The libido can actually be subverted by knowledge. This much was already said in the Bhagavad Gita, or "Celestial Song", in which Krishna explains how actions are reduced to ashes by knowledge. Having freed himself from his desires, liberated from subjectivity, a man no longer sees a woman's body as an erotic object–the whole allure upon which his infatuation rested has vanished without a trace. What's left is the unimpressive, pear-shaped figure which is the female form, which does not even demand admiration, let alone attraction. A man, having found himself in such a state, finds it strange to imagine abandoning his freedom in order to enter into a relationship with a total stranger, who is merely a single person among multitudes, perhaps unremarkable in every way, and for no reason at all, since the hazy inebriation of lust is only a sickening heat. Acutely following the eyes and passing expressions of others, he identifies the very subjectivity which he lately overcame, and understands that others project their desires onto him, so that others do not see him as an individual, but merely as a potential actor for the various roles that remain unfilled in their stage play. Seeing this he recoils, no longer unconsciously wheeling through the endless cycles of time, unwittingly acting out the will of the world serpent devouring itself.