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by Kim O'Hara
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: No quote mark please
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: No quote mark please

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
I don't remember what it was like before
Not much different -
quote="Monlam Tharchin" ... /quote in square brackets and no stylised quotation marks.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: End of my moderation
Replies: 21
Views: 685

Re: End of my moderation

Thanks for all you've done here, Ayu, and congratulations for having the strength to keep on doing the job for so long!
All the best for the future, whatever it holds for you. Keep in touch.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Power
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Buddhism and Power

I don't think it's possible to think uneven relations of power without simultaneously being able to think of justice. Your cultural biases are showing, I'm afraid. Justice, in this context, presupposes an underlying moral and legal equality, but many (perhaps most) pre-modern societies just didn't ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and Power
Replies: 16
Views: 449

Re: Buddhism and Power

Following up on the recent thread on "Lust": It seems to me that Buddhist traditions do not account well for power and relations of uneven power. I would like to be proven wrong on this point. I don't think you will be. ;) The Buddha lived in an authoritarian, hierarchical society and simply said, ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools
Replies: 63
Views: 4727

Re: Guru Yoga & Lamanism: Speculations on Shingon and Nichiren Schools

Just out of idle curiosity, I searched for, "The guru is engaged as yidam, as a nirmanakaya manifestation of a Buddha. The process of guru yoga might entail visualization of an entire lineage of masters (refuge tree) as an invocation of the lineage," i.e. the middle of that quote. Results? Screen Sh...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 13414

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

This one is quite long so you have to visit the page - NEW YORK—In a groundbreaking new study published Friday in The Journal Of East Asian Studies, a team of leading historians has proved that meditation originally spread from ancient China because a single, highly annoying monk went around telling...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: 2018 World Cup

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup Any other World Cup fans here? I'm not a big fan of soccer/football, but I do watch the World Cup since it's only once every 4 years. Since almost every country competes, they start the qualifying matches to see who's in very shortly after the previ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 8128

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Just to lighten up for a minute or two -



:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Shinto - Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 2712

Re: Shinto - Buddhism

Did you realise you have woken a thread that has been peacefully sleeping for more than four years?
The Spirit hasn't posted here for more than three years, and there have been several other Shinto-Buddhism threads in the meantime.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Advice for scraping a website.
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Advice for scraping a website.

1. Copy and paste the plain text. Right click and save images. 2. A more permanent, better copy would be to get the html code. That can be done by right-clicking a page and then hit View Page Source, then copy and paste that code. And then you could use that code to restart the website, if you choo...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Do we need to go through certain ritual to become an Upasaka (Laity)?

Informally, taking refuge in the Triple Gem makes you a Buddhist. However, most schools have formal ceremonies which are the equivalent of Christian baptism in that they make your commitment public - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upāsaka_and_Upāsikā#Initiation_ceremonies for basic descriptions. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 8128

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I haven't read The Atlantic for a long while but I used to think it was reliable and thoughtful, so I don't know what to think about this article or this quote, since I find it doubtful, at least comparing it to what I thought I knew about ISIS: The idea that the Islamic State simply scans the news...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 43
Views: 1729

Re: Server migration Sept 22

FWIW, I've had no connection problems. Then again, since before the changeover I've only connected via this one computer. Avatars are still on the "wrong" side here but flipped back to the "right" (i.e. left) side on DWT a while ago. Thanks for all the hard work that (I'm sure) is going on behind th...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 8128

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Our national news service has this to say: A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in the largest mass shooting in US history before killing himself. Nevada retiree Stephen Paddock has been ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 2067

Re: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread

We should be doing something usefully compassionate as well as talking. I had trouble finding reliable charities which had set up specific campaigns but here are a couple of places to donate to relief efforts: Avaaz https://secure.avaaz.org/en/rohingya_fund_the_rescue_loc/ Amnesty https://www.amnest...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nichiren and Kami
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Nichiren and Kami

This discussion reminded me of one I started a while ago - https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?t=24013 - in which several well-informed people did their best to bring me up to speed - :thanks: - on the relationship between Buddhism and Shinto. It might be of interest to those who didn't participat...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ven. Huifeng on bodhicitta
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Ven. Huifeng on bodhicitta

Never can one have enough understanding of bodhicitta, so I am bumping this seven-year old thread up in hopes the Venerable will add to it. Ven Huifeng has dropped in only once or twice a year for the last couple of years, and only to announce courses at Fo Guang Shan University. Like you, I value ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Eyewitness account of recent Tibetan sky burial
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Eyewitness account of recent Tibetan sky burial

Tibetan Sky Burials: Stumbling upon the secret ritual of feeding the dead to vulture 'angels' Tibetan Sky Burials is a traditional custom in Tibetan Buddhism to farewell their dead, and these days outsiders are mostly forbidden from witnessing them. I had heard of Tibetan Sky Burials with a mixture...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone from Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Hi everyone from Italy

Welcome, Arkeo :hi:
You might find this page useful - https://studybuddhism.com/web/it/index.html

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: FLOODS
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: FLOODS

... I don't think it only happens in the USA. Here in Oz we're seeing at least four times as much coverage of the US flooding as of the Asian flooding, and it's really hard to see any good reason for that. Our connections to the US are strong but mainly cultural, while our connections to the Indian...