The Internet and the Buddha

Source: “You are what you Download,” by Diana Winston in Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume

On the day I realized that I could have anything I wanted over the Internet, I bought ten new books, a subscription to a simple-living magazine, and a pair of black leather boots, and sent myself the daily quotes of the Buddha.  The Buddha sent me an e-mail about the law of karma.  He said actions have results.  If I plant a plum pit, I will get a plum tree.  If I practice greed, I will be more greedy.  If I practice generosity, I will be more generous.  Buddhism 101.


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