Re: virus:Re: Buddhism and memetics

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 21:10:07 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 13 Mar 1997, Corey A. Cook wrote:

> 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.

You're wrong.