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by Kim OHara
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: What sutta has this quote: "sabbena sabbam sabbattha sabbam kassaci kimhici"?

You should ask ven. Sujato, since the only instance of the phrase on the whole internet :jawdrop: is on his blog - https://sujato.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/vinnaṇa-is-not-nibbana-really-it-just-isn’t/ Do you realise how rare a unique search result is? :woohoo: Actually, it makes me suspect a spelling...
by Kim OHara
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Insight takes time, so Dhamma students are okay as people
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Insight takes time, so Dhamma students are okay as people

dhammapal, Thank you for the posting. My reply may not be orthodox, but your post prompted me to share. Last week I participated in a series of evening discussions and practice. Our theme was developing beneficial states of mind/heart. The first evening we discussed generosity and practiced the nex...
by Kim OHara
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Temple in remote areas needs some suggestions in acquiring electricity
Replies: 49
Views: 775

Re: Temple in remote areas needs some suggestions in acquiring electricity

Hi DNS , They have around 60 monks as I enquire just now . Does the fuel in the long runs cost less ? I don't know, I suppose it would depend on the usage and how much electric power they need. Air conditioning is the biggest pull of electricity usage, so as long as they could tough it out without ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Temple in remote areas needs some suggestions in acquiring electricity
Replies: 49
Views: 775

Re: Temple in remote areas needs some suggestions in acquiring electricity

... The existing solar power system after 10 years usage went conked . I was told this is quite costly ... "Went conked" is not a fault report. :tongue: A solar system is panels + inverter + batteries and I can't think of any failure - short of a big fire - which would destroy all of them. Are the ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Spelling

I'm interested in the recent internet trend of spelling MN 18 and SN 22.59 (for example) as MN18 and SN22.59 (no gap). I think Sutta Central's discussion forum in its earlier form may be responsible for this. With the original software if you wrote the citation without gaps, then a link to the tran...
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Spelling

It alreadie exists, purposely misspell something and you'll see a squiggly line underneath it, for example, where I wrote aleadie here. It might just be this browser (firefox), but I think other browsers might have this function too. misspelled words.png And then you can hover mouse over the misspe...
by Kim OHara
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Spelling
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Spelling

I can't remember it being an available option in the BB software and I'm not an admin these days so I can't check. Non-native speakers of English might appreciate it if it can be implemented but I suspect that some of our younger native speakers would ignore it. I would, too, if it tried to insist o...
by Kim OHara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?
Replies: 62
Views: 1869

Re: If you're delusional, how can you be sure you've chosen the right religion/Buddhist school?

We can't, of course.
All we can do is to make the best choice we can, according to our knowledge at the time.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Theravada for beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Theravada for beginners

I'll start another thread among the mods and admins. I've had mixed feelings over the years about that section. I think many newcomers who post in General Theravada get the same quality of responses, so it is hard to say how necessary it is. And, yes, with the myriad of interpretations out there, i...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Culadasa : An annoucement from Dharma Board

binocular wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:45 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Yes, I've lived among large numbers of devout Catholics. Never noticed it, nor is it any part of doctrine or even popular culture. You might be imagining it.
You might have a blind spot.
Or perhaps Catholics in different communities behave differently.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Hindu elements in Buddhism
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: Hindu elements in Buddhism

they are tagging Buddhism as simple as an offshoot of Hinduism. It seems Hinduism didn't even exist before Buddhism therefore the tags sound strange. "Strange" suggests "unusual" or "unorthodox" but stealing, borrowing or claiming gods, heroes and festivals from other religions is not at all unusua...
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 176
Views: 22015

Re: Theosophy

A quick overview of the Perennial Philosophy for those who don't know it: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Perennial_philosophy According to perennial philosophy each world religion or spiritual tradition, independent of its cultural or historical context, is simply a different interpretation of a sing...
by Kim OHara
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures
Replies: 43
Views: 1531

Re: I don’t understand rejecting life’s pleasures

It's more about not craving and clinging to pleasure; not following a strategy of seeking sense pleasure as a path to true happiness; not seeking sense pleasure as a cure for dis-ease -- realizing that the full eightfold path is the cure. :goodpost: We should also remember that a lot of the stuff a...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Looking for sutta - Unskillful people don't know that they are

This isn't a sutta (it's a couple of thousand years younger) but it is in fact a better answer to your subject line. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not posse...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Are atifical and the syntehetic the same?

This way of approaching knowledge is some thing like we say "Just accept Tipitak" "it is the authority". No. What I said was that we reach the limits of what it is possible for us to learn and then have to stop and say, " As far as I can find out , such-and-such is the truth," or something like tha...