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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 7666

Re: How sane are you?

Thank you Kim and Megha! :smile: I had heard about the Niyamas, but have never come across an actual teaching (Sutta/Sutra/Tantra) on them. :namaste: Hi, Greg, I don't think you will find a sutta/sutra listing them as a group, although I'm sure they pop up individually. The Abhidhamma is somewhat f...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space
Replies: 22
Views: 3595

Re: Buddhist ‘Iron Man’ found by Nazis, from space

Interesting article! A Buddhist statue brought to Germany from Tibet by a Nazi-backed expedition has been confirmed as having an extraterrestrial origin. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/09/buddhist-iron-man-found-by-nazis-is-from-space.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Resembles...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 7666

Re: How sane are you?

The forces that could be at work are traditionally summarised as the five niyamas: the physical inorganic, the biological, the psychological, the karmic, and the dharmic (transcendental). And his one please! No I am not doubting your source, I am merely interested in seeing the context of the teach...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I think the only thing that can awaken and mobilize the whole of humanity to act is when the whole system tips over and the current ecological chain collapses and undergo irreversible change. Millions upon millions will perish from environment catastrophe, starvation (due to collapse of the food ch...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Yes, Huseng, Things are bad and getting worse. People are greedy and lazy and short-sighted, and sometimes extraordinarily slow to act on a problem that is not immediately (as in the next few days or months) life-threatening. That's the way people have been since they stopped being monkeys. We are s...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Correction to subforum heading
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

Correction to subforum heading

A tiny thing, I know, but one that can easily be fixed: "Alternative/complimentary health topics" should be "Alternative/complementary health topics"
If you fix it, your action will complement my suggestion and I will be able to compliment you on your improved spelling. :tongue:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy"
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy"

Amazing, isn't it? I mean these teachings have so much relevance that even after millenia have passed, you can still junk 'em for parts, weld the bits together in your garage, and get a functional, useful healing practice that is acceptable even to health professionals. :good: More seriously, I kno...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Thank you for yet another black pebble, Huseng. :tongue: We're all really to blame for this. China's economic growth has largely been fuelled by endless consumer demand in foreign countries for cheap products. You're right about that. We in the West have effectively exported our polluting industrie...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Hey, Huseng, I just remembered you hadn't got back to us about these questions at http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=6973&p=145111#p143530 : So, renewables are uneconomical for the time being (perhaps forever?) and reduction of fossil fuel use would likewise be unacceptable to the globa...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Thank you for yet another black pebble, Huseng. :tongue: We're all really to blame for this. China's economic growth has largely been fuelled by endless consumer demand in foreign countries for cheap products. You're right about that. We in the West have effectively exported our polluting industries...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Luck?
Replies: 9
Views: 1669

Re: Luck?

The more you practice, the luckier you get.
:smile:

That's actually true of golf and similar activities, in a pretty obvious way.
It's also true (IMHO) of dharma practice, but in non-obvious ways.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana earliest origins ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Re: Mahayana earliest origins ?

"The earliest Western views of Mahāyāna assumed that it existed as a separate school in competition with the so-called "Hīnayāna" schools." Not really, the earliest Western views of Mahayana thought it was a totally different religion... It took them a while to connect "Fo" and "Buddha". ~~ Huifeng...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How sane are you?
Replies: 64
Views: 7666

Re: How sane are you?

lowlydog wrote:Krishnamurti: “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
:twothumbsup:
K got a lot wrong but but was right on the mark with this.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Archetypal Buddha?
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

Re: Archetypal Buddha?

I'm having trouble getting a grip on the archetypical Buddha concept. Does it differ from the idea of a primordial Buddha? Hi, catmoon, Just for people like you, me and the others having some difficulty being sure about the phrase, I did a Google search on ["archetypal Buddha" tibetan buddhism]. I ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: When was the first exclusively Mahayana ordination?
Replies: 31
Views: 5282

Re: When was the first exclusively Mahayana ordination?

I'm glad I asked! :twothumbsup: By "Foundational Buddhism" I have in mind "Buddhists not accepting any of the new Mahayana Sutras" and a reliance on a form of Agamas parallel to the 'Nikaya' Canon. :buddha1: Was that modern-day "Buddhists not accepting any of the new Mahayana Sutras" or back-in-the...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: When was the first exclusively Mahayana ordination?
Replies: 31
Views: 5282

Re: When was the first exclusively Mahayana ordination?

And what is the most useful term, beyond PC considerations aside, for the Foundational Buddhists - Theravada, Nikaya Buddhists or Hinayana or? When I tried to work things out a few years ago I summarised the results like this: "Differences in interpretation emerged in the first century after the Bu...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Quite by chance, the latest post on RealClimate is a pair of lectures on global warming and what to do about it: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2012/12/online-video-lectures-on-climate-change/ Authoritative but very clear and approachable, and an excellent resource for anyone who isn'...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I dont think its at all condescending...its just a fact. Several pages back I asked Mr/Mrs/Ms O Hara to identify which school of Buddhism he or she belonged to and answer came there none. Since then I have seen that he/or she is a regular poster on Dhamma Wheel and has been for some time. Which lea...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Suit yourself. Okay, we seem to have sorted out the religion fairly accurately. Now for the science and maybe politics. Back on page 14 - specifically in http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=6973&start=260#p143305" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - you praised a seriously u...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 97515

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Huseng, Thank you for confirming so clearly that you have indeed, as I said, ... used your religion to argue that we are doomed and therefore shouldn't even try to do anything about climate change. This aspect of your religion is therefore leading you to abandon compassionate action on behalf of peo...

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