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Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:28 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:20 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:33 pm

Some people in my sutta discussion group were surprised that our local library systems had copies of "The Middle Length Discourses". I guess since they were privileged enough to buy books they weren't using the libraries enough to realize that you didn't need to be privileged to read the dhamma :)
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:48 pm

But we are not talking about books, we are talking about apps. Need a device to use apps. Devices cost money.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby morning mist » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:16 pm

Apps are not for mobile only, they are for apple computer and laptop as well. I wouldn't be surprise if most people will have an iPad/ tablet computer in a few years, just like with laptop.
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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:58 pm

What I said still stands.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby imagemarie » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:26 pm

It's all soooooooooooooo convenient. Dhamma when you want it...wherever you are. :smile:

Then why does it sit so uncomfortably with me?
Smacks of decadence maybe?
Tokenism?
Because I'm-worth-it-ism?

Enjoy :tongue:

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:50 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby morning mist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:42 am

Apps work with iPod touch ( a one time $199 or so) too. And if you already use an apple laptop or computer to access the internet ,then there is no need to get a device.
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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby chownah » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:23 am

I'm confused. At first I thought that "apps" as used here was the original meaning of the term which was "application"....this meaning was popularized in the world of geeks with the phrase "killer app".....which was an application of a computer to do something that sort of revolutionaized the use of computers....probably word processing was the first "killer app" which was followed by ftp (used as the basic method for moving files between computers which allowed the internet) and then e-mail and then the world wide web (www) which made the inernet easy to use and so on including search engines and mobile phones and social netwowrking software.......software developers are constantly looking for 'the next big killer app" because it will make them billionaires....

But then as I read on it seemed to me that in this thread the term "app" is used to mean "appliance" meaning that all the new gadgets are considered to be appliances (I guess like stoves and refrigerators) which is a new meaning for me.

But now morning mist seems to be taking it the original wasy like I did...so which definition are people going with?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:03 am

Hi Chownah,

Good point. I thought that is this context "apps" were simply the programs (applications) that run on handheld devices, rather than applications running on "normal" computers. Though in many cases there's not really much difference between running a program on different platforms, apart from some details of how the interface works.

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby morning mist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:24 am

If you have a Window computer or laptop, you can't access the Apple Appstore to download these apps.
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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby morning mist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:18 am

Apple launched the appstore for Apple devices only ( iPod Touch, iPad, laptop, iPhone, computer, etc..).
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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

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Re: Modern use of Apps for Dhamma - good or not?

Postby morning mist » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:35 am

I don't think people will stop publishing dhamma on the internet ,but just making it available through other outlets as well . So we're not depriving anyone of the dhamma.
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