Re: virus: Axioms

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 09:36:00 -0000

From: Tadeusz Niwinski
>The axiom "life generally is full of dissatisfaction" invites some
>guru/religion/expert/consultant to offer you a solution.

Actually -- don't tell any Buddhist I said this or I'll be derobed[1] --
the solution, Noble Truth #4, can be translated as --

There Is No Solution. Get Over It.

Except that most Buddhist traditions offer a very gradual way
of approaching this realization, with lots of emotional support
along the way. And implicit in Buddhism is the wonderful
paradox that, on *fully* accepting life as it is, suffering and all,
we cease to suffer.

[1] Metaphorically speaking -- I don't wear robes -- but I'd
have to wear my hair longer.

Robin Faichney