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by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile: Agreed, but there is also the case where someone might use emojis t...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

ctcrnitv wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:59 am
Where do you find many opportunities to practice right speech online?
Everywhere - even facebook. :jawdrop:

No exceptions.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

Is one allowed to wish that the Tweeter-in-Chief follows his example?

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Nocturnal Meditations
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Nocturnal Meditations

I was introduced to it in the Tibetan tradition, under the name "Sleeping Yoga" (yoga nidra), but I don't know enough about it to guide anyone else. You might have more luck with your enquiry on our sister site DW Mahayana.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: Different editions of the Pali Canon?

he longer answer gets complicated fairly quickly: the Buddha's teachings spread north where they were preserved in Sanskrit, and South to Sri Lanka where they were preserved in Pali. The Sanskrit versions went to China and were translated into Chinese, and the Pali went to Burma, Thailand, etc wher...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 928

Re: Polyamorous relationships

The problem appears whin the idea of a woman having multiple partners, then of course she becomes a despicable whore. Not always. Polyandry (/ˈpɒliˌændri, ˌpɒliˈæn-/; from Greek: πολυ- poly-, "many" and ἀνήρ anēr, "man") is a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: perfection vs practicality
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: perfection vs practicality

is the perfection of virtue compatible with the incredible "practical" side of life, i.e. a "got-to-do-it-why-not-i'll probably enjoy it anyway" attitude? That covers things like walking the dog and cooking? a "virtuous enough" attitude seems kind of un-buddhist, or is it buddhist? and then its lik...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 1333

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

Hard to say - partly because I don't care at all about ethnicity (and I don't think any of us should), partly because we don't do league tables or popularity contests here (and I don't think we should), but mostly because "foremost" would be so subjective anyway. If you're looking for guidance, try ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: N8P - Gradual or not gradual ?

... Going by the strands inside a single cable analogy, it'd only make sense that each strand reinforces one another and the net total strength of the cable does require the strength of all strands combined together. Yes, so long as the analogy holds true. But the other aspect of the cable is that ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Adultery precept: who is man/woman under protection?

Good morning ! I would like to know, what man or woman is considered as under protection ? I have a concrete example , if woman is no more with a father of her child, no no more sleeps in the same bed, if officially separated from him, but still living under the same roof. Is this woman concidered ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Sila samadhi Panna
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Sila samadhi Panna

... Serenity and insight are two separate themes in the NEP, one pertains to tranquility and the other to effort ... Yes, and sila underpins serenity. It's hard to find serenity while you're dealing with the consequences of a poor lifestyle - worrying about your gambling debts, working two jobs to ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism

I'm sorry you feel that way but you are factually incorrect. No, I'm not - but I am fairly sure you did not read my posts carefully enough. I did not deny that these things may have happened. In fact, I think they probably did happen. What I said was that these things are not typical of Hinduism an...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Meditation headband
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Meditation headband

If your teacher (and his/her teacher) didn't need one, you don't.

It might be kinda cool, and and kinda fun for an hour or two, but ... no.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism

It seems that before we assume that the story of Angulimala and the Thuggees were somehow "exaggerations" we should look to the news of today. Human sacrifice is alive (at least the priests performing the deed are) and well today in Hinduism: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39176570 There...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Human Sacrifice in Hinduism

It seems that before we assume that the story of Angulimala and the Thuggees were somehow "exaggerations" we should look to the news of today. Human sacrifice is alive (at least the priests performing the deed are) and well today in Hinduism: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-39176570 There...