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by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Big new Sutra translated
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: Big new Sutra translated

Thanks, Nicholas. Reading the introductory material and taking a very quick look at the translation, it seems to me that the Mahayana/Theravada question could be answered, "It's both!" since the two main sections of the sutra are so different. In fact, I was surprised not to see any suggestion that ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhavacakra
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Bhavacakra

You must be an Aussie. :tongue:

I suspect rabbits don't breed like rabbits in the wilds of the Himalaya.

:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Bhavacakra
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Bhavacakra

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavacakra

...but what BlackMagic is trying to say about it is ... :thinking: ... unorthodox at the very least.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dukkha
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Dukkha

Wondering if Suffering is appropriate word for dukkha and if there is Pali word for consent to compare. Hopefully someone knows a word or two they can bring for comparative purposes. Metta, Paul. :) DooDoot has given us the Pali for "consent" As for English words for "dukkha" ... suffering, dis-eas...
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: 1941

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: 450

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: 19
Views: 1182

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: 1941

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: 1941

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: 1941

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: 1941

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: 1941

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: 1124

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: 2619

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: 494

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