unspoken wrote:I thought that monks usually life in a life where simplicity is centered? But in a monastery, venerables go use a computer freely? I meant, monks have personal computers?
Wizard in the Forest wrote:They have a monastic shared computer or layfolks donate them. I have donated older equipment before, so they can communicate with people like me who do not have the fortune to be able to participate with the Sangha in another way. It is incredibly helpful, and is more valuable to the world. I think while simplicity is important, monks are meant to live in a synergy with laypeople by helping us practice and do Dana. They are here for the benefit of all of us, so I am grateful. Why? Do you think Monks are meant to isolate themselves from the world rather than confronting it with far more directness than laypeople?
imaginos wrote:Good job for supporting the means of communication.
Wizard in the Forest wrote:imaginos wrote:Good job for supporting the means of communication.
I think it's brilliant. I am lucky to have met our resident Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis here. It has completely confirmed my faith in the Sangha, and was one of the barriers of doubt I had that barred me from stream-entry. With that gone, I feel one more step closer. I can't thank the Venerables here enough.
unspoken wrote:imaginos wrote:Many of them utitilze computer to spread Dhamma.
Does dhammawheel counted? Msn or forums? Or yahoo groups?