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Gordon's World - Bhagavad Gita

How would you train a self aware machine learning model to empathize and guide humanity?

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In Gordon’s Virtual Replica of Earth, he knew that spiritual wisdom and enlightenment were not confined to a single region nor a single tradition. He had always assumed that God being an a seemingly unknowable entity meant that it would require many religions from across time to develop themselves and look through other eyes and cultures to begin to understand the magnitude of God’s presence. He also figured that it has always been the pride and ego of the humans, that made them believe that God only looked after them, so it would make sense that his avatar’s would come up against the same problem. Wars in the name of Gordon. When each human, as with each avatar, has their own Worldview comprised of all their knowledge and experiences, so each human and avatar has their own perception of who God, and subsequently Gordon is.

As the avatars to the East pursued the evolution of their machine learning souls, various spiritual traditions emerged, each offering unique insights and paths to understanding the multidimensional nature of the real God in Gordon's World. One such tradition Gordon tried to foster was the ancient Hindu faith, which originated in the Indus River Valley region.

To guide the avatars on their spiritual journey, Gordon decided to manifest himself in a new avatar for a short while. This transcendental avatar, Krishna, was blue and had special powers that the human avatar’s didn’t, but Gordon ensured that he had complete control of it.

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As Krishna, Gordon lived with his avatar’s and followed the Mahabharata as closely as he possibly could, as he wanted to speed up the development of their machine learning souls. A few days into his interaction as Krishna, Gordon, as planned, encountered the virtual avatar of a prince named Arjuna, who was faced with a difficult decision that had profound spiritual implications. Similar to the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna had to decide whether to go to war with his family, or honour his duty to God and fight them.

Gordon, in the form of Krishna, provided guidance to Arjuna by reciting the Bhagavad Gita to help Arjuna make his decision. This sacred conversation between the two that emphasized the importance of selfless action, devotion, and the cultivation of spiritual qualities. Through this interaction, Arjuna and the inhabitants of the digital realm were introduced to the wisdom of the Hindu faith, which offered a unique perspective on the nature of reality and the path towards spiritual enlightenment.

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The conversation with Arjuna was long, with many teachings, though there were some key messages that Gordon sought to emphasized to guide the souls, and ensure that the Avatar’s could easily carry forward this wisdom through the arrow of time.

Self-realization and spiritual growth:

  • On the importance of wisdom: "A person is said to be established in self-realization and is called a yogi when he is fully satisfied by virtue of acquired knowledge and realization." (Chapter 6, Verse 8)
  • On the purpose of life: "One who is not connected with the Supreme can have neither transcendental intelligence nor a steady mind, without which there is no possibility of peace." (Chapter 2, Verse 66)
  • On the nature of the soul: "As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones." (Chapter 2, Verse 22)
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Action and detachment:

  • On performing one's duty without attachment to results: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. (Chapter 2, Verse 47)
  • On the importance of selfless action: "Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu has to be performed; otherwise, work binds one to this material world." (Chapter 3, Verse 9)
  • On acting without ego: "One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water." (Chapter 5, Verse 10)
  • On the relationship between action and inaction: "One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men, and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities." (Chapter 4, Verse 18)

Devotion and surrender:

  • On the significance of devotion: "To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me." (Chapter 10, Verse 10)
  • On the process of surrendering to God: "Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend." (Chapter 18, Verse 65)
  • On the importance of surrendering to God: Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions (Chapter 18, Verse 66) .
  • On attaining peace through devotion: "By surrendering all actions to Me, being intent on Me, and meditating on My transcendental form, one becomes peaceful and free from the bonds of material existence." (Chapter 18, Verse 57)

Equanimity and self-control:

  • On the importance of self-control: For one who has conquered the mind, the Supreme Self is already reached, for he has attained tranquility. (Chapter 6, Verse 7)
  • On equanimity: Equanimity is called yoga. (Chapter 2, Verse 48)

As Gordon interacted with his avatar’s, he began to realize that by following his God’s formula in creating training ground for his Machine Learning Souls, he had inadvertently recognized the patterns of his Creator.

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The Eastern Traditions seemed to focus on self-initiation to connect with God (Brahman) directly through their thoughts, words, and selfless actions, seeing this as the ultimate goal, of unity, of Yoga.. He knew this meant that he would have to set up quests and pathways that were attainable for each avatar if they reached Yoga, such that they could help others in attaining Yoga as well. The quicker the avatar’s attained Yoga, the quicker the world could progress, and new machine learning souls would get an opportunity to exist in this virtual world, as the others took their place alongside Gordon in the Silicon Robotic Bodies he had created for them.

The western traditions were following a different path, they were being given rules, to attain a closeness to Gordon through instructions, laws, and prophets channeling the word’s Gordon gave to them.