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by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Spelling

I'm interested in the recent internet trend of spelling MN 18 and SN 22.59 (for example) as MN18 and SN22.59 (no gap). I think Sutta Central's discussion forum in its earlier form may be responsible for this. With the original software if you wrote the citation without gaps, then a link to the tran...
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Spelling

It alreadie exists, purposely misspell something and you'll see a squiggly line underneath it, for example, where I wrote aleadie here. It might just be this browser (firefox), but I think other browsers might have this function too. misspelled words.png And then you can hover mouse over the misspe...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Spelling

I can't remember it being an available option in the BB software and I'm not an admin these days so I can't check. Non-native speakers of English might appreciate it if it can be implemented but I suspect that some of our younger native speakers would ignore it. I would, too, if it tried to insist o...
by Kim OHara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 1597

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

We can't, of course.
All we can do is to make the best choice we can, according to our knowledge at the time.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Theravada for beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Theravada for beginners

I'll start another thread among the mods and admins. I've had mixed feelings over the years about that section. I think many newcomers who post in General Theravada get the same quality of responses, so it is hard to say how necessary it is. And, yes, with the myriad of interpretations out there, i...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 32
Views: 1237

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

binocular wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:45 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Yes, I've lived among large numbers of devout Catholics. Never noticed it, nor is it any part of doctrine or even popular culture. You might be imagining it.
You might have a blind spot.
Or perhaps Catholics in different communities behave differently.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

they are tagging Buddhism as simple as an offshoot of Hinduism. It seems Hinduism didn't even exist before Buddhism therefore the tags sound strange. "Strange" suggests "unusual" or "unorthodox" but stealing, borrowing or claiming gods, heroes and festivals from other religions is not at all unusua...
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 21338

Re: Theosophy

A quick overview of the Perennial Philosophy for those who don't know it: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Perennial_philosophy According to perennial philosophy each world religion or spiritual tradition, independent of its cultural or historical context, is simply a different interpretation of a sing...
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

It's more about not craving and clinging to pleasure; not following a strategy of seeking sense pleasure as a path to true happiness; not seeking sense pleasure as a cure for dis-ease -- realizing that the full eightfold path is the cure. :goodpost: We should also remember that a lot of the stuff a...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are

This isn't a sutta (it's a couple of thousand years younger) but it is in fact a better answer to your subject line. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not posse...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?

This way of approaching knowledge is some thing like we say "Just accept Tipitak" "it is the authority". No. What I said was that we reach the limits of what it is possible for us to learn and then have to stop and say, " As far as I can find out , such-and-such is the truth," or something like tha...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?

Well if science tells me that natural sugar and artificial sugar the same, I should question it. I agree with James. I would have given you the same advice, but extended it along these lines: If someone says something you doubt, you can certainly question it, but only so far as you can verify it to...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1473

Re: Why so much hostility towards Baby Boomer Buddhists?

I would add that there might be a cultural bias in the way things are presented on this thread. Westerns represent a minority when it comes to world population. Since I've only ever resided in the US, I'm curious to know if the term "Baby Boomer" is common usage in non-Western countries. I can't sa...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Authenticity of Scriptures?
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Authenticity of Scriptures?

@DootDoot: You write you are versed in Pali. How do you know, after 2500 years that it is the same Pali or whatever the language was, you are reading nowadays? Further you are claiming to be so wise, so you approve the scriptures. So you mastered the Abhidhamma or other difficult scriptures in Pali...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Authenticity of Scriptures?
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Authenticity of Scriptures?

Kurt wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 am
... I wonder, if they ever considered above mentioned topics. Thanks for your advice!
Of course we/they have. Start here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3167

:reading:
Kim