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by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Advices for investing money.
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Advices for investing money.

In Australia, there are at least two investment funds on the stock market that claim to have ethical investments, namely: 1. List of investments for company #1: https://www.australianethical.com.au/personal/ethical-investing/companies-we-invest-in/ 2. List of investments for company #2: https://mor...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Dear to your Self
Replies: 31
Views: 301

Re: Dear to your Self

So the Buddha is putujana? How does the Buddha understand this “thing” which he holds more dear to this “thing” than any other “thing” within his infinite range of knowledge? The obvious answer is that the Buddha's "we" implicitly includes ordinary people but not himself. That might actually be mad...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Is there some proof that my karma can become better and so i can experience that in this life i living now?

:goodpost:

There are several suttas in which the Buddha contrasts what happens to heedless people with what happens to virtuous people, but you can see it for yourself. It is likely to be slow, however. Don't expect consistent results in days or weeks - think in months and years.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Short-term ordination in Thailand or Sri Lanka
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Short-term ordination in Thailand or Sri Lanka

...I have come across IDOP (at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya); however, from my research online, it doesn't seem to be a serious program (no primary sutta study) and is a bit too commercial. Wat Pah Nanachat, on the other hand, looks like a better match but does not do short term ordinations. ... Hi, Jul...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Drinking 0.5% non alcoholic beer

Maybe depends on your metabolism. For me, even 0.5% beer has an unpleasant effect on me, whereas flamed crepes are fine... :heart: Mike Maybe your climate, too. Here in the dry tropics we have to work hard to stay hydrated and I often drink light beer as a substitute for soft drinks, as a way of av...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: A collection of Early Buddhist material not found in the Pali Nikayas and Chinese Agamas

:offtopic: ...Was reluctant to before because trying to download from academia website with google account, it says it shares all my contacts in the address book with them. ... I also have had concerns about Academia.edu, which is actually a for-profit company monetising research. This article - htt...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2078

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

§ When I first went to stay at Wat Dhammasathit, the B-52's from Utapao Air Force Base could sometimes be heard high overhead in the wee hours of the morning, flying on their bombing missions into Cambodia. Each time I heard them, I began to wonder what business I had meditating when there were so ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2078

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

we are told that enlightenment takes many lifetimes to achieve, so you will never (in this life) do anything to help anyone. Who taught you that? Are you practicing Mahayana? Who taught me what ? This? we are told that enlightenment takes many lifetimes to achieve, or this? you will never (in this ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2078

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

§ When I first went to stay at Wat Dhammasathit, the B-52's from Utapao Air Force Base could sometimes be heard high overhead in the wee hours of the morning, flying on their bombing missions into Cambodia. Each time I heard them, I began to wonder what business I had meditating when there were so ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?
Replies: 96
Views: 2078

Re: Should Buddhist monks involve with the climate change debate?

??? Of course most monks and most laypeople are sidetracked! As long as you are not an arahant you are sidetracked in one or the other form. That's no news. Agree. But if very prominent monks such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Analayo, Ven. Thanissaro, Ajahn Brahma or Bhikkhu Sujato are sidetracked it is ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Off shoots of greed, hatred, delusions
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Off shoots of greed, hatred, delusions

Seeing "sloth" on the list reminded me of the Christians' Seven Deadly Sins, simply because it's such a rare word in our lives today. Here they are: • 1 Lust • 2 Gluttony • 3 Greed • 4 Sloth • 5 Wrath • 6 Envy • 7 Pride :reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins There's obviously quit...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: What to concentrate on between breaths?
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: What to concentrate on between breaths?

Srilankaputra wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:16 pm
In addition to the great replies above,

The breath is not the mindfulness, it is the training device for mindfulness. Recognise what it is so you know what you are training and can use it whenever you wish not just on the breath.
:goodpost:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How is meditation practiced in other Buddhism sects?
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: How is meditation practiced in other Buddhism sects?

The meetings and retreats I've attended (mostly Zen/Chan/Seon, but a couple of Tibetan and Theravada) have, with only a few exceptions, included breath awareness meditation. So either counting breaths, concentrating on the entry ans exit of the breath (under the nose) or the movement of the breath ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Parasocial interactions/relationships and the Dhamma
Replies: 41
Views: 1001

Re: Parasocial interactions/relationships and the Dhamma

Greetings, Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone. :buddha1:...