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by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

The state of Israel has been a leading example in vaccinating the majority of its population. It offered the country a period of relative calm in terms of the number of COVID deaths and hospitalizations. Recently, cases are on the rise again. From what i am reading, the long term efficacy of vaccin...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 132
Views: 6959

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

... I don't know why they didn't get Theravadins bhikkhus. That would have put at least a veneer of due process behind the matter. Perhaps the Theravadins thought it beyond the pale to assist a non-Theravadin sect, but I have a sinking feeling that the Ritsu Venerable in question didn't consider it...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Not every doctor takes the vaccine. One has to ask why is this? Visit a plumber, you will find his taps leak. One has to ask why is this? Visit an electrician, you will find broken power points in his home. One has to ask why is this? Talk to a policeman - off duty - and he will admit to driving af...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

I've just had my first, too - yesterday, in fact. A-Z, because that's what was on offer and the extra risk (compared to Pfizer) is really very low. The nurse who did it reckoned that most people got some nausea-lethargy-headaches in the first day or two but that younger people (in their 30s and 40s)...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4768

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

:thanks:
I've learned something new.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4768

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

Christians accept the afterlife hence right view And the Christian afterlife is eternalism, which is explicitly wrong view. more right than atheism which is often the only issue But atheism is annihilationism, which is also explicitly wrong view. Just as wrong as eternalism, in fact. 2 + 2 = 3 is w...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 29, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Vatican urges Buddhists, Christians to a culture of care and solidarity
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Vatican urges Buddhists, Christians to a culture of care and solidarity

The Vatican? :thinking: Yes, the Vatican that is heading an organization where child molestation has tradition is the authority to urge others to a culture of care and solidarity ... or so the OP thinks or the OP thinks what this Vatican says if worthy to be posted ... :lol: Sadly, sexual abuse app...
by Kim OHara
Sat May 29, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jesus is the Only Way?
Replies: 99
Views: 4768

Re: Jesus is the Only Way?

“There have been two great narcotics in European civilisation: Christianity and alcohol.” - Nietzsche Christians accept the afterlife hence right view There's a very big gap between the two halves of your post, cappuccino. And the Christian afterlife is eternalism, which is explicitly wrong view. T...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 25, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Vesak
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Vesak

I'm going to the city communal Vesak, all the temples are coming together to have a big one, the Tibetans, Sri Lankans, Thai, Vietnamese, and some Cambodians, all in one big celebration. And the venue is in a Christian church hall! :group: I like it! We sometimes use Christian meeting rooms here bu...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 20, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Letting the breath breathe itself
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Letting the breath breathe itself

Generally speaking, I tend to be someone who tries to keep things under control, mainly due to fear. Today I had an experience in the practice in which I realized that I also tend to control the breath. ... This sort of thing is quite common, I think. We are told to "observe the breath", not to con...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Religious/Philosophy Education
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Religious/Philosophy Education

Hi, Is Religion/ Philosophy taught in public schools in your country? If so, what is covered and how is it tested in standardised tests? I know schools in the UK study the Good News Bible. I'll be especially interested if you are from a Buddhist country. I come from a Muslim-majority country. Musli...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 13, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

Hi, asahi,
If I posted the stories of all the millions of people who have been vaccinated and had no adverse reactions it would be very boring and fill at least 5000 pages of this topic.

Imagine it done.
:thinking:
Now see how little your videos mean.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue May 11, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

asahi wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:37 am The FDA Director Stephen Hahn said FDA didnt approve of the use of covid19 vaccine .
Till date still not approved .


...
Check the date of the video - Sep 24, 2020.
Nearly eight months ago.
It makes a difference!

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun May 09, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Risk of taking vaccine jab
Replies: 148
Views: 4379

Re: Risk of taking vaccine jab

The risk of the jab is so much smaller than the risk of the illness that you should have the vaccination, if possible, whether you are a Buddhist or not.
How much smaller? Perhaps a thousand times smaller.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat May 08, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha quotes site
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: Buddha quotes site

Truth is where you find it. If this site gives good paraphrases of Buddha's ideas or language, that is good. Any teaching that is or points toward the Dharma is meritorious and not a time waster; especially for those who know zero about the Dharma. It might in some ways be useful, in that living yo...