‘The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain.‘
I was a very young man. And I remember Pirsig’s book well. I bought 4 copies and gave it to some friends. And never heard back.
You either connected to his questioning or you went blank; no middle-ground was possible.
‘Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.’ [See the Kurt Godel Posts]
Pirsig didn’t insult your intelligence.
[I wrote this post 2 days after he died, April 24th, 2017.]