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by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Does Buddhism is an idealism?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Does Buddhism is an idealism?

Cool-team wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:37 am Is Mahayana Buddhism idealism, or does it say that the entire physical world exists independently of the minds of living beings?
You should ask on the Mahayana forum - https://www.dharmawheel.net/search.php? ... ive_topics

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Positive feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Positive feedback

Karma works on the principle of positive feedback. Please provide an example to help with understanding this possibility. Here is a simple example showing why I don't understand: Suppose I say a kind word (A) to someone. Who knows even when and how the kammic result (B) will come? And how do we kno...
by Kim OHara
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Positive feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Positive feedback

dharmacorps wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:04 pm The recipient of kamma is in most cases ignorant of the "feedback".
True, but that doesn't stop it working - any more than ignorance of gravity loosens our bondage to the earth.

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Beyond Mindfulness: In Search of Wisdom in a Secular Age
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: Beyond Mindfulness: In Search of Wisdom in a Secular Age

I recently published my first book - Beyond Mindfulness: In Search of Wisdom in a Secular Age. I wrote it for intellectually-minded seekers who are wary of the dogmas of traditional religion but are interested in mindfulness meditation. It explores our unexamined adherence to the materialistic worl...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atlantis Found
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Atlantis Found

I'm sure you shared this here years ago - I remember the map.

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are Reptilians Nagas?
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: Are Reptilians Nagas?

Hello all, Okay so I subscribed to Gaia TV and there's a lot of themes about how aliens visited the earth. One of these creatures are called Reptilians ... Thoughts? 🙏 Frankly, I think you should dig your garden, help out in a soup kitchen or thrift shop, sit with your local meditation group, take ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: buddhists in jain texts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2699

Re: buddhists in jain texts?

what is written about sariputta and moggalana in jain text? ********** NECRO ALERT! ************ You have just re-awakened a thread that has been sleeping peacefully for more than ten years. I hope you've read it all and followed its links, because most of the people involved are no longer active h...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

... Disregard would be a better way to describe it... and not so much so because it's "far too flowery and all over the place", which it is, but because there's enough in the Sutta Pitaka to go on with than to obsess over curious works of dubious origin. I feel this way too. There is so much in the...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Greetings, That sounds like you didn't look at the second part. Aside from being called Mindfulness Of A Body and including a list of body parts, that's alien too. Metta, Paul. :) Alien in what way? You dismissed the whole thing because it... ...Doesn't read like any Pali Sutta I've ever read... fa...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Greetings, Doesn't read like any Pali Sutta I've ever read... far too flowery and all over the place. Metta, Paul. :) That sounds like you didn't look at the second part. ...Such is the Dharma teaching known as The Application of Mindfulness of the Body. Pay full attention and listen well; I shall ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Thanks, Nicholas. Reading the introductory material and taking a very quick look at the translation, it seems to me that the Mahayana/Theravada question could be answered, "It's both!" since the two main sections of the sutra are so different. In fact, I was surprised not to see any suggestion that ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhavacakra
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Bhavacakra

You must be an Aussie. :tongue:

I suspect rabbits don't breed like rabbits in the wilds of the Himalaya.

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhavacakra
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Bhavacakra

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavacakra

...but what BlackMagic is trying to say about it is ... :thinking: ... unorthodox at the very least.

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Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dukkha
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: Dukkha

Wondering if Suffering is appropriate word for dukkha and if there is Pali word for consent to compare. Hopefully someone knows a word or two they can bring for comparative purposes. Metta, Paul. :) DooDoot has given us the Pali for "consent" As for English words for "dukkha" ... suffering, dis-eas...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 847

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

:rofl: All I was trying to do was to remind you - yes, just you, DD, not "Buddhist forums" - that most lay Buddhists do in fact drink alcohol pretty regularly, in spite of the Precepts. (Most lay Christians steal, too, and covet, and break others of the Commandments, and many Muslims also drink alc...