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by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is the oldest religion in China?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: What is the oldest religion in China?

What is the oldest religion in China? Was it more close to Hinduism or the Abrahamic religion? https://youtu.be/WCG8yrJskRk From the Intro on YouTube: " Can it be that the supreme God of China, who was worshiped by the Chinese people throughout most of their history, is the same Creator God of Juda...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: RIP Eric Ingram (aka Ven Appicchato, Pra Maprow)

:candle:

I valued his contributions here very much.
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Meister Eckhart

:thanks:

...although I'm not sure that your substitution is very convincing in Theravada terms. (It works better in Pure Land, where "other power" is central.)

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Meister Eckhart
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Meister Eckhart

And that is relevant here on DW because ...

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas to you and yours
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Merry Christmas to you and yours

S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn khris̄t̒mās̄

:candle: :candle: :candle:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Theravadan Europe - A comprehensive Resource

There are 2800 results for Europe on Buddhanet's directory - http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/region.php?region_id=5 - but not all Theravada. The search tools should let you home in on them if you're keen.

Good luck!

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?
Replies: 229
Views: 37481

Re: Can a Buddhist drink alcohol in moderation?

Anyone can develop any opinion he wishes, but according to the Buddha in the Mahanama sutta AN 8.25, those who have taken refuge are Buddhists, and those who keep the 5 precepts well are virtuous Buddhists. Almost every Buddhist I know do not keep the precepts to perfection but I would consider the...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

It’s very difficult at times to see the intention of posters because we can’t really put a tone to our words online. That’s why a little of emoji use at times can show your intention when the post may seem harsh otherwise.. :smile: Agreed, but there is also the case where someone might use emojis t...
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: on Sila - where do you practice "right speech" online?

ctcrnitv wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:59 am
Where do you find many opportunities to practice right speech online?
Everywhere - even facebook. :jawdrop:

No exceptions.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey 'resets' with 10 days of silence

Is one allowed to wish that the Tweeter-in-Chief follows his example?

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Nocturnal Meditations
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Nocturnal Meditations

I was introduced to it in the Tibetan tradition, under the name "Sleeping Yoga" (yoga nidra), but I don't know enough about it to guide anyone else. You might have more luck with your enquiry on our sister site DW Mahayana.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Different editions of the Pali Canon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1644

Re: Different editions of the Pali Canon?

he longer answer gets complicated fairly quickly: the Buddha's teachings spread north where they were preserved in Sanskrit, and South to Sri Lanka where they were preserved in Pali. The Sanskrit versions went to China and were translated into Chinese, and the Pali went to Burma, Thailand, etc wher...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Polyamorous relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1841

Re: Polyamorous relationships

The problem appears whin the idea of a woman having multiple partners, then of course she becomes a despicable whore. Not always. Polyandry (/ˈpɒliˌændri, ˌpɒliˈæn-/; from Greek: πολυ- poly-, "many" and ἀνήρ anēr, "man") is a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: perfection vs practicality
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: perfection vs practicality

is the perfection of virtue compatible with the incredible "practical" side of life, i.e. a "got-to-do-it-why-not-i'll probably enjoy it anyway" attitude? That covers things like walking the dog and cooking? a "virtuous enough" attitude seems kind of un-buddhist, or is it buddhist? and then its lik...
by Kim OHara
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?
Replies: 32
Views: 2028

Re: Who is the foremost western budhhist teacher?

Hard to say - partly because I don't care at all about ethnicity (and I don't think any of us should), partly because we don't do league tables or popularity contests here (and I don't think we should), but mostly because "foremost" would be so subjective anyway. If you're looking for guidance, try ...