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silentgreen

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« on: March 24, 2009, 09:24:26 PM »
Those who are serious about meditative enquiry may stop watching TV and see the effect on the mind after a couple of months.

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Re: TV
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 09:34:03 PM »
Dear Silentgreen

This is a great challenge to everyone in this forum. Has anyone practiced not watching the TV?

When I learnt Yoga for some days, my teacher advised us not to watch TV for that period and watch the difference for ourselves. Though I watch TV very minimally for that period, I could still see its effects. It helped me be focussed with my sadhana. No obstacles could affect me.

Let me try this out. Tomorrow I will try not to watch TV for the whole day. Just a small way to begin this Sadhana.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 10:30:28 AM »
Like books, TV time has also been reduced by me drastically.  I watch
two half-an-hour programmes everyday in the evening.  One programme is Periya Puranam, a discourse by Smt. Parimalam,
in Sankara TV.  Another is Where is Brahmin? in Jaya TV.  No news,
no dances, no serials, no cinemas.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 09:07:24 PM »
Over the years I have watched TV whenever I got opportunity.
I learnt it is sheer waste of time. People on spiritual path should avoid TV altogether.

I used to see lots and lots of cricket. It has been 3 years almost since I watched a full 1 day international match.

Arunachala.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 09:24:57 AM »
Dear munagala,

Cricket is a great menace that is afflicting Indian citizens.  I am
very happy about IPL shifting the Twenty-Twenty matches to
South Africa.  It would have been better if they had shifted it
to Arctic Sea, where some penguins, pelicans and Eskimos might
watch the matches.

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 12:02:04 AM »
Giving up TV, easy, giving up computer, harder ;)

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 10:54:37 AM »
Then How harder it should be to give up our Ego?  ;)

How much time it takes to break a habit formed in this birth?
Then how much would it take to break habits of all our births put together.  ;D

Always remember the 3Ps.


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 11:54:47 AM »
Dear munagala,

Yes it is correct.  There was one Sadhu in Arunachala, who was
addicted to Ganja habit.  It helped him in his meditation.  Siva
finally appeared before him.  The Sadhu exclaimed:  "O Annamalai!
You have come!  I am ready.  Please wait a minute, I shall pick up
my Ganja pocket and then proceed with You!"

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 01:57:16 AM »
Then How harder it should be to give up our Ego?  ;)

How much time it takes to break a habit formed in this birth?
Then how much would it take to break habits of all our births put together.  ;D

Always remember the 3Ps.



Ah, beautiful point.  It's almost demotivational sometimes to try and quit one thing when you realize that unless you quit the quitter you've quit nothing.  And even then it's perhaps not something "you" do but rather something that happens to you when you see deeply enough the actual state of affairs. 

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 08:56:32 PM »
Your comments about cricket is very funny Subramanian garu.

I used to watch cricket in my 10+2 days but after match fixing etc etc i lost interest completly.

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2010, 08:34:37 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Cricket got undue importance because of the money that is flowing
in and out of the system.  How many foot-ball matches are taking
place right now.  The World Cup is going on.  But no one in India
seems to talk about it at length.  In fact 1/ 1/2 hrs of foot ball
is much more a difficult task than a 1 day game of Cricket.  Then,
how about Hockey, which is our national sport?  No one bothers.   

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 01:10:08 PM »
Subramanian Garu,

As bhagavan ramana says people want to do things which get them more happiness.

Maybe our indians get more happiness watching/playing cricket rather than any sport. :-)

But as for me every sport is time waste to watch atleast it is better i feel to play for sometime so that we may get some sort of physical exercise.