Re: virus:Re: Buddhism and memetics

Corey A. Cook (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 18:09:45 -0800

Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
> Aikido Story #1:
> I knew a guy who was taking aikido classes; he was just starting. He was
> walking home late at night from aikido class, when two guys jumped him,
> one of them with a knife, and demanded his money. He immediately thought
> of what he'd learned in aikido. The first thing to do was, "Relax, and
> breathe." He didn't know the next thing, because he'd only had two
> classes. But he took a breath, let it out with all the tension, and
> relaxed.
> And they ran away.
Good story. The closest I've studied to zen is zenarchy (the zen version of
discordians) and Tao as explained by Winnie the Pooh. I do have one
question. The last line seems to be a typo. This story would make more
sense if it read: "And then ran away." Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Corey A. Cook

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