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by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 20
Views: 147

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Greetings, I selected lying, because Dhamma is the truth, and lying and falsehood is the polar opposite of the truth. Yes, all the others are bad, and are manifestations of ignorance, greed, and aversion... but since lying takes you in the polar opposite direction to the Dhamma, lying and a lack of...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1345
Views: 96973

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

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by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 67
Views: 1014

Re: Diversity among mods

:thanks:
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 67
Views: 1014

Re: Diversity among mods

The more honest and open we can be about ourselves, the more DW will feel - and act - like a real community, and I think that's good. Real names can be problematic for some of us, though, perhaps for work-related reasons. What I would encourage is for everyone show their location - at least to state...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 324
Views: 33622

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Thanks, Leeuwenhoek2 - an impressive array of research! If we can look out for :strawman: we can learn quite a bit from it. :strawman: 1: That I, or someone else here, or some reputable people in the real world of energy policy want to shut down all nuclear power generation right now. I'm not sure i...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

Then there's the perspective that the Precept is just a training rule and not a law, and for laypeople at least, one designed to help us remain compassionate and respectful of all living creatures, and to detach from the anger, carelessness and lack of compassion that motivate harm against living c...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

DNS wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:34 am
Perhaps not considered an invasive species, ...
Absolutely an invasive species!
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... ry/5802204
http://www.australianwildlife.org/field ... earch.aspx

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 324
Views: 33622

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Problem: Refugee camp. Lots of people, all arrived recently and most arrived destitute, no infrastructure. What to do for electricity? Solution: cheap, quick, and can largely be build by unskilled labour. https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil/videos/10157283632713438/ :twothumbsup: Kim Is there a...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

The smaller and more numerous the target species, the less cost-effective the technique becomes. :namaste: Kim A while ago, I read something about using a synthesised sex hormone to disrupt the breeding cycle of an insect pest. No need to chase and vasectomise every critter if we can get them to hu...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1345
Views: 96973

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic. ... Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad understood that climate change and water mismana...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 185

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

I would encourage the government to look into finding ways of sterilizing the invasive species. https://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/10/single-injection-could-sterilize-large-invasive-species-populations :anjali: Interesting technique but not intended primarily for pest species - If this ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: why is authenticity under-valued
Replies: 31
Views: 327

Re: why is authenticity under-valued

Greetings Mike, Well said. It would seem somewhat ironic to over-emphasise a scientific/materialistic approach to verifying the authenticity of a religious path whose texts reject that approach I guess the Mahayanists whose sutras were found underneath a rock by a naga would likely agree with you. ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 324
Views: 33622

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Problem: Refugee camp. Lots of people, all arrived recently and most arrived destitute, no infrastructure. What to do for electricity?
Solution: cheap, quick, and can largely be build by unskilled labour.

https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil ... 632713438/

:twothumbsup:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 324
Views: 33622

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Looking ahead ... The central fact that will drive the energy industry worldwide in 2018, profoundly affecting businesses, consumers and policymakers, is that “clean energy” is now “cheap energy.” Fossil fuel extraction is expensive. It is giving way to cheaper, more flexible technologies, primarily...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 20
Views: 240

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

I don't think this is unusual. I quite agree. We are in a society we do not give a hoot about their father and mother, brother and sister let alone their ancestry. They use all those tools only to strengthen their own self-view. That may be true but it wasn't the point of my statement, Sarath. What...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 324
Views: 33622

Re: Corrections to recent posts

Yes, I agree with your updated version. Chownah, you show once again that virtually everyone's writing can be improved by a critical reader/reviewer. You correctly identified my mistake. I've made the change in the original post. :clap: :thanks: My critique of Kim Ohara's recent post was overbroad....
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 20
Views: 240

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

I don't disagree with any of the posts so far but will just point out that there's one way in which knowing one's ancestry may be beneficial, i.e. when it shows people who believe themselves to be 100% Caucasian that their ancestry is actually mixed. If they find, e.g., a large Asian or African comp...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: why is authenticity under-valued
Replies: 31
Views: 327

Re: why is authenticity under-valued

I like the EBTs too and naturally inclined toward further study of EBTs even before I met a great monk/kalyana-mitta who also focused on the EBTs. However, the Suttas still need to be interpreted as not all are meant to be understood as 'fully drawn out' and some teachings are 'inferred' as noted i...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 39
Views: 476

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

Greetings, So you're trying to use Klein's theory to explain people to themselves because they wouldn't accept a dhammic explanation? Or to understand how they might frame their understanding of the self? Just the latter... I'm not interested in explaining it to them (for I'm sure it would be as in...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Paranoid-schizoid position
Replies: 39
Views: 476

Re: Paranoid-schizoid position

Greetings Kim, Why not trust the dhamma for insight into the human condition? I do, and it's evident that people suffer due to avijja, tanha and such... but within that there's a massive breadth of personalities that fall within those domains of dukkha.... including some with a little dust over the...