Saturday, October 28, 2006

"Use the phone while practising mindfulness – don’t let it use you."

TreeHugger has a post on a Thai Cellphone provider (or as we in the business refer to them "carrier") who has started offering chanted mantras and Buddhist sayings as ringtones.

Dhamma (or dharma) is the Buddhist term for enlightened or authoritative teachings. The force behind these unique ringtones is the monk Phra Phayom Kalayano, who has recorded the dhamma doctrines and offered them free of charge to the mobile phone networks in Thailand. The Thai newspaper "The National" reports that several internet sites are now offering ring tones such as:

  • Anger is stupidity, fury is madness – if you don’t succumb to anger, you won’t succumb to stupidity and madness.
  • It is better to sweat from hard work than cry from laziness, which encourages poverty.
  • Compose yourself before answering this call. Avoid being irascible and causing disputes.

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