I see the possibility of cycles within cycles - that one might deny fulfillment of desire in order to complete a larger cycle (gestalt) of wanting wisdom (or something like that). But this doesn't really speak to the contradiction; it merely widens it. If paradox becomes too emcompassing, it loses significance, becoming little more than incantation and ritual. One must be able to rise to the next level as a result of contemplating the paradox, and to me we are not really speaking to the issue of whether or not Buddha would have embraced the contact cycle as Gestalt theorists and practitioners usually conceive of it. Afterall, it has been rather mundane and basic, hasn't it?
I also think it is another thing for someone standing outside, observing, to offer an evaluation on whether or not one is wise in completing this cycle in preference to that one. For instance, who is to say that getting this shiny, fast, red sportscar is not as important (wise) as giving my money to the poor? This is where moralists and religious figures have stepped in. Buddha looked around and decided there was suffering and that suffering was the result of the foolish pursuit of desire. That was the meaning he got from his experience, but was it the truth?
Now come the philosophers with a discussion of epistemology. If two phenomenologies contradict one another, which, if either, is true? Why is it more noble to say that suffering exists and is caused by desire than it is to say that it is the way, the Tao of life - them that have and them that have not? It is the nature of "having."
I would agree that Gestalt seems rather amoral, in that it advocates phenomenology without taking a stand on epistemology; however, I don't think Gestalt is completely amoral for we have values. We exalt, for one thing, relationship, as has been pointed out, (which ironically makes room for the "I" [who may be Buddhist] and the "Thou" [who might be Christian]). Come to think of it, the tension cause by holding phenomenology in one hand and dialogical relationship in the other is one thing that makes Gestalt exciting to me.
Well, I have to go now, and I missed my lunch, so no sandwitches for me, on my forehead or anywhere else!