Finished Art and Zen of Motorcycle Maintenance. I obviously need to work on the maintenance part but thats a different subject. I thought that I was familiar with most of the concepts in the book. Most of the ideas were not new or ground breaking. However, after reading more the author flipped a switch, and things escaladed quickly. Started with Mu, and not answering yes or no. There isnt a word for Mu in our language but its apparent everywhere. Esp in the 1010101 world. Does the computer or devise have electrical current in the circuit, the voltmeter will read itself Mu. When the dude gets his rug pissed on and doesnt know what to do. It should have been Mu because he lacked the context of the reality. Same, same for Syria and other recent conflicts. We really should be seeking truth in the context, most of the time you will find your not unable to. The only reason the dude goes to the mansion was because his friend talked him into it. Claiming they crossed a line Back to Zen, I think it really starts when Phaedrus went for his doctorate at Chicago. I had some of the same experiences with trying to understand the writings and professors. I always thought to myself it to be as simple as hiding truth through jargon and smoke n mirrors. This problem is more systemic and real than most prob acknowledge. The duality and church or reason ultimately gets torn apart. The fact that Phaedrus turns to ancient Greece for answers on the path of truth seeking was a whole new level for me. I guess I missed the whole argument in my own studies but it is serious stuff. By the end of the book the author destroys some arguments of Greece and describes how those ideas clearly have and are misleading ppl. Along with accurately describing the problems and struggles between good and truth. He doesnt really offer a complete picture (nor does he reach his goal of big collective idea), probably from the fact that he concludes its evil. The ideas certainly transcends political dichotomy which is comforting, and just gives me more of strong belief in respecting individuality (and not shocking ppl you think are insane). It is one of the best books I have ever read. Didnt expect the Chris dying or the fact Phaedrus was the one carrying them along the whole time. Makes sense after the fact I guess.