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Internet is dangerous

Post by Gena1480 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:10 am

Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:11 am

:spy:
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by manas » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:35 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.
One needs to learn the art of restraint over the clicking finger. :sage:

:anjali:
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:47 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.
Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
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Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)
“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: Internet is dangerous

Post by plwk » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:57 am

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:29 am

Ben wrote:
Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.
Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
420823_3842140688277_2121063167_n crop.jpg
Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)
Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by tiltbillings » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:53 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:
Ben wrote:
Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.
Dangerous?
Now THIS is dangerous!
420823_3842140688277_2121063167_n crop.jpg
Notechis Ater (Tasmanian tiger snake)
Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

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>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by Aloka » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:26 am

Lovely snakes !

I have stroked and had a python coiled around me which was easily as big as the one in the Steve Irwin photo.

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by ground » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:51 am

Gena1480 wrote:Internet is dangerous
Watch where you click.
Why so fearful? You are entitled to self confidence. :sage:

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by m0rl0ck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:38 am

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Internet is dangerous

Post by Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:18 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote:
Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

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Snakes are truely beautiful and unfairly maligned creatures.
The tiger snake is usually a very shy creature and will only attack when threatened or provoked. The particular snake I am holding in the photo above has been socialised so can be handled safely by people. However, I have been trained to handle wild venemous snakes and while I have a high degree of comfort around snakes, I am mindful that an error on my part could land me in trouble.
Aloka wrote:
Lovely snakes !

I have stroked and had a python coiled around me which was easily as big as the one in the Steve Irwin photo.
I would actually consider keeping snakes except I don't like the idea of catering to their eating habits. Having said that, we probably have them in the lower part of the garden and around the creek. They are beautiful animals and when socialized totally indifferent towards humans.
kind regards,

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.”
- 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: Internet is dangerous

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:50 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote: Why are you smiling?????????????????? :shock:
He is channelling Steve Irwin.

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:jumping:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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