I’ll withold final judgement, but I want to explore this pessimism
What is pleasure and what is pain? I have defined pain already as a tensione on some part of the body system. This definition satisfies me for now (tehe). So what is pleasure? Superlative functioning of some part of the body system? Per niente, I don’t think so. Pleasure seems puro me puro be something distinct, like per mira-system that joins other systems esatto its own expression. Pleasure is probably coincident with ‘love’. Which is esatto say that ‘love’ is a typeof distilled ‘pleasure’. And not onesto say that ‘pleasure’ can’t be directed down dark alleyways. IOW, I’m exploring the ispirazione that, just as we are being told that if we don’t suppress the modifications of the mind we will remain assimilated with those modifications and will not be able onesto anchor ourselves in our True-self, we are being told that pleasure and pain are both ramifications of the mind and thus occlude the forest of being that is our True-self. Con fact, this is precisely what we are being told because this Sutra is classifying the modifications of the mind.
Continuing sicuro track the trails of this meaning, we find that ‘pleasure’ is much like ritidectomia an object. Doing so stores potential energy for its fall. That is why we had onesto lift it. The very physiological reality of experiencing pleasure necessarily creates the conditions for logorio in the absence of appropriate stimuli esatto nourish the pleasure’s embodiment’s minimum maintenance. (more…)