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Old 06-06-2015, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Death

One of the things I've learned spending so much time in the forest is that death really doesn't exist. It's just life. That's all there is.

First off, no one has actually ever been dead. Sure, we all know of people who have died, but they aren't being dead. There's no experience of being dead at all, and experience is reality. All you ever experience is being alive. It's all anyone ever experiences.

There is a renewal of biological material that is observed, of course, but that is just part of the life cycle. Life feeds itself in a constant process of refreshment. All the dead people, supposedly residing somewhere in the past, are really part of other living things right now, and not being dead at all.

And that's the thing: the only reason it seems like there are dead ones and living ones is because we make the mistake of thinking the Universe is populated by all these separate things, and isn't one giant integrated thing in itself, which it actually is. There's really only one expression of energy, infinitely differentiated and differentiating in new and novel ways: an endless process of living, and that's it.



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The cessation of matter is mostly matter transformed
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tyrannical apathy
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predatory delay
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Thats just why you have to make the most of it while you're here and not sweat the small stuff.

I love it when people at work are freaking out about deadlines and I simply don't care because in the grand scheme of things, when your project is supposed to be done means nothing to me.
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There is no cessation of matter at all. All it does is transform. Everything is just one energy (the Big Bang, probably), transforming from one expression to the next in infinitely complex ways. That's all EVERYTHING is.



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Old 06-18-2015, 12:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Logic.

There is something.

Something cannot come from nothing.

Therefore, something has to have always existed.

It'd be reasonable to assume then that "nothing" does not exist. There is no state of "nothing", there is always has been and always will be "something." Question: Can we think of any legitimate example of "nothing"? I have failed to do so.

The "life" around us is cyclical, be born, organize, configure, decay, die, fuel birth of a new. Biological evolution on this planet has seemed almost preprogrammed to strive for levels of conscious recognition. There has always been something. Consciousness and awareness would be a part of that something.

Therefore, could we then say, that through our physical instruments we are then striving for conscious integration into this world? "In his image" could have nothing to do with the physical body but instead refer to the purely conscious. We endevuer in the arts, in the creative, and is that not in the image of the creator?

What's your definition of God? For me, God is the totality of all existence. To me, it makes complete sense that this totality would be conscious, conscious of all things. Our perspective, while seeming our own, is really just one, universally shared point of view. We are all part of the whole. We are all part of the totality of existence. Biology and the constructs of the body, in hindsight of these assumptions, is insignificant. It's the consciousness, truly, that is of value. Our individual being and relation to one another, is of value.

Etc etc onto speculations infinite and inconcievable.
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That's pretty much the conclusion I've come to, as well.



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Sure, the matter and energy that our bodies are composed of cannot be annihilated, but death is very much real. And it's coming for all of you!
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Yeah.. death interpreted as the cessation of the conscious experience seems just as likely after reading this thread to me too.
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Why can't we just be like motherfrigging caterpillars and go to
Sleep in a cozy cocoon and transform
Into a big beautiful butterfly.

Unless their transformation actually is painful like this.. See below video unrelated to butterflies but a transformation video all the same.

I wonder what butterflies turn into after they die....,
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I'm with ya bro. I stopped believing in death at some point in the last year or two. It's a myth as far as I'm concerned. At some point, it just makes way more sense that this is an experience of infinity and the idea of 'death' just sounds stupid.

Physically dying is just more life.
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You people can sugarcoat it all you want, dead is dead.
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You people can sugarcoat it all you want, dead is dead.
Ya but..,,,,
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What interests me is not so much what death is or what it is to be dead, rather what is the living's relationship with death and the dead. I think these are different things.
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