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mind 2.0

The mind can be radiant, but it is often dim and further darkened by all that it takes in. The commonplace individual isn't aware this is the case, and doesn't evolve the mind.The mind can be radiant, and it can be liberated from that which makes it dark. The learned spiritual practitioner is aware of this and evolves the mind.(Pabhassara Sutta: Radiant mind)
When a new laptop is brought home from the store and removed from its packaging, the computer will operate using its default, out-of-the-box settings. The system is oriented to implement basic tasks for the garden-variety user. Over time the surrounding digital landscape changes, bringing about new demands, such as new file formats or bugs, and at this juncture, the machine requires simple updates or patches to continue performing well. Eventually, however, changes to the computing environment are so great that an entire system upgrade will be required to keep the laptop working smoothly. A new OS must be installed that al…