Thursday, September 14, 2006

This is as serious as it gets: What is Being?


Being
is a primordial non-being's 'want-to-be'. Non-being's very wanting to come into being constitutes the being as the being of non-being which is the only form in which being can be. Thus, we can give various names to the Lacanian Being:
1. A being lacking in being.
2. Lack-of being's want-to-be.
3. Being in want-of-being where the being is in the wanting.

- Shantanuda, in the first Psychoanalysis class I attended after a month. Poor irregular me!