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by Kim OHara
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

robertk wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
it would be interesting to.hear more about U.G....
One click away, as so much is now: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._G._Krishnamurti
Interesting guy.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Different editions of the Pali Canon?

The short answer is easy: the differences are only 'significant' to scholars and you can trust PTS, ATI and Sutta Central https://suttacentral.net . The longer answer gets complicated fairly quickly: the Buddha's teachings spread north where they were preserved in Sanskrit, and South to Sri Lanka wh...
by Kim OHara
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 2254

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

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by Kim OHara
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 82
Views: 2254

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

:rolleye:
Robert, I really really hope that all that text was quoted from the Daily Telegraph but I can't check because it's paywalled.
Hint: the "quote" tags are fourth from the left in the toolbar and look like 66 in a box. :tongue:

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1197
Views: 90583

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

California wildfires ... “Those northerly winds were fairly well forecasted,” Abatzoglou said. “We did see this coming, though people did not probably expect the breadth of fire activity.” Though the winds are seasonal events and it’s difficult to attribute any individual spike to climate change, hu...
by Kim OHara
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Uncovered Misery
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Uncovered Misery

Yes, this can be challenging. The best advice I ever had was to alternate between calming meditation and insight meditation. Use calming meditation - usually meditation on the breath - to establish a space from which you can gently explore the negative emotions, and return to the breath whenever the...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Psychology (as a profession, which is where this thread started) is all about one person helping another to "adjust" to society and be happy in it But isn't it downright bizarre how psychologists don't actually help people to do that? Well, that is, they can help people who already implicitly see f...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Greetings Kim, I have admitted (agreed to) that, and then said that it's not enough. In what sense is it not enough though? Do you mean this in the Buddhist sense, on the grounds that psychology does not lead to liberation? Or do you mean this in a progressive-leftist sense, where there's a tendenc...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Greetings Kim, You speak of externalities, but I would have thought that being able to cope and function to at least a certain minimum level would be better both for the individual and for society. Contrast this with someone who should see a psychologist, but doesn't, and as a result cannot functio...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Greetings Kim, I think you're looking at what psychology, as a profession, says it is and does, not at what it actually is and does. Are you suggesting that psychologists are undercover operatives for a secret right-wing capitalist conspiracy? :spy: Metta, Paul. :) Nope - attractive though the theo...
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Big call there. Sounds like you are referring to Freud's nephew Edward Bernays & the 2nd wave Feminism of Betty Friedan. Say more! Thanks Big call indeed. I'd have thought the goal of psychology was to enable self-actualization , rather than consumer conformity. Sounds like a conspiracy theory to m...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Okay ... in response to both There are a lot of people wrong on the internet, and people who believe there is such a thing as Buddhist psychology are the least of our worries. It's not just the internets. Search Amazon for "Buddhist psychology", I'll quickly copy-paste some titles: The Roots of Budd...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

There is no such thing as "Buddhist psychology" 352.000 google hits say otherwise. There are a lot of people wrong on the internet, and people who believe there is such a thing as Buddhist psychology are the least of our worries. - the term mashes together two systems designed for different purpose...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 226
Views: 21696

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Historian? Nobel nominee? 85 years old? Doesn't matter - still being charged for casting doubt on the historical accuracy of a favourite Thai myth: The story of a former Thai king slaying a Burmese prince in a duel while riding elephants is at the centre of a police investigation against an elderly ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

I just answered the question in the same form that the question was posed. The OP's question is whether there is any canonical support for the view quoted in the OP. Since this is a Theravada Buddhist forum, I take it for granted that when a question is asked, the answer is supposed to be supported...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Saengnapha wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:34 am
Kim, it can only exist in a relative way which is not the same thing as 'real'.
"Real" is an extremely problematic word. So is "exist".
If you can explain to me what you mean by each of them, we might have the basis for a discussion.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Q: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction? A: No. The self is an evolutionary advantage which allows humans to enter into an almost endless variety of social structures which gives them a huge advantage in propogating t...
by Kim OHara
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction?
Replies: 46
Views: 450

Re: Is the self a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of afflicti

Greetings. A Buddhist psychologist says: Buddhist psychology offers an analysis of the self as a defensive, illusory structure, constructed in response to an awareness of the omnipresence of affliction. By creating the delusion of a permanent self, humans isolate themselves from one another, and fr...
by Kim OHara
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: delete the music thread
Replies: 37
Views: 595

Re: delete the music thread

The lounge is for casual conversation. If it troubles you so much, by all means start a poll to see if there's support amongst members for burning down the lounge room. Don't burn it down, put in more facilities - like comfy chairs, draft Guinness and a freezer for the ice-cream. :tongue: And a poo...
by Kim OHara
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Martial Law in Thailand
Replies: 226
Views: 21696

Re: Martial Law in Thailand

Elections postponed again in another backflip - Coup leader and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has "clarified" a joint statement he made with US President Donald Trump that a long-awaited election would be held next year. It won't. ... http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-09/thailand-government...