Today I was reading a lot of ATS posts on all kinds of topics, and through some random (or was it?) twist of events, I recalled the Legends of
Alexander the Great.
Now this had little to do with anything relevant if you only look on the surface, but really I was simply trying to show why the Elite rulers
cannot possibly control anything and it's all pointless and sad to watch them fail at trying.
This is a deep philosophical realization that will
change your life when you know it.
Of course when we deal with the History of Antiquity, we are dealing in Legend. Not necessarily in absolute fact by any means. So take this
information with your handful of salt and enjoy the ride friends.
I will link you to, and show some quotes from this fine article:
"The Final Three Wishes of Greek King of Macedon – Alexander The Great"
According to Legend, we can assume Alexander was one of the, if not the, most proficient and wisest military tactician and overall strategist that the
world has ever known. Only the likes of Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, etc, would be a possible comparison.
From this article, as you can see, on Alexander's deathbed he supposedly said some incredible things that many people could do well to pay heed to in
life. As they are great lessons that debunk the biggest lies we believe in our lives, even today.
“My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone. After a gasping for air, Alexander continued: “My second wish is scatter
the gold, silver, and gems from my treasure-house along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave.” After wrapping in a woolen
blanket and resting for a while, he said: “My final wish it to put my hands outside the coffin.” People surrounding him all were very curious, but
no one dare to ask the reason.
It may sound odd at first, but here is why he wanted this.
Alexander’s most favored general kissed his hand and asked: “My Majesty, We will follow your instruction. But can you tell us why you want us
to do it this way?” After taking a deep breath, Alexander said: “I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned. To let my
physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness. Especially when they face
death, the physicians are powerless. I hope people will learn to treasure their lives.
This is one of the BIGGEST LIES going around today. That medicine will save you. But in reality, everyone dies. We are all mortal. You might prolong
life, but you can never evade death in the end. No doctor can even come close to preventing nature.
On to the Next.
My second wish is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of
This is also one of the biggest lies people believe in today. Nearly everyone spends unbelievable amounts of the lives devoted purely to the pursuit
of wealth, it is absurd and asinine. Only to lose it all in the end anyways. Of course we all gotta pay our bills but when you are doing nothing but
work simply to afford things you NEVER have time to play with since your always working, you know theres a problem cmon!
My third wish to let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands.”
Possessions. You don't really "own" them. You merely have access to them temporarily. When our inevitable death comes, we lose everything we
thought we owned, thus pointing out that it is immaterial in the long term.
However many folks have devoted their lives to material possessions, and identify themselves with those objects. This is all an illusion because we
believe in a lie. And that is the lie of ownership. You don't own anything.
Rather, it would probably be more prudent to concede that the Universe owns you. This would fit far more accurately.
So to RECAP.
1) Doctors cannot save you in the end.
2) The pursuit of wealth is mostly a pointless waste of time.
3) Ownership is an illusion. You don't own anything. We came here with 'empty hands' and we will leave with them.
So ATS, what do you think?
[edit on 21-7-2010 by muzzleflash]