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- Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:17:30 EST nQTynWUg No.209728
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Is death the end, /pss/?

Is there something shining beneath the skin of the material world, or are we bound to our skeletons as if we're prisoners?
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Ian Bidgenedging - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 22:59:28 EST JyDTI0YA No.209730 Reply
>>209729
You didn't have knowledge of existence before being born but you do before you die. It's like not caring if books get burned because "well there was a time before those books existed so it's okay".
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Archie Gockleford - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 06:37:38 EST 5y5Cpc7D No.209731 Reply
There is no death - only change. Holons/holarchy, raindrops in the ocean - that's where my mind goes on this topic.
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Simon Smallspear - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 22:31:37 EST nQTynWUg No.209733 Reply
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>>209729

Now I'm alive, not dead. I'd like shit to stay that way.
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Fuck Dibblestock - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 04:14:54 EST HKVRHigW No.209734 Reply
No it is not. You just respawn and live your life again depending on which story arc you chose for the next life.
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Lydia Goodway - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:37:07 EST Pr3KJWoH No.209735 Reply
i don't think the conscious mind is able to conceive of not existing. except perhaps when full """ego death""" (i dont really like that term due to its associations) occurs either through years of meditation or heavy drug use (temporary),

so whether or not there is anything beyond death, we are using a limited computer, our brain, which i think inherently presumes it will always exist as a consciousness and gets an error message when asked to contemplate non-existence. this doesn't disprove there is life after death, but is a constraint on our ability to draw any real conclusions.
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Charlotte Brangerwug - Sat, 10 Aug 2019 09:07:08 EST DMUEGBzG No.209737 Reply
>>209735
>i don't think the conscious mind is able to conceive of not existing.
I think you're right. But the question is does that matter? Is not existing even a thing? I know your point is that if not existing is a thing then we can't imagine it and it's natural to be skeptical about what you're saying. But also not existing could just be nothing. If our mind doesn't exist do we?

If you believe
>I think therefore I am
Then if your conscious mind does not exist you don't. I mean even if we are just what the universe is doing at this time and place, when the wave breaks it's not a wave any more. The energy has gone and so has the water and there is nothing.

If the conscious mind does not exist we do not. When we try to conceive not existing we get nothing because for our mind it is nothing.

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