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by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 66
Views: 1055

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

I don't know what you all can do about all this, but it starts with a realisation that the US, uniquely, is falling because it has rotted from the inside. :namaste: Kim The US may be specifically troubled by its problems with guns and violence, but saying it has rotten from the inside is incredibly...
by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 66
Views: 1055

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Why not just take the gun out of the kid's hands? Follow this logic until only one entity has the guns: the State. What makes the State more trustworthy than any individual? Nothing. No one in the US is aiming to take all guns away and give them to the State. That ship sailed a long time ago. If th...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1393
Views: 100508

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim ohara, I share your :shock: . ....but even more :shock: is that the oil companies in russian only see the melting of arctic ice as being the opening of a cheaper way to get their oil to china.... :shock: :shock: :shock: . chownah I know. And the US oil companies are seeing it as a chance to dri...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1393
Views: 100508

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides :jawdrop: While the Eastern United States simmers in some of its warmest February weather ever recorded, the Arctic is also stewing in temperatures more than 45 degrees above normal. This latest huge temper...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 58

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome, Upeksha :hello:
It's always good to see another Aussie here. :smile:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 141
Views: 4422

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

More about politics than about global warming per se, and as much about the US as about Australia ... we share a problem. Why can’t Australia break up with coal? From the UK and China to Denmark, Chile and India, an inexorable global rush to move from polluting coal is under way. And it’s not just c...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The Buddha displaying sense of humor
Replies: 20
Views: 175

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: 20
Views: 175

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: 88

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: 409

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: 547

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: 547

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: 409

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: 547

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: 409

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: 66
Views: 1055

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: 27

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: 463

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: 141
Views: 4422

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: 463

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...