Rock Garden, Ryoan-ji: japan-guide.com
What I find wonderful about studying the computing machine, the laws
of physics and information processing, is how much we can learn about
ourselves, not the machines. Concepts of our self, self-reflection or
introspection, and appreciation of beauty and human compassion at a
deep fundamental level arise out of the many interacting components in
our marvelous brain. Our brain forms an "imaginary" model of the world
or universe we experience through sets of interacting and compartmented
nerve cells. By imaginary, I mean by our imagination, which is the
basis out of which we form the connections or associations in our brain.
And this imaginary model is our creation, dependent on our "intent" to
create it. This yields a sense of being, which is free.