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Posted 10/26/11 - 10:33 AM:
Subject: Who Will Cry When You Die?
“Who will cry when I die?” he said.


He has a pointed nose with a mole mark on it and bushy moustache which gets thinner towards the edges and long wavy hairs.


Occasionally we discuss about things which are not related to work.




“Why do you want someone to cry after you”; I asked!


“I do not know, I just said that; it seemed to have popped in my head randomly!” He said.



“Well, this random question or pep-talk of yours has existential and epistemological significance in my opinion” I said to him; looking into his eyes with attention.


“ I have so often asked people about their goals in life and I have so often heard them and so many times I have found so many of them earnestly expressing their urge to do something for which the posterity should remember them” I said.


“That is all about legacy, my thought was not on those lines!” he said with insouciance!



“Anyways, if you allow me to continue for a while; the very urge to be remembered by posterity is based on an amiss premise and yet it is so prevalent in people from all walks of life “I said to him with the gestures of my right hand.



“This notion of legacy is as erroneous as the idea of one’s own death. There is no experience of death possible and similarly, there is no way to witness your own legacy posthumously “I said with a broad smile.



“ All of us who invest their time and energy in being so great that their greatness is remembered long after their demise and do not strive to find joy in what they are doing in here and now are getting engaged in something which is never going to happen” I said , with expressions similar to those of a philosopher!



“Your proposition seems very profound but it has a flaw in it” He said with a puckered forehead.



“ What if I say, that no matter how illusory the pursuit of legacy is; if it’s what makes me happy and goads me to work hard it’s worth my earnestness and effort?” He said with conviction in his voice.



“ Since there is no absolute reality, what if, I rejoice in running after mirages; what difference does it make if I really know whether it is a mirage or a reality, as long as I enjoy running after it?” he asked with a grim look on his face.



“You are right methinks” I said. This ended the conversation.
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Posted 10/26/11 - 8:29 PM:

A bit of a hectic week this week but I'm looking forward to checking out these interesting posts of yours Thinker as soon as I have a chance to sit down and give them proper consideration! Stay tuned...
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Posted 10/26/11 - 10:27 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
A bit of a hectic week this week but I'm looking forward to checking out these interesting posts of yours Thinker as soon as I have a chance to sit down and give them proper consideration! Stay tuned...



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Posted 10/28/11 - 1:46 PM:

a wonderful story and well told clap
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Posted 10/28/11 - 2:04 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
a wonderful story and well told clap



Thanks lib. smiling face
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Posted 11/15/11 - 1:27 PM:

for those not familiar, we have had a bit of discussion in past topics about thinker's idea that "there is no death for me", or in other words that since he cannot experience his own death, death is a fiction for him.

a question for you thinker - do you believe there will come a point at which you stop living?

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Posted 11/15/11 - 1:36 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
for those not familiar, we have had a bit of discussion in past topics about thinker's idea that "there is no death for me", or in other words that since he cannot experience his own death, death is a fiction for him.

a question for you thinker - do you believe there will come a point at which you stop living?




No. Since I am life. If I am with myself--I am living. If I can ask a question to myself "Am I living?"---Whether I utter it or not I know that very question, the very movement of energy is me, the life.

There cannot come a point where I will be able to alienate myself from myself. Even in Samadhi--all knowledge disappears but the sense of being in most rudimentary form persists.



The other day, I was reading about 'being' as a theory by Martin Heidegger; I found nothing profound in the theory because oriental theories and practices have all worked for finding true sense of being since eons-therefore that is not anything new. smiling face
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