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by Kim OHara
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Carl Jung and Buddhism
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Carl Jung and Buddhism

It seems to me that the article does not represent Jung's thought very faithfully. Rather, its author tries to find evidence for his own pet theories about Jung. Anyone wanting to know what Jung actually thought would be better off reading what Jung actually wrote, or reading unbiased summaries. :co...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Determinism View is Wrong View
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Determinism View is Wrong View

The Buddha encountered contemporaries who preached a doctrine of determinism. Whether a contemporary said that there were neither good nor bad deeds; or if they said kamma unfolds beyond our control - like a ball of wool thrown out will unravel - they preached determinism. Determinism is wrong view...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dharma Paths gone forever?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Dharma Paths gone forever?

... DW Engaged has a doppelgänger with the blue scheme that Dharma Paths used to have! I don't see that anywhere. :shrug: Maybe a transitional thing? Even on Chrome the URL for Dharma Paths gives you DW Engaged. It's easy to set up a redirection like that at site level. Guess DNS gave up on the too...
by Kim OHara
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: chat at the bottom of every page?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: chat at the bottom of every page?

:rolleye:

Nope. I just don't like clutter - physical, mental or (in this case) visual.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: chat at the bottom of every page?
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: chat at the bottom of every page?

salayatananirodha wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:17 am i'd quite rather have the chat be in a separate location so i can click on it if i decide to
i'd rather be able to scroll to the bottom of a page without seeing the chat
:thumbsup:
So would I.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Breathing in and out has usage
Replies: 54
Views: 874

Re: Breathing in and out has usage

It seems to be a form of "tummo" meditation/ activating the third chakra as far as I can understand the words. It even uses the word ... ...Each intake of fresh air pushes up the positive vitality(in the channel of control in the spine or tu mo ); ... ...although that could be coincidence. :coffee:...
by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 41
Views: 21104

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

... My understanding is Mahayana & Vajrayana has Theravada as it basis in practicing before one could really start practicing the Mahayana or even Vajrayana path . This is something that mahayana & vajrayana people say - but in it doesn't happen in practice. That's true. It's a bit like saying that...
by Kim OHara
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Attacks by non-humans?
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: Attacks by non-humans?

The first thing that comes to mind is a bear mauling (I don't actually know if bears live in India at all) or a tiger mauling. That would be by a non-human. "Non-humans" is amanussā, just "humans" with the negatory a- prefix. C'mon, surely you remember the Jungle Book: Shere Khan the tiger was the ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Updating...
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Updating...

- prompted me to update my avatar to represent my origins ... ...but I was interrupted and didn't make the connection between Kim and my avatar. It is "Kim's Gun", because it features in the first pages of the book, and it is now displayed more or less where it was then, in Lahore. :namaste: Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Updating...
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Updating...

This - I'm very strongly in favour of keeping the language very simple because complicated language is so often used as a smokescreen or window-dressing. (So are liturgical languages like Latin in Christianity and Sanskrit/Pali in Buddhism, but that's another topic altogether.) :namaste: It's pretty...
by Kim OHara
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: understanding pali alphabet
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: understanding pali alphabet

Our own alphabet is taught is a random but fixed order - we always go a b c d e etc but there is no logic to putting a next to b or d next to e . Both the versions of the Pali alphabet you posted are in logical groups - vowels, and then groups of similar consonants (palatals, dentals, fricatives, .....
by Kim OHara
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 5480

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

... Old robes can be recycled as bed sheets, curtains, cushion covers, etc. According to Kd 21.1.14, King Udena’s wife gave Ananda a generous gift of 500 robes – without asking his permission. He wasn’t particularly happy about that, so he questioned Ananda: “But what can you, honourable Ananda, do...
by Kim OHara
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 5480

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

Covid is reducing demand for oil. People aren't traveling as much so demand is way down :thumbsup: And renewable energy is also reducing the demand for oil. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/sep/14/global-oil-demand-may-have-passed-peak-says-bp-energy-report And the oil producers want to in...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic
Replies: 44
Views: 5480

Re: Robes Made From Recycled Plastic

wearing the defilements of the people Agree. But: 1) Reduce waste 2) Recycle if can not stop waste. :thumbsup: Absolutely. Many countries now charge for plastics bags hence reducing the waste. :thumbsup: Plastic is a by-product of petroleum, so the only way to reduce plastic is to reduce petroleum ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Dreams during meditation. Please give advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2895

Re: Dreams during meditation. Please give advice.

It sounds like the hindrance of sloth and torpor. You need to sleep more, and during meditation, exert yourself so that you can stay pleasurably with the meditation object. You can also try opening the eyes slightly, or walking meditation. I don't think the content of the dreams is significant. :go...