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by Kim OHara
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Marks of existence sutta

Simple: SN 22.59 is explicitly "The Characteristic of Not-Self ", the " Anatta lakkhaṇa Sutta" and is all about anatta. Read it: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.059.than.html . If you want to find the other two marks there, you probably can - but only as pointers to anatta. I ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Marks of existence sutta

One of the three does not equal the group. Can you provide a better reference? I am struggling to follow what you are writing. Are you are newbie to Buddhism or are you a Noble One asking us lowly students a very deep question? Is possibly Wikipedia a trusted media to find the answer to this questi...
by Kim OHara
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Marks of existence sutta

There was a thread here, on this topic, eons ago, and the conclusion I remember from it was that the familiar grouping of the Three Marks did not date to the time of the suttas but to the time of the commentaries. We did once have a thread pointing out that the convention of referring to aniccatā ,...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Marks of existence sutta

There was a thread here, on this topic, eons ago, and the conclusion I remember from it was that the familiar grouping of the Three Marks did not date to the time of the suttas but to the time of the commentaries. I'm not saying the three marks were not mentioned or discussed in the suttas, of cour...
by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Marks of existence sutta
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: Marks of existence sutta

There was a thread here, on this topic, eons ago, and the conclusion I remember from it was that the familiar grouping of the Three Marks did not date to the time of the suttas but to the time of the commentaries. I'm not saying the three marks were not mentioned or discussed in the suttas, of cours...
by Kim OHara
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Anger: Ammianus Marcellinus

:rofl:

I hate to say this but I can't help it ... the philosophers of the time must have observed the 'deplorables' of their community.

:embarassed:
Sorry.

:focus:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Atlantis
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Atlantis

Coëmgenu wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:54 pm
This thread is Connections to Other Paths on so many levels.
I think it's a natural Lounge topic but the DWT Lounge has gone the way of Atlantis.
:spy:
There's always DWE. :tongue:

:juggling:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 16079

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

TRobinson465 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:57 am
NarutoForums?
:juggling:

A couple of others are a bit odd, too, but the main thing I was looking for was whether we appear reasonably near the top, and we do.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 16079

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

I also note in Google research I hardly see any Dhamma Wheel link in the first page. I searched for buddhist discussion forum with DuckDuckGo (which doesn't bias the search results according to your previous browsing history) and got: Buddhism Without Boundaries - Buddhist Forum https://buddhismwit...
by Kim OHara
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Giving alms to other traditions
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Giving alms to other traditions

I have read several stories of muslim families in SE Asia giving alms to Buddhist monks. Its considered good neighborly conduct/community participation and I am sure the Buddha would approve of it as an act of generosity, if one feels moved to give, one should do so. For what it's worth, I agree to...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Tao Te Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: New Tao Te Ching

I don't know how many translations I have read over the years :embarassed: but I have settled on the one by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay as my preferred version, partly for the reasons given here https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=30486#p442695 and partly because I like a certain l...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Tao Te Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: New Tao Te Ching

That extract doesn't make me want to rush out and buy the book, but thanks for posting.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 462

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

I agree, Mike, but I also think that asking whether Visuddhimagga is a "reliable" source may be the wrong question.
It is what it is, and I think a better question is whether it's a useful source.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

That study has been all over the media here, too. :thinking: But I do like this quote in the CNN version: However, countered David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, "Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinkin...
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

Recent global study confirms. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/23/health/global-alcohol-study/index.html?no-st=1535109749 And also a casual link to cancer has been confirmed. So don't worry about coconut oil and saturated fat, instead worry about alcohol. That study has been all over the media here,...