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Originally posted by thehumbleone
Reply to post by wartooth420
Like dancing, if the whole purpose of dancing was to reach a certain point on the floor the fastest, then the fastest dancer would win. But that isnt the point of dancing. The whole purpose of dancing is the dance itself. And so it is with life.
Theres no need to waste your time worrying or philosophizing about life.
Just remember to enjoy every step of the dance.
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Originally posted by Itisnowagain
Thehumlbleone is speaking of Alan Watts, look him up on youtube, he has a lot of interesting things to say. Philosophy? He was a Buddhist also.
In the same neutral voice, he replied, ' No, I don't think that's it. I haven't learned a damn thing, if we're to be honest about it '.
He died a year or so later. But what he said has stuck with me ever since. And now I find myself of the same opinion
Have I learned anything ? Anything to provide a bit of hope ? Don't know.
These days, to my surprise, I find I don't need to believe in an afterlife. I can stand the idea of nothingness at death. I don't need to believe I'll 'continue to exist on some plane'
Maybe we'll never know, anymore than a potato understands the reason for its existence
But I'm fine with it, either way
Originally posted by Dock9
reply to post by Itisnowagain
Yeah, ok ..... sounds nice
but there are billions of souls screaming out, demanding to know where was the love when they were being burned slowly alive
when they were being put to death on the rack
when they were slaughtered and eaten by savages
when they were denied justice and life
when their babies were murdered or put to the sword
when they were denied any form of love or even decency
I need to SEE a hell of a lot more of this magic 'love'
rather than hear people talk about it