Re: virus: Prisoners my Derrida!

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 20 Mar 1999 10:00:55 +0000

In message <>, KMO <> writes
>The 4 Noble Truths
>* Life involves suffering.
>* Desire is the source of our suffering.

It might help to mention: many people these days consider "desire" to be a misleading translation, giving an unrealistically negative impression of Buddhist practice. "Attachment", as the cause of suffering, is usually considered both more accurate and less prejudicial. Of course, true belief in *anything* (even matter) is a form of attachment. Which is why Buddhists tend to be relatively open-minded. All Buddhist "canons" are actually means-to-an-end, none of them ends-in-themselves. Buddhism is not about knowing/believing what's supposedly true, but about developing a healthy, happy mindset.