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by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Activism supporting Rohingya
Replies: 62
Views: 816

Re: Activism supporting Rohingya

There are lots of appeals for aid. Here's one from a good international group - help if you can.

https://www.amnesty.org.au/rohingya-myanmar-donate/

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: The case against coffee (important)
Replies: 55
Views: 3397

Re: The case against coffee (important)

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/01/caffeine-may-counter-age-related-inflammation-study-finds.html Caffeine may counter age-related inflammation A chronic inflammatory process that occurs in some, but not all, older people may trigger cardiovascular problems, a new Stanford study shows. ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1020

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

In my experience, when I try to let in the seen be only the seen etc., I end up in a kind of anomic, zoned-out state, like a blissed-out zombie. That can't be right! It isn't right, but it's a fairly common 'wrong turning' for people to take. I'm not sure if I can explain the difference in any unde...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 34
Views: 461

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Please remember that this topic is about "Buddhism and Islam in Asia". I'd be interested in any thoughts about the article that Paul linked to: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=445466#p445176 :heart: Mike :embarassed: Sorry! I like the article you started the thread with, more than the one P...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 34
Views: 461

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Is there any significant difference between this and the various Arabic empires which happened to have Islam as their local religion? Judged on the basis of imperialism , including cultural or religious imperialism, i would say there is no significant difference. What I'm getting at is that all emp...
by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 71
Views: 1846

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 34
Views: 461

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

Would you call the British Empire the "Christian Empire"? If not, why not? Thanks Kim. Probably not because my impression is the British Empire started as a (Protestant) commercial empire, which then occasionally used Christianity to justify its ends. Is there any significant difference between thi...
by Kim OHara
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History
Replies: 34
Views: 461

Re: Buddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated History

DooDoot wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:09 am
... The Islamic Empire ...
Would you call the British Empire the "Christian Empire"?
If not, why not?

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 90
Views: 2667

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Religious Responses to Climate Change - COP23: With Trump absent at UN climate talks, Pope Francis blames 'short-sighted' humans for global warming Pope Francis has denounced "short-sighted human activity" for causing global warming and rising sea levels, and urged world leaders at climate talks in ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 56
Views: 1075

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

Pseudobabble wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:50 am
form wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:47 am

An expert is not an expert. A not expert is an expert. :mrgreen:
That's some Daoism right there folks.
Nope. Pseudo-Zen.

:toilet:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada
Replies: 15
Views: 272

Re: Bodhisattva Path of Theravada

This page presents several versions of the Mahayana Bodhisattva vows - http://www.katinkahesselink.net/tibet/vows.html . Re the OP: the first answers from brady and DNS agree with my understanding, i.e., the bodhisattva path is not totally absent from Theravada but it's way out on the fringe. At the...
by Kim OHara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way
Replies: 56
Views: 1075

Re: Dao De Jing or Tao Te Ching - Book of the way

You could apply the same critique you apply to the no-work hippy-dippy Daoist to the vinaya-observing monastic. Hardly ... alcohol is banned to the monastic, and following the path is hard work! The taoist license to act with "wu wei", to act without "without effort" and "without control", seems a ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths
Replies: 125
Views: 1672

Re: Will certain Buddhists on DW please stop disparaging other faiths

I am troubled by the proliferation of anti-Muslim Topics and posts here. I have to assume the majority of Members also disagree with such posts. We need to take a stand against this, because it damages the perception of Buddhism, especially at a time when Buddhists are persecuting Rohingya Muslims....
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1020

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I said earlier that, "if a course of action in anything to do with mental health offers a reasonable chance that it will be beneficial and a low chance that it will be harmful, that's about the best we can expect," and I think that's a perfectly reasonable position to take. As you say, Binocular, no...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain

Is there even a Sutta reference that Iddhi powers could be used in such a way? Not in the Pali suttas. There is, however, a German translation of a Tibetan gterma called Die Große Rumpelstilzchen Sūtra . It was discovered in the mid-19th century by a pair of Hessian tertöns called the Brothers Grim...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1255
Views: 92828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

After Paris ... Powering Past Coal Alliance: 20 countries sign up to phase out coal power by 2030 Twenty countries including Britain, Canada and New Zealand have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. The Powering Past Coal Alliance was unveiled at the...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1255
Views: 92828

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

After Paris ... Powering Past Coal Alliance: 20 countries sign up to phase out coal power by 2030 Twenty countries including Britain, Canada and New Zealand have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. The Powering Past Coal Alliance was unveiled at the ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Using Iddhi for Personal Gain

Hey everyone, What are the kammic consequences for using supernormal powers for personal/material gain? For example, if someone were to produce gold with mental powers or by some other resolve bring personal wealth? Most, maybe all, Buddhist traditions forbid monks from showing off supernormal powe...
by Kim OHara
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1020

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

It seems like a win-win situation. If you ignore all those who weren't helped by MBSR. That's being unfair, I think. To be fair, we should also ignore all those who weren't helped by Jungian analysis, primal scream therapy, Christian Science, reiki, laying on of hands, etc, etc. Really, if a course...
by Kim OHara
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Replies: 91
Views: 1020

Re: Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

I discovered meditation through MBSR years ago and found Theravada Buddhism from there. At the end of the course, the teacher said "to learn more about where this comes from go to access to insight". For me this was perfect, but I realize there are many variations on MBSR. But I do feel it provides...