Participation in the Four Mainstays

When we started going out into the world with the Balanced View teaching, we did so in response to what people wanted and needed. We especially wanted to reach young people, so it became obvious to us after a few years that the terms “open intelligence” and “data” could communicate very well to all people in the present era. Even ten years ago these terms would not have been able to do that, because there was no market-pervasion of the smart phone or other telecommunication devices. These devices have put many people in touch with a communication ability that wouldn’t be present otherwise. For example, a farm worker in China or India where there is no copper wire infrastructure for other kinds of computation devices, can actively participate in the Four Mainstays with a smart phone.

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