OT Fuishiki Okamoto (was: Oligosynthetic languages in nature)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 30, 2009, 6:22|
Ronald Craig wrote:
> The Wikipedia article on Babm gives his name as Rikichi, not Rikishi
> (which does indeed mean sumo wrestler).
Right - I do not think the inventor of Babm was ever a sumo wrestler! I
clearly mistyped the name - sorry about that. It should, as Ronald says,
> And the Fu in Fuishiki is not "not" but the fu- in fuhen "universal";
> so it's "General/Universal Consciousness", not "subconcious". :)
Thanks - yes, "universal consciousness" fits well with his claim to have
gained assurance of absolute truth and the supreme good at the age of
40. It does look as tho his given name was Rikishi, but that upon
receiving what he perceived to be enlightenment as regards universal
truth he adopted the name "universal consciousness."
"Ein Kopf, der auf seine eigene Kosten denkt,
wird immer Eingriffe in die Sprache thun."
[J.G. Hamann, 1760]
"A mind that thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language".