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by Kim OHara
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.
Replies: 304
Views: 23991

Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

I'm agnostic but a good argument for theists against Buddhists would be that throughout history the western religions such as Christianity put more emphasis on taking care of the sick and the poor since Jesus said you will be judged on how you treat the least amongst you. On the other hand most Bud...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

Under you practicing mantra recitation under the guidance of a teacher? Some of the comments make me wonder. :thinking: I'm not sure who you are talking to here, Paññāsikhara. I actually haven't practised mantra meditation for years. I didn't mean to say that 'semantic satiation' and mantra meditat...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Re: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?

The Dalai Lama, no less, has said that where Buddhist cosmology conflicts with science, Buddhist cosmology must give way. I know this is tangental to the point being made, but " no less" ? I am sure that Tenzing Gyatso is a good monk, a conscientious practitioner of his own tradition and all round ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Peak Oil

Lampang: ...I give up. You win. We're all doomed. Hi, poto, We're not concerned about winning or losing the argument here, just with discovering and sharing the truth. Realistically, any extreme position is likely to be wrong. In this particular debate, Panglossian optimism leads to inertia and eve...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Saying "I am a Buddhist"
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: Saying "I am a Buddhist"

I do sometimes say, "I am a Buddhist,' but rarely and reluctantly. The main obstacle is that such a simple, unqualified statement aligns me, in the listeners' minds, with religious structures and beliefs I'm ambivalent about as well as those I wholeheartedly support. So I am more likely to say somet...
by Kim OHara
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Peak Oil

Lampang:
:goodpost:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: omniscience of the Buddha
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: omniscience of the Buddha

Thanks Retro I wasn't sure where Theravadin's stood on this matter either. (Imagine what it would be like to know everything and see everything all at once! My head would explode, just thinking about it!) Best wishes Laurens I'm not claiming omniscience, for myself or anyone else, but exploding-hea...
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

from the link Pannasikhara posted there is another link to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_linguistic_example_sentences and a sentence with five ands is given there: # For my sign, please put more room between the Smith and and and and and Sons. ("The 'Smith' and 'and,' and 'and' and 'Sons'.)...
by Kim OHara
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Peak Oil

Hi, Tex,
Here are some (reasonably) solid figures to back up Anna's response.
http://www.energyrefuge.com/blog/denmar ... in-europe/
You might like to review Poto's first response to your question in the the light of what is said here.

:thinking:

Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?
Replies: 35
Views: 6810

Re: How does Buddhist cosmology relate to mundane experience?

Hello, SDC, Just by way of encouragement: your post was fine - for a second post or any other post. Keep thinking, keep contributing. :smile: You seem to be looking for ways to make the cosmology logically consistent with itself and with western science. It would be good if it could be done, but I d...
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

Hi, catmoon, Perhaps this will make you happier: Importance of Original Knowledge A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying copies, and not the original books. So, the new monk goes to the ...
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Peak Oil

Annabel wrote: Hi, Jack, very good, and it's not really new...

Do a little Green Peace my friend...like me...
Greetings

Annabel
Hi, Anna! :smile:

Here's another good link, a Buddhist approach to caring for the environment. http://www.ecobuddhism.org/index.php

:anjali:
KIm
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

Sometimes Google and Wikipedia make things too easy, but mostly they bring great goodness to our lives. :bow: I knew the 'Buffalo' sentence but not the 'had' sentence, so thanks. Back to the topic: The *word* 'and' five times in a row, in one grammatical sentence, is perfectly possible without any t...
by Kim OHara
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!
Replies: 26
Views: 2991

Re: "bowls" and "bowels" - what a howler!

Hi, Catmoon, You're right: I went to the beach with Andy, Mandy, Sandy and Randy. does not count - the question said 'punctuation' not 'letters'. But thanks for your contribution anyway. Beign5: :toast: Great solution! Original, idiomatic, and does everything I asked for. Like to try the next level ...
by Kim OHara
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Peak Oil
Replies: 69
Views: 6224

Re: Peak Oil

...The late Dr. Bussard's Polywell fusion designs on the other hand has already solved the physics problems and achieved fusion. All that remains are the engineering challenges of building larger and more efficient Polywell fusion reactors. It's possible that we can have commercial Polywell fusion ...