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by Digger
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pets and Euthanasia
Replies: 32
Views: 3829

Re: Pets and Euthanasia

Of course one of the options to prevent your own future suffering is to avoid having pets. And I assume that this is the only option for a monk. But as a layman, I am able to provide food and a home for some needy animals. If you look on the petfinder.com website (a site for finding homes for dogs, ...
by Digger
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pets and Euthanasia
Replies: 32
Views: 3829

Pets and Euthanasia

I would like to revive this topic in a new thread. This topic has recently touched my life and I am sure it touches and will continue to touch others here. I just went through this hardship a few days ago with my elderly dog. Near the end, large doses of multiple pain meds were still not enough to a...
by Digger
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How to let go feelings of love?
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: How to let go feelings of love?

I can speak from experience having gone though similar situations when I was younger. There are many passages about one attachment causing one suffering. Here is just one example, in this case the attachment of a grandmother to a grandchild: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/ud.8.08.than...
by Digger
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Life of Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: The Life of Death

Thanks Sattva, no it wasn't easy. Chownha (or someone), can you please summarize the message of the Ted Nugent video so others don't have to watch it? I don't think much of Ted Nugent's philosophy nor his guitar playing. ..................................................................................
by Digger
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Life of Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2655

Re: The Life of Death

I just put my dog to sleep a few days ago. The timing for this video post....
by Digger
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 5221

Re: Some advice needed please

I would like to revive this old thread as this topic has recently touched my life and I am sure it touches others here. I just went through this hardship a few days ago with my elderly dog. Near the end, large doses of multiple pain meds were still not enough to alleviate his suffering and I made th...
by Digger
Sun May 31, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Buddhist Meditation by Francis Story
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Buddhist Meditation by Francis Story

I would appreciate your opinions on this brief outline of Buddhist Meditation: http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/buddhist_meditation.php Authors bio - Francis Story (Anagarika Sugatananda) was born in England in 1910 (died 1972) and became acquainted with Buddhist teachings early in life. For 25 y...
by Digger
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Chanting for my dying dog
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Chanting for my dying dog

Consider wisely if loud chanting would startle, confuse or upset your dog.

When my previous dog was dying, my vet told me to give him anything he wants. We ate chicken and ice cream together.
by Digger
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Monk's Headaches
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Monk's Headaches

I was talking to a Chinese friend about a typical layman's daily headaches (job, family, money, house, car, etc). And I mentioned that monks would not have these headaches. He said "How do you know what headaches a monk has? Maybe they still have headaches, just different ones". Do you think that th...
by Digger
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Struggling to get over my ex
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Struggling to get over my ex

How could such an amazing woman turn to some cold, heartless being out of nowhere? She was never an amazing woman, you were just deceived by the bait. When the "amazing woman" delusion fades, the reality of what she really always was and is becomes apparent. The trap you have just experienced has ha...
by Digger
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Newbie here. Trying to navigate through my own suffering....
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Newbie here. Trying to navigate through my own suffering

CB45: I would say that many here have experienced some type of suffering in their lives, went looking for a solution and found Buddhism. When I was in my early 30's, I was suffering, I had zero idea what Buddhism was at the time, stumbled upon a book while in a library (What the Buddha Taught by Wal...
by Digger
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Working with "others"
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Re: Working with "others"

All wise answers.

Thanks.
by Digger
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Relics
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: "Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Rel

I'm not saying that the bone fragments were definitely the Buddhas (might have been but who knows). The show was interesting from a historical perspective and to see the location now. There was a lot of hand crafted jewelery and ornaments uncovered that was maybe from the Buddhas time or maybe Asoka...
by Digger
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: "Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Relics
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: "Bones of the Buddha" Film: King Ashoka and Buddha's Rel

I saw it on TV a few days ago. Very interesting. Definitely worth watching.
by Digger
Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Working with "others"
Replies: 6
Views: 1241

Working with "others"

I work at a medium sized firm in the US (a few hundred employees). I feel it is "right livelihood" and feel good about what I do for a living. There are a few really good people there. But I would say that a high percentage of the people there are one or more of the following: crazy lazy stupid self...