>On Sat, 12 Apr 1997, Guru George wrote:
>> What about other kinds of experiences that "wonderfully concentrate the
>> mind" - danger experiences, penniless experiences, etc., etc.? I reckon
>> all such experiences are opportunities to some degree: one has a choice
>> at these junctures.
>Yes, but they're not at the same level. You certainly can reprogram
>yourself by choosing different paths in these cases, but a true
>metaprogramming experience seems to leave everything open to change. It's
>like installing a new operating system rather than just changing a few
>lines of code.
Yes, I see what you mean. But is such deep OS level stuff really what
we mean by 'self', in preference to the day to day stuff? Or isn't it
both, the self being more a process of identification than a product:-
sometimes I might identify myself with the 'unconscious', sometimes with
some utterly trivial daily decision.