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by Kim OHara
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Critisise the action not the person.
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: Critisise the action not the person.

Greetings Sarath, Does this mean there no person other than the action? Whether this is so, it's not what the phrase means. Rather, it usually means that people get triggered when they have to face up to the reality that they are the ones responsible for their actions. "Criticize the action, not th...
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Did the Buddha's teachings improve throughout his life?

Hi. I would like to know if the chronological analysis of the suttas suggest that, as the Buddha grew older, his teachings got more detailed and sophisticated. Añjali I think that any such difference would be far outweighed by the differences in his teachings to different audiences. What he said to...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is impermanence (anicca) always suffering?
Replies: 16
Views: 618

Re: Is impermanence (anicca) always suffering?

Is impermanence (anicca) always suffering? If not why it is three marks of existence? Those questions are much more complicated than they look, but I will attempt a quick answer. The answer to your first question is clearly "No." Just think: the impermanence of a beautiful flower is (or can bring) ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Help :-/ Feeling discombobulated in social situations, perhaps due to mindfulness
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Help :-/ Feeling discombobulated in social situations, perhaps due to mindfulness

... I feel I have two options. 1. Turn off the mindfulness completely in social situations, and go with the flow. I would compare this to another post on this site about mindfulness and sex - someone here said it just doesn’t work without being a lust-killer. Turning mindfulness off, however seems ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Make structural changes to promote competence and productive discussion

Now It is commonly accepted that; From a theoretical standpoint, democratic meritocracies should evolve five IQ defined 'castes', The Leaders, The Advisors, The Followers, The Clueless and The Excluded. These castes are natural in that they are the result of how people of different intellectual abi...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Boys in cave: the meditation perspective
Replies: 26
Views: 1265

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: 613

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: 1263

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: 1263

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: 348

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: 443

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: 485

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: 485

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: 39087

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: 3696

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...