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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby kirk5a » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:29 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby Euclid » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:42 am

I find it strange that this thread has taken such a drastic turn, but nevertheless I will put in my 2c as a physicist:

'Radiation' ( a distinction must be made between electromagnetic and radioactive decay) comes in two broad kinds: ionising, and non-ionising. The former is harmful; the latter is not. The ionising potential of any particular photon is nominally calculated by E = hf, where h is Plank's constant and f is the frequency of the wave. Cellphones are not ionising. You have nothing to fear; anybody who tells you otherwise is most likely ill-informed and, frankly, uneducated.

As for this little tidbit:

'Just as I'm typing this and looking at my Laptops wifi, I can see at least 10 other wifi signals from other routers in homes nearby. Doesn't that scare you in the least bit?'

No, it doesn't scare me in the least. Go play with a geiger counter for a while - it's an interesting exercise to see just how much background radiation you absorb (here's a hint; that giant ball of fire in the sky spits out a good deal of ionising radiation. If 10 wifi networks make you scared, you'll be pissing yourself when you see the counts/min!)

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:46 pm

I wish I could sleep...
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:48 pm

I'm concerned about electrosmog too.
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby adosa » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:29 am

A triple cappuccino.


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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby Annapurna » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:27 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby kyeezee » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:49 am

Zavk, you mentioned a nice Burmese bell to wake up with that you downloaded from some buddhism site. I'm looking everywhere on the net for it. I discovered that the name is 'kyeezee' so I decided to make it my username here immediately -- I'm new on this site. I really like the sound. The only downloadable kyeezee-sounds I can find though are from some guy named Stephan Micus, but those bells are much higher in sound than the ones at meditation courses (at IMC anyway). And I want just one single bell sound, not a whole concert of bells.
By the way, I don't want to use it to wake up but to let me know that an hour or something has passed when meditating. It's such a soothing sound.
Fyi: I use a cell-phone as alarm-clock and am more skeptical of the whole superstition around it than of the 'radiation' of the cell-phone itself. And I have a lot of attachments, but an attachment to my cell-phone I don't have.
Through many a birth
I wandered in samsara,
seeking, but not finding
the builder of this house.
Sorrowful is it to be born again and again.

O house-builder! Thou art seen.
Thou shalt build no house again.
All thy rafters are broken.
Thy ridge-pole is shattered.
My mind has attained the unconditioned.
Achieved is the end of craving.

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby octathlon » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:17 am

For those who use Linux, here is a meditation timer with a nice bell.
http://sitquietly.quietwatercourse.co.uk/sqdesktop.php

If you don't use Linux, it looks like there is a web version as well.

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:21 am

What do you use to wake up?

Worries
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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby kyeezee » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:15 am

Thanks Octathlon, that's a great tip! My computer stands only 4 meters from my meditation spot, so I should be able to use the online-version (didn't try yet). The bell has a nice sound indeed.
Through many a birth
I wandered in samsara,
seeking, but not finding
the builder of this house.
Sorrowful is it to be born again and again.

O house-builder! Thou art seen.
Thou shalt build no house again.
All thy rafters are broken.
Thy ridge-pole is shattered.
My mind has attained the unconditioned.
Achieved is the end of craving.

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Re: What do you use to wake up?

Postby salty-J » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:04 pm

"It is what it is." -foreman infamous for throwing wrenches in fits of rage


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