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Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Pondera » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:10 pm

"There is little aging men, sore backs, poverty, and malice gain through witless mounds. Time lost in INTERWEB; nothing INTERWEBBING, GOOGLING - compared to one morning in candlelight by half hour's plus in reading '1001 Nights' through hardcopy. Learn young men! Truth exists in silence! Poor men's backs break for shame until life is done. A solemn oath I take of abstinence from electronic slavery and its cost entertaining my physical denial of that which is real. Oath INTERNET abstinence. Life's torture beckons heralding the youth of sacralilium. Never does heart pass through days on end - a step into the abyss of a monkey counting sparkling gems by way of marks on a paper written in earth and nothing but."

- 'Pondera' - (August 11th, 2011 - February 21st, 2014)

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Babadhari » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:03 pm

take care Pondera
i'll miss your amusing and honest posts
perhaps you will return .... :buddha2:
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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:31 pm

Absolute, pure blasphemy.

He'll be back, everyone always comes back.

Seriously, enjoy the break, delve deeper into the practice and return with greater upekkha (if needed) and then you never need to leave. :toast:

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:23 am

I got seriously scared when I saw an end date. Then I realised it was the internet persona.

I hope he is internetly reborn as a man free from rebirth. :smile:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:20 am

David N. Snyder wrote:He'll be back....


"Hasta la vista!" ;)
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Postby Mkoll » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:56 am

Spiny Norman wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:He'll be back....


"Hasta la vista!" ;)

Baby.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:41 pm

Greetings,

No Internet banking, no paying bills over the internet, no internet search engines.... this will be an interesting experiment!

:popcorn:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:38 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

No Internet banking, no paying bills over the internet, no internet search engines.... this will be an interesting experiment!

:popcorn:

Metta,
Retro. :)

In futility.

:rofl:
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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:15 am

retrofuturist wrote:No Internet banking, no paying bills over the internet, no internet search engines.... this will be an interesting experiment!


Damn internet, what use is it really!? ;)

It reminds me of this bit from the film The Life of Brian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso&feature=kp

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Mkoll » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:00 pm

Post #1000. Time to take a break. I've decided to join you Pondera, for however long it lasts.

See ya'll later. Or maybe not. In any case, farewell!

:hello:
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Postby Spiny Norman » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:29 am

Mkoll wrote:Post #1000.


Only a 1000? You're just getting started really. :tongue:
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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Shaswata_Panja » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:28 pm

Pondera wrote:"There is little aging men, sore backs, poverty, and malice gain through witless mounds. Time lost in INTERWEB; nothing INTERWEBBING, GOOGLING - compared to one morning in candlelight by half hour's plus in reading '1001 Nights' through hardcopy. Learn young men! Truth exists in silence! Poor men's backs break for shame until life is done. A solemn oath I take of abstinence from electronic slavery and its cost entertaining my physical denial of that which is real. Oath INTERNET abstinence. Life's torture beckons heralding the youth of sacralilium. Never does heart pass through days on end - a step into the abyss of a monkey counting sparkling gems by way of marks on a paper written in earth and nothing but."

- 'Pondera' - (August 11th, 2011 - February 21st, 2014)



let's do this I am training myself for this a couple of months now....I will post every seven days to speak about my transformation...I am also into total hard mode celibacy of No masturbation, no porn and no sex, no fanntasizing while in bed...it's into 2 nd week now ..my record is 10 weeks...young people need to delearn the vices of modern age so that they can make something out of life...only will do internet for mails and for study purposes ONLY

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Postby corrine » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:21 pm

Actually, the internet has given me a lot of good things. The ability to research antique books and documents easily, for my work. The ability to learn new things at little or no cost. I have availed myself of several learning sites. The ability, through the local library's internet presence, to download ebooks and read them on my computer. The ability to connect with friends at no cost through email. I remember how much I used to pay for long distance phone calls and how that cost caused me to lose contact with old friends because I simply could not afford to talk to them on a regular basis. The ability to keep up with what is happening all over the globe by accessing newspapers from everywhere. And, on the Arts and Letters site, the ability to study many subjects that help to keep my mind functioning well.

I think anything can be used for good or ill, depending on our own attitude towards it. My doctor communicates with me through a dedicated site, allowing me to get care for very little that was not previously available. Sure, the internet can become an incredible time waster if one chooses to let that happen. I have friends and colleagues who choose to spend an inordinate amount of time playing games. That is their choice. The internet also allows me to purchase goods without driving long distances. As a senior citizen, this is a good thing.

So choose to use this technology or not. But it is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. Or a good thing. Just yet another tool to be used in whatever way we choose.

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Babadhari » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:07 pm

its time for me to logout for a while, plenty of PDFs to study,
thank you to all the great contributors here at Dhammawheel for answering my questions and correcting my mistaken views.

metta to all

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby purple planet » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Ok im in also

already try to do this several times in the past - even did a bombastic post and returned after a day or two :lol:

no doubt at all that its more wholesome to be reading and posting in a buddhist forum like dhamma wheel than to do other stuff - so i think its important that if anyone here fails staying away from the web that he will have no shame and just return to post as usual here at the forum


ok so i give it a try - if i "Fail" than i will just continue posting as usual (what can by a big chance be tomorrow) I wont update here -

see you soon probably ! but there is a small chance i will succeed so in that case : goodbye all , may you find true happiness :hello:
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:31 pm

During the recent heavy weather, I've had the opportunity to watch all of you at work on deck and aloft. You don't know wood from canvas! And it seems you don't want to learn! Well, I'll have to give you a lesson.


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Postby purple planet » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:55 pm

:rofl:
Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby manas » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:14 pm

Pondera wrote:"There is little aging men, sore backs, poverty, and malice gain through witless mounds. Time lost in INTERWEB; nothing INTERWEBBING, GOOGLING - compared to one morning in candlelight by half hour's plus in reading '1001 Nights' through hardcopy. Learn young men! Truth exists in silence! Poor men's backs break for shame until life is done. A solemn oath I take of abstinence from electronic slavery and its cost entertaining my physical denial of that which is real. Oath INTERNET abstinence. Life's torture beckons heralding the youth of sacralilium. Never does heart pass through days on end - a step into the abyss of a monkey counting sparkling gems by way of marks on a paper written in earth and nothing but."

- 'Pondera' - (August 11th, 2011 - February 21st, 2014)


Hi Pondera,

personally, I cannot renounce the greatest invention of humankind since the printing press, but I wish you well also. :smile:

kind regards,
manas.
:anjali:

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Postby Shaswata_Panja » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:08 am

fought off a massive massive urge for porn today...it was an on and off struggle with me going to sleep (cannot sleep because of head buzzing with energy because of the celibacy/continence) and then getting up and surfing porn and again closing...did mindfulness...was barely able to put a lid on it...it was a battle of life and death for 1.5 hours before I just took a cold shower----everything is good..internet discipline has not been bad but not good either...devoting my extra time to a pet project (I am a comp sci student)....14 days of celibacy running.....this time target is 240 days---keep strong, live strong


and Oh yes I am doing a 24 hour fast to discipline myself....it would have been 72 hours if I had orgasmed

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Re: Renouncing INTERNET thread -

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:48 pm

Shaswata_Panja wrote:...and Oh yes I am doing a 24 hour fast to discipline myself....it would have been 72 hours if I had orgasmed


Is this a new diet plan? ;)
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