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by Kim OHara
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)
Replies: 13
Views: 2690

Re: Mantra in Theravada (aside from Buddho)

..Just speculation... but the use of rosaries might have been a remnant of previvious Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions before Theravada became dominant... It might have gone all the way back to pre-Buddhist traditions in India, too. The rosary is an incredibly old and widespread tool. Wikipedia has th...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pest control
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Pest control

It often happens that there is no perfectly good solution to our problems. You only have two choices in dealing with termites - you kill them (or get someone else to kill them for you, which is equally bad kamma), or you let them keep eating your house. Letting them eat your house until it falls dow...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why I can't meditate?
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Why I can't meditate?

I would sit and then I would try to not think anything, then watch the breath in and out, there is no problem with some other thoughts coming and disturbing, but instead I would feel restless, uneasy and feel like waking up and think something. Am I doing something wrong? Notice that it's just as i...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: What's the Benefit of Practicing Karuna?
Replies: 20
Views: 502

Re: What's the Benefit of Practicing Karuna?

Lots of good answers here already so I will just suggest that, of the four Brahmaviharas, karuna is the one which is least able to be practised in solitude. It needs to be expressed in action, far more than the other three.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

DooDoot wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:10 am
santa100 wrote:hence even more patients will flood the hospitals, and the miserable viscious cycle repeats all over again.
Unproven. Non-lockdown countries have not experienced the above.
Italy and Spain experienced it in the early days of the pandemic. England followed.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 183
Views: 30784

Re: Theosophy

Symbolism of ancient Egyptian rite reveals karma underpinning this after death rite: https://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/forum/f21n11p481_the-weighing-of-the-heart.htm It's probably more accurate to say that both the notion of kamma and the weighing of the heart are instances of a universal religi...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

... But according to the original science, the constant face touching, improper wearing, loose fitting, added safety confidence from wearer, masks are more likely to increase the spread. Science works by a process of constant improvement, keeping what proves to be correct, improving what turns out ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SDC stepping down as a moderator
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: SDC stepping down as a moderator

:thanks:
Thanks for your work here, SDC, and all the best for whatever comes next.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

... Masks are ineffective at stopping the spread. ... Believe what you like, thepea, but I think it's sensible to believe the best recent science. (And I do stress recent . The pandemic is only a few months old and we've been learning fast, so anything more than a few weeks old may have been supers...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

Its just another corona-virus the world must learn to live with. No it isn't. It's a particular coronavirus and in many ways quite a weird one. Obvious comparisons are with SARS and MERS, and this is what they look like: How deadly is it? The number of fatalities from the new coronavirus has overwh...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

Here's a good news round-up from around the world - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-14/coronavirus-update-covid19-who-warning-tedros-us-vaccine-testing/12451120 One section says - WHO warns crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse' The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the C...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

Could you give the link please? I already posted the video. Nobel prize winning scientist Prof Michael Levitt: lockdown is a “huge mistake” https://youtu.be/bl-sZdfLcEk A link is here: Nobel prize-winning scientist says Australia 'panicked' when it went into lockdown and made a 'huge mistake' - as ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

Most of us are trying to avoid that sort of thing here. What's this thread about? Nobel Prize recipient has said Australia is in a very bad position due to developing no herd immunity; yet created massive economic & social costs; as well of medical cost of people unable to receive medical treatment...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Coronavirus (Wellness, Diet & Fitness)
Replies: 413
Views: 25399

Re: Coronavirus

I see it happening here in regional Australia - not all people or all the time but most people most of the time. This is a community with no active cases (as far as we know) but bombarded with media from the big cities where there still are active cases and (currently) an outbreak in Melbourne leadi...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Mind & body
Replies: 19
Views: 497

Re: Mind & body

Greetings simsapa, The teaching on the 5 aggregates separates form (rūpa) & consciousness (viññāṇa). So what is the Buddhist view of the relationship between mind & body? What is the difference between viññāṇa and mind? How should we regard the evidence that there is a strong connection between wha...