How to stop internet addiction?

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:24 am

DAWN wrote:But, as i see, there is nobody who feel danger in internet and information addiction.
I guess many know it, but addiction is addiction. So maybe you like to share how you did overcome it. Don't ask me how. Maybe limited on possibilities which are given after having mastered it so far?
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby DAWN » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:26 am

Hanzze wrote:
So you think that this bad influence, and reason of information addiction of peoples is in not taking what is not given?

No, not in that way, but it has always impact on the conscience and is in that way a hindrence to further development of insight.

Regarding Kamma, maybe you like to read the 10 reflections of a Samana, as you are somehow on the way to it, or like to go in that direction.


In which way? If you can explain :roll:

Thanks you alot alout this link :namaste: (more information !! more information!!! :woohoo: )
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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby DAWN » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:30 am

Hanzze wrote:
DAWN wrote:But, as i see, there is nobody who feel danger in internet and information addiction.
I guess many know it, but addiction is addiction. So maybe you like to share how you did overcome it. Don't ask me how. Maybe limited on possibilities which are given after having mastered it so far?


Once i tried to leave my pc in my parents house. But kilesas were strenght.
So i will try to do it little bit by little bit.

I dont fully understand your last words. :embarassed:
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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:37 am

Accept/use only what is given is a good help. But also there one needs to be careful, mind is very tricky. Espesially the "comassionated" mind.

But as long as addicted, use it on the path. Better intention is always useful.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:18 am

DAWN wrote:Actualy not, cause i'am boxer. But others peoples, perharps; uses it like some kind of protection of their body, of their identity, of theis ego.
But even if i was no boxer, like i mentioned in the first post, in realy life i'am very peacefull, even vhen peoples are very aggresive with me.
Actualy is the cause of this topic.

Why internet have such bad influence on peoples?

I think you need to read what was said again.
here you are saying two contradictory things
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: How to stop internet addiction?

Postby Caraka » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:24 am

Why internet have such bad influence on peoples?


Why does cars have such bad influence on people..

I'm sure this could be the start of a long list, and I can see one common property they share. The disconnection of some senses, when we meet another persons car, or another persons post on the internet. It is not the same as meeting face to face. Anonymity in lesser or more degree may contribute to such disconnection, more or less. So its not wrong to say we're pretty much left managing a driving car situation, surfing on net situation, compensation some sense loss with more use of our mind sense.

It is an guess, but it should not be to wrong to assume there is a lot of untamed minds out there... :jawdrop:

(that includes mine)


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