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by steeltarrow
Sat May 17, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

Porpoise
by steeltarrow
Tue May 13, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

King
by steeltarrow
Sun May 11, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feel of breath and concentration problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Feel of breath and concentration problems

Thank you all for your help and your time! :smile: For the last session I tried to spread the awareness to other parts of my body while still focusing on the breath. Some places are easy but others that have much less connection to the breath or currently not having pressure against them are thus mu...
by steeltarrow
Sat May 10, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

Speech
by steeltarrow
Sat May 10, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feel of breath and concentration problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Feel of breath and concentration problems

Ok, thanks daverupa and Goofaholix. I will try this out tonight. daverupa, I am having some trouble understanding what you mean by "and as the breath continues, turn away from doing any of it?" Could you help me understand? santa100, I checked out that other thread and found some helpful information...
by steeltarrow
Sat May 10, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Feel of breath and concentration problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Feel of breath and concentration problems

Using the breath as the object I have problems with keeping concentration at one spot. On inhalation and exhalation the most prominent spots differ and over time change. Some times I can feel it at the edge of my nostrils, a few breaths later I can't, but I can feel it deeper in the nasal cavity. I ...
by steeltarrow
Mon May 05, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 134
Views: 36152

Re: Where are you from?

North Carolina, south eastern US. Originally though I am from Tennessee.
by steeltarrow
Mon May 05, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

smell
by steeltarrow
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

cake
by steeltarrow
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Spiritual Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Spiritual Progress

Manas, thank you for the reply. I guess I was probably thinking a bit to optimistic about the spread of the teachings and the power of beings to put them to use. It certainly puts a fire under one to start following the path when one has a chance as one never knows what their situation will be like ...
by steeltarrow
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

Corncob
by steeltarrow
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Spiritual Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Spiritual Progress

I know this might be an odd sort of question and I am also not quite sure what forum to put it under. I put it under this one because I am still fairly new and I haven't studied too much of the texts yet so I thought it might fit. Is spiritual progress possible in the lower realms (animal, hungry gh...
by steeltarrow
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

Nietzsche
by steeltarrow
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada
Replies: 40
Views: 3389

Re: Good reasons to reject Mahayana and follow Theravada

Mahayana has many wrongs and so Theravada. Don't follow the name, follow the truth. You need devotion and being honest more than the need for a teacher. Lets think like this, if someone can guide me, it is good. But even without them (the teachers) I will go alone and seek the goal myself. Do not d...
by steeltarrow
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11950
Views: 575515

Re: Word Association Game

Birth
by steeltarrow
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ian gets a dollar.
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Ian gets adollar.

Modus.Ponens wrote:Poor Gandalf... :mrgreen:
Not quite so poor now that he has a dollar.
by steeltarrow
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical considerations when donating
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Re: Ethical considerations when donating

Thanks for the reply Bhikkhu Pesala. Yes, I think I will go another route for my charity, though I do not think I can fault them for working towards stopping malaria. I have gone through some of the other threads that I missed on my previous search, such as the one about ticks, and I think my unansw...
by steeltarrow
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ethical considerations when donating
Replies: 3
Views: 829

Ethical considerations when donating

I have been looking at and thinking about donating to http://www.againstmalaria.com/. The problem I have is that the nets they distribute are first soaked in an insecticide so as to kill or deter mosquitos. I know this violates the first precept and am not sure how you weigh the saving (or potential...
by steeltarrow
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Happy birthday Monkey Mind and steeltarrow

Thanks for the bithday wishes! :-) Where I am there are still a few hours yet before Midnight but I genuinely enjoyed my early bithday gifts. I also wish Monkey Mind a happy shared birthday as well!
by steeltarrow
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 421
Views: 77011

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I set out to do sitting meditation for 20 minutes each night before bed. At some point I hope to add a second session earlier in the day.