Renouncing INTERNET thread -

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby ES06 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:48 pm

corrine wrote:Actually, the internet has given me a lot of good things.
corrine

One good thing would be excellent access to the Dhamma and Buddhist forums.
Surely, there is literature and Buddhist groups but groups are hundreds kilometers away and books costs and might be inadequate.

Things have good and bad sides.
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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:13 am

I've been away from forums such as Dhammawheel for ages (but not the internet as a whole, I need it for my job). For the last few weeks I've been watching but cannot figure out how to jump back in. It's as though everyone else has advanced in their knowledge of the Dhamma except me, and I've been left behind.
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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:20 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:I've been away from forums such as Dhammawheel for ages (but not the internet as a whole, I need it for my job). For the last few weeks I've been watching but cannot figure out how to jump back in. It's as though everyone else has advanced in their knowledge of the Dhamma except me, and I've been left behind.

Do not feel this; imagine all the people who have yet to come across this path - they are still in an illusory state of 'suffering' and 'Pain'.... We may be likewise, but at least we now have a map!

Do not lament what is not, but rejoice in what is.
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You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....
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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:48 am

Oh, I'm not lamenting. One of the reasons why I stopped using DW is that I upset too many people accidentally; the main reason being that text is all too often misunderstood without the subtleties of language that cannot be portrayed in text alone.
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