Re: PHIL: Eliminative Materialism

Guru George (
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 20:29:42 +0100

On Tue, 02 Sep 1997 11:51:17 -0700
Eric Watt Forste <> wrote:


>So while my interest in the very confusing and
>difficult-to-decipher *primary* texts of Buddhist philosophy has
>been mounting, my interest in the secondary texts written by my
>fellow Western enthusiasts of dharma is dropping to nearly indetectable
We tend to forget that Buddhism usually took *many* years to become
assimilated into new cultures. We are only now beginning, for instance,
to start getting a handle on translating Buddhist texts. This is
probably faster than it took for the Chinese, say, to get to this level
(if I remember correctly), but it has still taken a while. (Why did we
expect it to be different?, is the interesting question.)

Guru George