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Gather Info, Take Action, Gather Info, Sleep, Repeat

“When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. —Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

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Computing Philosophy: Logic, Order, Rules, and Clarity

“We think we are creating the system for our own purposes. We believe we are making it in our own image . . . But the computer is not really like us. It is a projection of a very slim part of ourselves: that portion devoted to logic, order, rule, and clarity.”

— Ellen Ullman, Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents

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Upeksha – Equanimity – Letting Go – Detachment – Renunciation

“It is easy to end all suffering — simply accept everything with ease and let go completely.” — Venerable Master Shen Khai

“When I talk of being detached, what I mean is to be simpler, more easy-going. Detachment doesn’t mean totally renouncing everything. It means that you loosen your grip and be more relaxed.” — Lama Thubten Yeshe

Equanimity – Letting Go – Detachment – Renunciation

Infinite Space of Equanimity:

“Those who dwell in the thought of renunciation and who succeed in renunciation and rejection realize that their bodies are an obstacle. If they thereby obliterate the obstacle and enter empty space, they are among those in the realm of (infinite) space. (SS VII 230-231)

“These gods accomplish renunciation of bliss and rejection of suffering. They know that physical bodies are an obstruction.… They don’t want to be hindered by anything, and so they contemplate their bodies as being just like empty space.…” (SS VII 231)

…[H]aving surpassed all notion of materiality, neglecting all cognition of resistance, one penetrates the realm of endless space. (Dhyāna-sūtra, quoted in DZDL (Lamotte, tr.) II 1032)

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