Beingness, Desire & Knowledge

A person is a being. That beingness is there, essentially, to satisfy some desire.

The key characteristic of beingness that is most valued is INDIVIDUALITY. This concept of individuality boils down to “an indivisible unit (of consciousness) that is unique.”

The INDIVIDUALITY is based on the uniqueness of the desire it is designed to pursue.

Each one of us is an individual. Each one of us is pursuing a unique “desire” that defines us. Though it is rare to witness an individuality defined by the single pursuit of a pure desire. Such individualities stand out because they go far in accomplishing their desire. Gandhi would be such a pure desire; and so would be Hitler. Here we are simply talking about a desire and not passing a judgment on that desire.

The knowledge disseminated by an individuality is obviously designed to serve that basic desire that defines it. There is no question about it. But, what I posit here is that there is “knowledge in itself,” which may then be moulded by the desire-bound-individuality for its purpose.

Knowledge may be biased by desire.

Thus, any person outputs knowledge that is slanted by the beingness of that person. There is no knowledge from any single source that would be free of slant, whether it is Hitler or Gandhi. But underlying that slant there exists “knowledge in itself.”

The biggest hurdle to perceiving that “knowledge in itself” is not the slant put on it by its “source”; though that can be a significant hurdle.

The biggest hurdle to perceiving that “knowledge in itself” is the the beingness that the viewer is. When one can rise above one’s own beingness then one may perceive that “knowledge in itself.”

“Knowledge in itself” exists for no beingness.


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  • anonymuse  On July 23, 2010 at 4:39 AM

    Good morning Vinaire =)

    From my viewpoint, knowledge in itself is empty matter, devoid of meaning and purpose. It doesn’t exist. To be called knowledge it has to be known and only a being with such capacity turns knowledge into what it is. Knowledge as an extension of the being, knowledge as the result of the relation and the interaction between the being and the perceived universe.

    Otherwise… Anyway… Whatever.
    All viewpoints are possible.

    Hugs =)


  • vinaire  On July 23, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    Right now I am curious about what is beingness. This is same as asking, “What is existence?” Of course, this curiosity represents some specific desire, and the satisfaction of that desire may end up in some specific knowledge.

    So, the contents of this essay may change. 🙂



  • anonymuse  On July 23, 2010 at 6:13 AM

    Yes they may change, as all appearances seem to be subject to it =) As for the non-apparent no one knows… =P


  • vinaire  On July 23, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    Beingness emerges with the emergence of desire. Beingness continues as long as the desire continues.

    Beingness may recede with the satisfaction and dissolution of the desire.

    Death is natural and could be as fulfilling as the consummation of desire.



  • vinaire  On July 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM

    Beingness is the route taken by a desire in search of knowledge that would satify that desire.



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