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by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

The New Yorker canvasses the issue: ...Former Vice-President Al Gore, who was among the first to raise concerns about this problem, convened an interdisciplinary gathering in December of 2008 to discuss some of Hell’s climate issues and how we might begin to address them. To encourage the widest pos...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

It's said intense anger (and other things) lead to rebirth in the hell realms. But I haven't came across any explanation of what causes rebirth in a hot hell as opposed to a cold hell? Is this found anywhere? Seems to be reasonable, especially among the Vikings with their goddess of death, Hel, rul...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri May 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Hot vs. Cold Hells
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Hot vs. Cold Hells

I always figured that countries which were often too cold for comfort (e.g. Tibet) created cold hells and countries which were often too hot (e.g. the middle east) created hot hells. But I always figured, too, that that was probably too simplistic. A couple of theoretical research papers do tackle t...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu May 17, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

Can't be too serious about it all the time ...

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by Kim O'Hara
Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept everything or change something?
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Accept everything or change something?

I think you may be blurring together two things - to "accept everything as is" is not the same as to "accept that everything is as it is" and I think the second is more appropriate/skillful than the first. The first tends to passivity but the second is about awareness, which can lead to the kinds of...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun May 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 45
Views: 1862

Re: Psoriasis

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:49 pm
My psoriasis is completely gone after two weeks of Florida sunshine, salt water, and pina coladas.
Can you get pina coladas cheap under your medical benefits scheme?

:lol:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

P.S. I could have mentioned SumOfUs as well as Avaaz.
They are both good at hitting hot-button issues, e.g. https://actions.sumofus.org/a/mcdonalds ... our-oceans

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitt...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

In my younger and naively idealistic days, I deeply sympathized with the approach of Earth First! I don't agree with their fundamental philosophical position anymore - more or less the misanthropic view that humanity is a cancer. I did and continue to admire some of their direct actions - tree sitt...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

I didn't see the videos either, and (frankly) I'm not going to because i read much faster than people talk. Also, it's easier to critique printed material than audio, because you can flip back to relevant points to re-read, and then copy/paste excerpts, etc. Can you point us to print versions, or a...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Waterworld
Replies: 41
Views: 1260

Re: Waterworld

Good discussion. Thanks for the infos and input. I believe this is the way forward: I didn't see the videos - I will check them out later. I surmise from the titles, they're talking about nuclear power? There is something to that. We need to improve the technology, but clearly, it is one of the opt...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the most commonly distributed images
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: The origin of the most commonly distributed images

Ayu wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:04 pm
You can try an image-reverse-search. The information about who posted the image firstly on the internet might be helpful. Or maybe it even shows a wikipedia article.
:good:

...especially as I've never seen them before, either. :tongue:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Some media on my fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Some media on my fiction

Ogyen wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:18 am
What would you suggest to start with for a 10 yr old who is insanely obsessed with learning how to parkour???

No one does this near where we are...
Gymnastics, as a structured approach to all the parkour skills with (hopefully) some attention to safety?

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 139
Views: 3364

Re: Collective karma

Here's a philosophical treatment of the question: https://www.unm.edu/~rhayes/Lecture10.pdf 1. The idea of collective karma In previous lectures I have referred to an interview with Lati Rinpoche in which the topic was karma and rebirth. One of the topics that came up in that interview was the notio...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue

shaunc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
I still live in a fibro house.
Mine is weatherboard (clapboard to our American friends, I believe) but most of the lining is fibro.
shaunc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
As you said Kim, they're safe unless drilled or broken.
I didn't say it here, actually, but it's true enough and I have often said it elsewhere.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Asbestos snowflakes on the tongue

Same-same but different here. We all lived in asbestos houses (they called it fibro-cement sheeting, but yep, it was asbestos. We all played with the broken bits and no-one worried about it. Our parents all smoked, and boys all tried it as soon as they could.There was a regular group that met behind...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

:coffee: I suspect you're right, Will, but the word's history is tangled enough that any spelling you can think of - and a few you can't - will have been used in the past. https://www.etymonline.com/word/Hindu http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/h_meaning.asp “Many scholars and historians have conc...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

The theory: Folks in Asian countries tend to have lower rates of cancer, heart disease and obesity than Americans do, and they typically live longer, too. Researchers suspect that owes largely to their diet: a low-fat, healthy eating style that emphasizes rice, vegetables, fresh fruit and fish, wit...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

Asia starts from the Korean peninsula in the East, reaches the shore of the Aegean and borders with eastern-Europe in the West, it includes Siberia in the North, the Arabic peninsula and stretches South as far as Indonesia. Let's get serious here: there is no typical Asian diet. True, Greg, but if ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: What is the Typical Asian Diet?
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: What is the Typical Asian Diet?

there is a thread for discussing vegetarianism in Buddhism. It will not be allowed to metasticize out of that area. Traditional diets: Rice, vegetables, pickles. That's what you fill up on. Meat is just a little side. Often fish. Chicken. Pork. Moderate portions. You should not feel full after the ...

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