Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

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soapy3
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Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by soapy3 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:30 pm

In this thread sattva made what I thought was a beautiful suggestion.

Stop Dhammwheel for one day a month to promote mindfulness.

Perhaps a temporary web page could be mapped to the dhammawheel.com URL saying as much.

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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by Ben » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:57 pm

It would be far more effective if you went offline yourself without being forced to do so.
With metta,
Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by soapy3 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:17 pm

Ben wrote:It would be far more effective if you went offline yourself without being forced to do so.
With metta,
Ben
Wow, no reason to be rude.

Love the "With metta" epithet added to the brush off.

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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by Ben » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:35 pm

Rude?
I merely answered your question.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by Mkoll » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:17 pm

soapy3 wrote:
Ben wrote:It would be far more effective if you went offline yourself without being forced to do so.
With metta,
Ben
Wow, no reason to be rude.

Love the "With metta" epithet added to the brush off.
I didn't find that rude at all. It's just good advice...
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by VinceField » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:49 pm

soapy3 wrote:
Ben wrote:It would be far more effective if you went offline yourself without being forced to do so.
With metta,
Ben
Wow, no reason to be rude.

Love the "With metta" epithet added to the brush off.
Perception is a funny thing, ain't it?

I didn't perceive any rudeness in Ben's response. It was actually a great piece of advice.

Forcing a break from the forum may be equivalent to stealing a drug addict's stash, at least for those who are overly attached to the forum anyway. It's not going to induce any significant change in terms of weakening the addiction. The change must come from one's own volition, which is why Ben's advice that it would be more effective if you went offline yourself is spot on. It would be far more beneficial to overcome the attachment in the face of temptation than to be forced to take a break.

I'd recommend contemplating the reason(s) for taking offense to Ben's words. You will most likely find some areas of attachment, aversion, and/or delusion in which the dhamma can be applied, especially the teachings on anatta/not-self.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... tself.html

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Re: Stop Dhammawheel One Day A Month For Mindfulness?

Post by DNS » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:57 am

Even the most frequent, prolific posters here take time off now and then for householder duties, retreats and other activities. We all have our own schedules. How about a day of mindfulness, everyday?

When working, preparing food, doing dishes, working, do it with mindfulness. When interacting with others, stay mindful. When posting on Dhamma Wheel, do so with mindfulness, carefully considering if your post is wholesome, if it is useful, if it is truthful and if it is the right time.

It's always the right time to be mindful, whether one is working, talking, or posting on a Buddhist forum.
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