Re: Read any good books lately?

J. R. Molloy (
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 15:50:32 -0700

>From: Bryan Moss <>
>>I'm currently in the middle of _Zen and the Brain_, which is not light
>>reading material (in the sense that you can't carry it on the train),
>James H. Austin's book, _Zen and the Brain : Toward an Understanding of
>Meditation and Consciousness_, 872 pages (844 pages in paperback), February
>1998, probably doesn't weigh enough to preclude carrying it onto a train.
>But the author has not attained enlightenment. So that might make it even
>more lightweight.

>From _Zen and The Brain, Toward an Understanding of Mediation and
Consciousness_, by J. H. Austin:
"Have we learned anything about mediation? If so, it will not be from applying EEG electrodes to the scalp, but from the deeper act of practicing the meditative mode ourselves and infusing it into the present moment. Finally, each day's practice starts to become life's meditation, by one life, within all life."

True, except that one cannot "practice" meditation. "Homo sapiens will experience mass extinction, or mass meditation." --M. T. Ness

Grok it and rocket,

--J. R.