Re: virus: Consciousness

Tue, 11 May 1999 11:35:18 -0700

Hi Robin,

Given your interest in Buddhism, I'm surprised to hear that you think Richard is suggesting a novel definition of "consciousness." Are you saying that the distinction between knowing something and being conscious of something is a new concept for you? I suspect that if you reflect on the 8-fold noble path you will realize that you've entertained this distinction before.


Robin Faichney wrote:

> In message <000301be9bb4$4397e840$85223fce@rb4010>, Richard Brodie
> <> writes
> >"conscious of" implies that you have access to it in daily life and can
> >therefore gain power from its use. "knowing about" means you could pass a
> >test, which is useful in only limited application.
> Just what we need: another variety of <consciousness>. That'll clear up
> all the confusion.
> --
> Robin