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by Kim OHara
Tue May 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: What additional ethics you find in Buddhism which are not found in other religions?

Divisive speech and harsh speech. https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/questions/33270/what-additional-ethics-you-find-in-buddhism-which-are-not-found-in-other-religio How about - THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS ...Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. ... Gospel of St....
by Kim OHara
Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 4523

Re: Secular Buddhism

DNS I like inclusivity as much as possible, but at some point, a demarcation needs to be placed, in my opinion. Due to Ehipassiko, Kalama Sutta, and others, I believe secular buddhists can still be included in the banner of Buddhism, if they so identify. That of course would depend on the type of s...
by Kim OHara
Sun May 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Secular Buddhism
Replies: 237
Views: 4523

Re: Secular Buddhism

Haven't read it in full, but secular Buddhists (for me) are just those who doubt. Of course, there are many [normal] buddhists who doubt too, but these people say explicitly: "we doubt". 8-) I would say say that it goes a little further than doubt . Secular Buddhists explicitly reject or dismiss so...
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Jellyfish and Buddha
Replies: 23
Views: 603

Re: Jellyfish and Buddha

Srilankaputra wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:31 am
But they are not immortal. They are still subject to injury and accident.

I think they are also subject to constant deterioration.
Yes. :thumbsup:
Here's the science, for anyone interested: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/are-j ... -immortal/

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Tantric Theravada?
Replies: 142
Views: 45235

Re: Tantric Theravada?

This video about Sak Yant tattoos seems to belong here - https://youtu.be/qo-Chj0i2pE The history is discussed briefly about 12' - 13'30". There's a short discussion about the video at https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=30870 on DWM, which is where I found it (thanks, Greg). :namaste: Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: How to start teaching meditation to a 3 year old

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by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Cambodia (Siem Reap) - any good, active monasteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Cambodia (Siem Reap) - any good, active monasteries?

...I’m thinking of Cambodia, Siem Reap, because it is inexpensive, I can live on the outskirts of Siem Reap where it is quiet, have good internet (for work) and be close to a few active monasteries (Wat Bo, Wat Phrom Roy, Wat Dom Nak) ... Cambodia on average will have a low cost of living but Siem ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Symbolism and Blasphemy
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Symbolism and Blasphemy

Nicolas wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Since it looks like a Triratna place, why not use the Triratna logo, or a variation thereof?
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The only Triratna centre I know uses a very impressionistic / scribbly lotus image, so they seem to have plenty of flexibility.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: What is best next to Theravada?
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: What is best next to Theravada?

What is best religion next to Theravada? Why? You mentioned Theravada, so for this one I assume you mean which other tradition/school of Buddhism. Chan Buddhism; similar doctrines, similar practice, focuses on meditation, monasticism. What is best religion next to Buddhism? Why? Jainism (Svetembara...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: All religions are about sufferings
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: All religions are about sufferings

All religions are also about morality - how to live in such a way that the society is safe and supportive for everyone.

It can be argued that religions are pro-survival at the community level, helping the society thrive, and that that is why religions are nearly universal.

:thinking:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Clinical Psychologists
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Clinical Psychologists

My wife is a therapist so I hear a bit about this through osmosis. The closest one I have seen is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy which is based on teachings of the Ajahn Chah tradition, specifically Ajahn Sumedho. John Teasdale is the (I believe Oxford based) psychologist who created it. Studi...
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Sexual Energy
Replies: 19
Views: 739

Re: Sexual Energy

sex is seen as powerful energy This would be a typical Vajrayāna concept from its early spread from the 6th century onwards through Maritime Southeast Asia and later mainly Tibet. Nowadays it is sometimes still practised in various forms of Tantric and Esoteric Buddhism. In Theravada, one can see a...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Delete new topics which are just a video or link, and no comment

In my mod role on DWE I generally PM the poster with a reference to the ToS section which asks people not to post a video or link with context or comment. If they don't or won't comply ... :toilet: Usually, anyway. And if they keep on doing it ... :toilet: Usually, anyway. "Consistency is the ____ o...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: theseus and anatta
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: theseus and anatta

Just to muddy the waters of metaphor even more, here are more "same or different" folk myths ... {In reconstructing a ship] we will get to the point of course where it will almost be "Trigger's broom" and if / when it does, will the Theseus paradox apply (i.e., is it still the same ship)? ["Trigger"...
by Kim OHara
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Generally i like philosophers due to their peculiar personalities more than their philosophies! ... Wittgenstein: His melancholy temperament especially his encounter with Karl Popper Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers is a 2001 book by BBC journa...