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by Kim OHara
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bye for now!
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: Bye for now!

Bye, Meindzai. :hello:
All the best for the retreat and your new location, and thanks for your input here.
:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...
Replies: 39
Views: 2902

Re: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...

I'm sorry, Jon, but everything is subject to change, and clinging to notions of permanence leads to suffering. :tongue:
Like, ya just gotta hang loose and go with the flow, man :group:
Even when the flow leads to yet another plodding discussion of virtue.
:toilet:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...
Replies: 39
Views: 2902

Re: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...

Christian beliefs have their wrong side, but they are still better than having no moral landmarks at all. This is what I am witnessing here every day. Who needs to have a religion to be moral? Well, some people do. In areas where wisdom is scarce, people who adhere to moral precepts, even if it is ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: longer term financial and social implications of the Iceland
Replies: 39
Views: 2664

Re: longer term financial and social implications of the Iceland

This is about a week too late, but they always say 'better late than never' so here it is.

Vacancy
Nubile virgin required for (extremely) short-term assignment.
One-way ticket to Iceland included, diving ability a definite plus.'


:tongue:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...
Replies: 39
Views: 2902

Re: If You Meet Jesus on The Road...

As the Zen saying goes "If you see Jesus on the road kill him!" I was sure someone would say that. I'm glad you resisted the urge to disappoint me. I think. While I'm writing ... this book is a good one: http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780207196096/Honk_if_You_Are_Jesus/index.aspx Sort of Ju...
by Kim OHara
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Did I make the earth move for you, honey?
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Did I make the earth move for you, honey?

m0rl0ck wrote:Geez i hope the extremits dont find out about this. We will be innundated with bikini clad iranian babes.
Yep. Earthquakes do cause tsunamis.
:tongue:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: longer term financial and social implications of the Iceland
Replies: 39
Views: 2664

Re: longer term financial and social implications of the Iceland

Someone better think of something fast. ... Whether a global depression happens this year, next year or in five years time, I'm pretty sure the party's over. ... Whatever happens, it's going to be a very turbulent decade, and I echo the concerns of the experts that everyone seems to be rather obliv...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

I cannot deny that a few certain experiences, years ago, had some influence in bringing me to the more wholesome place I'm at now, where I'm not sure that I would otherwise be. I hesitate to condone or condemn hallucinogens (in the context of use by an adult aware of the risks), but I can say that ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: when to doubt a scientific consensus
Replies: 40
Views: 2720

Re: when to doubt a scientific consensus

:goodpost:
Ditto ... doubled.
I felt a bit lonely there for a while. :smile:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

Dan74 wrote:This is the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, which takes me back quite a few years....
Huxley's Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell?
Castaneda?

:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: when to doubt a scientific consensus
Replies: 40
Views: 2720

Re: when to doubt a scientific consensus

nathan wrote: I am still waiting to find out how a scientific consensus comes to be. I suspect it is probably somehow similar to the way that they choose a pope.
Nothing like it at all. :tongue:
You can see it happening over at http://www.realclimate.org/, as I said before.
:smile:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Christian funeral service
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Christian funeral service

The family members are wracked with grief, and all the priest can do is stand up there and make unsubstantiated but nonetheless grandiose promises about an afterlife. I did not hear a single statement that was directed toward dealing with the intense suffering that was present. If the consolations ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Science and Buddhism
Replies: 36
Views: 4749

Re: Science and Buddhism

I was just sharing information. I know that science is built on concepts. Concepts are only subjectively and conventionally true. While Ultimate realities are Truths not depending on conventional definitions. Everything we know, whether it is science or dhamma, comes through the same sense doors. :...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: when to doubt a scientific consensus
Replies: 40
Views: 2720

Re: when to doubt a scientific consensus

There is the thing-in-itself which a reasonably intelligent person can form a view about. And there really is more than one view.( A point not concedable apparantly to those who accept the hypothesis of man made climate change.) Hi, Peter, Without getting into emotionality and unassailability, I wi...
by Kim OHara
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Jack Kornfield's Ten Qualities of Spiritual Maturity
Replies: 8
Views: 1954

Re: Jack Kornfield's Ten Qualities of Spiritual Maturity

Hi, Retro, While you were busy typing, I was taking another path. The list didn't look at all familiar to me but Google Advance Search, as we know (I hope :smile: ) is omniscient, so I asked. Results: "Your search - Non-idealism Kindness Patience Immediacy Integrated Questioning Flexibility "Embraci...