Saturday, 2 July 2011

Would the Buddha have used an Apple Mac ?

"Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." Buddha

The answer is he certainly wouldn't be attached to it in the way that Apple Mac devotees most usually are. That said Mac users are generally artistic, free-thinking semi bohemians that push against accepted virtues..... and as they usually pay a lot more for their computing power than mere PC users with their generic boxes of electronic stuff it could be said they pay a princely sum for the privilege - just like the Buddha was a prince before leaving the comfort of the palace walls to seek the truth.

Apple of course is a fruit and comes from a tree – the Bodhi tree was where the Buddha reached enlightenment whereas a PC is just plastic and metal. That’s enough spurious and slightly pointless reflections on something that could never happen but to sum this up on the evidence that we have it would be fair to say that the Buddha would have most probably have used an Apple in order to get his message of compassion and non-attachment out to a world that is hungry for peace and knowledge. Any more suggestions please feel free to comment below - I feel the sound of one hand clapping coming on ..

Oh and BTW - just looked at the stats for the blog and it would appear around 70% of my dear readers come from the PC world with only 13% users of the 'saintly' Apple Mac. May Steve Jobs (who incidentally is a Buddhist who would probably have donated a top end solar powered machine to the enlightened one !) live long and prosper.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha

The Buddha's Face

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