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by Kim OHara
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: understanding pali alphabet
Replies: 4
Views: 117

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: 546

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: 546

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: 546

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: 689

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...
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 5543

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Tibetan Buddhism has a lot of Shamanism in it. When it combined with Bon, and I'm not sure how to put the dots over the o without a desktop keyboard, I'm not sure which took on more of the other. I'm not sure, either, but (if I remember correctly - it was a long time ago, even for me :smile: ) tant...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 5543

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Indeed. I guess the artistic aspect of Theravāda definitely isn't what attracts people to the vehicle. :lol: Different strokes for different folks, they say. Each school has its own visual style. Some of us like the colour and exoticism of Tibetan Buddhism, some don't. Some of us like the very cool...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 6111

Re: Hello all

Welcome :hello: Coming to Buddhism from the secular mindfulness tradition will add (primarily) an ethical dimension to your practice which will, in turn, help to stabilise your mindfulness. The Five Precepts, which are one strand of the Virtue - Wisdom - Insight path, are foundational. Beyond that, ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should we avoid driving?
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Re: Should we avoid driving?

tom_ wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:56 pm ...The first precept is not 'limit your killing', it's 'do not kill'.
You might like to check that.
:thinking:

Remember, also, that the Precepts are guidelines aka good advice, not commandments.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More than one being in a single life
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: More than one being in a single life

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:33 pm
form wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:30 pm I have seen in a sutta that some human are also asura.
maybe by tendency and behavior
I sometimes manifest as a wrathful deity, myself.
Just ask the kids in my classroom.

:tongue:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What is the magic trick to open your hips?
Replies: 27
Views: 10001

Re: What is the magic trick to open your hips?

Coming late to the conversation, with a few general comments - Five months doing yoga and still almost the same. ... Five months isn't very long to change rigidity which has been building up ever since you were about 5 years old. Also, working on just one part of the body will put strains on other p...
by Kim OHara
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution or devolution, or both? (Agganna Sutta)
Replies: 41
Views: 17008

Re: Evolution or devolution, or both? (Agganna Sutta)

From the evolutionary standpoint how could any of this be true? We are primates and sexual differentiation occurred much further back in evolutionary history, before there were even primates let alone humans. (Note: I don't mean this as a rhetorical question. I'm asking how we can or should interpr...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

:jumping:
great idea!

Next time, but somewhere else because now no-one would believe me here.

:thumbsup:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 1880

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

Communicating gratitude to humans might be a matter of speculation or anthropomorphism, but we are on safer ground when talking about communicated threats. There are beetles where I live which rear up and display their mandibles when disturbed. Today, we saw one (about an inch long!) threatening ou...
by Kim OHara
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Catholic responses to industrialization
Replies: 3
Views: 4000

Re: Catholic responses to industrialization

... OK. For discussion. Also, we must stay within the sphere of Dhamma & religion and try to avoid 'politics'. :smile: :goodpost: My starting point is my belief that, at the level of social ethics , all (successful) religions are based on teachings which can be expressed very simply as "Be nice to ...