several other translations/commentaries: https://terebess.hu/zen/qingyuan.html I recognised it and when I looked at your link I saw at least three places I probably saw it, years ago. But that leave...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue May 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Happy Saka Dawa 2018, May 29
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Happy Saka Dawa 2018, May 29

Thanks. Good news. :twothumbsup: I remembered faintly and thus something like that dawned on me already. I'm always a bit confused about it, if that makes you feel better. Theravadins celebrate it as Vesak on the full moon day, May 29 but in some countries they have chosen to celebrate a month earl...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue May 29, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: did Buddha made this prediction?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: did Buddha made this prediction?

With a bit of searching I found it was in the Mahāsupina Jātaka. I wasn't too surprised to find it isn't a 'real' sutra, actually, because it has the style of a folk tale. A Thai-trained Theravadin monk gives a lot of information about it at https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=10807 (yes, that's...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon May 28, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: SGI retention rate only 3%?
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: SGI retention rate only 3%?

I'm not a member of SGI and never have been, but I have been professionally interested in retention rates for the whole of my working life since I have taught optional courses in schools and community groups so I thought I could contribute here. Year-on-year retention rates for any voluntary activit...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Guess who said this?
Replies: 29
Views: 790

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: 59
Views: 1471

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: 12
Views: 454

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: 148

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: 108
Views: 17759

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: 4
Views: 230

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: 4
Views: 230

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 ...

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