Why don’t more people pursue this? They are susceptible to thinking that absence of a mind or nirvana or enlightenment, whatever you people have named it, is just one more thing out there which has no bearing on important issues or intellectual capacity. It’s just eastern mysticism, right? To most “intellectuals”, it’s a matter of opinion. Buddhists are no different. They are following a system of belief, a tradition. There’s nothing like absolute clarity. Once you have it you can’t go back. The change is irreversible. I can’t spend one more second enjoying art or music for the rest of my life. Doesn’t that say something? I’m not depressed. In fact, I’m quite functional. Aren’t you curious about what I’m pointing towards? I don’t subscribe to any belief whatsoever. Not buddhism, nirvana, enlightenment, the gazillion ideologies and other systems of Thought. Food for thought.