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by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

The bodhi tree doesn't get a mention As far as I know, Bodhi tree does not attract birds and bees etc as it does not have flowers. That is the reason Bodhi tree is an ideal place for sitting as you do not have to worry about bird droppings. We're a long way OT here but ... Figs are weird. They do h...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I think that butterfly is a special species for Queensland I think is called a Ulysses butterfly. I planted a special tree to attract these butterflies but they never visit my place. So I am trying my luck with the Buddha's own Bodhi Tree. :| You're both quite right - It's a Ulysses and it's a loca...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

Kim OHara wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 pm
... yes of course I have belonged to other Buddhist boards, and I am still active on all three Wheels ...
fyi ...
I am no longer a member of e-Sangha. :tongue:
I am no longer a mod on DWM.
I am still a mod and admin on DWE.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Theravada for Beginner
Replies: 32
Views: 446

Re: Theravada for Beginner

For getting started with Sutta's, many recommend Bhikkhu Bodhi's Anthology called In The Buddha's Words . He has fairly long introductions to the chapters which are helpful. (There is a beginner resource thread at the top of the beginner forum section.) :goodpost: You will probably find that modern...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I think Budo summarized the feelings of many already, so no need to add to that as to why anyone would be interested in joining dhammaboard.co . I believe that everyone in this world would like to be, and deserves to be, treated with dignity and respect. This includes not being condescended to with...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: PM about dhammaboard.co
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: PM about dhammaboard.co

I didn't get a PM (and I think that using one board's PM system to recruit for another is a bit dubious) but I found it immediately with a search and had a look. I can't see that it offers anything very new except (for better or for worse) different admins. In general I think that splitting the pote...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

Did I say, "totally untrustworthy" ?
I think I did.

:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

What is the oldest religion in China? Was it more close to Hinduism or the Abrahamic religion? https://youtu.be/WCG8yrJskRk From the Intro on YouTube: " Can it be that the supreme God of China, who was worshiped by the Chinese people throughout most of their history, is the same Creator God of Juda...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

:candle:

I valued his contributions here very much.
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: Meister Eckhart

:thanks:

...although I'm not sure that your substitution is very convincing in Theravada terms. (It works better in Pure Land, where "other power" is central.)

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 491

Re: Meister Eckhart

And that is relevant here on DW because ...

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas to you and yours
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Merry Christmas to you and yours

S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource

There are 2800 results for Europe on Buddhanet's directory - http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/region.php?region_id=5 - but not all Theravada. The search tools should let you home in on them if you're keen.

Good luck!

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 229
Views: 34596

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Anyone can develop any opinion he wishes, but according to the Buddha in the Mahanama sutta AN 8.25, those who have taken refuge are Buddhists, and those who keep the 5 precepts well are virtuous Buddhists. Almost every Buddhist I know do not keep the precepts to perfection but I would consider the...
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: 311

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...