Re: MD Time

From: Charles Vanderford (
Date: Sat Feb 21 2004 - 03:47:09 GMT

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    The passage you're referring to is in the afterword of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  It's actually the Greek view of time, though, not Indian.  It's in reference to the unexpectedness of his son's murder.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Berlin, Brian D."
    Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 13:17:23 -0600
    Subject: MD Time

    Re: I'm trying to find the source of an idea that I heard or read somewhere.
    Re: I'm thinking it may have been written in Lila, but can't seem to locate
    Re: the passage.
    Re: It described an indian tribe's view of time. For most cultures, people
    Re: envision the future as before them (in front of them) and the past
    Re: behind them. But for this tribe, they envisioned the past to be forward
    Re: of them since they can readily see what has happened. They envisioned
    Re: the future being behind them, as it c annot be seen.
    Re: Does anyone recall if this idea was written in one of Pirsig's books?
    Re: If so, which book and which chapter (if you recall)? Does it ring any
    Re: bells with anyone?
    Re: Thanks!
    Re: Brian Berlin


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