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by Kim OHara
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17865

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

TRobinson465 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:57 am
NarutoForums?
:juggling:

A couple of others are a bit odd, too, but the main thing I was looking for was whether we appear reasonably near the top, and we do.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?
Replies: 159
Views: 17865

Re: Why Dhammawheel is not growing?

I also note in Google research I hardly see any Dhamma Wheel link in the first page. I searched for buddhist discussion forum with DuckDuckGo (which doesn't bias the search results according to your previous browsing history) and got: Buddhism Without Boundaries - Buddhist Forum https://buddhismwit...
by Kim OHara
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Giving alms to other traditions
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Giving alms to other traditions

I have read several stories of muslim families in SE Asia giving alms to Buddhist monks. Its considered good neighborly conduct/community participation and I am sure the Buddha would approve of it as an act of generosity, if one feels moved to give, one should do so. For what it's worth, I agree to...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Tao Te Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: New Tao Te Ching

I don't know how many translations I have read over the years :embarassed: but I have settled on the one by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsay as my preferred version, partly for the reasons given here https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?t=30486#p442695 and partly because I like a certain l...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New Tao Te Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: New Tao Te Ching

That extract doesn't make me want to rush out and buy the book, but thanks for posting.

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: Do we agree that Visuddhimagga is not a reliable source and should not be quoted?

I agree, Mike, but I also think that asking whether Visuddhimagga is a "reliable" source may be the wrong question.
It is what it is, and I think a better question is whether it's a useful source.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

That study has been all over the media here, too. :thinking: But I do like this quote in the CNN version: However, countered David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, "Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinkin...
by Kim OHara
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: No amount of alcohol is good for you
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Re: No amount of alcohol is good for you

Recent global study confirms. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/23/health/global-alcohol-study/index.html?no-st=1535109749 And also a casual link to cancer has been confirmed. So don't worry about coconut oil and saturated fat, instead worry about alcohol. That study has been all over the media here,...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Coconut oil dangers
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Coconut oil dangers

Such a darling of the natural health movement was bound to get some negative press at some point. lol. The negative press started long before it became a darling of the natural health movement, e.g. Health concerns[edit] Many health organizations advise against the consumption of coconut oil due to...
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

SarathW wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm
However, a monk can use the saving forest as a theme or springboard to teach Dhamma.
And if you go back to the Thai and Lao examples Paul posted, you will see that they are doing exactly that.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Ecology monks in Thailand
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Ecology monks in Thailand

Thanks for both stories, Paul. I will share them on DWE when I have time, since they are right on topic for the new forum.

:namaste:
Kim
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: 890

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: 521

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: 680

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: 544

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 ...