Thank you Rhino for sharing !
It's not à judgment, because today's minds are really addicted to cell phones and as all addiction it is hard to let go off.
But I think it is a good point if monastery prohibits cellphones.
Personally, being adult I have never lived for a long time without phone, so I don't know how it will deal with it but, but one of my dreams is to one day being free from obligation to have a phone... There is some taste of freedom in it... Being free from Internet in the ciecle of the Internet
Freedom is not to surf on the web whenever you want as much you want.
Freedom is to be free from surfing.
If Buddha was there, I think he would prohibit cellphones.
Its sad that "The social dilemma" is no longer available on YouTube, but I recommend.
We don't live Samsara, Samsara is living us...
"Form, feelings, perceptions, formations, consciousness - don't care about us, we don't exist for them"