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June 14, 2011


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Death is nothing. Nothing at all. We are amalgamations of particles, like billions of tiny bright crystals. This can be seen with practice. Don't ask me how.

When death comes this "crystal amalgamation" expands over the earth, the sky and cosmos without end.

You become like a crystal cloud ever expanding into the infinity from which you came, in which you are now and always will be.


Yost, your idea is quite scientific indeed. We are composed of atoms. When we die, our atoms disperse into the soil, enter a plant, eaten by and become a part of somebody else, ascend as water vapour to form a cloud, a few of our atoms might even escape into outer space... And that is the Buddhist understanding Thich Nhat Hanh's "No Death, No Fear" explains too. When conditions are right, a cloud is formed. When those conditions no longer exist, the cloud disperses or rains down. The cloud is manifested, not born, and disappears, not died. So is a human.

"...if it were possible to imagine fully that instant of passing from consciousness to nonexistence..."

But aren't we experience the transition from consciousness to nonexistence of that consciousness evey night (if not suffering from insomia)? No need to imagine.

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