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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 1073

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Sometimes it's hard to believe that this is a Buddhist forum. The boddhisatva aspirations are just overwhelming. There's 2 sayings that immediately come to mind. 1. If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. 2. It doesn't take much brains to keep your mouth shut. Hi, Shaun, I general...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Boers bent on relocating to Russia
Replies: 22
Views: 1073

Re: Boers bent on relocating to Russia

Russia, quite frankly, is welcome to them. Some of our loony-right pollies here were trying to give white South African farmers priority in our refugee intake programme because they were an oppressed minority in danger of their lives, blah, blah, e.g. https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-ec...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

I don't have an account for that website above, Academia.edu doesn't (AFAIK) publish anything new but people upload stuff to it from all over the place. That means that a bit of digging will often find you another source, not paywalled. In this case, http://iriab.soka.ac.jp/content/pdf/aririab/Vol....
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon's Kami
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Shingon's Kami

Welcome to DW, Kaminohitoshisan - and congratulations on your English - it's far better than my Italian. :smile: The simple answer to your question is "yes". The complete answer is complicated. The kami are originally shinto deities - nature spirits both male and female, gods and goddesses - but wer...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Full Moon
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Full Moon

For all your astrological needs ... https://www.drikpanchang.com/?geoname-id=2643743

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An Unusual Prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 965

Re: An Unusual Prayer...

Practitioners are people too.

:juggling:
Kim

BTW, who or what is a "Jesus Christ" ?
:tongue:
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: An Unusual Prayer...
Replies: 25
Views: 965

Re: An Unusual Prayer...

...because ... 3. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred. 4. "He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me." Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred. 5. Hatred is never appeased by hatred...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

In Australia anyone involved with children at all needs a background check. It's called a "working with vulnerable people and children card" and has to be renewed every 3 years. All sorts of people need them, coaches and managers of junior sports teams, bus and taxi drivers as well as the usual sus...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

Australia is a very non-religious society, overall - I mean, there are plenty of religious people, but churches are not well-attended... And then there's the issue of multiculturalism, too. Religious freedom here has to recognise the right of atheists and Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc, as well as t...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

The demands and obligations to God and Caesar are sometimes the same and many times different. Though as several have suggested it does not seem to be an insurmountable problem to reconcile the two except for the fact priests are quite reluctant to turn themselves or their brothers in for many civi...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 1488

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

I'm not going to take sides here, but I will provide some context: Key recommendations from the royal commission into child sexual abuse The five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report on Friday. The report runs over 17 volumes and inclu...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Trumps puppets eating at Mexican restaurants

One didn't get to eat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/24/sarah-sanders-speaks-about-ejection-from-virginia-restaurant - and whinged about it, - and got in trouble for whinging. Result: Restaurant owner :twothumbsup: Sanders :toilet: Everyone left of Genghis Khan :thumbsup: :D Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the motivator a demotivator?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Is the motivator a demotivator?

:good:

Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 60
Views: 2803

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: 60
Views: 2803

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: 113
Views: 22320

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: 2230

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: 447

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: 1439

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: 60
Views: 2803

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...

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