Calling the more holy Buddhists – a Thai Buddhist monk has developed some new tunes for your cellphone.
Cellphones get moral tune
September 10th, 2005
Bangkok – A Thai Buddhist monk has developed “dhamma doctrine”, or morality, ringtones for cellphones that will be available on all domestic cellphone networks next week, media reports said on Thursday.
The ringtones, developed by popular monk Phra Phayom Kalayano, will consist of Buddhist mantras such as “Anger is stupidity; fury is madness”; “Compose yourself before answering this call”; and “Don’t let mobile phone conversations lead to premature sex and pregnancy.”
The dhamma ringtones can be downloaded from the internet, with all profits going to the Wat Suan Kaew Foundation, which provides charity for the poor, The Nation newspaper said.
Phra Phayom of the Wat Suan Kaew, or the Glass Garden Temple, outside Bangkok said he was driven to develop the dhamma ringtones after hearing some “distasteful” tones on teenagers’ phones.
“Some sounds seem to provoke unwholesome thoughts, such as the sound of a woman moaning in a sexual manner,” he said.
I suppose Phra Phayom Kalayano is refering to ring moans (read below). He probably finds it disgusting.
I don’t use a ring tone, my phone is always in silent mode and it vibrates when a phone comes. If I do get a ring tone, perhaps I’d get the ‘Hallelujah’ sound from Worms 2. I always thought it sound funny and cheerful.
Nowadays people are customizing every damn aspect of the phone. First, it’s just the cover, then the put personal messages, and wallpaper, and colors, profiles and operator logos.
Sexy Moans for Mobile Phones
Wireless content company Brickhouse Mobile on Tuesday said that under an agreement with New Frontier it would begin offering ring tones for mobile phone users featuring porn stars making groaning and moaning noises from the suggestive to the positively tantalizing.
The company said it would also begin offering sexually explicit “wallpaper” for cell phone screens and adult videos for download on mobile phones under its brand The Erotic Network, the television subsidiary of New Frontier Media Inc.