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If I get a prayer wheel, I will use it exactly for the purpose, for generating metta. The prayer wheels Im talking about are the ones like these.
If a rule prevents you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore it.
Individual wrote:Wikipedia has a fundamental rule (I'd call it the first rule of Wikipedia):If a rule prevents you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore it.
I apply the same thing to everyday life -- even the law.
If something is considered "forbidden," because of some rule, if the rule stands in the way of doing something useful or important, ignore it.
It's possible you lack discernment and create problems by breaking the rule. But it's also possible that the rule is wrong and simply isn't universally applicable; no rules are universally applicable.
With this sort of thing, it might be a good idea to keep it to yourself, though. Most people have no appreciation for this kind of spirituality. They're like ideologies -- democrats and republicans -- and if you borrow ideas from this or that ideology because they seem useful or true, all of them, all of the ideologies think you're stupid and hate you.
spiritnoname wrote:Hmm,.. I don't know the origin of prayer wheels, I suspect it is from Bon, not Indian masters.