RE: virus: 'Meaning of Life' Memes

Gifford, Nate F (
Thu, 4 Sep 1997 08:04:05 -0400

D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote:

>Tim wrote:

>>Both the simple peasant and the learned Zen master sweep the floor every
>>morning. The Zen master realises that it is all pointless and without
>>meaning, but he does it anyway. And that *is* the point.

I recently had an experience in which I suddenly understood certain koans.
But your statement I don't get. I don't know what you mean when you say
that the point is to do something pointless.

The disciple came to the master and said "Teach Me." The Master said "Have
you had breakfast?" The Disciple said yes. The master said "Then wash your