Thursday, October 16, 2008

Binary Thoughts

Maybe the greatest benefit of the personal computer is the metaphor it supplies for a spiritual understanding of the nature of duality.

All these computer programs from Microsoft Word to whatever game of your choice originates in pure binary code. Ultimately everything in the screen we see, as well as everything in the background is controlled by ones and zeroes. Such is its virtual reality.

And such is our so-called reality as well, the only real difference being one of speed and materials. Our mind processes its world with an amazing quickness. Ones and zeroes. Duality.

Its easy to see that software is not really real. How much more difficult then to realize our thoughts aren’t real as well?

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