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Rongxiang LIN

Member Since 29 Jan 2017
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02 October 2017 - 01:20 PM

Hi Jeff and Team once again,


This is my fifth or sixth year exploring Bodhi Linux and sensitive money matters aside, I am thankful of my time here and still prefer keeping a low profile. I felt obliged to contribute to this community moving forward in monetary terms by affording a paid membership even though I have gone back to using Microsoft Windows after completing some key modules of my M.Divinity course in Buddhism. Monasticism is not my cup of tea, but I needed to take some moral precepts after all, this year with a Korean lineage. Intuitively, it is a voluntary effort on my end to take sides with South Korea - not really bodhi, but - in case the DMZ breaks out during my lifetime i.e. I needed to take precepts and study bodhi, not exactly become a Master of ministering followers.


As my good degree qualifies me to complete my PhD, this quarter I have applied for two programmes in Information Studies and / or Computational Science, possibly with a sponsorship. Even though I was a programming geek during my teenager years, as I age I can hardly code anything anything more than what comes off my memory, which means even though my ideal was to establish either Bodhi Linux, Moksha or a supplementary feature as my primary research effort, my point is that I will build a teaching curriculum along the way for my local university syllabus potentially that revolves around Bodhi Linux. For instance, if I am admitted in the PhD in Information Systems, along the way if a masters coursework is necessary I will be building some tutorials and orientations on Youtube or social media as well as tidying up the Wiki that are basically what we were talking about sometime back. If it were research, my gut feel is that whatever is on GNOME or KDE4 can be installed on Moksha too, inventing the wheel is the last thing on my mind usually. Ultimately, I may check out some bodhi sources from Git and publish a couple of research papers on Bodhi here in Singapore mainly to keep the project savvy, while also paying for my USB stick with a subscription membership.


This is something longed to do since Bodhi 2.4.0 but it took me five years (more like eight) because I wanted to go beyond carnism voluntarily and completely launch the 84000.co Tibetan Kangyur whilst studying the Mahayana till Access to Insight libraries many of which have since been preserved as a legacy database as well as on Git.


My fantasy is seeing Bodhi Linux being used in applied agrotechnology, but I am quite clueless about going about it all. May let serendipity take over.

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25 April 2017 - 02:54 AM



As I type this reintroduction, I make it known that my spiritual motivations and personal inclinations are imperfect, as well as less than wholesome. Yet, on one hand I intend on working my self, as I daresay I have always did since school days, and on the other hand this comes about because of anatta, i.e. I am neither in charge of my own body and mind all the time nor is there a fixed entity known as a self. In other words, I am here because I have been meditating and contemplating somewhat on the bodhi notion of the filthiness of the animal body as well as the suffering of worldly beings. In a way I had tired myself out unnecessarily, in another way because it is a known theory in Buddhism and vedic religion that what I had been doing either causes utter dispassion or clinical depression. It is just what we make out of it.


I am also here supporting Bodhi Linux NFP, because I have completed my honours degree in computer engineering, and my two universities are ranked in the top five throughout Asia i.e. I am not from a developing country. In a way, my degree is worth more than a Ph.D from a university from a developing country and I am mindful of this. Still, Due to the high costs of living in Singapore i.e. costliest in Asia, I have since relocated away from the urban areas and resettled as a home based office engineer in the suburbs. The good news is that the weather is perfect and the birds are chirping, the breeze is cooling, yet the truth is that the urban development authority has just announced that all this may go in five or ten years in favour of a megatown project. The birds are going to get angrier, the trees are going to get sadder, the bees and the butterflies will have less living space too.


Instead of whining over the Facebook account that a hysterical group of students rebelling against the government had just gotten me blocked, I just want to thank myself as well as them, because they have just convinced me why they deserve to be seeing psychiatrists, specialists, doctors and eating loads of not-theirs-but-our-own medicine of how we led our youthful years.


It is a very profound insight when we see our own sufferings in younger ones. :)

On one hand we know that we deserved it i.e. all the suffering as aging computer scientists, that they deserved it i.e. all their suffering as youthful disaffected college students..


On the other hand I see no need of going back to what I used to be which is what they are living out now, perhaps, some of them may reach my age discovering how much suffering life is, and type a similarly foolish introduction like what I am not giving up on, yet, I am not joking when I suggest that not all of these youths are going to make it to my age.


If I can get to twice my age, I can actually do a Ph.D in Computer Science for free, in the meantime, some of these kids rebelling against the Government probably are going to drop out of college in the first place.


Life is fair.

Chris, or Rongxiang LIN