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by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Tibetan Buddhism has a lot of Shamanism in it. When it combined with Bon, and I'm not sure how to put the dots over the o without a desktop keyboard, I'm not sure which took on more of the other. I'm not sure, either, but (if I remember correctly - it was a long time ago, even for me :smile: ) tant...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Tibetan Buddhism is very colorful.

Indeed. I guess the artistic aspect of Theravāda definitely isn't what attracts people to the vehicle. :lol: Different strokes for different folks, they say. Each school has its own visual style. Some of us like the colour and exoticism of Tibetan Buddhism, some don't. Some of us like the very cool...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Hello all

Welcome :hello: Coming to Buddhism from the secular mindfulness tradition will add (primarily) an ethical dimension to your practice which will, in turn, help to stabilise your mindfulness. The Five Precepts, which are one strand of the Virtue - Wisdom - Insight path, are foundational. Beyond that, ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Should we avoid driving?
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Should we avoid driving?

tom_ wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:56 pm ...The first precept is not 'limit your killing', it's 'do not kill'.
You might like to check that.
:thinking:

Remember, also, that the Precepts are guidelines aka good advice, not commandments.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: More than one being in a single life
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: More than one being in a single life

confusedlayman wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:33 pm
form wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:30 pm I have seen in a sutta that some human are also asura.
maybe by tendency and behavior
I sometimes manifest as a wrathful deity, myself.
Just ask the kids in my classroom.

:tongue:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: What is the magic trick to open your hips?
Replies: 23
Views: 516

Re: What is the magic trick to open your hips?

Coming late to the conversation, with a few general comments - Five months doing yoga and still almost the same. ... Five months isn't very long to change rigidity which has been building up ever since you were about 5 years old. Also, working on just one part of the body will put strains on other p...
by Kim OHara
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Evolution or devolution, or both? (Agganna Sutta)
Replies: 41
Views: 7399

Re: Evolution or devolution, or both? (Agganna Sutta)

From the evolutionary standpoint how could any of this be true? We are primates and sexual differentiation occurred much further back in evolutionary history, before there were even primates let alone humans. (Note: I don't mean this as a rhetorical question. I'm asking how we can or should interpr...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

:jumping:
great idea!

Next time, but somewhere else because now no-one would believe me here.

:thumbsup:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"
Replies: 19
Views: 331

Re: Do insects communicate with humans? I rescued a drowning bee, and it said, "thanks man!"

Communicating gratitude to humans might be a matter of speculation or anthropomorphism, but we are on safer ground when talking about communicated threats. There are beetles where I live which rear up and display their mandibles when disturbed. Today, we saw one (about an inch long!) threatening ou...
by Kim OHara
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Catholic responses to industrialization
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: Catholic responses to industrialization

... OK. For discussion. Also, we must stay within the sphere of Dhamma & religion and try to avoid 'politics'. :smile: :goodpost: My starting point is my belief that, at the level of social ethics , all (successful) religions are based on teachings which can be expressed very simply as "Be nice to ...
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When can say
Replies: 15
Views: 4049

Re: When can say

Ceisiwr wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:58 pm What are your views on the incompatibility of Theravada and Mahayana?
Not answering for Coëmgenu but for myself...

The incompatibility neither exists nor doesn't exist.

:meditate:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 12
Views: 5408

Re: Vitamin D

:lol:

It's a big place, the world.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 12
Views: 5408

Re: Vitamin D

:goodpost: except that you don't seem to allow for different latitudes. Where I live (tropics), most of us wear shorts and a short-sleeved shirt most of the year, and stay out of the sun automatically in the middle of the day, and still get plenty of exposure. Visitors from northern Europe following...
by Kim OHara
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravãda development
Replies: 27
Views: 5092

Re: Theravãda development

We should remember that every single one of these schools can trace its lineage back to the Buddha's direct teaching, and respect them accordingly.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 444
Views: 75567

Re: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)

It's the sixth month of the pandemic and there are members here who believe masks should not be mandated :? :namaste: (very confused namaste) No_Mind In some places there is no need for masks because there is no COVID in the community and the borders of the community are closed. Masks should not be...