RE: virus:Re: Buddhism and memetics

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 06:39:36 -0800

>D.H.R. wrote:
>>> In Zen training every concept is held up to
>>>scrutiny, nothing is left uninvestigated,
>>Does this include the concept of Zen itself?
>There's a wonderful koan about the top student in the Zen monastery who
>becomes a master known far and wide for his voluminous and insightful
>writings on one of the sutras. One day he becomes enlightened and burns
>his life's work. Zen, like Level 3, doesn't take itself seriously.

There is a wonderful book about koans and the mystery of Level-3, which says:

"The idea that there is a mysterious body of knowledge that can be attained
through a lifetime of problem-solving is a powerful lure. This is the
cornerstone of such Eastern religions as Zen and Taoism, although
adherents would probably tell you it isn't. (That's what makes it so

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159