This is going to be a quick post (that's the hope at least). Today is an uposatha day and I am once again trying my best to observe it. I have, for quite some time, had little interest in movies, sitcoms, video games, music and most of what would fall under the 7th precept which is as follows:
I undertake the rule of training to refrain from
dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments,
wearing garlands, smartening with perfumes and beautifying
I do, however, derive a lot of pleasure and distraction from incessantly reading and researching whatever strikes my fancy including continuously scanning the various Buddhist fora. My question is this: Should I (and, by extension I suppose, should any of us) forego such diversions even if they are "Dhammic" in nature (i.e., reading a post on a Buddhist forum or reading an article on comparative religion) because they are precisely diversions? Anyway, I would appreciate hearing anyone's opinion and experiences. Rakkhantu sabba devataa!