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This is a good article and should be of interest to all of our members:
You see us everywhere, we connected loners. Walking and texting, sitting in cafes with our laptops - utterly absorbed, talking in our phones, refreshing our messages, scanning news websites, headphones in ears, talking or listening to music or a podcast, Gmail always open, and refreshing, refreshing, refreshing the browsers to avoid that thing that's always a possibility: being by ourselves and really, truly alone.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/societ ... z1TSH2y0Sb
I've decided to post it the Wellness, diet & exercise as it touches on the broader aspect of wellbeing relating to mental health and connection with others.
Your comments are most welcome.
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From the article:
"Technology connects us - but it is also a constant assault on our deeper self."
The writer is diagnosing part of the problem, but avijja foments assumptions which prevent a clear formulation of it, to say nothing of formulating a solution.
namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammasambuddhassa
"There is, headman, dhammasamādhi. If you were to obtain cittasamādhi in that, you might abandon this state of perplexity. And what, headman, is dhammasamādhi?- SN 42.13 - Pāṭaliya
[kammapatha & brahmavihara, & a method of arousing gladness]"
"Others will misapprehend according to their individual views, hold on to them tenaciously and not easily discard them; we shall not misapprehend according to individual views nor hold on to them tenaciously, but shall discard them with ease — thus effacement can be done."- MN 8 - Sallekha Sutta
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very interesting. If only people would take note of this kind of thing. when you sit on the train and "do nothing" some people give suspicious looks. it's strange. I remember a time not that long ago when it wasn't like this. The other day I almost ran over a young lady plugged into her iphone, staring at it while crossing a busy road. I've even seen people walking down the street reading a book AND listening to music. how disconnected can you get? Several articles have been published in the media on this topic of late because it's becoming a social concern....
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It's all just the five aggregates, six consciousnesses etc. or whatever, regardless of whether it's classified conventionally as "offline" or "online".
Mindfulness of these phenomena in accordance with satipatthana meditation is the same either way.
A far more salient question relates to what is conducive to wholesome mindstates, and what is conducive to unwholesome mindstates?
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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