and i do not see why this obsession with immortality or preventing death.. why ... what so great about immortality or the desire to attain one....on another level, all things in any case are immortal. even science says nothing can be destroyed; things only change form at its core, religion also says the same thing... only, the idiom of religion differs somewhat from the scientific idiom, but what difference does that make. both science and religion are human attempts at making sense of this universe, but even w e the humans did not make sense of it, the universe would still be glad to exist as it does.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Everything exists without bothering to mean anything. Things do not mean; they just are.
"We are like motes carried on some kind of an invisible convener belt of life and time, emerging slowly from a dense dark on one end through dim zones into a bright spotlight for a fleeting walk on the ramp before we fade away on the same belt into the same dense dark from the opposite end. To the viewer it appears that for a brief while, an inter- galactic panorama of is lighted up, made visible, moved in front of him/her and then slowly rolled away. From either perspective, nothing emerges from a beginning nor fades into an end. The play of motion of the mote and of the panoramic stage goes endlessly on like some cosmic dance, creating rapidly shifting kaleidoscopic patterns before the spot light, the zone which we call life. The dense dark, the dim glow tapering into the bright zones and the bright zones themselves are all but a continuum, and immortality has no other meaning. Everything is always present in some form somewhere. Birth and death and the seemingly speeding or slow-motion zones of life are patterns in an optical play. And yet all this means nothing because nothing means anything here. Everything exists without bothering to mean anything. Things do not mean; they are."