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Internet is dangerous

Postby Gena1480 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:10 am

Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:11 am

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“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby manas » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:35 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.


One needs to learn the art of restraint over the clicking finger. :sage:

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:47 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.


Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
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Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby plwk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:57 am

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:29 am

Ben wrote:
Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.


Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
420823_3842140688277_2121063167_n crop.jpg


Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)


Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:53 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:
Ben wrote:
Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.


Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
420823_3842140688277_2121063167_n crop.jpg


Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)


Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby Aloka » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:26 am

Lovely snakes !

I have stroked and had a python coiled around me which was easily as big as the one in the Steve Irwin photo.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby ground » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:51 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.

Why so fearful? You are entitled to self confidence. :sage:

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:38 am

"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own mind.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... eleft.html

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:18 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

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Snakes are truely beautiful and unfairly maligned creatures.
The tiger snake is usually a very shy creature and will only attack when threatened or provoked. The particular snake I am holding in the photo above has been socialised so can be handled safely by people. However, I have been trained to handle wild venemous snakes and while I have a high degree of comfort around snakes, I am mindful that an error on my part could land me in trouble.

Aloka wrote:
Lovely snakes !

I have stroked and had a python coiled around me which was easily as big as the one in the Steve Irwin photo.


I would actually consider keeping snakes except I don't like the idea of catering to their eating habits. Having said that, we probably have them in the lower part of the garden and around the creek. They are beautiful animals and when socialized totally indifferent towards humans.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:50 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote:Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

Image


:jumping:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)


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