Is It Serious?

What gives life purpose is death

—This is a serious game, these emergent property humans that have no meaning but continuation. Or is it the one-and-done chance at eternal life for the created Christian? That’s a great game, very serious, but a game nonetheless. “and for His pleasure they were created”—Rev 4:11

Does life have meaning? If so, it is a serious business. But life is not serious at all, “it is a non-serious play—with nothing to be achieved, with nowhere to reach. It is just a play, with no end”—Satrakshita. There is only continuation—til it all burns out then arises again. How long it takes matters none wit, like awakening from a long and dreamless sleep. You will never know what happened when you were out.

Seriousness is always end-oriented. It means that you are living in order to achieve something and life will be meaningless if not achieved.
It also permeates culture—“the way and influence of Hebrew thought in western culture creates the backdrop of serious, scientific existentialism influenced by that same tradition”. We must save everything!

Science can pat itself with its competitive sense of compassion—to reduce suffering, while religion professes gods love for you while it does nothing. The only real thing that gives life meaning is death. The limits of time gives everything meaning.

Is data more important than conspiracy theory? Is one more organic than the other? It is this tug of war that makes life interesting. That same stressors of nature that pushes evolution into new boundaries.

So we see there are a couple of goals in mind— every last human is innocuously protected to die without suffering—if they would only listen… If they won’t—sanction life itself. It is very religious to do so. Life is so serious that punishment be administered for simply following your programming. No immutable attribute of oneself can be a sin, but it does make it interesting to think so.

“We will not survive to that day (500 years) unless major changes take place in our conduct to one another and to the extent in which we embrace the role of technology as being basically the lone source of our survival”—Neil Degrasse Tyson

No thanks. Not ready to play that game, but I’m sure the upcoming spirit children of god have been held back just for this specific, end-time (again) trial of their faith—to accept a purely mechanical, nuts and bolts universe or be ostracized as the heretics, shunned from medical care unwilling to comply. The flip-flop-ability of the game provides millions of variables.

“It is the knowledge that I am going to die that creates the focus that I bring to being alive. The urgency of accomplishment—Neil Degrasse Tyson

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29 thoughts on “Is It Serious?”

      1. I find illusory to be a very challenging word, just like spirit. Illusory can mean not what appears on the surface, but it can also mean unsure that anything is even there, ghostly. The Buddha spoke in Sanskrit, I believe, so all we have is the translation: life is illusion. Is that a true translation? Possibly as good as we can get in a non-spiritual language. We think he meant earthly life is not what it seems — when viewed from a non-earthly position. His reality was spiritual, not physical. Few people in the Western world can access that spiritual world — to most of us physical life is all there is, with a possible heavenly eternity to follow. (What a horrid concept, to my mind!) But what if he meant the process of life as being illusion? We take life for granted, because we know we are alive, we know that we are living beings. But what does that mean?
        I don’t think we can have a real concept of life as long as we are alive. Paradoxical? Maybe. But maybe not…

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    1. Is it really atheist or christ? That’s not even a relevant choice. There is only one contradictory free solution to the puzzle. True there are no deities, but everything g is the one thing. The eyes and ears of consciousness itself. The Tao, which Christ would be subject to precedes and god.

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            1. That’s expected when everything you learn is with a goal to enhance the one thing you know. Anchoring bias is a bitch to overcome. I remember it well.

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            2. Do you know how to heal your bone? Do you think someday father will sit you on his knee and tell you all about the Inflammatory stage when a bone breaks and the body sends out signals for special cells to come to the injured area?
              Will he explain fully about the hematoma formation, the fibrocartilaginous callus formation, and the bony callus formation and remodeling? He wouldn’t know, just like you don’t know. You just do it.

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  1. What if there is a constant unsleeping consciousness beyond the cycle? What if there is a way to catch the inside section and keep on surfing? What if your game is eternally serious, and meaningful?

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    1. Do you know of a way to catch the wave and keep surfing? Our western culture trains children to take it seriously, but isn’t natural to them at all. Neither is time

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  2. I think the divine paradox is that life is pure experiment whilst imbued with “deadly” purpose. The crux of life’s meaning and game-play lies in “choice” … the fact of choice and the weight of choice. I have been watching some fascinating NDE you-tubes and some of the returnees bring back quantum physics paradigms of multiple lives being lived at once where ALL choices are explored and followed through to ultimate conclusion. Fun…and…deadly. Touch that cobra in one life. Tame it in another. Avoid it in yet another. Murder in one life. Be murdered in another. Save in yet another. All just a chess game when observed from the perspective of an eternal consciousness or even our momentarily conscious life. Still a game but feel the weight of a bad choice and you’ll understand suffering soon enough. Still, there exists a place deep within that only ever observes and it is to this place we return when we sleep and dream and finally die, I believe. The Grand Master who observes the game and scores it for worth and challenge and ultimately conceit.

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    1. He/She/It would have to have a mighty huge tally book to keep track of all the lives in all the dimensions. No, we are our own scorekeepers, and we have been known to fudge our books.

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  3. As far as life in this dimension is concerned, in my opinion, the time between birth and death, it is as meaningful or meaningless as you want to make it.
    In my understanding of the reincarnation process, which you are free to consider or not, our spirits can take one life to advance our consciousness, or they can take 50 lives. It really doesn’t matter. There will always be another opportunity to try. This is why I find belief in a god, especially the “One True God,” so futile and so uninteresting.

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    1. Hi rawgod, it is said that after the Buddha achieved his enlightenemt, he recounted 554 past lives! or life stories, as buddhists to refer to them.

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      1. He was only counting human lives. I cannot distinguish one life from another, nor do I want to. But I can feel with great certainty I have lived millions of lives since the primordial soup about 4.5 billion years ago, give or take a century. Each one of them, even the ones that lasted only microseconds, were as important as any other, including the life I am now living.

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