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by no mike
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: moral dilemma flea control & no more program??
Replies: 33
Views: 1198

Re: moral dilemma flea control & no more program??

I have been using a generic version of "Program" that sterilizes fleas and effectively gets rid of them in my home. Now the name brand and generic versions are no longer available on Amazon. I found some on e-Bay but not available from US suppliers or mainstream retail. There may be a very good rea...
by no mike
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: moral dilemma flea control & no more program??
Replies: 33
Views: 1198

Re: moral dilemma flea control & no more program??

SarathW wrote:Do not have pets instead help to protect wild life.
:sage:
After my daughter volunteered at the shelter I agreed to let her adopt a cat. A year later we went back and got it a friend.
by no mike
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: moral dilemma flea control & no more program??
Replies: 33
Views: 1198

moral dilemma flea control & no more program??

I have been using a generic version of "Program" that sterilizes fleas and effectively gets rid of them in my home. Now the name brand and generic versions are no longer available on Amazon. I found some on e-Bay but not available from US suppliers or mainstream retail. If anyone has an effective wa...
by no mike
Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Recommended reading
Replies: 46
Views: 27110

Re: Recommended reading

Here you'll find a list of awesome Thai forest tradition books; with writings, translations, and commentaries by Ajaan Dick Silaratano. http://www.forestdhamma.org/books/english/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; You can order hard copies, or download pdf, epub, or mobi files, or audio ...
by no mike
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: metta meditation

Hello all, Try this - it worked for me: Ajahn Brahmavamso teaches loving-kindness meditation https://mettarefuge.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/ajahn-brahmavamso-teaches-loving-kindness/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; With metta, Chris Thanks...
by no mike
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: metta meditation

But I ask how to practice concentration with metta as a subject. The reason I ask, is that a problem I had two years ago seems to be returning when I do breath meditation; my nose is now getting numb/swollen. I thought I might try a different but similar focal point to help with concentration, perha...
by no mike
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: metta meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 498

metta meditation

Hello friends! I have practiced contemplating metta by using phrases, but is there a way recommended to concentrate on something more single-pointed for metta, such as repeating just a few words or simply concentrating on the positive feelings, or something visual? For example, I read that the Tibet...
by no mike
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: clarifying meditation and adjusting routines
Replies: 2
Views: 490

clarifying meditation and adjusting routines

Is walking meditation primarily a tool for developing insight (as opposed to developing samatha)? I am planning on using seated meditation specifically for the development of a foundation of samatha (using mindfulness of breathing), while using walking meditation time with a related but different go...
by no mike
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: non-visual sign?
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: non-visual sign?

Thank you, for the references :) I am looking for a mobi file version of Visuddhimagga (my conversion from pdf is messy). My next question: Is the skill (and point) of developing a training sign: something we use to help establish a meditative state, which we next connect to a given theme or chosen ...
by no mike
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: non-visual sign?
Replies: 6
Views: 591

non-visual sign?

I've been focusing on breath, and Buddho, patiently under the impression that at some point I would see a visual sign. For about two and half years now. I have also tried Ajaan Lee's Method 1 and Method 2 recently. Sometimes I just forget about the sign and just focus on breath, or just observe the ...
by no mike
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: e-reader for meditation books
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: e-reader for meditation books

Thank you, for the recommendations!

I am quickly realizing that an e-reader is a great tool to access and read the Dhamma. So much of it is available for downloading. Calibre is helpful, too.

:thumbsup:

Mike
by no mike
Sat May 23, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: e-reader for meditation books
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: e-reader for meditation books

Oh, too late--yesterday I received a Voyage. But I could use some more tips/suggestions on how to store and manage books from my laptop, before downloading onto the reader (using cloud storage), and some recommended websites for Dhamma books in mobi (and pdf). I agree about e-reader devices being ki...
by no mike
Wed May 06, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: giving to beggars
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: giving to beggars

Sam Vara wrote:
seeker242 wrote:If you attach strings to gifts, I don't think that is a good thing.
Except if you are giving kites or yo-yos, of course.
Or wrapping the gifts in brown paper packages.
by no mike
Fri May 01, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: e-reader for meditation books
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: e-reader for meditation books

Thank you so much for the feedback! My biggest concern is whether I can read the Nikayas on a Voyage and have no problems with formatting and ease of organizing, note taking, vocab building, and other features on the device if I am using pdf or converted files. If no, then maybe I will just keep buy...
by no mike
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: e-reader for meditation books
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

e-reader for meditation books

Hi :) I am thinking about getting an e-reader, specifically I might get the Kindle Voyage. It seems like a great device for nonfiction reference books, manuals, etc. But I have no experience with e-readers and the documents that are available for free use, such as meditation manuals available for do...
by no mike
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Nimitta

Thank you :)
by no mike
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Nimitta

Interesting isn't it. :) This article may some interest as well. http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/19.7-Nimitta-piya.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have had some frustration during the last year or so not attaining a visual or preparatory sign; howeve...
by no mike
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to deal with fleas ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2770

Re: How to deal with fleas ?

"Sentinel" once a month tablets claim to not kill any fleas, but to make the ones that bite the bite sterile.

I plan to try this.
by no mike
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: private message error
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

private message error

Messages not working. I get a loopish thing with banner errors. Thank you :)
by no mike
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Please evaluate my practice
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Re: Please evaluate my practice

That's awesome about the concentration :)

Gives me inspiration, thank you so much!