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Re: Social Media

Post by Caodemarte » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:53 pm

alan wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am
Which brings me back to my initial post on DW: Are there any rational people out there?
No.

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Re: Social Media

Post by Pseudobabble » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Caodemarte wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:53 pm
alan wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am
Which brings me back to my initial post on DW: Are there any rational people out there?
No.
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Re: Social Media

Post by alan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 am

I like it, of course, when people like my photos. Sometimes I'll put up one on my personal page just to check out the results.
But, I'm the guy who makes the final decision about what is Art, and what just I have to say.
One thousand Wows is not as important to me as the one person who really gets what I am trying to say.

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Re: Social Media

Post by Kim OHara » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:57 am

alan wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 am
I like it, of course, when people like my photos. Sometimes I'll put up one on my personal page just to check out the results.
But, I'm the guy who makes the final decision about what is Art, and what just I have to say.
One thousand Wows is not as important to me as the one person who really gets what I am trying to say.
I do understand that, Alan, partly because I'm a writer, but would add that there's no direct (or correct, definitive) relationship between what a creative person makes and what any audience member perceives.
We put stuff into our creations that we don't realise we're putting in (often little bits of our selves), for one thing. And then physical and cultural context changes the meaning of the art-work. For instance, a Guan Yin statue in a Thai temple doesn't mean the same thing as it would in a US museum. And then each audience member puts stuff into our creations, too, as we do - and again, it's often bits of themselves.
So we can't know, far less control, how our work is understood/appreciated/loved. All we can do is make something we reckon is good and hope that others get something valuable out of it.

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Re: Social Media

Post by oncereturner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:13 am

On Facebook I have only one friend. It can be dangerous, for example losing your job when you posted something silly. I can contact a lot of fools, but I don't want to. There is no positive side of social media. Maybe you can find some Buddhist or photography groups.
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech."

— SN 45.8

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Re: Social Media

Post by Nwad » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 am

I deleted my fb , and feel happy ! :)

Tv, radio, social medias - are very bad for our inner peace !

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Re: Social Media

Post by oncereturner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:20 pm

Nwad wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:29 am
I deleted my fb , and feel happy ! :)

Tv, radio, social medias - are very bad for our inner peace !
:goodpost:

Just deleted my Facebook account!
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech."

— SN 45.8

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Re: Social Media

Post by oncereturner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 pm

What about online games? I guess they are also harmful.
"And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech."

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Re: Social Media

Post by Nwad » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:05 pm

From my opinion all that flood the mind - is not good. Why?
Because its like when you are on some little boat in the middle of the lake. All your trash (suffering) you drop of out in the water for not seeing it. And when there is too much trash in the water, you begin to see it apear above the surface, and its brings you suffering... So you flood your mind with a water of distructions, water level gets up and you can drop your trash out again with smile, but it shows itself again, so you flood it again, and again... until it becomes a big ocean, with big wind, big waves, big rain, cold and suffering becomes permanent, so you need permanent distraction... And its not good, even more while the boat is little and weak...

What we should do is to stop flood the mind with distractions, to get water dry up with the sunshine and clear weather without clouds, and when trash show itself on the surface, take it on the boat and work with it, until this trash becomes usefull to reinforce your boat. Little bit, by little bit, your little boat will become a ship which would provide you stability on the waves, and dry refuge while its rainy... And if you keep the sun bright and clouds little - some day the ocean will become a little lake, with no trash anymore in it, and then it will dry off completely, and you could stand up on the ground, with no more waves, wind, rain, suffering, with no more any boat...

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Re: Social Media

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:09 am

This is not just about social media but also about Dhamma Wheel :thinking:
Argue with strangers online? A philosophy professor offers some tips for arguing well

... Dr Stokes said that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter reward speedy communication, but being quick with a comeback is not necessarily the best way to conduct an argument.
"Take your time, don't think you immediately need to respond," Dr Stokes said.
He said it was important to remember that you are arguing with a real person, even if their profile picture is a cartoon dog.
There is no need to be rude or to say something upsetting.
"Make sure you're thinking about what the impact on that person is going to be, even in the heat of a really nasty discussion," Dr Stokes said.
"Remember that there is a face at the other end."
Build your case
Dr Stokes said it was important when entering into an online debate to remember the difference between arguing and asserting.
Stating your opinion is not enough. You need to be able to back it up with a coherent argument.
"One thing l like to say to my students is, 'Look, you're not actually entitled to your opinion in this room, you're entitled to what you can back up, what you can argue for," he said. ...
More at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/o ... in/9454780

Some of us need it more than others, but I am not going to name names. :tongue:

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Re: Social Media

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 am

This is not just about social media but also about Dhamma Wheel :thinking:
Argue with strangers online? A philosophy professor offers some tips for arguing well

... Dr Stokes said that social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter reward speedy communication, but being quick with a comeback is not necessarily the best way to conduct an argument.
"Take your time, don't think you immediately need to respond," Dr Stokes said.
He said it was important to remember that you are arguing with a real person, even if their profile picture is a cartoon dog.
There is no need to be rude or to say something upsetting.
"Make sure you're thinking about what the impact on that person is going to be, even in the heat of a really nasty discussion," Dr Stokes said.
"Remember that there is a face at the other end."
Build your case
Dr Stokes said it was important when entering into an online debate to remember the difference between arguing and asserting.
Stating your opinion is not enough. You need to be able to back it up with a coherent argument.
"One thing l like to say to my students is, 'Look, you're not actually entitled to your opinion in this room, you're entitled to what you can back up, what you can argue for," he said. ...
More at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/o ... in/9454780

Some of us need it more than others, but I am not going to name names. :tongue:

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Re: Social Media

Post by dylanj » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 am

i run this:

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadhamma/

i think it's good
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all attachments, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Social Media

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:46 am

dylanj wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:50 am
i run this:

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadhamma/

i think it's good
:thumbsup:
Certainly a good thing to do.
FB is only as bad, or in this case as good, as what is shared on it.

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Re: Social Media

Post by rightviewftw » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:10 am

oncereturner wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 pm
What about online games? I guess they are also harmful.
maybe this will help although it is not about video games in particular.
How to Destroy any addiction
How to Meditate: Satipatthana Mahasi
Медитация Сатипаттхана Випассана
How To Develop Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
Complete Manual of Insight by Mahasi Sayadaw
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
Ledi Sayadaw's Anapana Dipani (Samatha) @ ffmt.fr/articles/maitres/LediS/anapana-dipani.ledi-sayadaw.pdf
Dhammapada @ myweb.ncku.edu.tw/~lsn46/tipitaka/sutta/khuddaka/dhammapada/dhp-contrast-reading/dhp-contrast-reading-en/
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