I observed my first Uposatha day last week. I don't think I did too badly, but before I observe tomorrow, I would like to ask for some pointers.
Last time I turned on the computer in order to use it to listen to a couple of Dhamma talks online, however, out of habit I did find myself logging in to facebook and msn. How important is it that I keep strictly to the 8 precepts? if I find myself indulging in entertainment, is it okay that I simply notice the fact and then stop as soon as I notice (as I did last time)? or would it be better not to even turn the computer on in the first place?
I plan to dedicate my day to meditation and Dhamma study, I'm guessing this is what we are meant to do on Uposatha days, however is there anything else that I might wish to do to strengthen my practice?
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."