I guess I misunderstood the "cycle". The cycle I want to escape from is that of the ego. When I stop behaving to satisfy the wants of myself and those around me, I will be satisfied. Here's a cool guy. Take a look. http://www.alltm.org/Maharishi.html I firmly believe that our cyclical existance will end once the world understands that our fates are one fate, and that we are simply threads of the same fabric of existance. No matter how we come to that realization, it must happen on a global scale.