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by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Glad to be back at Dhammawheel

:hello:
Welcome back, Cooran.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What everyone participating in forums should understand
Replies: 39
Views: 675

Re: What everyone participating in forums should understand

m0rl0ck wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:31 am
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

~Mark Twain
:thumbsup:
It happens to me every few years :tongue: and yes, it's always cause for some :meditate:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Many thanks indeed, ven. Dhammanando. Also, a special monk called Sivali is worshipped for good luck in some shops in Thailand. Thomas Beloved local monks are revered in many places, and you will find images or statues of them in temples but I don't know that they would be counted as 'gods'. I don'...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

That's great, Kusala! :twothumbsup: Just what I needed!! :thanks: I've been looking for a nice short text to play Logical Fallacies Bingo with, and this is perfect! Could you check it carefully for me against this list https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies and see how many you can find? I ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: Hindu Poet Denounces Fake News!

A Hindu poet penned this raw, powerful, heart wrenching poem... Here is a little background...Hindu villagers were slaughtered en masse by Muslim terrorists and the mainstream media have gone to great lengths to manipulate the facts... [IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/23vlq2p.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i65.t...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Okay ... :focus:

Please add this to your reading list, Kusala. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-06/m ... ys/9230366.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 82
Views: 1431

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

It's amazing what a little research can do... Indeed. Here are the top results from a very simple internet search. Rohingya refugees 'targeted' by military landmines as they fled - ABC News Yusef Nasi is a father of three in his 20s, now blind and missing part of one hand. He is one of scores of Ro...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Never too old
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Never too old

Here's another dancer, younger :tongue: and still working professionally. RICHMOND — “You gotta sliiide into it,” says Carmen de Lavallade, who, at 86, has no trouble showing three young ballerinas how to swish a hip with ease. “Look: It’s a jazz hip. Don’t make a move out of it.” The woman who sedu...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhanet.net - Down or Gone?
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Buddhanet.net - Down or Gone?

ieee23 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:38 am
I can get buddhanet.net from my home computer again.
Me too!

:toast:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Here's a thorough backgrounder from Al Jazeera - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html - and it doesn't look much different from what's in the (responsible!) Western media. :coffee: Kim Al Jazeera? "Al Jazeera has been criticized for being state med...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to become a person with hope/expectation?
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: How to become a person with hope/expectation?

... The only 'belief' you need is to trust in the practices enough to get started on them. Exactly. If you begin by saying, 'this can't possibly work,' it won't work because you won't even try. If you begin by saying, 'I don't think this will work,' you might start but your effort might not be enou...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Kim ohara, Thanks for that link. Only one thing I would like to clear up. The article claims that Suu Kyi is the defacto head of the gov't when in fact the military is the defacto head of the gov't....if what is meant by defacto head means who actually holds the power and who determines the possibi...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Here's a thorough backgrounder from Al Jazeera - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html - and it doesn't look much different from what's in the (responsible!) Western media. :coffee: Kim Kim, please watch this short clip...a perfect example of "subli...
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings, You are what you eat. Similarly, you are what you read - and if you only read hate-filled rubbish ... ... then you'll come out with something which is bordering on a "personal attack" ( ToS2f ) that "attacks or smears members who ascribe to such views, or who are perceived by you (rightl...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Kusala, please read this history to see why and how these children - and their parents, grandparents, and whole community- are indeed victims. Here's a thorough backgrounder from Al Jazeera - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/rohingya-muslims-170831065142812.html - and it doesn't loo...
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to become a person with hope/expectation?
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: How to become a person with hope/expectation?

Hi, binocular, here's a very good presentation of a non-religious path towards hope, expectation and happiness. I nearly posted it in the MBSR thread but I think it's even more appropriate here. How Science Reveals That “Well-Being” Is a Skill /.../ I didn't read or listen to everything at the link...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How to become a person with hope/expectation?
Replies: 32
Views: 508

Re: How to become a person with hope/expectation?

Hi, binocular, here's a very good presentation of a non-religious path towards hope, expectation and happiness. I nearly posted it in the MBSR thread but I think it's even more appropriate here. How Science Reveals That “Well-Being” Is a Skill Outlook is the ability to savor positive experience—from...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 97
Views: 2902

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Back to the main game ... here's a longish piece by Bill McKibben, veteran of the climate wars and always capable of putting the issues in perspective. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bill-mckibben-winning-slowly-is-the-same-as-losing-w512967 Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing His headli...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

An editorial from the Straits Times, Singapore - http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/st-editorial/brokering-peace-in-troubled-zone ... Geopolitics complicates matters. India, an influential neighbour to both Bangladesh and Myanmar, has looked the other way, not wishing to drive Myanmar into China's ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 81
Views: 1419

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Here's a thorough backgrounder from Al Jazeera - http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 42812.html - and it doesn't look much different from what's in the (responsible!) Western media.

:coffee:
Kim