Thoughts on "Death"?

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08-17-2016, 06:07 PM
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Now there is this great philosopher that I follow up on a bit with my ideals and so on in this universe. His name is Alan w.Watts and he talks regularly about anything but he has passed away which is okey. He died a long time ago now I would say. Anyhow I wanted to talk a bit about Death and what it is from my perspective, I would love to see your reply and your perspective of death , for an example is death good or bad ?

Well both, good and bad.

Considering if you did not die, if you were immortal we would overcrowd ourselves leaving not enough food to everyone and educational space.
It is bad because you will feel sad that you can not talk to this person anymore.

Now if you think about death it might be different due to religion and ideals, but if you think strictly about this and say to yourself, "what is death?" 

Well, you do certainly not know but if you think of it this way;

Think of it like going to sleep but never waking up.

Then if you think about that long enough you will come up with a new question of yoga in your mind which is,

What was it like to wake up after never going to sleep?

These two questions are both ways of making you think more into it.
Now that you are stuck between these questions and thoughts just drop them, because why would death be a bad thing. It is not a bad experience if that is what you think. If you think you will be experiencing a life within darkness in a funeral chest near a gravestone? No! 
I believe death is a way to give away a torch such as Alan w.Watts mentioned in one of his videos below. 
You give away your responsibilities to the next generation as it is time for them to work and not you. You can rest now and discover the truth about death.

I could have gone on for the longest time but I believe I need to sleep at the moment.
I took a lot of I would say ideals from this man and I have not sensed too much of my own judgement of death into this thread as I would say I just cheerish the times I have at the moment and I am accepting death as a good thing.
No one told you it is a good thing to go on living, to go on surviving. Who told you that is a good thing? No one, you learned that yourself through education, media and society that surrounds you. There is this thing that tells you that you must go on living which is wrong, you do not need to go on living. You can exit anytime and I am saying this not sounding as I support suicide or god knows what but I say this to give you an option if a person can have an option of death and life he/her will choose himself not having society choose for him/her.
Anyhow it is late and I probably already said a lot of the content from this philosophers lecture anyway.
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08-17-2016, 10:23 PM
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i just take it as "nothing" not like sleep. no afterlife. just nothing. which sounds nice to me, this world kinda sucks and being fully removed from it sounds like a breath of fresh air... or lack thereof

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08-17-2016, 11:55 PM
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08-18-2016, 10:09 PM
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Everything's Eventual

Idk what death will be like, I just know it will happen so Im not scared to die, only afraid I wont be satisfied with the way I lived my life, so since Ive realized this Ive just tried to live as happily as I can. Thats all i can do.

On this topic, actually this might bea ittle off topic, but when i think of death this song always comes to mind. Its damn near scary and depressing to think about but to me the songs still really beautiful.

Sometimes you gotta die first,
before you start living.
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08-19-2016, 11:44 AM
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I don't know, really. I don't know what death is like, I don't know what to expect, which is probably why it makes me rather anxious. Perhaps it is just an instant loss of conciousness, or maybe there is some lovely afterlife. Maybe, if we can sense our death coming, our perception of time increases rapidly, and it feels like time forever slows down around you. The possibility I fear is a death like in Corpse Party, where you are left to feel the pain you were feeling at the point of death for all of eternity.

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08-19-2016, 02:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-19-2016, 02:26 PM by llik3.)
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For all we KNOW it may be anything ... with the condition that the 'dead' do not have power over this life and world (it's obvious they don't?) ... essentially whatever you like - imagine an invisible, silent, formless, non-physical dragon that breathes light-and-warmth-free fire, that's speculation along the same vein~

What is most PROBABLE however, is that it is nothing - there is no soul in your body (quite certain, personality and character are as malleable as your brain matter) and it is unlikely that 'supernatural' phenomena exist.

ALSO any one of the 'heavens' of the abrahamic religions seems like eternal punishment to me - enduring (literal) supplication until the end of time and beyond...not my idea of fun
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08-20-2016, 05:56 PM
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09-02-2016, 01:03 AM
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I'd like to believe in ghosts or reincarnation, but I just can't bring myself to. While it'd be nice to peacefully wander the world of the living undetected, or be born again so I have another chance at getting a life that isn't an excruciatingly unforgiving tribulation, what I really believe is that nothing happens after we die. Our consciousness is destroyed and we simply cease to exist.

I can't be too upset about that though, since my life has been largely miserable. It just means one day I'll be granted peace.
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09-28-2016, 11:19 PM
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Nothing. Our body will turn into soil. And soul will just die. Except you believe God.

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09-29-2016, 03:02 AM
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Alan Watts was incredible. He had such a beautiful way of seeing life and the universe.

A few months back, I got really down, I lost all movitivation to even get out of bed. I was barely eating, wasn't talking to anyone and had no intentions of doing so.

I accidentally came across some of his lectures on YouTube and I was captivated; I had to listen to every single thing that man had said about life. It really changed the way I saw things.

As for death, I'm still unsure of what I should believe, but Alan Watts has definitely made the thought of it less terrifying.

What's to fear if I am simply an extension of the universe? An extension of the universe that is truly able to witness and experience the beauty it has to offer.
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