I’ve been asked many times by customers, “Why did my computer fail?” There are many reasons – first it was built by humans and it’s not designed to last for ever. Just like washing machines, and refrigerators. There are many other reasons, including below. This motherboard became corroded after being used in a humid basement for the summer.
May my plate have on it, only what I need to survive.
May all being’s plates have on them what is needed to survive.
May my ‘table’ be surrounded only by positive energy coming from
compassionate people whom have let go their anger and attachments.
May I be able to remain in the present, and obtain true wisdom for all
May I be a light for compassion that will spread through all beings.
~Karma Sherab Drolma
Sites that want your street address and birth date just to register and post a comment, might as well ask for your first born.
Wow! Look at the saving from my last online walmart order! Impressive, isn’t it?
I assist and teach people to get done what they want to get done on their computer, tablets, and smartphones. I am a software expert 🙂 I have had my own business doing this and a little production art since 1996. Most of my clients become repeat customers. They call for help with their technology if something is wrong or if they just want help to learn how to do something new.
If someone doesn’t want to or is not able to learn how to do something themselves, [usually because they just don’t have time] I do it for them, sending email, typing, spreadsheets, databases, printing out Christmas lists, even filing papers in files. I have been a contractor for city government and privately owned business to complete special projects including data gathering and report completion.
So many things need to be done or are easier to get done online, on a computer or other device, I help get things completed for people who don’t have a computer of their own. I troubleshoot, can make some repairs, set up simple home networks and fix computers and owners after malware attacks. Most of my clients are older adults, but anyone that needs assistance with any program or issue they have with technology, I can help.
A devoted meditator, after years concentrating on a particular mantra, had attained enough insight to begin teaching. The student’s humility was far from perfect, but the teachers at the monastery were not worried.
A few years of successful teaching left the meditator with no thoughts about learning from anyone; but upon hearing about a famous hermit living nearby, the opportunity was too exciting to be passed up.
The hermit lived alone on an island at the middle of a lake, so the meditator hired a man with a boat to row across to the island. The meditator was very respectful of the old hermit. As they shared some tea made with herbs the meditator asked him about his spiritual practice. The old man said he had no spiritual practice, except for a mantra which he repeated all the time to himself. The meditator was pleased: the hermit was using the same mantra he used himself — but when the hermit spoke the mantra aloud, the meditator was horrified!
“What’s wrong?” asked the hermit.
“I don’t know what to say. I’m afraid you’ve wasted your whole life! You are pronouncing the mantra incorrectly!”
“Oh, Dear! That is terrible. How should I say it?”
The meditator gave the correct pronunciation, and the old hermit was very grateful, asking to be left alone so he could get started right away. On the way back across the lake the meditator, now confirmed as an accomplished teacher, was pondering the sad fate of the hermit.
“It’s so fortunate that I came along. At least he will have a little time to practice correctly before he dies.”
Just then, the meditator noticed that the boatman was looking quite shocked, and turned to see the hermit standing respectfully on the water, next to the boat.
“Excuse me, please. I hate to bother you, but I’ve forgotten the correct pronunciation again. Would you please repeat it for me?”
“You obviously don’t need it,” stammered the meditator; but the old man persisted in his polite request until the meditator relented and told him again the way he thought the mantra should be pronounced.
The old hermit was saying the mantra very carefully, slowly, over and over, as he walked across the surface of the water back to the island.