Fear of not existing

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Re: Fear of not existing

Post by Sighclone » Thu May 26, 2016 12:03 am

In "Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing," Jed McKenna is in a sky-diving plane which falters in mid-flight. He is staring at a deadly crash. It makes him excited.

A person is not a thing or a process, but an opening through which the universe manifests. - Martin Heidegger
There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present. - James Joyce

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Re: Fear of not existing

Post by Rob X » Thu May 26, 2016 2:06 pm

randomguy wrote:I could imagine on the wayward fringe of possibility the egoic act of taking credit for emerging from the birth canal all by one's self (I did it, where's my trophy?) but for the very self-evident fact of existence? Stare at that for a while and observe egoic thoughts recede to the periphery. Where is that switch to turn existence on and off anyway? I thought I had that in my pocket.
There's God for you… always hogging the remote. :D

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Re: Fear of not existing

Post by randomguy » Thu May 26, 2016 9:54 pm

Do the yellow-rose petals
tremble and fall
at the rapid's roar?
- Basho

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