Thoughts of salvation or enlightenment:
Zero... the cessation of desire in the Buddhist sense? And exactly what is the Buddhist sense? Recognition that the condition of desire is suffering. Desire gives rise to suffering because its object may be lost, will be lost. "Unconditional love" may be a phrase to describe an acceptance of what cannot be changed. Accept the cosmos as it is, in its beauty and its terror, recognizing yourself in it and it in yourself.