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by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective

Interesting religious and mythological background to the cave itself - For the past two weeks, a global audience has been transfixed by the drama of 12 boys and their coach trapped within Tham Luang Nang Non, a cave deep underneath the mountains that form the Thai-Burmese border. The name of the cav...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Study Group
Topic: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: SN 20.3 Kula Sutta. Families.

Loving kindness seems to commonly be invoked for protection. Here's a sutta about protection from animals: https://suttacentral.net/an4.67 ... I love the footless creatures, the two-footed I love, I love the four-footed, the many-footed I love. ... snakes and scorpions, centipedes, spiders and liza...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 686

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

Most of the arguments centre on the time-lapse between the Buddha's life and the earliest written version of the suttas. Opinions vary, of course, but most scholars acknowledge that the canon as we have it was compiled over a period of several centuries, in a language that wasn't quite the same as ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?
Replies: 41
Views: 686

Re: Arguments against the Pali Canon being authentic?

Most of the arguments centre on the time-lapse between the Buddha's life and the earliest written version of the suttas. Opinions vary, of course, but most scholars acknowledge that the canon as we have it was compiled over a period of several centuries, in a language that wasn't quite the same as t...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theravada Art
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Theravada Art

I just Googled "Theravadan Art" and got several links to different companies. From really expensive statues to duvet covers! I suspect monastery art-works might have been made out of love and devotion by supporters, rather than being bought. Monasteries receive lots of their images as donations - d...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Username Change
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Username Change

egon wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:16 am
Hello again

I used to be ScottPen but I created accounts on DWE and DWM using the name egon... so now I'm the same on all 3.
:thumbsup:
So am I.

:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Losing friendships

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Kim OHara wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:24 pm
B.

We had a very similar thread here a while ago but I can't remember it well enough to find it for Zachary. Does anyone else recall it?

:namaste:
Kim
Here we go:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=31797&p=469786#p469786
That's the one!

:twothumbsup:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Losing friendships
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: Losing friendships

B.

We had a very similar thread here a while ago but I can't remember it well enough to find it for Zachary. Does anyone else recall it?

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 122
Views: 36895

Re: Tantric Theravada?

There are practices which Buddhists in Thailand take part that are distinct from "Theravada" Buddhism. And in my experience most Thais would see them as such. This would include spirit and ancestor worship, as well as Hindu deity worship. There are also aspects of Thai Theravada and what is accepte...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1587

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Fixing the metta description should get us to place 1 but if it doesn't, then we might end up forced to do a negative SEO attack on competitors. For example we can redirect a spammed casino domain to freeshanga.com and hope to get them deindexed by google. We already got one competitor covered sinc...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: can you save a draft
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: can you save a draft

Greetings Kim, Or you could be super-public-spirited and trial it here, where you have lots of users and should find out quickly whether it's working, before imposing dubious software on a poor struggling newbie board with (for a while) a lot less traffic. Or, more specifically, David and the webma...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: can you save a draft
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: can you save a draft

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:30 am
me when i've had my post wiped out i just used the browser back button.
:thumbsup:
That only works when you notice the problem quickly enough, however.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: can you save a draft
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: can you save a draft

Greetings Though I am wondering with the software upgrades we've done if the draft function may actually work now if we enable it. Maybe we can leave it on when DWE goes live. If it works there we could try to bring it back here? Metta, Paul. :) Or you could be super-public-spirited and trial it he...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO
Replies: 61
Views: 1587

Re: Dhammawheel is not growing - because it has zero SEO

Webmaster fixed those. Someone complained that the Theravada description in the header didn't have the proper diacritic, so we put the correct Pali spelling with the diacritic. Problem now is that google does not read that as "Theravada" but rather some other word. We might need to change back that...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest
Replies: 35
Views: 727

Re: Dictionary.com is dumb and dishonest

Greetings Kim, I've just shared that to word-conscious friends and I'm looking forward to some outraged responses. :tongue: I think why this re-definition irks me most, is that the new definition is literally the antonym of itself. So in effect, the word now simultaneously means [A] and NOT [A]. .....