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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

By 2050 the world will most likely be occupied by 9.2 billion people. It will be hotter and harder to farm. We will need an area of additional agricultural land the size of South America. Now they tell us we'll have rooftop gardens; like the hanging gardens of Babylon. Roofs must be strong and wate...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Alex: I will debate you - and anyone else So what do you have to say about those pictures that I've posted? (1) out of date and unsourced. (2) Out of date and wrong, as you say, but that doesn't mean the recent science is also wrong. (3) Forster appears to have some credibility but I would like to ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Alex: Posting stuff twice doesn't make it twice as true. I will debate you - and anyone else - as long as necessary but it is unfair to innocent bystanders to make them read it all twice. Other members of DW: If you want to know more about Alex's views on climate change (and mine, I guess), visit ht...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Solar power cannot run an industrial infrastructure from the roads to the planes down to the medicines and plastic wraps. Keeping the lights on is one thing, but maintaining the transportation network, industrial agriculture, modern healthcare and requisite social complexity requires fossil fuels. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Huseng, You haven't moved on at all ... still collecting black pebbles because you can't see white ones. Sigh. Here are two white ones. Please look at them. ChineseSolarandWindGenerationTimeSeries.png http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/in-india-solar-ambitions-are-suddenly-outsize/ :namaste: ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Apocolypse?
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

conebeckham wrote:What Greg said.

That, and it is inevitable.
...and it all takes a very long time - see http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhacosmo.html

:jawdrop:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS
Replies: 20
Views: 4180

Re: Ven. Huifeng appointed Vice Abbot of FGS

Congratulations, Ven. Huifeng!
:bow:
Your path to this position seems stranger than most but that, IMHO, is a very good thing: every organisation needs the renewal provided by people of different backgrounds.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

I keep a few chooks in the backyard, they're all either sisters or 1/2 sisters. Today I noticed one of the girls has started moulting already. What's so strange about it is that normally they'd all moult at about the same time (May/June) it's unseasonably warm here at the moment (high 20's celcius)...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Different Schools of Buddhism.
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: Different Schools of Buddhism.

An alternative starting point would be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schools_of_Buddhism which everyone would disagree with on some points but generally agree with.
Or http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/schools.htm

Happy hunting :tongue:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism

Hi, lojong, I think you will have to read it yourself :reading: because my (fairly thorough) gooooogle search suggests it sank without trace when it emerged - no reviews or comments, not available on Amazon or any of the other major bookstores, etc. When you look for something and come up with resul...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christian Fundamentalists Target Tibetans
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: Christian Fundamentalists Target Tibetans

There is a circle of hell for Christian fundamentalists who have to be tied up while having their feet tickled by HHDL for all eternity. :popcorn: Not bad ... but if you want a really great riff on the Christian hell, try book 4 in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, Season of Mists , in which Satan clos...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Christian Fundamentalists Target Tibetans
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: Christian Fundamentalists Target Tibetans

Showing my prejudice here, but I think Christian fundamentalist missionaries are the worst of the worst. They invade a community and proceed to tell the natives that their spiritual traditions are false, satanic, and that to go on following those venerable ways will land the natives in Hell. Not a ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Climate Change: We're Doomed
Replies: 871
Views: 87814

Re: Climate Change: We're Doomed

Thanks, Rob - my thoughts too! :smile: Others are thinking the same way. I just came across these two comments over at RealClimate, http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/03/unforced-variations-march-2013/ : Marvell wrote re: Rex Tillerson [of Exxon]: “At least he admitted to AGW, but I ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 1002
Views: 68161

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

This was written by Gary Snyder in 1961, and still seems to make perfect sense. I didn't even know who he was until I read this after researching recently, but think it's easily one of the best things I've read in a while. The person who wrote the article was apparently fine with any nonprofit repo...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Siddhis: reveal or not reveal? Advice on Sutras?
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Siddhis: reveal or not reveal? Advice on Sutras?

Nosta wrote:Thank you very much :namaste:
:namaste:
Nosta wrote:By the way, access to insight is just Theravada isnt it?
Yes, but AFAIK all the sutras on it are accepted by all Mahayana schools - and I don't know of any similarly large, indexed collection of Mahayana scriptures online.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Siddhis: reveal or not reveal? Advice on Sutras?
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Siddhis: reveal or not reveal? Advice on Sutras?

Hi, Nosta, My understanding is that revealing supernatural powers is generally discouraged (and in fact that developing them is considered a bit of a waste of time). Accessto Insight lists these references - Supranormal powers. Is the development of ~ a prerequisite for enlightenment?: SN 12.70 Clai...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Website coloration
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Website coloration

I browse pretty much just from my Android device. You may not have much choice over how it displays, then ... practice equanimity? :shrug: Funny thing is, this morning the colors over at Dhamma Wheel, which I thought were fine before, are now blue and white for me. This site has remained the same. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Website coloration
Replies: 9
Views: 2269

Re: Website coloration

Make your browser pane wider or your font size smaller and the yellow "Dharma Wheel" will *magically* be on a red background.

:smile:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Cleary on Cultish Zen
Replies: 60
Views: 7432

Re: Cleary on Cultish Zen

The sources were given, they are both Thomas Cleary's books (as the title of the thread suggests) and their titles are also given with the page number. But if anyone wants more, like ISBN or date of publication I can also give that. Or, yes, you can search for it online. How is it important? in cas...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Cleary on Cultish Zen
Replies: 60
Views: 7432

Re: Cleary on Cultish Zen

Dan74 wrote:He did cite the sources.
Well, yes - "for a given value of 'cite'," as my computer-geek son would say. :tongue:
I would be happier with - and grateful for - enough detail that I don't have to go gooooogling to find the sources.

:namaste:
Kim

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