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by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Chaplaincy at Local Prison
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Chaplaincy at Local Prison

Hi, Buddho, Congratulations on exploring this opportunity for service. It's something I've never done but I just came across this article which you may find interesting or useful - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-14/teaching-nonviolent-communication-to-prisoners/11699436 The programme is secular...
by Kim OHara
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: Alarm Bells Sounded Over Child Abuse at Thailand’s Buddhist Temples

... Also, consider the case in Australia against a former Cardinal. Similar conditions tend to produce similar outcomes. In Australia, male clergy were often in charge of orphanages and schools, and were responsible for a lot of child sexual abuse, as our Royal Commission revealed. This is from the...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Religio-philosophical Halloween fun!
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Religio-philosophical Halloween fun!

:thumbsup: It's good, but I expected something more like this - adhipati.jpg - when I read your thread title. The image was posted to fb by a mutual friend, who said of it - Shmashana Adhipati (Chitipati) "...in the middle of the wind above an ocean of blood is the foundation of a great land of eart...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

BrahmA the creator dev is not the same as Brahma as Brahman, its a common mistake ... Of course, and the reasons for the mistake are very obvious right here: three or more spellings of what is basically the same name, with the added complication of different transliterations from Sanskrit, Pali and...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Body Odor stinks to high heaven
Replies: 24
Views: 888

Re: Body Odor stinks to high heaven

Is the body order is a result of the food we eat? Partly. People who eat (a lot of) garlic smell different from people who don't, and meat-eaters smell different from vegetarians. But we also smell differently according to how clean we are and for lots of other reasons, e.g. illness affects our sme...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

Wheel of Brahma is so called because a vehicle (Dhamma) usually has wheels to take someone from A To B, That wheel sent by Brahma is the dhamma wheel, the 7 relay chariots all have wheels leading to brahma, the 7 relay chariots are the 7 chakras, its very simple. Is there any difference between dha...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

cappuccino wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:51 pm
The wheel of God . . .

poetic
Poetic, yes, but not correct.
It's the highest, most perfect, best, wheel.

I found the earlier discussion - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34753

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Why it is called wheel of Brahma ?

Yes I have read something very similar before, Brahma does not always mean the god, ... We had a similar thread here fairly recently (in the last few months, IIRC). It might have been about the "brahma" in "brahmaviharas" but my memory is vague and I couldn't find it when I looked just now. :coffee...
by Kim OHara
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

chownah wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:48 am
...I'm pretty sure that any action resulting in negative kamma would be disallowed under vinaya rules.
chownah
And you're going to find the appropriate citation for us, of course. :-)

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

I read through your "dozen or more citations" and did not find one that directly mentions giving people things they want is good. I, too, would like to see a canonical reference for the idea that giving people things they want is good. Hi, binocular, A while ago you wrote - Is offering alcohol, dru...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

...The red text shows that the good kammic result is from the characteristics of the giver.....the green text shows that the bad kammic result comes from giving what people want.....I guess....don't know for sure.... chownah Then perhaps you could read the rest of the sutta extracts which I linked ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

I have never seen a sutta reference which supports the idea that from a kammic standpoint that giving people things they want is good. Can anyone provide a link which supports this idea? I haven't got time to look but I would look under the virtues of generosity and compassion. :namaste: Kim Yeah, ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?
Replies: 34
Views: 1088

Re: Is offering alcohol, drugs and smokes etc to a friend or another person, making demerits for your self?

chownah wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:06 am
I have never seen a sutta reference which supports the idea that from a kammic standpoint that giving people things they want is good. Can anyone provide a link which supports this idea?
I haven't got time to look but I would look under the virtues of generosity and compassion.

:namaste:
Kim