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by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Replies: 50
Views: 2549

Re: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

Hi Kim You wrote: It really isn't so much 'the idea that spiritual development and material gain go hand-in-hand' as the idea that you need a certain amount of confidence in your food and shelter before you can spend much time on religion. ... As I see it, you are clarifying the logic behind Maslow...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Girl Scouts
Replies: 56
Views: 5694

Re: Girl Scouts

Well, my oldest daughter is now seven and asking questions, so I think she can understand alot. ... Right now she doesn't want to tell us who has been talking about it, which makes us think that maybe there is an adult which is somewhere in this. We hope that isn't the case. Hi, Thaibebop, Somehow ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Replies: 50
Views: 2549

Re: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

Hi Kim It's almost bed time for me so hopefully I've read your post correctly... Well, you responded well to the first part of my post :smile: although 'if [Maslow's ideas] seem commonsensical to us--they are not inherently so. This is not to say that his ideas are wrong as such, but simply that th...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Replies: 50
Views: 2549

Re: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

Right, the psychologisation of religious experience.... ... James' attempts to read religious experience in terms of inner psychical processes would influence later psychological thinking. He wrote: I propose to ignore the institutional branch entirely ... and to confine myself as far as I can to p...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: mind needs some BIOS update
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: mind needs some BIOS update

i bet this is a software bug!! While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.now Draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it. Good one! :jumping: I did manage to stop the foo...
by Kim OHara
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What does a Buddhist do on a Saturday evening?
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: What does a Buddhist do on a Saturday evening?

(How - and why - would my Saturday evening differ from any other evening....?) Hi, Fede, I don't know about 'how' - that's your choice :smile: - but the 'why', for 80% of adults and 95% of teenagers, is that Saturday evening is one of only two that are not followed by by work or school. :toast: But...
by Kim OHara
Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Karma
Replies: 23
Views: 1728

Re: Karma

The use of that one word "deserves" completely redefines kamma and places it outside the scope of the Buddha's teachings. Mmm...maybe for you...not necessarily for everyone else...the definition of deserve (to be worthy, fit, or suitable for some reward or requital..something given in return, compe...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Any fellow web designers out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Any fellow web designers out there?

Hi, Laurens, I won't call myself a web designer or the real ones will laugh, but I have done a couple of small sites. Like you, I would like to do more, but unlike you I am not putting much energy into it. :juggling: Still, a few sites I found useful one way or another: Site validation: http://valid...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
Replies: 50
Views: 2549

Re: Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

Zavk, I also value your 'rambles' but I'll interrupt with something closer to the OP: Jill Bolte-Taylor was a neuro-anatomist who had a stroke and experienced some pretty strange things in the course of it. She eventually recovered from it well enough to describe some of them in this amazing talk - ...
by Kim OHara
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Don't do this...
Replies: 21
Views: 3280

Re: Don't do this...

I found this in my junk mail (exactly where it belongs, of course) today and thought I'd share it with you all. Anyone silly enough to follow the link is sure to lose weight ... in the wallet area. :cookoo: Kim Negative Calorie Foods Did you know that it is now possible to drop up to 14 POUNDS in on...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Only in Thailand...
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Only in Thailand...

Stainless Steel?! OMG...the heat!!! :shock: My first thought was ... the glare!!! Better wear sunglasses to approach it, Ven Appicchato :tongue: But you can tell us what it's like inside. My guess is that it might even be a fraction cooler than similar buildings in more traditional materials, becau...
by Kim OHara
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 4366
Views: 302956

Re: Diet classifications from omnivore to fruitarian

Two more at the other end of the scale: Pure carnivores - not a healthy diet but they live longer than breatharians. :tongue: Masai diet - blood and milk but not (usually?) meat. I'm not sure about the details. And another one near the vego end: Ehretism - vegetarian but strict rules about food comb...
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: What is a 'turner'?
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: What is a 'turner'?

:twothumbsup:
:bow:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Understanding Engineers
Replies: 41
Views: 4303

Re: Understanding Engineers

Sigh.
:thinking:
Never mind, xkcd has an answer: http://xkcd.com/435/
:toast:

Kim