[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused] (lemmett at talk21.com)
jinavamsa at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 6 18:15:14 MDT 2010
Hello Lemmett, and all,
My question to you was addressed to you. Whatever this individual you mention (Zygmunt Bauman) says, I am not asking about him -- although the name Zygmunt almost perks my interest out of the blue -- but about your concern with the issue of the conceivability (and inconceivability) of death.
As I asked (directly of you), "Lemmett, can you explain a little of what you mean by the idea of (or term) the conceivability of death? I suppose that that would help with its contrast, the inconceivability of death. I am wondering what is inconceivable about death in your eyes. Do you mean unfathomable? mysterious? awe-inspiring? infinitely fearsome? other?"
Your repy was: "Hello, sorry about the long link but Zygmunt Bauman talks about what I mean in the first few pages of this book?http://books.google.com/books?id=JYNW-3fjGIoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=immortality+strategies&cd=3#v=onepage&q&f=false
But it's a good idea. I could have saved a lot of trouble in school if in reply to a question of what I thought of Aristotle, I had just offered up a web link (but those were the days before the internet) to The Philosopher's text in the original Greek. Neat! (if I may apply an old word to a new short-cut).
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