Re: virus: LINK

David McFadzean (
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 14:43:52 -0700

At 09:15 PM 20/02/96 -0800, wrote:
>Pathway to Enlightenment

Here is an excerpt from the Pathway to Enlightenment FAQ:

What is enlightenment?

Enlightenment defies simple definition. However, a rudimentary
interpretation could be "the state of being in which things are
seen as they truly are."

It's interesting that there are so many hidden assumptions within
this simple definition. What are "things"? Has the world already been
implicitly broken down into objects? What does it mean to see things?
Merely perceive things, or does it go beyond that to knowledge and
understanding? And "as they truly are" implies that these things have
a knowable existence beyond the enlightened observer. I don't necessarily
disagree with any of these assumptions, I just think it is important
to look for them.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus