söndag 25 oktober 2009

Freshokereti, Haurvatat, Death

Individual existence as a temporary exception from the bigger whole of complete existence is fundamental to all Indo-European thought, whether it be Mazdayasna, Brahmanism and most forms of Paganism. This is why I refer to death in Zoroastrianism as the "return to the world-as-one". Jehan has a similar or even identical understanding. Spinoza (and Deleuze) would happily have agreed. Even Slavoj Zizek does. ;-)

2009/10/24 Rory

Dear Dino,

I beg to differ. It is not the end but rather the end of us as individual conscious beings. Our constituent parts, our dna, our compressed energy if you like become a part of the whole again and "return to the mother".


--- In Ushta@yahoogroups.com, Special Kain wrote:
> Dear Rory,
> Oh, sure, death is THE end, there's no doubt about it! I've never said that one's life would continue after one's death. We'll be remembered and referred to, our ideas will probably live on in the minds and actions of others, but there's no afterlife as New Age esotericism or Christianity would have it.
> But what's a positive end as opposed to a negative end?
> Ushta, Dino

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