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by no mike
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Nimitta

Thank you :)
by no mike
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nimitta
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

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 (Archive)
Topic: How to deal with fleas ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5003

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: 2354

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: 2846

Re: Please evaluate my practice

That's awesome about the concentration :)

Gives me inspiration, thank you so much!
by no mike
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Please evaluate my practice
Replies: 21
Views: 2846

Re: Please evaluate my practice

I felt that after meditating for a year and a half my mind should be more settled. Maybe it is. Maybe if I went back a year and half and compared it to now it's better. I'm sure it is. However, should I be able to get into somewhat deep concentration by now? The fact that I can't, is that a sign I'...
by no mike
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Pursuing an American Buddhism.
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Pursuing an American Buddhism.

Wow. Very interesting article, thank you, Ben :) ....in American Buddhism, people often overemphasize the role of meditation above all else in Buddhism, even above being part of a Buddhist community. So American Buddhism might include people who self-identify as Buddhist but don’t really connect wit...
by no mike
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: some direction on next book plz
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: some direction on next book plz

Thank you everyone, I will check out each of these suggestions. Thank you, Bhikkhu Pesala, I agree about the meditation practice and study, and I like this reference: In This Very Life by Sayādaw U Pandita. I will continue reading this online resource, but I guess I really need to find a teacher: Th...
by no mike
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: some direction on next book plz
Replies: 5
Views: 886

some direction on next book plz

This is a different request than just a "suggested books" request. The request is more about "which" suggested book, next. (Haha, too many great-looking, highly suggested books out there). Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts welcome, thank you! I have been practicing the five precepts earnestly since J...
by no mike
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Comparative Reading
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Comparative Reading

Does anyone know of an English interpretation of the Bahudhatuka Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 115), in addition to the one by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi? Also, is anyone aware of any commentaries or discussions of this sutta in addition to Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes in The Middle Length Discourses of ...
by no mike
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: contemplation and meditation
Replies: 9
Views: 3158

Re: contemplation and meditation

(follow-up) Interesting. I didn't realize I posted this exactly a year ago--my how time flies (especially when one is a slow reader, haha)! The essence of what I was looking for has found me. While voyaging along each of the suttas of the Majjhima Nikaya, I finally landed on the Anapanasati Sutta, r...
by no mike
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Comparative Reading
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Comparative Reading

Does anyone know of an English interpretation of the Bahudhatuka Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 115), in addition to the one by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi? Also, is anyone aware of any commentaries or discussions of this sutta in addition to Bhikkhu Bodhi's notes in The Middle Length Discourses of t...
by no mike
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: insight meditation subjects?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: insight meditation subjects?

Hello no mike, all, How to practise Vipassana Insight Meditation by Sayadaw U Pandita http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1465 With metta, Chris Thank you :) My question has much to do with "objects" of meditation for seated meditation specifically aimed at developing ...
by no mike
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: insight meditation subjects?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

insight meditation subjects?

I hope everyone is very happy and doing well! May I ask, is there a list of insight meditation "subjects" for seated meditation, similar to how there are 40 subjects for deep concentration? Also, my way of "contemplating" and "investigating" things happens while I am reflecting the Dhamma during the...
by no mike
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How to deal with fleas ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5003

Program

there is this formulation where just a few drops on the skin of an animal renders all the fleas on it sterile and unable to reproduce what is it called ? Program; taken orally for your cat or dog, is claimed less toxic for your pet than alternatives, and it does not kill the flea, it causes the fle...