Re: virus: Axioms

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 10:25:00 -0000

Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
> Zen? Buddhism? -- what
>axioms are used there?

1) Live as lived by most of us is permeated by dissatisfaction.

2) Dissatisfaction is caused by craving and aversion.

3) It is possible to cease craving and aversion, and thus

4) This is how to do it... [those interested in the method can look
a book on Buddhism]

I think it is possible to encapsulate the first 3 of these by saying
something like: every human who is not seriously dysfunctional
can comprehend <ultimate reality/The Truth/whatever you want
to call it> themselves, and they will be healed of all their mental
ills in the process. And I'd add, many mental ills are memically

Of course, the insistence that people see "it" for themselves
contradicts the Objectivist characterisation, but I'm sure that
Objectivism's immune system is effective against memes
such as that.

Robin Faichney