Re: virus: Axioms

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 21:09:08 -0800

Robin Faichney wrote:
>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.

How can people see "it" for themselves if they start with axiom 4
(the Buddhism is how to do it) ?

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