Here’s a 50-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (100MB .mp4 - Tip: tap and hold to “Download link”, or right click to “Save Link As…“).
- meditation, attainment, lack thereof, seclusion, restraint, tradition, generational differences, technology, lifestyles, sasana, procession of monks throughout the generations, training, conservative culture, a world which no longer remembers what it’s like to live without smartphones and computers; the difficulty for monastic culture to live simply, while not over-extending the generosity of laypeople, who expect a certain minimal participation in technological use
- Simile of the man whose hands and feet are cut off, being like an arahant: MN 76: Sandaka-sutta
“Enso”-like kitchen timer, for sale in Malaysia, for use as a convenient meditation timer
from the book “The Salmon of Doubt”, by Douglas Adams:
“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
- Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
- Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
- Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
- RSS feed of these postings: https://bhikkhu.ca/feed.xml (Paste this link into your favorite Podcatcher)
Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):