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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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 50
Views: 2974

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: 859

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: 134
Views: 7133

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: 714

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...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Resetting sleep schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 714

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...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 134
Views: 7133

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

Hi, Aloka, I used "argue" in the sense of propose or put forward the proposition, not dispute or debate, so I think we can agree not to "argue" in the other aggravating sense. :smile: As for the rest, I agree completely - especially since none of the popular labels fit me at all well. The Pali Canon...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 134
Views: 7133

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

I'm wondering if "Secular" Buddhism is an appropriate description. Maybe it should be refered to as "contemporary" Buddhism. :shrug: . Coëmgenu's reply is a good one and so is Cappucino's but I would like to take a step back and argue that this whole labelling game is problematic, and from two sepa...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Are the Mahāyāna "sutras" such as Shurangama Sutra real Buddha's teaching?
Replies: 46
Views: 2506

Re: Are the Mahāyāna "sutras" such as Shurangama Sutra real Buddha's teaching?

Greetings, They are indeed, according to tens of millions of Buddhists. What gies you any right to deny it? It is a respectful position. It’s actually disrespectful to say the contrary, since that silences Theravada. Indeed. And Wrong Speech too, because The Buddha did not compose any of the apocry...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: hardback pocket dhammapada
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: hardback pocket dhammapada

i'd like to buy it again Hardcover from $768.57 1 Used from $884.44 1 New from $768.57 https://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Buddhas-Acharya-Buddharakkhita-1998-06-08/dp/B01K92GBUG ... :lol: Someone's spoofing someone with that Amzon link but I'm not sure who. Look at the publication date as well as th...
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?
Replies: 134
Views: 7133

Re: Can we accept secular Buddhism as Buddhism?

The two people above me are playing identity politics. That doesn't seem very dhammic to me.

:coffee:
Kim