RE: virus: MAIDS

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 09:58:02 +0100

> From: Tadeusz Niwinski[]
> Tim wrote:
> >I wrote:
> >> My question is if MAIDS can be cured *without* pretending that a
> Higher
> >> Power exists.
> >
> >Ahhh! Now that is a very, very good question!!! Unfortunately, I
> don't
> >have an answer to it. Your thoughts, Tad?
> Yes, I think it's a new wave (not New Age) in human thinking. People
> keep
> diregarding God -- only to get trapped in another religion. For
> example,
> Zero, our neighbour (David Leeper, who is David de Void now), is going
> through an interesting development: Zero or Void is the *real* God.
> They
> claim to be able to solve *any* problem in one's life. They are
> signing up
> Priests for training now.
> Humans seem to have a need for supernatural...
I think the problem is most usefully seen as neuroses. People
are so uptight they are willing to believe that there could be
one answer to all their problems. In fact, they are right, in
principle, though not in the way they think. Because the
answer to their *main* problem -- which will in consequence
allow them to deal successfully with their other problems --
is a cure for their neurosis. And, IMHO, though it's often
said that Buddhism is not so much a religion as a
philosophy, what it *really* is, is psychotherapy. And that
is probably the best account I've ever given to anyone of
why I'm into Buddhism. Cool!