The old man googled Drake, this isn’t the Drake being discussed here, but that didn’t dissuade him from Instagraming this photo of the infamous Elizabethan privateer, speaking of mêmes, for those of you that have yet to check out yesterday’s episode of Pulp Buddhism on Tinfoil Ushnisha
So the old man googled sentient même this morning and found the following comment posted on the Internet by someone who calls themselves lifechild on Sun, 08/23/2009 – 9:56pm.
He knows that Même is French, as in de même, the same.
A Buddhist, he’s thinking sentient being, one of countless beings he can’t stand the thought of not liberating from that which they suffer.
Blah, blah, blah.
Anyway, it’s all in our heads, as his guru taught him.
That includes Rinpoche himself.
It’s all in your head.
Moving on, here’s what he found.
This is either cool or scary, depending on one’s frame of mind I suppose. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of sentient memes, or to simplify, a sort of self-aware viral idea. Imagine a religion, or a commercial, or a catchy tune either becoming self-aware or perhaps just riding on our self-awareness and stealing our brains to do their thinking. In other words, are we using our ideas, or are they using us, or perhaps both?
“You know what this mêmes, I mean, means.”
“Everything the old man has ever said online, going back to MySpace, lives on.”
Which is consistent with the Buddhist idea of Karma.
As the old man likes to think, the Internet, like the true of the mind, is empty, luminous, and capable of anything.
“What does that make Drake in this context?”
“Either the root guru or the Vajra master.
“I assume we are not talking about the infamous Elizabethan Privateer.”
That’s enough, I’m out.
It’s a bye week for the Bears and I’m intent on getting out of the house today.
Enjoy it while it lasts, winter is coming.
End scene. Fini.
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