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Comment by Princessliz on April 26, 2012 at 12:41pm

:)

Comment by Kimberry on April 26, 2012 at 11:19am

And PK your big words are welcome here. :p

Comment by Kimberry on April 26, 2012 at 11:18am

"It is not the fear of death that makes us think of the idea of an eternal life; rather, it is the desire to live eternally that makes us afraid to die. Let go of your desires, and your fears will fade away."


I love this. :) Is it quoted from someone else or is it yours? Because I want to quote it as well. :)
And no, I don't mind the discussion at all. :)

PS We are all made of Light.
<3

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 24, 2012 at 3:28pm

Gosh PK, this is so beautiful! So profound! And most importantly, so true!! You have just recited my gospel, PK. "I believe than when I die I shall rot and none of my ego shall survive." (Bertrand Russel) - and my life is guided by that belief. I live not as much for my myself or for those with whom I now live as for those who are yet to come. What am I in the Grand Scheme of Things? How insignificant I am! How could I be so arrogant, so pretentious as to ask for more than all that Nature has so generously given me, asking nothing in return?

It is not the fear of death that makes us think of the idea of an eternal life; rather, it is the desire to live eternally that makes us afraid to die. Let go of your desires, and your fears will fade away.

Embrace your fear, and it will be yours.

I am free because I chose to subordinate myself to the Truth. My opinions, carelessly forged from my ridiculously limited appreciation of things, are entirely irrelevant in themselves. I care not for them, except insofar as they represent a pale spark of Truth which I try to preserve and feed, despite the opposition of all events to this concurrence, and employing all my energies to this end.

Freedom does not come for free. It has to be conquered with hard toil. Yet, it is free to those who labor they way through the labyrinth of Life. It is not affordable in human currency, for its value lies beyond human conventions.

Truth is eternal, it is beyond words; beyond Language itself. It is what pulses within us and makes us alive. It is what connects us and nurtures us. It is all we can possibly have in common with each other.   

While we ignore the Truth and persist on the idea that the reality corresponds to our silly prejudices, there will never be agreement between us; we will always be at war with one another, each man defending his own opinions without regard for the world which they purport to picture. But as soon as we understand that there is something which is greater than all of us, and which guides us and determine the very landscape we so imperfectly portrait, with weaker traits, we will them learn to agree and respect each other despite our apparent differences, for we'll have then set to ourselves a common goal.

I hope our host is not bothered by our philosophical discussion. We have broken into her house kinda without asking... She's a superior form of life, beyond our ordinary mundane preoccupations.

She is immortal, for she is made of Light, and not of dust as the two of us...

When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Comment by PK on April 24, 2012 at 7:35am

@FruitsandNumbers,

What is PK? 

How does one define something like PK?  How does one catch a cloud and pin it down?

The closest semblance is FreeUs ThinkerUs. 

For PK does not like labels that only lead to Us vs Them isms.  For religion there are Great Schisms, for gender-sexims, for race-racism, for genus and species-speciesism and so on. 

However, there is a description of PK taken from a paraphrasing of Bertrand Russell...

"That [PK or insert your name here (one)] is a product of causes that had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that PK’s origin, PK’s growth, PK’s hopes and fears, PK’s loves and PK’s beliefs, are but the outcome of an accidental collocation of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling can preserve PK's individual life beyond the grave; that all the labors of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of PK's human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of PK's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins--all these feelings, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet nearly so certain, that no philosophy that rejects them can hope to stand.

In action, in desire, PK must submit perpetually to the tyranny of outside forces; but in thought, in aspiration, PK is free, free from our fellow men, free from the petty planet upon which our bodies impotently crawl, free even--while PK lives--from the tyranny of death. Let us learn, then, that energy of faith that enables us to live constantly in the vision of the good; let us descend, in action, into the world of fact, with that vision always before us."--Bertrand Russell.

Peace, PK

Comment by PK on April 24, 2012 at 7:19am

@kimberry,

The writing was a mix of a piece by one of my brother's and I.  My brother is a mega genius of sorts of which I am a mere shadow, and when we were growing up, one of our past times was thinking up and using big words and reinventing words that still fall under the grammatically correct category. Sometimes, all of my brothers and I break into Yoda talk too:D

I thought this piece appropriate for the mood of your photo and Earth Day. 

Mostly here @BaD I try to write simply out of respect that we have many people from many cultures and English is not their first language.  I also try to focus more on the natural health, healing, and medical concepts in layman's terms in simple English.  Occasionally, I forget myself and let a few big words get away though:D

Peace, PK

Comment by Kimberry on April 23, 2012 at 5:32pm

You guys. :) Thank you. <3
Big big fan of Lord of the Rings, by the way! I get Arwen/Liv Tyler comments all the time. :)

Thank you Jon! :) <3
Great writing fruitsandnumbers! So poetic.

Ednshell :D Thank you! I've always thought she is beautiful, that's a great compliment.

Dreamer: Haha. :p
Very nice story PK, my kitties meow in agreement. :3 Are you the author? Great writing style. :)

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 23, 2012 at 10:59am

PK, Bootsworth is the living proof of feline intelligence - and of human arrogance... 

May I ask you to what species you belong, if this is not much too impolite of my part, of course...

Your extreme humbleness makes it a sure fact that you can't be a homo stupidus (uh... I mean... homo sapiens). But on the other hand, your words seem to indicate that you are also not a felis catus. What are you, then?

Comment by fruitsandnumbers on April 23, 2012 at 10:54am

Kimberry is the real Arwen! The woman in the pictures is just an actress...

Comment by PK on April 23, 2012 at 6:55am

My Earthday with Bootsworth...


I look at Bootsworth. She sits on the windowsill of her fourteenth floor hotel suite, looking out in quiet judgement over a chaotic cosmopolis whose infinite complexities she appears to understand more than any of us. Her principled remoteness stands as a quiet rebuke of a city and world obsessed with fatuous ostentanieties. 

I ask her what she thinks of the dangerous economic downturn. She turns her gaze from the window and blinks, once. Her expression never changes, but she seems to be disappointed with me.

I try again, asking for an opinion on water footprints and carbon-neutral housing developments. She turns back to the window, yawning and stretching her forepaws out, as if to say (without saying) that such temporal mundanities hold no concern for her. Her mind dwells on other issues, issues that transcend, subsume, and collapse all of my prepared to ask trivialities.

There is nothing more to say. I don't have the wisdom to contemplate ideas on her level, or the words to articulate any of my nonexistent questions. And so I just sit there, with Bootsworth. Sharing presence, sharing time. Sharing an unblinking view from a hotel window, far above the maddening crowd.

Peace, PK

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