Re: virus: trancendent

Robin Faichney (
Sun, 7 Mar 1999 19:56:58 +0000

In message <004301be68cd$fabb0ee0$>, Eric Boyd <> writes
>From: Reed Konsler <>
>Yes. I hope this doesn't offend you...but the image which most
>clearly comes to my mind when I think of the word "trancendent" is the
>moment o[f] orgasm.
>Interesting. I'm not offended, although I am curious as to why you
>view trancendence that way. Trancendent means "above and beyond"[1],
>to me; whereas an orgasm is very "here and now". Could you explain
>(further) how you came to view "trancendent" in the manner you do? (I
>learned of the word in my religious studies class)

In the meditative traditions, one transcends the mundane contents of the mind by becoming wholly immersed in the "here and now" of reality. I think it would be fair to say that this is where immanence and transcendence come together.