If your pulse doesn’t race, you should be seeing a Doctor
Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Fellini’s: ‘La Dolce Vita’
My entire school education on Buddhism was summarized in the travesty of insight: ‘Desire is the cause of all suffering’.
So how does one: ‘Desire to Not-Desire’?
[‘Desire is the cause of all suffering’ is a literal take on the Buddhist ‘Second Noble Truth’, if you are curious as to where this beam of light came from.]
‘Detachment’ is the single most emphasized injunction in the Dharma. So how do you intend to detach if you are attached to ‘Detachment’?
How do you play ‘Hide and Seek’ with yourself?
What denatured Elysium do these pilgrims seek sans wine, women and earthly-folly?
Such Rules, and the literature across all religious traditions are full of them, begin on the assumption of a pure, chaste ‘Being’ which needs to be approached by rejecting all things of the World. Man is already Fallen, in Delusion [Dharmic] or in Sin [Abrahamic] and needs to Wake-Up, Redeem himself. There is some sort of Cosmic Game afoot, a professorial God that relishes giving board-tests. It is a deeply flawed understanding itself sourced in a short-stop to Shūnyam.