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What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:48 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: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby morning mist » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:13 pm

with metta,

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:49 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: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:14 am

If it goes that far back, from what I heard Eve had an Apple and Adam had a Wang. Perhaps the Buddha when he was a Prince had a Cray.

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby nathan » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:23 pm

"Think different."
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby Akuma » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:28 am

I heard it was like this.

After leading a sheltered existence surrounded by luxury and pleasure in his younger years, Prince Siddhārtha ventured out of his palace for the first time at the age of 29. He set off from the palace to the city in a chariot, accompanied by his charioteer Channa (Chandaka).

On this journey he first saw a linux machine, revealing to Siddhārtha the consequences of aging. When the prince asked about this old system, Channa replied that aging was something that happened to all beings alike.

The second sight was of a windows computer. Once again, the prince was surprised at the sight, and Channa explained that all beings are subject to disease and pain due to this. This further troubled the mind of the prince.

The third sight was of an iPad. As before, Channa explained to the prince that death is an inevitable fate that befalls everyone using this. After seeing these three sights, Siddhārtha was troubled in his mind and sorrowful about the sufferings that have to be endured.

After seeing these three negative sights, Siddhārtha came upon the fourth sight; an ascetic who had devoted himself to finding the cause of human suffering. This sight gave him hope that he too might be released from the sufferings arising from those technologies, and he resolved to follow the ascetic's example

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby kirk5a » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Given that the Buddha did not utilize the technology that was available in the day, such as the wheel... makes me think he wouldn't be using a computer. Except possibly as a metaphor. :smile:
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

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Re: What did the Buddha have to say about The Mac vs The PC?

Postby DarwidHalim » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:52 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!


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