This made my day. It is simple, yet DEEPLY profound. What is self? How do you define YOURSELF? Is that possible? How can something define itself if it has never been defined in the first place? Once the self exists, can it ever cease to exist, or become any less defined?
Can foo dictate the existence of foo? If foo undefines itself, it was never there to undefine itself in the beginning.
As I trip along the path to enlightenment I gather bits and pieces of wisdom to help me along the way.
I must say that this observation has helped in numerous ways of which I won't bother you with details. I will be passing this wisdom along to others that happen to be on a quest similar to mine. Thank you redmist
Yesh! Very cool. I'm not a very OO kinda guy, but I think this suits the koan nicely. (tangent: I learned a little Japanesse a time ago, and was really struck by how OO that language is. Coincidence? I think you've struck something of-the-essence here, son.)