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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: 337

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...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: hermaphrodite restriction
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: hermaphrodite restriction

Look up "pandaka" and you will find enough reading on this forum to keep you busy for days.
:thinking:
Most of it pointless and ill-informed, but hey, that's forum life. Other sources may be better.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was Alan Watts a hypocrite?
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Was Alan Watts a hypocrite?

:goodpost:

:thanks:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 337

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

... if a practising buddhist can drink then a practising buddhist can lie & kill, according to your ideas :roll: :focus: Many do. :thinking: And that is also part of the point I was trying to make before, which is that the real world is much messier and ...looser... than you seem to believe. Why do...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 337

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

Thanissaro's Thanissaro is not the Buddha and has a strong history of being confused about the teachings. It is irrelevant whether people follow the precepts or not. What is relevant is not following the precepts leads to hell. Okaaaay... so, so far, you know better than one of the mostly highly re...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 337

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 alco...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 337

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

DooDoot wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:08 am ...Sounds like your own ideas. It appears a practicing Buddhist or "lay follower" takes the precepts. ...
Reality check time:

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:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance
Replies: 32
Views: 337

Re: The Magic of Mushrooms - A Psilocybin Renaissance

nmjojola wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:30 pm ...they do it much better than pharmaceuticals ...
... for some people.
:thinking:
Having some kind of support group is very desirable.

Other than that,
:goodpost:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anthropic principle
Replies: 30
Views: 287

Re: Anthropic principle

Why bother?
They won't believe you.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 486

Re: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?

Inedible wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:12 am The book I suggested talked about all of that. It is the most complete single source I have ever read on the impact of breathing.

But I have a much better book than yours. Mine is true!
:smile:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self protection / killing insects
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Self protection / killing insects

justindesilva wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:23 am
Not killing or harming is a basic discipline in Buddhism.
Very true, and it's a wonderful ideal.
Unachievable, however, unless we choose to kill ourselves - which is also considered a grievous fault in the dhamma.

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Self protection / killing insects
Replies: 13
Views: 205

Re: Self protection / killing insects

Killing Insects https://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19806 :anjali: :goodpost: Yes, this is a question which comes up repeatedly. For the very good reason that there is no simple answer. Responding to an attacker (whether it's a mosquito or a person) is almost always a matter of mixed k...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 486

Re: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?

absolute rubbish. Have you already read the book? No. I don't need to after what you said. Did you disagree with something in it? I probably disagree with almost everything in it if your intro to sums it up accurately. Of course, if you got it wrong, Nestor may (just possibly) have got a few things...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 486

Re: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?

The book Breath by James Nestor said that for every ten pounds of fat one loses over eight of them leave the body by way of the breath. When oxygen is taken in and used, it leaves with a carbon atom. This adds up to a significant amount. You can do more for your metabolism and weight by learning ne...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 486

Re: I cant lose weight. How can I lose weight?

How much exercise are you getting? I do some walking. But I want to focus on diet as I see result with it. Keeping a health weight relies partly on input (diet) and partly on output (calories burned with exercise). Just saying. Spiny is right but it's easier to lose weight by restricting food than ...