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Kumāra Bhikkhu

Buddhist Monk, Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary

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Are you happier while at the computer, or while taking a walk?

By "taking a walk", I do mean taking a walk, even if just for a short while; not walking while engaging with a smart device. So, what's your experience?

P.S.: Just in case some of you misunderstand, the question is not meant so that we choose one over the other. (We do both anyhow, don't we?) It's not even so that we decide which one is better. It's about self-discovery. What's true for you? If you like to take it further, asking why would be great.


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  • Sep 25 2013: None. My present state of mind is more important. If i have a clear mind, it doens't matter in which of the activities you mentioned.
    If my mental state is happy, i can walk happy and work on the computer happily.
    The activity doesn't matter. My state of mind holds the key.
    Everything is in the mind.

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