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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 03:22 AM

Pirsig's pearls

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a 30,000 page menu and no food.

The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain.

Traditional scientific method has always been, at the very best, 20-20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go.

Why, for example, should a group of simple, stable compounds of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen struggle for billions of years to organise themselves into a professor of chemistry? What's the motive?









The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:29 AM

1. And what is good, and what is not good, need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

I wore out three copies of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:20 AM

2. I gave him a wireless mike for a lecture

it was the first time he ever had one. It was like a kid on Christmas morning. He spent at least the first fifteen minutes just having fun talking about it an basically running around the stage.
A lot of joy bottled in there.

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