This thread makes me tired. Just like how this world is so similar from one day to the next.
I don't believe in good and evil. I was a christian when I was younger, so I can understand where people are coming from that do believe in those
things. These days, all I see around me are rules. Physical rules of time and space. Everything is rules. We try to learn the rules to cope with
existence. Essentially, good and evil to me are just order and disorder. They're inseparable.
I think the only thing I really feel certain about is that this universe spawns confusion and disorder and on the other hand it spawns harmony and
clarity, but both sides need each other.
Good and bad like the roots and branches of the tree. What I'm saying is that neither good nor evil can be eliminated. Both will exist. Conservation
of energy ensures this.
This universe is a universe of separation by time and space. This creates ignorance. So long as we're alive, we're subjected to this separation and
will remain ignorant for the duration.
As I see it, there's no true lasting peace in this universe. For that, we must die and hope that something better comes after. Who knows, though,
maybe permanent death IS peace.
I do not believe in nirvana. There's no escape from ignorance nor ego except through death.
When you step outside and you watch life around you what you see is constant war. You see insects and animals struggling to live and kill each other
for food. When you look at humans, you see very much the same process of struggling and killing for food. It's the nature of this life.
Life is war. A battle to live. Live for what? To overcome ignorance? That's impossible.
I blame nobody. To me, we're all equal. Everything from the single celled organisms on up to the complex life-forms. We're all doing the same thing
and wondering what it means.
Understand that I see natural forces. I do not see souls. I see forces all around me. Forces that're shaped and moved by physical laws of motion and
conservation and so on.
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