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by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness can make you selfish
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Mindfulness can make you selfish

In western nations, independence or individualism has more to do with central governments taking over some of the responsibilities that used to belong to other institutions such as families, churches, neighbors and friends. In my experience, this has been the other way around. As community structur...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Mindfulness can make you selfish
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Mindfulness can make you selfish

”Mindfulness can make you selfish," says Michael Poulin, PhD, an associate professor of psychology in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and the paper’s lead author. "It's a qualified fact, but it's also accurate. "Mindfulness increased prosocial actions for people who tend to view themselves as m...
by Kim OHara
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 190
Views: 82802

Re: Theosophy

Nicholas Weeks wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:41 pm
The Three Truths

There are three truths which are absolute, and which cannot be lost, but yet remain silent for lack of speech.

1. The soul of man is immortal...
That's eternalism.
3. Each man is his own absolute lawgiver...
That's anarchism.

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 104
Views: 2879

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

I think that part of our problem here is that Buddhism crosses boundaries which we take for granted in the West, i.e., it overlaps not only religion but also science (psychology in particular, but also cosmology) and philosophy (how we know, and the limits of what we can know); medicine too, if we ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Greetings Kim, Do you believe in Right View arising in an instant? If so, why?? (Not inferring anything of the Abhidhammic variety through the use of the word "moment", but...) There is a moment when someone is a puthujjana, and then there is a moment when they are no longer a puthujjana and they a...
by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Greetings Kim, Your own view only makes any sense at all if you're looking at Right View in a strangely Christian fashion, i.e. that Right View descends upon the seeker like the Holy Ghost and elevates him (or her) to a New Level in an instant. Is that what you believe? If so, why?? What is this fa...
by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Hi, everyone, I need to explain that I began this post a couple of hours ago but was interrupted. By the time I returned to finish it, a few minutes ago, several of you had commented on what retro posted. I'm posting my own reply now without having read all of the new posts. With that caveat in mind...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Greetings, In fact, I'm going to suggest that every single Buddhist in the last two thousand years has had an incorrect view of the Dhamma. So no arya in the past two millennia according to Kim O'Hara. I didn't say that and I wouldn't say that. Once again Retro News misreports Kim O'Hara. Buddhism'...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Greetings, Without reading it all in detail, I did have the thought that it is a pity that there is not a chapter on "The conceit of the EBT approach". Is it actually "conceit" to have the intention to follow the actual Buddha's actual teachings? 🤔 Of course not. It is clearly not easy to determine...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

In fact, I'm going to suggest that every single Buddhist in the last two thousand years has had an incorrect view of the Dhamma. I suggest the dhamma is still perfect hence the tragedy is missing out :goodpost: That, really, was one of the points I was trying to make: that none of us has a full and...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’
Replies: 49
Views: 1674

Re: "Secular Buddhists" answer to ven. Anālayo's ‘Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions’

Bhikkhu Analayo’s allegations against Stephen do not necessarily mean Bhikkhu Analayo understands the suttas. This comedy between Dhamma Lite Stephen Batchelor vs The EBT Eternalists has been going on for years. Both sides could be incorrect in their ideas of the Dhamma. Indeed. It is also possible...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: if the age of the earth and other planets is less than 10,000 years old would is be compatible with buddhism?

It is crazy to truly believe the world is that young. Yes. If it were, though, it wouldn't be a problem for Buddhism. It would be a problem for the kind of Buddhism which says, "Everything in the sutras is literally true," because that sets up an unwinnable clash with science. That attitude is not ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 104
Views: 2879

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

I'm also in the camp that says Buddhism is a religion. Some popular definitions: Scholars have failed to agree on a definition of religion. There are however two general definition systems: the sociological/functional and the phenomenological/philosophical.[4][5][6][7][8] Emile Durkheim defined rel...
by Kim OHara
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Resetting sleep schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Resetting sleep schedule

What really helped me in that is 5-HTP, 5-Hydroxytryptophan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-Hydroxytryptophan A harmless supplement. 100 mg before sleep. (do not take it if you are taking antidepressants, especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)) You can try also melatonin, a small dosage of...