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by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Did Adi Shankaracharya defeat Buddhism?
Replies: 42
Views: 419

Re: Did Adi Shankaracharya defeat Buddhism?

Well, something defeated Buddhism in India. If it was merely thousands of monks being slaughtered and monasteries burned by people wishing to extirpate it, then that's regrettable but only of historical interest. If, however, it was defeated by Shankaracharya's logic, then I guess we ought to know ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: What is size limit for attachments?
Replies: 27
Views: 2204

Re: What is size limit for attachments?

Try it in a different browser, perhaps Chrome, if you haven't tried that yet. I only have Safari now, besides Bhikkhu Pesala says in above post, that the limit is still 500KB. I get the same error message in Safari and Firefox, so it's not the browser and not the individual user. :shrug: Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri May 31, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts

I posted the OP on DWM as well as here, and a member there reminded me of a good article about the Gandharan manuscripts and their implications - Mark Allon, not Richard. He's an associate of Richard Salomon, who's at one of the US universities, concentrating on the same field. See also Linda Heuman...
by Kim OHara
Fri May 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts

Terryw wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:52 am
Kim OHara wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:08 pm
The religious affairs unit of our national radio broadcaster aired an interview with Richard Allon
Thanks for the link.

I think this should be Mark Allon.
You're right - sorry for the slip.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri May 31, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Historically, why religions prosper?
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: Historically, why religions prosper?

A religion prospers if the society prospers, so a religion which strengthens its society should be more likely to prosper than one which doesn't. You seem to be ignoring opposing Satanic or Mara forces (aka "social engineering"), such as Left Wing Cultural Marxism that operates in partnership with ...
by Kim OHara
Thu May 30, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Historically, why religions prosper?
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: Historically, why religions prosper?

A religion prospers if the society prospers, so a religion which strengthens its society should be more likely to prosper than one which doesn't.

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed May 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: The New Yorker's cartoons fail to cheer me up
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: The New Yorker's cartoons fail to cheer me up

Perhaps the cartoons were never very funny to anyone aware of "suffering and the causes of suffering". After all, why do we laugh? Often because it's better than crying or getting angry. All those racist and sexist jokes - are they as funny as they used to be? Is Trump still something to laugh about...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Discussion about early Gandharan manuscripts

The religious affairs unit of our national radio broadcaster aired an interview with Richard Allon about the earliest Buddhist manuscripts this evening (our time) and it will be available to listen or download for a while. I found it very interesting. Allon is a researcher based at Sydney University...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: What is considered as entertainment ?
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: What is considered as entertainment ?

"Whereas some brahmans and contemplatives, living off food given in faith, are addicted to watching shows such as these — dancing, singing, instrumental music, plays, ballad recitations, hand-clapping, cymbals and drums, magic lantern scenes, acrobatic and conjuring tricks, elephant fights, horse f...
by Kim OHara
Tue May 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?

Divisive speech and harsh speech. https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/33270/what-additional-ethics-you-find-in-buddhism-which-are-not-found-in-other-religio How about - THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS ...Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. ... Gospel of St....
by Kim OHara
Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3179

Re: Secular Buddhism

DNS I like inclusivity as much as possible, but at some point, a demarcation needs to be placed, in my opinion. Due to Ehipassiko, Kalama Sutta, and others, I believe secular buddhists can still be included in the banner of Buddhism, if they so identify. That of course would depend on the type of s...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 3179

Re: Secular Buddhism

Haven't read it in full, but secular Buddhists (for me) are just those who doubt. Of course, there are many [normal] buddhists who doubt too, but these people say explicitly: "we doubt". 8-) I would say say that it goes a little further than doubt . Secular Buddhists explicitly reject or dismiss so...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jellyfish and Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 460

Re: Jellyfish and Buddha

Srilankaputra wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:31 am
But they are not immortal. They are still subject to injury and accident.

I think they are also subject to constant deterioration.
Yes. :thumbsup:
Here's the science, for anyone interested: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-j ... -immortal/

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 125
Views: 42861

Re: Tantric Theravada?

This video about Sak Yant tattoos seems to belong here - https://youtu.be/qo-Chj0i2pE The history is discussed briefly about 12' - 13'30". There's a short discussion about the video at https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=30870 on DWM, which is where I found it (thanks, Greg). :namaste: Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

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