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October 21, 2018


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We are living in a Brave New World.

In modern times, since the industrial revolution, the belief in the Soul and God or any philosophy which suggests that the mind can exist outside the body has been denied by the intellectual class. This allowed humanity to focus on science, technology and commerce above all else.

Today, we have computers and artificial intelligence which have taken over the minds and bodies of humanity even more so. The very computer which we are using now to communicate from a distance is only possible because of these developments...

This also may explain why Soto Zen with it's emphasis on Shikatanza, and not Satori, is the most popular branch of Zen in these times.

MN 34 fits nicely with what you're saying here.

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