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by Kim O'Hara
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

...One Master said if there is no joy on the path then practice is not going good or well done. Another said being Bodhisattva you must accept it can be painful. ... I'm sure that both are correct. Think of hiking up a mountain ridge ... you know that the view from the top will be magnificent and t...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1110

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

...The burden of proof is mostly on you [tatpurusa] here, you are the one making the assertion that anthropogenic climate change is some sort of hoax. ... Exactly. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof" (Sagan said it, I think, but I can't be bothered checking since it's true whoever sa...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1110

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Ok I’ll rephrase. I don’t think asking for clarification of the interpretation of data is in itself trolling. Even if you suspect the other person interprets data in a very different way to the you favour. If Tatparusa is trolling then Kim could be accused of the same thing as he posts about those ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 92
Views: 2977

Re: Greta Thunberg

Ahem! :focus: We are very lucky to have not just one but two outstanding cartoonists. Here First Dog On the Moon addresses the subject of this thread: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/27/the-greta-thunberg-problem-so-many-men-freaking-out-about-the-tiny-swedish-climate-demon :twoth...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers
Replies: 53
Views: 1110

Re: Climate Change and Climate Skeptics/Deniers

Might be relevant too: [video] Might not, either. Your source is an anonymous blogger. Try NASA instead - https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/ (If you don't like NASA, I can suggest other sources, all far more reputable than any anonymous blogger and (importantly) evidence-based rather than :alien: o...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 92
Views: 2977

Re: Greta Thunberg

It makes me sad. She is just a tool used by ideologues. This world is heading towards barbarism. :D It's clear that you have never had a child and don't remember being one. Children are people and many of them are more capable of self-determination - making their own choices - than many adults. Cet...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 92
Views: 2977

Re: Greta Thunberg

Of course the tremendous pressure on Greta, the human being, is likely to cause her harm in the long term. And it is beyond disgraceful that after decades of solid science, we need a teen to tell us what to do. But it is an undeniable fact that she is greatly contributing to the momentum of some so...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt

Doomed, delusional, divided and corrupt: How the Democratic Party became a haunted house This one stings. Ouch! It's scarily applicable to us here in Australia, too. ... If you tried to design a center-left political party trapped between the traditions of social democracy and classical liberalism,...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Jodo Shin Shu
Topic: C.S. Lewis and Shin
Replies: 47
Views: 1050

Re: C.S. Lewis and Shin

Thanks for a thoughtful and interesting post. The parallels and differences you note are real, IMO, but there is another contrast you don't explore and I think it helps to clarify what you've noticed. It's the difference between "self power" and "other power" as the source of (for want of a better w...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

I don’t think it should be a rule. In the other forum it's a guideline rather than a rule. It still gives users good advice if they ever look at the rules (most don't, of course) and, more importantly, gives mods something to point at and say, "please do this." Also, there are certain users who bas...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Sort of depends on the area of the forum, but generally this is already an unwritten rule, basically...this is not a Facebook wall.
Unwritten rules are less consistently followed and enforced than the other kind.
Perhaps it could be rewritten?

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: New rule: quote & comment?
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: New rule: quote & comment?

How about: When quoting other people's work please provide your own comment about the quote? Perhaps in some cases (e.g., when starting a new thread)? Freestanding quotes may leave viewers guessing about the purpose of the post. Absolutely. The other Wheel has this in its TOS (and I thought this Wh...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Getting back to the topic - here's some demographic data: A sociological survey conducted in 1999 found that relative to the US population as a whole, import Buddhists (i.e., those who are not Buddhist by birth) are proportionately more likely to be white, upper middle class, highly educated, and le...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

In america it seems to have made its way over via academia's study of the the humanities which would make it the perceived epicenter of propagation. The big growth in interest afaik was through the hippie scene (say 1960 - 1975) and the "counterculture" and "new age" movements (which are still aliv...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Something hovering just off the edge of the discussion so far (including the quoted article) is the fact that normal, everyday, accessible-to-all Buddhism in all traditionally-Buddhist countries is simple and essentially devotional. I think there is also an ethical aspect and a narrative aspect (in...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

Something hovering just off the edge of the discussion so far (including the quoted article) is the fact that normal, everyday, accessible-to-all Buddhism in all traditionally-Buddhist countries is simple and essentially devotional. This is about as close as Gleig gets to it - Pure Land Buddhism dev...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

Do Khyentse and also Dudjom Lingpa to some extent maybe. However I think such teachers are few and far in between, more exception than the norm. I doubt "crazy wisdom" style teaching was given as much emphasis before CTR as you say. Not sure Dudjom LIngpa was particularly 'crazy'. He was a very dem...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism? Moved from Discovering Mahayana
Replies: 32
Views: 330

Re: How damaging was the Cultural Revolution for Buddhism and Taoism?

I dont want to be unjust to modern china, as i know that the ccp is not like the times of mao. but i read that xi jinping made the religious control worse, which was being reduced by the former recent ccp leaders. hopefully china in the future will be more democratic, even if the ccp continues. i j...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Plasma Cosmology
Replies: 58
Views: 7798

Re: Plasma Cosmology

Necro viewtopic.php?f=128&t=31818&start=40 alert: there's a four-year gap between the previous post and the one before it.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

guess Dr Jekyll should've been the Incredible Hulk, but Steppenwolf fits rather well. Not really. The theory behind “crazy wisdom” is that the teacher in question is coming from a position of compassionate enlightenment. They aren’t confused, conflicted, or trying to work things out for themselves....

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