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by Kim OHara
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Are you wearing skins?...
Replies: 31
Views: 2292

Re: Are you wearing skins?...

Tread lightly upon the earth. Reduce, re-use, recycle. All of our consumption is, ultimately, at the expense of other life. I'm not going to suggest we should all abstain from eating :tongue: but we can and should be mindful of what we eat and drink, what we wear, etc, and (at least) avoid over-cons...
by Kim OHara
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Earth Hour
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Earth Hour

Don't forget ...
http://www.earthhour.org/
It's tonight.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: cultural differences and teaching
Replies: 44
Views: 6547

Re: cultural differences and teaching

Thai people pretty much know their status in society and act accordingly. it's about respect. ...and when they don't know, they ask. I was amused during my (only) visit to Thailand by their need to know my age - which turned out to be a 'place in society' question: all else being equal, the younger...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddha lived in Thailand
Replies: 10
Views: 1544

Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Kare wrote:Huh? I thought everyone knew that the Buddha was born in Buddhapest! :mrgreen:
:toast:
What else can I say?
I can't even speak a second language, let alone make a totally appropriate godawful pun in it.
:toast:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven.Dhammika and other scandals
Replies: 347
Views: 67833

Re: S.Dhammika's "The Broken Buddha"

i swear we've had this thread already... or was that the old forum? There certainly was one on the Gray Forum. And one here: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2698&hilit=Broken+Buddha" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Perhaps this thread should be tagged on to the older one? ...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aynone knows of Unicode Pali font for mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Aynone knows of Unicode Pali font for mac?

Hi Kim, you can use "character palette" which is preinstalled. In system preferences -> country settings select the keyboard menu. There you can activate character palette (the third point on my machine [OS X 10.5]) and you can make this menu accessible via the menu bar by clicking the very last ch...
by Kim OHara
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Aynone knows of Unicode Pali font for mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 3139

Re: Aynone knows of Unicode Pali font for mac?

If none of the above work, for any reason, PopChar X http://www.macility.com/products/popcharx/ may be useful. I used it way back on OS 9 (maybe even 7?) and it solved my problems with specialised music characters. Now that I know it is available for OS X (this thread made me look - thanks, guys :sm...
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Is this what America had become?
Replies: 20
Views: 1578

Re: Is this what America had become?

altar wrote:I was talking with my grandmother today and she mentioned a ferry she was once on where the seats for whites were padded whereas the colored section had wooden benches. And the drinking fountains were labelled. So it's not all bad.
Where was this ferry ride? Cape Town?

Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How Science Works
Replies: 10
Views: 974

How Science Works

I do enjoy a good rant ... ...Science doesn’t work despite scientists being asses. Science works, to at least some extent, because scientists are asses. Bickering and backstabbing are essential elements of the process. Haven’t any of these guys ever heard of “peer review”? There’s this myth in wide ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why Theravada...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Why Theravada...?

I still think the Pali Canon is the most authentic/reliable source of the Buddha's original teachings around, though that does not discount that Buddhism in other cultures does not also represent the path. I'll go along with that and with Retro's reply, but my experience is almost the opposite of M...
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?
Replies: 30
Views: 5588

Re: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?

Please continue, Ven Pannasikhara - "... and in this particular case we happen to know ..." Because the "we" doesn't (yet) include "me". :smile: :namaste: Kim Sorry Kim, can you run that past me again? "Although there are some basic philological generalizations that can be made, it is always import...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?
Replies: 30
Views: 5588

Re: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?

Please continue, Ven Pannasikhara -
"... and in this particular case we happen to know ..."
Because the "we" doesn't (yet) include "me". :smile:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Intro to 'Wings...'
Replies: 18
Views: 2071

Re: Intro to 'Wings...'

That is a good point about this list representing the most important teachings. In several threads here and in other forums, people often ask "what are the most essential teachings?" or "what are the most important Suttas?" And here we have the Buddha's own favorite list in the 37 factors of enligh...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Bring Nature In
Replies: 57
Views: 2729

Re: Bring Nature In

They are preferences which I think are consistent with compassion for all living things (though AFAIK the Buddha did not express any particular opinions on compassion for plants). Compassion and choices are one thing and judgementalism (evidenced by terms like "cruel" and "torture" being applied to...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?
Replies: 30
Views: 5588

Re: Chinese version of MN 117 is different?

While we're on about irritating people ... the most obvious interpretation of the discrepancy is that some commentarial text snuck into the sutta some time after the two traditions split, i.e. well after the Buddha's time.
:stirthepot:

Kim