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by Digger
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Pets and Euthanasia
Replies: 32
Views: 2549

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: 2549

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
Topic: How to let go feelings of love?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

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
Topic: The Life of Death
Replies: 21
Views: 1818

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
Topic: The Life of Death
Replies: 21
Views: 1818

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
Topic: Some advice needed please
Replies: 64
Views: 4264

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: 524

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: 974

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: 470

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
Topic: Struggling to get over my ex
Replies: 8
Views: 1518

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: 1013

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
Topic: Working with "others"
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

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: 958

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: 958

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
Topic: Working with "others"
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

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...
by Digger
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha
Replies: 47
Views: 11020

Re: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Bud

For Acinteyyo: Thank you for post. Maybe you are better stating my original intent of this thread. I didn't intend to start an annata debate. For Ajatashatru: My opinion is that Walpola Rahula book is more of an introductory/beginner book, the Grimm book is written for someone who already has at lea...
by Digger
Thu May 30, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha
Replies: 47
Views: 11020

Re: Excellent old book

For Daverupa: Ok, your page 145 is my page 172. Are you reading the Yamaka Sutta and saying that it, and/or any other suttas clearly demonstrate that there is "no self", i.e. if there is no self in a, b, c, d, e, then it or something does not exist elsewhere, as Grimm is presenting? Unfortunately I ...
by Digger
Tue May 28, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha
Replies: 47
Views: 11020

Re: Excellent old book

For Daverupa: If something misses the mark, that is what I would like to discuss. Are you quoting from the hardcover or the paperback? I have the recent version of the paperback (copyright 2007) and the page numbers do not correlate with what you are quoting. Regarding Grimm's presentation of Anatta...
by Digger
Mon May 27, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha
Replies: 47
Views: 11020

Re: Excellent old book

Regarding some "teasers", I was going to pick out and post a few quotes from the book. But just like showing someone a few pieces from a jigsaw puzzle, I don't think you can get a good feel of the book from a few quotes. Please consider: a) We are here together in this "Early Buddhism" discussion fo...
by Digger
Sun May 26, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha
Replies: 47
Views: 11020

Excellent old book:George Grimm, The doctrine of the Buddha

I just finished reading a book called “The Doctrine of the Buddha; The Religion of Reason” by George Grimm (1868-1945). It was written about 100 years ago by a German judge, intellectual and Pali scholar. About 500 pages long, it goes really deep into anatta, dependent co-arising, and other difficul...