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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:05 AM

3. I don't know,

I don't think they need to get married, but maybe they can get along and have a few dates with dinner and some dancing, or Netflix and chill, now and then, unless they start fighting and bickering and we have to break it up.

The article was making associations between the two, methinks, primarily as a bridge analogy between modern thought/technology and ancient understanding of the nature of mind and consciousness or the self/other dichotomy we all experience, and I don't think they need to be merged, but the comparison is useful. It's kind of like getting a feel for the territory in that sense.

Of course, the term technology has a basic and extended meaning. Technology can refer to even our very basic, primitive discoveries and earliest uses of tools, whereas the way we use now use the word, more specifically, is referring to high-technology which is a matter of sophistication, by comparison.

And yes, you are on spot, simplicity, (I mean, bare bones, pure awareness itself) is essential regrading the nature of existence itself, but that is another matter. From there, reifying and conceptualizing deals with abstractions, relationships, associations, etc., and we then end up at the Vedanta Tech Cafe for a cup of coffee or tea while chatting about things like this We can call it a tangent.

Thank you! I found your points very interesting. I enjoyed it.

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