The Yoga of the Internet|
The Tao of the Internet
The Dharma of the Internet
The Ten Commandments for
the Use of the Internet
The following recommendations are meant to serve the
world and humanity by giving guidelines on how to properly
use the World Wide Web.
You are invited to copy these commandments into your
documents and print them as you like. If you feel that
your Homepage also serves the above described purpose,
feel free to list the URL of your Homepage here so that
other searchers of the truth may be able to find you.
Why call it the Yoga of the Internet?
- The WWW, along with everything else in this world,
has come into existence by the grace of the infinite
Lord and shall be properly used to further the right
cause of love, peace and enlightenment of the whole
- The WWW is a place where the monopoly of information
has come to an end. All ideas and presentations will
have to pass the test of whether they contain any inherent
goodness, wisdom or sincerity in the search for truth.
Documents reflecting the inclination of their authors
to further perpetrate injustice and exploitation against
the earth, humans and animals, are disqualifying themselves
in this unique information forum.
- Bad things have always existed everywhere, even without
the WWW. Now is the first time in history that researchers
can study, side by side, the thoughts of the oldest
thinkers of this planet, with the latest scientific
discovery, and the statistics of the evolving social
phenomena. It is a unique opportunity to separate the
weeds from the fruit bearing plant. To further that
research, and to avoid wasting valuable time, here
are some hints:
- Start your research by questioning the final goal
and motivation of any document.
- Develop your own set of values as you progress.
- Apply your power of discrimination. Whatever is good
for all cannot be all bad.
- Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.
- Inquire into the nature of the cause of suffering.
- Inquire about the meaning of life in the present,
its origin and what happens after death.
- Inquire about immediate benefits and dangers, and
their prospective contributions.
- Progress by eliminating whatever disqualifies in your
research, and accepting everything new, positive, and
truly progressive you encounter.
- Think about praying to the Almighty, infinite controller
of destiny. Call Him God, or Nature, or as your heart
feels inclined to guide you through the unending space
of Cyber information. Find the truly beneficial, all
loving Truth. Don't waste this human form of life in
exploitation of any kind, or indifference towards the
sufferings of others.
Let Love reign supreme and let the lovers of that Love
be discovered for the benefit of all.
- Be ready to become part of the solution and relinquish
connection with anything that causes the mistakes of
humanity. Be ready to forgive and humbly share with
others what you discover. Search the association with
like-minded lovers of truth.
- Avoid all idle subjects on the WWW, or elsewhere,
which serve no higher purpose.
Avoid, to the utmost possibility, all violence and aggression
against others. Avoid giving pain to others.
Avoid harming yourself by intoxication of any kind.
Avoid being victimized by sensual contemplation, envy
and greed. Learn how to accept and tolerate what you
cannot change, pray for the strength to lovingly oppose
the unwanted things which you can change, and pray
for the capacity to distinguish the two.
- Try to practise meditation like the mantra meditation
of singing, thinking or reciting the Holy Names of
God. This purifies and gives strength; as confirmed
in all religious traditions. Prayer is another type
- Consider universal brotherhood and sisterhood a divine
principle. All prejudice against any human being or
group is unacceptable when learning what real Love
- The two sexes have to learn how to lovingly complement
each other, rather then fight over rights or try to
exploit one another. In the infinite, Male and Female
are both contained in perfection. Lust, which violates
the intuition of Love, is an impediment to self-realization.
- Like a dangerous drug accessible to little children,
the WWW gives access to many unwanted sites. This dangerous
tool should be our inspiration to educate ourselves
and our children to become responsible for our own
choices. Think, hear, analyze and decide for the truth.
It is not a luxury now. It is a necessity. If all human
beings had access to trigger an atomic bomb, what would
be left of this planet? The WWW gives us a new age
of awareness like never before. Let us work hard to
use it for the right cause.
Let Love be with you.
Yoga is a word which means uniting with God. Becoming
one with God, by relinquishing all separate interests
from his divine will, is the perfection of Yoga. Many
different kinds of yoga are taught in the Vedic scriptures.
Among them are the following:
Concentration and self control of Hatha Yoga.
Pious activities, charity and responsible action as in Karma
Analysis and elimination of the dual and impermanent
as in the process of Jnana Yoga.
Rules of conduct and meditation as found in Raja Yoga.
Selfless service, prayer, and devotional practices
of Bhakti Yoga.
All of these kinds of yoga find their application as
we approach the Internet connected Cyberocean. To reach
true happiness in life, the Vedic scriptures recommend
using everything for the service of God. To serve the
happiness of all is the happiness of God. In this respect,
we would like to invite you to read the previous rules
on how to practise yoga as you search for truth in
This document is inspired by the teachings of Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu, the Avatar for the present age of iron.
Lord Chaitanya started to preach and distribute divine
love and service to the infinite Truth about 500 years
ago in Bengal, India.
This was written by Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti
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