Zen Computer by Philip Toshio Sudo

By Philip Toshio Sudo

A person who has ever cursed a working laptop or computer will reap the benefits of Zen Computer, with its soothing method of residing frivolously amid the consistent upheavals of recent know-how. In an easy, easy-to-read type, Philip Toshio Sudo exhibits how the traditional ideas of Zen philosophy practice to the trendy technology of bits and bytes, assisting machine newbies and the techno-savvy alike care for every little thing from desktop crashes to significant existence alterations.
Divided into brief, concise chapters, the ebook incorporates a user's advisor to aware computing, and lines "The Seven principles of Zen Computer." costs from thinkers similar to Blaise Pascal, Albert Einstein, and invoice Gates illustrate the hyperlinks among Western technology and jap philosophy, making Zen Computer available to all readers, despite their familiarity with Zen.
packed with Zen tales, samurai maxims, and lovely paintings that mixes jap brush portray with electronic imagery, Zen Computer exhibits us how the interface among the conventional and technological are available the following, at once.

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Zen Computer

A person who has ever cursed a working laptop or computer will reap the benefits of Zen machine, with its soothing method of residing evenly amid the consistent upheavals of latest know-how. In an easy, easy-to-read variety, Philip Toshio Sudo indicates how the traditional ideas of Zen philosophy observe to the fashionable technological know-how of bits and bytes, aiding desktop beginners and the techno-savvy alike take care of every little thing from machine crashes to significant existence adjustments.

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Such power demands responsible use. Just as a gun can be put to ill purposes, so can a computer. There are people who would invade our privacy, spread untruths, embezzle money, even spread chaos by hacking into air-traffic control and other safety systems. Giving individuals more power does no good if they don’t know the proper way to use it. Here is where Zen Computer offers a framework for living with such power. For as much as technology transforms our lives and society, Zen Computer says true transformation—the kind that’s authentic and profound—will not come through technology alone, but through people’s souls.

With the proper attitude, any form of work can serve the greater good, helping build a sense of community, advance a worthy cause, or uplift the human spirit. There is good work to be found even in the friendly phone manner of a technical-support person. To do good work requires mindfulness in every moment—to be constantly vigilant of both effort and intention. Maybe you’re praying for delivery of your product to retailers by Christmas. Or maybe you’re praying for deliverance. Either way, the question is: Have you done good enough work?

It is like an empty cup, ready at all times to receive a drop of wisdom. The image of the empty cup stems from a classic zen parable, told and retold through the years, about the zen master Nan-in. Nan-in was said to have received a university professor inquiring about zen. As the meeting progressed, the host noticed that the professor spent most of the time talking instead of listening. Nan-in began pouring the visitor’s tea until it overflowed onto the table. ” the professor exclaimed. “Like this cup, you are full of your own ideas,” the master said.

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