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  • Re: Why do we blame technology?

    @techie said:
    It's fashionable among Buddhists to blame technology, that Twitter etc. keeps us engaged with trifles, or that video games/TV keep us over stimulated.

    But isn't this a wrong conclusion? Even without technology, our own minds keep us over stimulated, preoccupied with trivial things, always chattering, etc. So are we not conveniently blaming technology when our own minds are the real culprit?

    Just something to ponder.

    -It seems to me there is something amiss when a person can have 537 friends on Facebook yet still feel alone and alienated...

    person
  • Re: Does your practice involve watching Intention?

    @JaySon said:
    If I'm playing with my dog or cat, then I might say aloud... As I play with my dog may all dogs have fun, plenty to eat and drink, a safe place to sleep, and freedom from cruelty and violence.

    Or... As I eat this yogurt may all beings have plenty of food and water. May also beings never hunger. May all beings become enlightened.

    I'm not sure if that's what you mean by intention, but that's how I practice intention.

    What does practicing intention look like in your practice, @Will_Baker ?

    -My practice involves trying to remember to watch Intention. I have found that when I am watching Intention I am more inclined towards Right Intention.

    Thank you all, for the responses...

    JaySonlobsterTiggerShoshin
  • Re: Breathe in...

    @silver said:
    You do realize this thread is like 4 years old?

    -It's a good thread though :-)

    Steve_Bdhammachick
  • Re: We're going to die

    My best friend died unexpectedly Wednesday night. We are born, grow old, get sick and die. And the stars still shine after we are gone...

    lobsterTiggersilverfedericaKeromeVastmindShoshinDavid
  • Re: I lose my temper at my family

    @zenyatta said:
    Hey there. I'm wondering if anyone can help me with my ego and temper.

    I lose my temper with my family, especially my little brother, pretty often. I've noticed I seem to sometimes have this 'holier than thou' attitude and it leads me to anger. How can I let these mostly little things go?

    Thanks :)

    -One shouldn't get angry at a fire for burning...

    Tiggerzenyatta