RE: virus: Re: Level 3 Minds

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 14:04:36 -0800

KMO wrote:

Vicki wrote:
>>> This does help a lot. But I'm not sure it matches what
>>> Richard has been telling us. It sounds as though Richard is
>>> promoting level 3 thinking as something that will enable us to
>>> do things we can't do without it, or at least can't do as well
>>> without it (if I'm misreading you completely, Richard, please tell
>>> me so), whereas your description makes it sound like a label
>>> for one of the ways people think, in the same way that I might say
>>> that someone is a particularly visual thinker.
>Richard, what do you say in response to Vicki's very reasonable concern
>that what I've helped to explicate and defend might not be what you had
>originally propoesed?

Zen master Roshu was visited by a university professor who had studied
Zen writings. The professor asked if it was true that the essence of Zen
was the statement "This mind is Buddha"? Roshu replied, "If I answer
yes, you will think you understand without understanding. If I answer
no, I will be denying something that many know to be true."

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