RE: virus: 'Meaning of Life' Memes

D.H.Rosdeitcher (
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 18:15:25 -0400

Robin wrote:
I wrote:
>> Don't you think that the "non-mind-virus-like" high-awareness state of
>> the
>> Zen masters would have led to the Zen masters practically taking over
>> the
>> world like a race of supermen?

>Indeed it would, were it not for the fact that Zen masters are
>not interested in such pointless activities as taking over the world.

As Prof. Tim would say, they might think it's pointless but they'll do it
anyway, just like mopping the floor. If there are 1000 zen masters,
algorithmically, a few would probably be expected to try to take over the

>> I mean, what's the big advantage to Zen
>> except that you feel better in the present moment?

>Umm, dunno. What else do you want? To take over the world?

I don't need to take over the world, but I'm wondering if the notion of
attempting to become an immortal cosmic superman is just a meme.

--David R.