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by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Believe nothing unless..." quote
Replies: 44
Views: 1442

Re: "Believe nothing unless..." quote

Both answers are sort-of-true. The Buddha didn't say exactly that, but he did say something quite similar. However, that quote by itself misrepresents what the Buddha actually said because you need the context. As one translator puts it, "One's own preferences are not to be followed simply because t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?
Replies: 53
Views: 1320

Re: Why do hundreds of people view postings here for new threads but only few respond?

Would be nice if more of our Buddhist brothers and sisters contributed more here to the discussions. :namaste: :twothumbsup: :woohoo: The ratio of 'views' to 'replies' is normally about ten to one. Don't be too negative about it. A lot of views are exploratory, and people realise they are not very ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Well, they obviously have a problem, even if we don't know what the problem is, and they may not even know they have a problem so ... yes, it would be good to make them aware of it.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

Im in USA and can't get through. I'd talk to your ISP after seeking the simple solutions, e.g. clearing cache etc, I've checked consistently and not found it down. I just checked again and found that it is (still) down for me. Perhaps you could tell them there's a problem? I can't even do that beca...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: Chan practioner thinking about visiting a nyingma center

Im thinking abut this one: http://songtsengampo.org/index.html Their weds eve is supposed to start up within 3 weeks or so. Sounds really interesting from what you guys say, i dont mind the devotional thing, i have been to kwan yin services at the local chan zendo and enjoyed them. I think it might...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 136
Views: 5577

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:35 pm
- Dealing with the 'unkindest cuts' and pricks of all (Shakespearean referencing there, with a solitary consonant in absentia) ...
:applause:
Mantrik wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:35 pm
... place of no place.
Bardo?

:focus:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Diets are dumb
Replies: 54
Views: 2419

Re: Diets are dumb

I was born in the 1950's, so no longer young. I've put on a lot of weight and was informed that I was heading for diabetes, which is a common consequence of weight gain and bad diets. So I signed up to The Blood Sugar Diet which is aimed at reducing your blood sugar and overall BMI, in early Octobe...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Marsipan stolle
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Marsipan stolle

Oh dear... some minutes ago facebook reminded me of this photo of my homemade Marzipan Stollen I baked exactly one year ago today *sigh* Unfortunately meanwhile I've decided to cut down on sugar (for a given reason :emb: ), so this year it will only be a miniature one for me, if at all. PS: @Aemili...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What happened to Buddhanet.net
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: What happened to Buddhanet.net

I have no access either to that link. Nor have I. None of the search results I found on DuckDuckGo seem to work either. A search found their FB page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/buddhanet.net/about/?ref=page_internal - which was last updated three weeks ago, but the link to the site from that page...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Amazon links are bugged
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Amazon links are bugged

OK, now I'm completely confused, I always thought www.abc.de links would work with the url tag. I think I've spent too much time on the computer today :? :smile: Take a break ... and realise that you were as right as anyone needs to be when you said earlier that ... For me, displaying untagged link...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 2144

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

...There is nothing wrong with this, per se, and it reflects dominant orthodox interpretation of the sūtra. But I will admit that there is a persnickety and perhaps altogether too fussy part of me that wants what I consider to be a more "systematic" translation. Perhaps I am exhibiting Dunning-Krug...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Winter festivities
Replies: 35
Views: 884

Re: Winter festivities

The Christmas - New Year week is as near as we get to an extended national holiday. Christmas lunch is usually a matter of seafood or barbeques - or both - and is usually followed by an ice-cream plum pudding and a siesta. Every family with young children spends the rest of the week at the beach, ca...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen rocks in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Zen rocks in the desert

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Ryoan-ji
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by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 65
Views: 2221

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

...It doesn't make sense to seek out lineages, methods, styles and so on, and certainly not to choose a teacher based on them. This is because the path is actualized within human relationship with a teacher with whom one shares affinity. ... I would like to toss in a completely different set of rea...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 261
Views: 9879

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

...When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film. But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so ...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: On the Rohingya in Myanmar
Replies: 20
Views: 1372

Re: On the Rohingya in Myanmar

Why this pro-Rohingya Buddhist is speaking out against his country’s government By: Nathan Paul Southern - POSTED ON: November 9, 2017 Thet Swe Win runs the Centre for Youth and Social Harmony in his native Myanmar. He recently made a name for himself as one of the few Buddhist voices willing to sp...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Nerd humor in gravitational physics
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Nerd humor in gravitational physics

I watched that video Lucas posted and started thinking about the expanding universe... time and space is, for lack of a better word, malleable, right? Is it possible the universe is not actually expanding, and rather, we're all shrinking? This might not be the right place to look for an answer to t...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Rare Methods?
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: Rare Methods?

Yoga nidra

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: New Moderators: Virgo and Grigoris

Welcome, Virgo, and welcome back, Grigoris. :hi:
Thank you both for taking on the role.

:namaste:
Kim