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How do you think you would live differently...
    #2773714 - 06/08/04 02:36 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

if you knew the exact day you were going to die? Do you think you would get better prepared, maybe do some things you are too afraid to do? Live a little?


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Re: How do you think you would live differently... [Re: Signo]
    #2773749 - 06/08/04 03:02 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I would live exactly the same. The prospect of death doesn't really frighten me, it is a just perfect ending that will approach all of us and give us eternal rest, or maybe even more mysteries. The only way this would probably make a difference is that in the final week before my death I'd end up doing the most insane thing I could think of and leave my final mark on the world.


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Re: How do you think you would live differently... [Re: Ravus]
    #2773938 - 06/08/04 07:00 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Ravus said:
The prospect of death doesn't really frighten me, it is a just perfect ending that will approach all of us and give us eternal rest, or maybe even more mysteries.




So if you keeled over right now you would be satisfied with your life and consider it a perfect ending?


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Re: How do you think you would live differently... [Re: Signo]
    #2774260 - 06/08/04 10:52 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

hmmm...a perfect ending... :grin:

it doesn't matter what happens externally, as in what you did on your last day, but rather how you felt.  sometimes life gives us what we want, sometimes it doesn't.  we can still be happy when things don't go our way right?  this way we can realize we are always "living a little."

some people would carry on like it would be just another day, while others do as much drugs as they could.  SOme would meditate that whole day to prepare for death, while others will try to prevent it. 

for me I would smoke pot and forget about it, i'd rather not have a surprise ruined :wink:


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Re: How do you think you would live differently... [Re: kaiowas]
    #2774444 - 06/08/04 12:47 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

meditation on death is something very benefitial.
the most common meditation is simply to reflect on the cycle
of your body. it's birth - growth - aging and eventual death
and decay. you will realise how divine and mystical it the present
moment being in this body actually is, because it has once been
part of everything [the earth, etc] and will eventually be part
of everything again.
reflecting that one day [no matter what!] you are gonna die will
definately influence your lifestyle - 'cause think about it!
you
will
die!
but right now you are here with the ability to shape and create
in the way you want.
considering death, life is actually best expressed as a 'dream' [in my opinion]
monks who have attained enlightenment are beyond the conception
of life and death and thus a sponteanous death is pretty much the
same as knowing when you're gonna die to them.

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i hope i make any sense


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Re: How do you think you would live differently... [Re: Signo]
    #2774755 - 06/08/04 02:52 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

The manner of dying is not perfect of course, it could very well be humiliating, but the moment of death would be the moment of perfectness, a peace that will come to every human. If I died at this very moment, it wouldn't really bother me greatly. I would like to live longer, at least until I'm middle aged, the main reason being so I can try to discover more of myself than I currently know, but nevertheless I am satisfied with what I have lived of my life. It's not much, but it's more than many people can say

A satisfaction of life is one of the best cures to a fear of death


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