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by KathyLauren
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: First four of six perfections

Paying attention to strong inner feelings and emotions that do not change would be a good way to find your true self. If something you are doing feels fake or forced, it is not part of your true self. Finding authenticity is difficult, and is a task easily pre-empted by the minutae of daily life. T...
by KathyLauren
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: First four of six perfections

Pretending to be someone other than your true self will impair everything you do to some extent. And often, we are not aware of the pretense, which is why it is such a challenge. Pretend to be someone other than ones true self, can you give me an example of that? And how can people find their true ...
by KathyLauren
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: First four of six perfections

Tom, I think you are getting the ultimate nature of reality and the conventional view of reality confused. The true nature of reality is that nothing has any inherent existence, and that no perceived object (including people) has any entity that can be called a self. This is all very nice. Being abl...
by KathyLauren
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: First four of six perfections

Hello again, The six perfections of Buddhism typically map to the three practice areas of Buddhism: ethics meditation and wisdom. So the first four (sometimes under other names of similar meaning), are Buddhist ethics. They are: Generosity Discipline Patience Moral strength Question: are there othe...
by KathyLauren
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: From The North Pole To Rome.
Replies: 23
Views: 567

Re: From The North Pole To Rome.

The reality is that my eldest granddaughter did not see snow until she was in her teens. When was a kid growing up in Glasgow, Scotland in the early 1960s, we might see one snowfall a winter. If there was a 1" accumulation, that was considered a heavy snowfall. And it usually melted by supper time....
by KathyLauren
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: Dog thread

I hope all you dog lovers clean up after your pets, don't let them bark all night, don't assume that everyone loves them as much as you do, and don't let them off the leash in the back country. Otherwise, they are no more than extensions of your selfish egos. Totally agree. We clean up after her, s...
by KathyLauren
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: Dog thread

We have a retired racing greyhound. She'll be 9 this spring.
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Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

The ignorance in this thread is astounding. As is the obviousness of the inner circles on this community, but hey don't let me interfere. This is why I quit posting here as much, this place is a cesspool of angst, and veiled aggression. TBH, I see it going the way of E-Sangha. It's actually pretty ...
by KathyLauren
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Jesse wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:08 am
Again, I Stopped reading here.
Well, you are hardly going to become more informed whth that attitude, are you?

I should have expected that attitude from a man in a thread titled "What is a woman".

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

So let's recap in a more simple format. Your response, like identities, has no inherent existence in ultimate reality, and can therefore be dismissed. However, in the world of dependently arising phenomena, gender identity is not an arbitrary choice. It is rooted in biology. The brain has gender - ...
by KathyLauren
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Jesse wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:29 am
You obviously did not read what I wrote. You read the first line, and decided to post. As such I decided not to read your post.
As a matter of fact, I did read all of your post. I am not surprised that you didn't read mine though.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Indeed. I would highly recommend procuring some and trying out your lovers hormone profile. A caution though. Testosterone is somewhat addictive and perhaps the best cure for PMS. You may not wish to go back. Actually, running a human brain on the wrong hormones typically produces unpleasant result...
by KathyLauren
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Androgen insensitivity syndrome, from the graph, might be what I was half-remembering above.
I assumed that was the case.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Pretty simple... Biologically a female is a biological entity with two X chromosomes. While a male has a XY chromosome combination. (Sorry, there are only two known sexes as far as biology is concerned. No, real biologists know that it is a lot more complex than that. Here (from Scientific American...
by KathyLauren
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:42 am
Let's not forget about hormones....estrogen & testosterone.... :stirthepot:
Indeed, let's not.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2532

Re: What is a Woman?

Where to even start? :roll: It is not about chromosomes. It is not about genitals. It is about the brain. Female brain = woman. Male brain = man. No, you can't scan someone's brain and diagnose their gender. The structural differences have a large degree of overlap so a test cannot be diagnostic. Ne...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 2218

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

But in the interview from the OP he sounded quite reasonable, I thought. I listened to the first couple of minutes of the video, and yes, he was talking about psychology, which is his field, and sounded reasonable. However, knowing that he is a person who makes up lies for his own agenda and his ow...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma kitty
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Dharma kitty

We just adopted a new kitty from the SPCA. He is about 5 years old and is very mellow. His name is Milo, though my wife reserves the right to change his name. Apparently, he even likes meditation: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4708/39817311411_cb269c8545_b.jpg As you can see, he is making himself a...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 2218

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

Jordan Peterson made such an ass of himself during the debate on Bill C-16 that I wouldn't believe anything he said. If he said the sky was blue, I'd want to go outside and check. He is a right-winger, and I'll be honest, that is a strike against him, as far as I am concerned. But I will listen to ...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies
Replies: 56
Views: 2218

Re: Feminism, the "myth" of the gender pay gap and other left wing ideologies

Jordan Peterson made such an ass of himself during the debate on Bill C-16 that I wouldn't believe anything he said. If he said the sky was blue, I'd want to go outside and check. He is a right-winger, and I'll be honest, that is a strike against him, as far as I am concerned. But I will listen to o...