One entirely reasonable solution to the seemingly insoluble religious, philosophical, and existential questions that boggle the mind is this: the entity with the mind that is being boggled doesn’t exist.
At least, not in the existent sense that we customarily consider ourselves to be enjoying (or more truly, as the Buddha taught, suffering). Over at The Huge Entity this week, Mr. Danieru is featuring musings on reasons why “you” don’t exist from what he calls “some of the most original minds in the blogosphere.”
I can’t disagree with that last statement, considering the gray matter inside my cranium is the home of one of those minds. My previous post, “Compared to the cosmos, you’re nothing,” is my contribution to The Huge Entity’s request for thoughts on this subject. (Hey, when a Huge Entity requests, I contribute).
Check out the four pieces that have been posted to date. They’re wonderfully diverse and stimulating. And return to The Huge Entity daily until you’ve read all of the contributions.
If neither I nor you exist, whew! That solves a lot of problems. Every problem, really. My big hope is that in actuality there’s no me that has big hopes.