Here’s an 54-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (138MB .mp4). Note that this is part 3, to these previous Dhamma Talks, Part 1 is found here, and Part 2 is found here.

Full title:

"Enshrining the Spiritual and “Time Out” from Social Media, Part 3"


  • refuge, analogy of how a monastery’s meditation hall is available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, demonstration, LAN, WAN, Pi-hole adlists, Firewall restrictions, scheduling and automating parental controls, Android, blocking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blocking ads, custom firewall rules, OpenWrt

Slight correction: at 7:16 “…a tool like tcpdump”, not “…a tool like “tcp”

Dhamma References:

  • The Early Buddhist texts were shown as available and browseable in the “Toko”, no matter how high the restrictions were increased.

Other References:

  • “Crontab Guru” - to help generate crontab “schedule expressions”. This is to automate turning on and off:

    • Pi-Hole Adlists - which block Social Media sites. For example: at 7:30pm, daily, enable the blockage. Then lift the blockage at 9pm.

      30 19 * * * /usr/bin/sqlite3 /etc/pihole/gravity.db "update 'adlist' set enabled = 1 where comment = 'Facebook'" ; /usr/local/bin/pihole restartdns 2>&1

      0 21 * * * /usr/bin/sqlite3 /etc/pihole/gravity.db "update 'adlist' set enabled = 0 where comment = 'Facebook'" ; /usr/local/bin/pihole restartdns 2>&1

    • automate the restart the wifi on OpenWrt (for example, at 7:30pm, daily), thereby causing all wifi devices to refresh their DHCP eases, and subsequently cause fresh DNS lookups.

      30 19 * * * /etc/init.d/network restart

  • “Crack Monkey” Artwork. Copyrighted, but used for educational purposes.



Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):