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by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha displaying sense of humor
Replies: 17
Views: 103

Re: The Buddha displaying sense of humor

I've seen all sorts of quotes people claim to be humorous & every time I see nothing funny about it whatsoever. I think people might want there to be humor on the Buddha's part a little too strongly... I've seen all sorts of sitcoms people claim to be humorous & every time time I see nothing funny ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha displaying sense of humor
Replies: 17
Views: 103

Re: The Buddha displaying sense of humor

:goodpost: The Buddha certainly used all sorts of humour (well, all 'clean' sorts :tongue: ) in his teaching but, like Perkele, I can't remember specific instances except that there are several in his debates with Brahmins. Searching https://www.accesstoinsight.org/search_results.html for 'humor' fo...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: how well do you know buddhism quiz
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: how well do you know buddhism quiz

When one compare one thing to another, what happens with both of them then? Maybe a question they should have asked themselves before making another pointless test ... :) It's not pointless. It's clickbait - selling eyeballs to advertisers, harvesting email addresses for direct online marketing and...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Social Media

dylanj wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 am
i run this:

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadhamma/

i think it's good
:thumbsup:
Certainly a good thing to do.
FB is only as bad, or in this case as good, as what is shared on it.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 400 Noble Truths
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: 400 Noble Truths

I would have said, rather, that the Four Truths have more and deeper meanings than Buddha had time to teach, and that they are relevant or helpful on the Path but they are all consistent with the 4NT and can all be extrapolated from them (with enough thought, naturally). :namaste: Kim So among some...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 400 Noble Truths
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: 400 Noble Truths

i do not understand on account of what is any of it in it self or when taken as a whole constitute a Noble Truth? (Also for Will) The most common and widely known formulation of the Buddha's teaching is that which the Buddha himself announced in the First Sermon at Benares, the formula of the Four ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Social Media

This is not just about social media but also about Dhamma Wheel :thinking: Argue with strangers online? A philosophy professor offers some tips for arguing well ... Dr Stokes said that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter reward speedy communication, but being quick with a comeback is...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: 400 Noble Truths
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: 400 Noble Truths

Not sure which sutra Master Hua is quoting or just paraphrasing... At that time Manjushri Bodhisattva asked, “Is all the Dharma which the Buddha hasn’t spoken yet included within the Four Holy Truths? If it is included within the Four Holy Truths then the Buddha has already spoken it. If it is not ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Social Media

This is not just about social media but also about Dhamma Wheel :thinking: Argue with strangers online? A philosophy professor offers some tips for arguing well ... Dr Stokes said that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter reward speedy communication, but being quick with a comeback is...
by Kim OHara
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 41
Views: 772

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

In case this hasn't come your way ... Walk Out of School to Demand Safer Gun Laws On March 14, 2018, a Wednesday, there will be a national school walkout for gun reform. It is being led by Women’s March Youth Empower, an initiative by the folks who organized the Women’s March. The call is for studen...
by Kim OHara
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why many people use Apple computers for video presentations?
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Why many people use Apple computers for video presentations?

Apple makes very good machines - not quite as good as they say they are, of course, but very good.
Their laptops have always been fast and light, and I guess they still are, so they are good for mobile presentations.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 457

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

automatic denial of disagreeable metaphysical aspects of the canon is the kind of view clinging rejected by the buddha regards :goodpost: :anjali: But there is nothing "metaphysical" about 2500-year-old geography. It is as irrelevant to the dhamma as the geographical location of the Garden of Eden ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 140
Views: 4380

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

This is more about the media than the data so I'm posting it here rather than the other thread although some of the data is worth a look ... 2017-disasters_map_lrg.jpg Extreme weather events in the United States seemed ever-present in the media during 2017, with historic wildfires, floods, hurricane...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!
Replies: 35
Views: 457

Re: Let's discuss Mount Sineru!

...I don't know if there is any center-of-the-universe, but if there is one it is highly unlikely to be earth or anywhere near earth. Sorry, David, but you are wrong. I am the centre of the universe. :smile: My universe, of course. It's the only one I know, or can possibly know. "All perspectives a...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Social Media
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Social Media

I like it, of course, when people like my photos. Sometimes I'll put up one on my personal page just to check out the results. But, I'm the guy who makes the final decision about what is Art, and what just I have to say. One thousand Wows is not as important to me as the one person who really gets ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?

Thanks for chart. Yes, it's the combination of heat and humidity that gets uncomfortable. Then again, most of us wouldn't like to be outdoors in Canadian winter weather, either. :namaste: Kim We got a nice dry -49c earlier this week in my little town in the arctic. I was just fine. Last time I went...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?

:rofl: Let's not be too silly, folks. Millions of people - billions, in fact - live happy, healthy lives in tropical climates. I'm one of them. :smile: The question was about how westerners (who mostly don't live in a tropical environment) might find it difficult, nothing to do with people's abilit...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15865

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

The best damn government money can buy ... Kimmel writer quotes every GOP lawmaker’s post-Florida ‘thoughts and prayers’ tweet — and how much money they took from the NRA https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/kimmel-writer-quotes-every-gop-lawmakers-post-florida-thoughts-prayers-tweet-much-money-took-nra...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: People with a background in western philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 152

Re: People with a background in western philosophy

You may also want to look into what might be called neo-classicism in philosophy. Check out the book Philosophy as a way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucalt by Pierre Hadot. A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine is a great neo-stoic overview of how to understand and practi...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?
Replies: 21
Views: 313

Re: What is wrong with Thai tropical climat ?

If he is comfortable working outside at 42 C he clearly should audition for Stan Lee's Superhumans or wait maybe that is Doodoot .. Doodoot is that you in the picture? :namaste: Mount Isa is dry country - very low humidity - which helps. And country people have always stretched the truth a bit when...