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Alright, That's Eternity. So, What's the Point?

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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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The need to find "a point" to things is a function of the grasping of the ego. I think that if there really is no point to existance, it is kind of liberating. That way you can just observe and enjoy things without worrying about ANYTHING.




posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 04:16 PM
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I think you just hit it on the head.

The point of it, considering our significance can be measured in measures of negative magnitude, would be for us to do whatever it is we can, for as long as we can. But then you read studies about chimps that are given two options. One leads to an electrically stimulated orgasm, the other gave them food.

They sat around all day giving themselves orgasm after orgasm.

Maybe it is our ego which allows us to disassociate ourselves with the 'animals', and assume we must have some higher purpose...

I wonder how many of us would starve ourselves to death; spent, and smiling.

[edit on 6/19/0808 by spines]



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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Yeah, that's what Buddhism is all about, understanding how to let go of the tyranny of the ego so we can relax





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