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by Kim OHara
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello =), new to buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Hello =), new to buddhism

Welcome, Eyedea :smile: Retro's suggestions are good. You might also like the self-guided tour of the Buddha's teachings http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/index.html on Access to Insight. Access to Insight is a wonderful resource: lots of scriptures in reliable translations, and lots of good dhamma...
by Kim OHara
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Day-to-Day Practice Issues vs. Everything Else
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: Day-to-Day Practice Issues vs. Everything Else

:twothumbsup: Also, it's good not to let the best be the enemy of the good. Don't let the fact that you're not meditating when you're hanging out here stop you from hanging out with dhamma friends and helping newcomers. Be honest: would you really be meditating right now if you weren't visiting DW r...
by Kim OHara
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: insight into emotions
Replies: 26
Views: 3324

Re: insight into emotions

But they ARE right to be angry. When anger arises there is a cause that needs to be dealt with. Huh? Saying there is a cause for the arising of anger is no evidence that anger is a justifiable response, let alone the best response. It is similar to physical pain, the physical pain is a signal that ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Twitter....what is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Twitter....what is it?

Wind, you're not alone in that opinion. It's the only form of communication I know of that is actually designed in such a way that it absolutely must be superficial. Look at the message length limit: is it possible to say anything useful within so few characters? Look at the way every message goes t...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Buddhist Neologisms
Replies: 23
Views: 1582

Re: Buddhist Neologisms

I am sure that everyone has heard of what is commonly known as "Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit", a term used to describe the language of texts that are sort of Sanskritized Prakrits or maybe just kind of vernacular Sanskrit. A modern version of this is " Buddhist Hybrid English ", which is used for the t...
by Kim OHara
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Engaged Buddhism...
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Engaged Buddhism...

Thanks, Appicchato :smile:
It looks very similar to KIVA http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... IVA#p36499, which seems to work very well.
:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Peace Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Peace Corps

Thanks, Pilgrim.
:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Peace Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Peace Corps

Can you give us some ideas about alternatives, Bankei (or anyone else)?
Links?

Thanks,
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?
Replies: 60
Views: 6730

Re: How come all the Theravada Countries so under-develop?

chownah wrote: If it can be eaten it *is* eaten here.
Not primitive.
Typical of any place where people have been really really hungry in the recent past.

Metta,
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Both of you write commendably clearly, concisely and sensibly when you are not writing about art and imagination. :clap: If you could or would write just as clearly when you are on topic, we could enjoy a useful discussion. When you do begin to write clearly about art and imagination, I may rejoin t...
by Kim OHara
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

MayaRefugee, TMingyur - "A good attitude is to learn how to use language without clinging onto meaning/conceptuality/thought too tightly," indeed, but that thought is no excuse for sloppy thinking expressed in sloppy language. At this point I have no more patience for such thinking and such language...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Frankly I think this whole thread is a muddle of crossed purposes, many undefined terms and a definition of other terms so elastic as to collapse under its own weight. I think that you are all talking passed each other. I think that there is a basic and underlying issue... you are trying to address...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

Hi, TMingyur, MayaRefugee and all - but especially the first - No hidden assumptions. You seem to be having some difficulty with what I thought was a very clear explanation, so here is a demonstration: The Imaginary Imagination of the Imagination(an unfinished postscript) (with sincere apologies to ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

I don't remember the name of the Sutta but there's one that tells of someone that crossed a river then carried their raft around everywhere they went, the Sutta then suggested when you make it to the other side you should leave the raft cause you don't need it anymore and carrying the raft is unecc...
by Kim OHara
Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process
Replies: 150
Views: 13863

Re: The Buddha, Imagination and The Artistic Process

The assumption here is that anything added by conceptual mind to sensation and immediate experience may be called "imagination". I like what you say - :clap: Hate to rain on your parade, but I don't like it, for a reason I gave literally (it's a long-running thread!) months ago: I think that if you...