Epilogue -- The Dawn of Spiritual Man

If Man and Information are One, then there is no Separation. No Separation between User and Collection, No Separation between Input and Action. When Humans know All, they can Act without Thinking. Then Spiritual Man becomes a Reality and Natural Enlightenment the Everyday Life. Values are Values Values (moral) to live by Are really set by Values (logical) recorded from the world So Wisdom is True Self, seeing Reality as it actually is! By clustering the Values that actually exist, not those from pre-existing categories! Knowledge yields categories, but Wisdom yields reality!!!! Values are the traditional province of Religion, so if the Net is Structure of the World and only the Infrastructure can reach the Masses, then what is the Religion of the Net?


Theory versus Practice in Religion

The Central Church or Temple The Distributed Person seeking Own Enlightenment Christianity and Buddhism are the prototypical West and East Religion. They were started by the prototypical enlightened person, Christ and Buddha. These two men were both a great historical figure now shrouded in legend, even their names are titles. They used to be men but became gods in the legend. Both of the founders were deeply religious, believing in the structures of the mass philosophies of the day. Christ was a devout Jew, and Christianity was based on the structures of Judaism. (As later, Islam was based on the structures of Judaism and Christianity.) Buddha was a devout Hindu, and Buddhism was based on the structures of Hinduism. These men were rejecting the commercial stasis that had seeped into the foundations of the existing religions and were seeking the deep spirituality that had once flourished at their roots. (That is, the Church had become an organization in the business of selling salvation, rather than an organization that taught how to attain salvation.) Much as Martin Luther later split off the Protestants, Christ split off from the Jews and Buddha from the Hindus. The structures of the philosophies in turn reflected the structures of everyday life in the geographical regions where they developed. Judaism developed in the arid deserts of Palestine, where life is hard and a stern God would naturally determine the harsh rules of life and death. Hinduism developed in the fertile valleys of India, where life is easy and a pantheon of gods would naturally determine all the elaborate and various rules of lives and deaths. The titles of the founders reflect these major philosophies. The historical Jesus became the Christ, the representation of God. The historical Sakyamuni became the Buddha, the man who was awake. Jesus preached comfort and certainty, Buddha preached suffering and uncertainty. Both religions focus on becoming spiritually aware, by becoming One. But Christians seek to become One with the God, as did the Christ. Whereas, Buddhists seek to become One with the World, as the Buddha. The Source of the Spirituality is different, because of a differing assumption about the nature of the universe. In the Western model, there is a monotheistic God, who created the universe, and

determined all its rules. In the Eastern model, there is a single universe, recreated through multiple reincarnations via multiple gods. To achieve spirituality, a person must achieve union with the Source. The different religions differ on the Nature of the Source and the Process of the Union. But all agree on the need for achieving spirituality, by attaining union with the source. In practice rather than in theory, however, the religions are much the same. In the Old Testament, God never directly appears as a character. Instead, he is an embodiment of natural forces in relation to man. When asked his name or what he is, he replies “YHWH. I am that I am”. Contrast this to Buddha’s answer to the same question, “I am awake”. That is, both religions in practice are focused upon a set of rules for achieving spirituality in the world. The rules are laid out in detail in the stories from the Days of the Origins. The Bible is the Western collection of these stories for Christianity (with Judaism having the Torah that forms the core of the Bible and Islam having the Koran with selections of the Bible). The Ten Commandants of required behavior were given by God to Moses for the People to follow. The Eastern religions have their sutras. These are recited by memory in the temples by monks and in the houses by people. From a totally different historical evolution, there even are the Ten Commandants, the Eastern version essentially identical to the Western. If you follow the rules, you ascend to Heaven. If you transgress the rules, you descend to Hell. God rules Heaven and supervises the pleasures. Satan rules Hell and supervises the pains. Buddhists are terrified of the pains of the Seven Hells while they seek the pleasures of the Pure Land that is Heaven. The most popular religions are the easiest, centered in the churches or the temples. They substitute following rules for achieving spirituality. Both are central hierarchical systems, with strong leaders and rigid organizations. Note that Zen is the active Buddhism, requiring individual seeking through zazen and koans, to achieve satori whereas Jodo is the popular Buddhism, requiring only repetition of Nembutsu, the name of Buddha, to reach the Pure Land. Buddha has become the worshipped God just as happened with Christ. Where is the distributed individual seeking satori???? The Religion of the Net is the Protestantism of Zen, rejecting Fukushima and Kishi, to focus on you and your search.


