My new blog : Crisis In Consciousness

As life goes on we keep getting interested in new things, this time my interest is understanding my own being. Here is my new blog:

https://crisisinconsciousness.wordpress.com/

Solving dimension of time through awareness

Image credits : Pixabay

Most of the problems and suffering we experience in our life is due to lack of understanding of time. Understanding means self knowledge not given by some one else.  We can try reading so many books, philosophers, but until we see things from our own it will not make sense.  Lets examine it together what time is.

Children’s don’t suffer from dimension of time, for e.g. you he or she may fall down and get hurt but he will not suffer much in future.  Children’s understand only one thing that is living in NOW.

Where does this feeling of time comes from?  In a nutshell “Past” “Present” and “Future”.

Lets try to examine past in this post.

Past is based on experiences stored in memory.  If there is no memory there is no past. Please understand that memory is needed its not bad.  Without memory we cant function.  Which implies there are memories which can bring suffering and which will not. For e.g. You danced so intensely that you just have memories of it, it doesn’t bring any good or bad memories.  When you have lived the moment so intensely with your total attention than it will never bring suffering in your life.

Until or unless we learn to live in NOW we will always suffer.  Sometimes when i look at my child i feel, that we in childhood were also like that.  So what happened in between childhood and earning livelihood that we got caught up in time?   Its a tough question to answer but if we start looking into it we will understand what happened.

Understanding things ourselves bring a different kind of energy and it destroys the false automatically with out making an effort.  For e.g You are given a task to work on photoshop and this is the first time you are doing it. For the first time you will have lot of apprehensions about it but later when you learn it will become easy.  You see the difference of before and after?

In the same way if we start watching our own life, how we create memory, why we suffer than it brings more understanding. Once we understand, false will drop away automatically.  Having an awareness in the present moment is all we need to understand the time.

Have fun living in present.

Bye!

 

(Image credits : Pixabay :Source: http://pixabay.com/en/clock-time-hour-minute-watch-272483/)

Creating signed app for Xamarin.Android app

It took me a while to figure out how to create signed Android apk file using Xamarin Studio 4.2.  These are the steps i used to create a signed/zipaligned apk.

I found these steps in Xamarin forum and it works:

https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/578/apk-signed-in-debug-mode

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The way I sign an APK with Mono for Android app:

Within Visual Studio <– Make sure dropdown is “Release” NOT “Debug” 1. Build – Clean 2. Build – Rebuild 3. Package YOUR_APP_NAME for Android (.apk)

Open folder that contains APK (c:\PATH TO MONODROID PROJECT\bin\Release 4. Copy apk file (NOT -Signed.apk) to Java folder (c:\Program Files\Java\JAVA VERSION\bin)

Open command prompt 5. redirect to java folder where you paste APK file to (cd c:\Program Files\Java…. etc) 6. sign APK with certificate (jarsigner -verbose -keystore KEYSTORE_KEY APK_FILENAME KEYSTORE_ABBREVIATION)

  1. Copy signed APK to Android-sdk folder (c:\android-sdk\tools)
  2. redirect cmd prompt to android-sdk folder (cd c:\android-sdk\tools)
  3. zip APK (zipalign -v 4 APK_FILENAME NEW_FINAL_APK_FILENAME)

That final APK file can now be uploaded to Google Play.

If you are just testing your app on a phone real quick… follow steps 1-3, then at step 4, copy the YOUR_APP_NAME-Signed.apk file to your phone and install it. That will work for testing on your phone.

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Digging Buddhism

While browsing internet i found someone mentioned a comment on an article titled : Why i don’t dig budhism 

The comment is to way i think about buddhism.

The Buddha said:

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

So, I don’t care the labels someone can put. You could label Buddhism to the fact of following the instructions of the Buddha to achieve the truth. If so, read the quote above again.

I don’t like some aspects of Buddhism. In fact I don’t consider myself Buddhist, I don’t need any label. I search for the truth and happiness and I have found within Buddhism many useful tools for that purpose. Many more than in any other religion, because according to Buddhism, you can achieve enlightment using those tools by yourself, without any dogma.

The goal of Buddhism is to become enlightenedd not to become a Buddhist. So it doesn’t matter if you consider yourself Buddhist or Christian or whatever. Just pick from the Buddhism the knowledge that is useful to you and continue your path.

Best regards.

Typography

Typography

Good looking font text over nice background is enough to convey your message effectively.

Yoga Mat Texture : Free download

Yoga Mat Texture : Free download

Second app on Playstore

Second app on Playstore

Launched another app on playstore, learnings from apps this time are resizing background image and making app more responsive.

The app contains collection of 50 quotes from Bob Dylan.

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