“[Militaristic Zen perversely says that] liberation lies in losing one’s Self, ..uniting with the ..Void, .. the difference between life + death no longer matters, we regain the original selfless unity.” – ..This is ..perverse: ..The warrior no longer acts as a person; he is ..desubjectivized.
– SLAVOJ ZIZEK http://ift.tt/1KY6rKh

“The Buddhist ethical horizon is therefore still that of the Good. Buddhism is a negative of the ethics of the Good: aware that every positive Good is a lure, it fully assumes the Void as the only true Good.” – Zizek [on the Buddhist fallacy that reality is just false appearance and thus doesn’t matter, and that one should] “erase any reference to the Good” – “Bodhisattva, having reached nirvana, out of compassion (for the sake of the common Good) goes back to the living to teach them achieve nirvana: to arrive at the act proper, one should erase any reference to the Good, and do the act just for the sake of it. But how did nirvana “regress” into getting caught in the wheel of craving in the first place? The only consistent answer is: Bodhisattva’s compassion is correlative to the notion that the “pleasure principle” regulates us when we are caught in the wheel of Illusion. We all strive toward the Good, and misperceive the true nature of the Good: To quote the Dalai Lama, the beginning of wisdom is “to realize that all living beings are equal in not wanting unhappiness and suffering and equal in the right to rid themselves of suffering.” The Freudian drive, however, designates the paradox of “wanting unhappiness,” of finding excessive pleasure in suffering itself. ..The Buddhist ethical horizon is therefore still that of the Good. The Buddhist ethical horizon is therefore still that of the Good.” – Slavoj Zizek