RE: virus: Desire. Subject/Object duality. Life.

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 11:39:00 +0100

Eric Boyd wrote:
>Hello all;
>I can't let this idea just sit... it's gotta come out now, unrehersed.
>Desire. I've been aware for a long time that desire (to /want/
>something) is very important...
>Anyway, what I sense now is that /desire/ and it's effects go far
>just the personal level of happiness. Desire actually springs out of
>the Subject/Object duality that we've been talking about...
>The way to resolve all of this lies at the heart of desire: the
>Subject/Object duality. Zen will make us free! Understand that _you_
>and _the_world_ are really one and the same thing and you will
>understand that material desires are irrelevant (actually:
>Looking back, I haven't done this idea justice.

I think you expressed it very well. This is what Buddhism is all about.

>This must be what they call enlightment.

Who said something about 10 years? :-)

Yes, I think it's fair to say you experienced enlightenment -- but
Enlightenment, on the other hand, is when you know it "with every
fibre of your being" and act on it spontaneously all the time. Lower
case enlightenment can be slipped out of, as well, which
Enlightenment cannot.

>It really is like walking on
>air. I'll be damned.

No you won't. (He he he.)