posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 04:07 AM
Although I have as little regard for Albert Pike as I do Allistair Crowley (for reasons I wouldn't have the time or the wherwithall to get into
here), he did have something of great value and import to offer when he said/wrote:
"What we do only for ourselves dies with us, but what we do for another, lives on in eternity."
which is not unlike Jesus' statement about how what we did for the least of his, or failed to do, we did it, or failed to do it, to him.
So I would say that our love never dies, and if we then, our most essential "self" becomes one with love, then no, we don't die. Love however can
never be motivated for reasons of self preservation, and so if we are willing to die to self for the sake of love, then we may be resurrected into the
realization that our true self, as love, is immortal.
So it depends on what you mean by "we".. and who and what we identify our "self" with.
What are we really MADE OF, is the question I would pose, and how does the universe really operate? Is it a materalist monist reletavistic framework,
as the atheists would have us believe, or is it a monistic realist, mind-of-God reality of which our current physical form is but a "node" of sorts?
There may be Bodhisatvas among us, who will return, again and again and again, until every blade of grass is made into the divine substance of the
love of God when placed under the conscious awareness of a human being.
Why die when there is still so much work to be done?