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by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: twice-a-night sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: twice-a-night sleep

:thanks: I have heard references to this in the news lately, too. I believe it's perfectly correct so far as it goes, and that our current prescription is far more cultural than natural. Another standard sleep pattern worth remembering is the Spanish and Latin American one, with a good siesta in the...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali

From what I have seen on the internet the fesitval of Dewali is a five day thing and the main day which is the third day of the festival was on oct 19th this year. This means that an air polution measurement could be taken for the festival before oct 19th. I guess the "dewali night" they were talki...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka

According to unverifiable sources, while Atkinson was in Chicago at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, he met one Baba Bharata, a pupil of the late Indian mystic Yogi Ramacharaka (1799 - c.1893). I wonder if Baba Bharata was in any way related to the Swami Brandranath, Hermione's celebrated ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1199
Views: 90817

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Climate change: How do we know?

In case you know someone who's unconvinced by what they've seen so far, here's the latest best introduction to the science: https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/


:reading:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Orthorexia
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Orthorexia

On a related topic ...

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:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Orthorexia
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Orthorexia

:toast: <-- organic beer, of course.

:popcorn: <-- organic popcorn, too.

:thanks:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 400 Noble Truths
Replies: 7
Views: 103

Re: 400 Noble Truths

Thanks, Will.
"Connections to other Paths" is the right place, in terms of DWT, and "presenting basic Buddhist teachings from various angles", as Cleary describes it, is always useful since some words and examples strike us more personally than others.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Delhi's air pollution hazardous on Diwali

Not sure what to say about this so I will let the article speak for itself. Delhi's air pollution hits hazardous levels on night of Diwali Pollution in Delhi soared to hazardous levels on the night of Diwali, hitting 40 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Already one ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka
Replies: 3
Views: 64

About 'Hatha Yoga' by Yogi Ramacharaka

An old edition of this book (it didn't look like the cover image below) came my way recently and I wondered just how old it was and who on earth Yogi Ramacharaka was. The answers were odd enough to share. hatha-yoga-cover.jpeg How Old Is This Book? Hatha yoga : or the yogi philosophy of physical wel...
by Kim OHara
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 54
Views: 1350

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

An atheist was walking through the woods one day in Alaska, admiring all that evolution had created. "What majestic trees! What a powerful river! What beautiful animals!" he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. Turning to look, he saw ...
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: 39
Views: 400

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: 3
Views: 96

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: 2375

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: 2375

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: 1199
Views: 90817

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: 246

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: 545

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: 545

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: 545

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: 545

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...