Don Wrote:

It seems to me that attachments whether they be to "art", to an idea, to an opinion, or to an object are the source of all suffering.

As an admirer of Eastern Philosophy as yourself, I'm wondering with that statement you believe yourself to be a pacifist.

Not to get off subject too much but my take on Eastern Philosophy is one of balance. " For the maintenence of peace, one must prepare for war".
Their cultures produces some of the fiercest warriors the world has known.

If everyone believed that nothing was worth fighting for, we would be controlled by facists. Your sentence leaves no room for balance, yin-yang, masculine/ feminine, only submission.

I find it hard to believe that you really feel that way.

As some have said, is there only gray, is there nothing that is black and whiite? Right vs wrong. Nothing that we are willing to fight for.

I climbed all the way up to the top of this damn mountain so please give me an eloquent response. Not some "when you can snatch the pebble from my hand..."

Michael McBlane
Live from Tibet