Emptiness and Fullness

Religion and Philosophy via Psychology and Physics! William James did all of these as a wholeness that they were all the same Buddha nature. The Essence of Oneness: There is no separation between Person and World, between Thought and Action. Emptiness versus Fullness: Subjective (Person, Individual) – if you empty yourself, then you can fill with the world. (Empty Vessel model of learning) Objective (World, Society) – if you become one with the world, then you can act directly without thinking (Contextual model of learning) Zen models these as Mu (No Mind) lose all your attachments and Satori (Realization) meld with the world. No internal viewpoint and All external viewpoints. Become One with your Opponent in practice of Kendo. Become One with the Oak Tree in practice of Koan. As Fukushima says, Be a Mountain, Be a Bridge, Just Be. (the ideal of course since you are not really a mountain in body only temporarily in mind) The Models of the Wave and of the Field:

Discrete units with individual motion. But continuous motion from parts to whole. Even the discrete units can be broken down into smaller units. So perceived motion of the whole may have no motion of any particular part at any particular time! See the Koan of Kishi’s Tambo (Shore’s Rice Field as metaphor for life not source of food) and the explanatory poem. The Waves are Real but the Ocean is Reality! The Stalks are Real but the Field is Reality! These Things, too, Shall Pass – with motion and with life!!!!! The Recursive Function of Life: Each Decomposable Module can be Further Decomposed. There are no Units until The Limit is Called.


Everyday Mind is the Tao (The Ecology of the Limit)

The Role of the Environment It provides all the situations that can and do occur. These are the potential niches. The Role of the Organism It provides the interactions with the environments. These are the adaptations to niches. Calling the Limit The adaptations take place by trying multiple niches. (Nexogenesis) The decisions take place by trying multiple viewpoints. (Sentimutation) The time is up and something happens in the finite world of reality. In the infinite world of possibility, there is no limit. But in the finite world, the limit can be called and thus a discrete sample of continuity.


The Way of Life

act without thinking. to see is to do. Decisions Must be Made but with Limited Information. Calling the Limit in Everyday Life. Managing Expectations via the Doctor (from Daitokuji interview) The baby- boomers are getting depressed, they want to be cured. They don't care if the drug works or not, they want to do something. So the real reason as to why all those depression drugs are going off, is the baby- boomers are going in to the clinic, they're saying, I feel depressed because I'm not as good as I used to be, I want some medicine. And the clinic doctor says I don't know anything about, if they're honest they say I don't know anything about depression and you're getting older, you're not 20 anymore, get with it, get real. But their patients insist and so they say, 'Okay, you know, I got this brochure about Zyloft, have some Zyloft?, it costs $50 dollars a month, does that bother you? 'No, I want to do something, I don't want to be depressed, I want to be, I want to be better, I want to be 20 again.' 'Okay I only have 5 minutes to see you, if that's what you want, I'll do it. Managing Expectations via the Roshi No answer is satisfactory. Whack, the interview is over. The disciple is trapped in a world where they must do dokusan and have no more answers. All their answers have been rejected. Still the head monk drags them to dokusan and the roshi sits impassive, waiting, waiting, waiting. “Heres my new answer”. Whack, the interview is over. Whack Whack Whack!!! After a week of this sensory deprivation, the world underneath with the foundations of the mind gives way, and the Great Doubt emerges. Then the roshi pounces and forces, “Speak! Speak!” (say that there is no wave only ocean. No point of view is the truth. There is no self. There is no truth!!!) Oak Tree and the monk is enlightened. Rice Field and the monk is enlightened.


The Way of the Net

feeling the information all around you. at one with the net. Jacking into the Net. Feeling the Situation and Realizing the Decision. Infrastructure is 5 minutes of whacking!!!!!!! Via Sentimutation (cf Telesophy) engendering Nexogenesis. I know the answer because here are the results. No, here are another set, just as valid from a different point of view. The physicist story with the graph with student saying Professor is all arbitrary? But of course! Become the Net! (modern version of Become the Oak Tree!) The Way of Continual Adaptation The Religion of the Net.