[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]
lidewij at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 10:03:25 MDT 2010
"Freud did think that we can't imagine our own deaths because we have
to smuggle in ourselves as observers that imagine it. I'm not sure I
think that is much more than an observation though - not an argument.
Merleau-Ponty says something similar that "neither my birth nor my
death can appear to me as my experiences..." in the Phenomenology of
Perception and Derrida says something similar in Aporias. More
interesting still is that Goethe agreed and may have concluded he was
To me the question would be: and then, so what, fuck it
(a book i'm reading at the moment is 'F**k it' by John C. Parkin **
: what is next?
But then again, i'm not that much of a believer so that might be just
a limitation once again.
I disagree as well. Ego is not non-existing, neither existing. Not in
life, not in death, not in between. Observation can, but does not have
to be part of 'ego'. But then i turn to the same point of stuckness,
something you might recognize yourself.
Milton said: "They also serve who only stand and wait."
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