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What makes us tick? What gets us going? Desire matters but desires are the source of suffering, said Prince Siddharta, for most people do not understand their own desires… What we desire makes a difference in life, because more often than we think, we will get there.
In the beginning was Desire, not Action. Buddha, the sage from the East, got it right. Goethe`s Faust, the typical herald of the modern Western seeker, made a German suggestion that in the beginning was Action: “Am Anfang war der Tat”.
If Germans believed in action, the French were of the opinion that in the beginning was Thought. The children of Descartes trusted too much in their own mental constructions but…ideas can be dangerous. The scale of the killing in the French Revolution, 17.000 executions in one year or so was considerable for the time.
Gregoire de Klabermatten, “The third Advent”