Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

D. H. Rosdeitcher (
13 Mar 97 11:49:43 EST

Tim R. made the following correction:

I wrote:
>> Tim--based on the comment above and some of your previous comments, like
>> "What color are the clouds where you come from?", you seem to imply that
>> reality is a function of consciousness.

Tim wrote:

>Close, but not quite. *Identity* is a function of consciousness. Reality
>will go on about it's business with or without identification. But
>Identity is, by definition, dependent on /someone/ (or something) doing
>the identifying.

This is a good point.
And about Tim's question on "how do you know our whole picture of reality is not
a trick", I could go into a long spiel, but basically, understanding what a
trick is, presupposes understanding what is real.