hey,this makes sense to me,tell me someone who hasnt learnt something from life???
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Well, you only ask that question because you know that you do actually exist!
This may sound crazy, but humans are the only creatures that actually know they are alive!
Humans know they exist and they also know that existance comes to an end, no other creature (as far as we can tell) has that ability - or curse, that's why we have religion, philosophy, etc.
Other creatures live their lives out without the knowledge that they are mortal and life comes to an end, sometimes when the end is near, they will sense it - elephants are known for this (hence the famous expression, elephants graveyard - they head for somewhere to die) well. us humans know that we're going to die from an early age, and we then try and justify or validate our existance by believing in a 'God' or some form of 'hereafter' which will make sense of our lives.
For those Christians among you, I believe that the original sin that had Adam and Eve cast from paradise was not sex or knowledge, but the awarness that they were mortal - and all the problems that came with it. They were now not content to just live, they wanted more, they wanted to know WHY they lived!
The 'Human condition' was born - and we still suffer it today, probably worse than our God-fearing ancestors, they were pretty sure what life was about in a simple way - they believed in God and most thought that they would go to some kind of paradise when they die - simple and straightforward.
But, these days, knowledge and science have taught us that simple beliefs may not be the answer - and hence your question.
Since humans know they are mortal they realised that existance MUST have a meaning - when in fact it means no more than the life cycle of the average worm, yes, that's right, we are no more important than that!
Think about it - you go through life, eating, breathing, fucking, working, suffering, sometimes happy, sometimes not, and when it all comes to an end?
You are just as dead as that worm, who lived it's life and died without the horror and pain that goes with knowing you're mortal! - it simply existed, lived and died in the natural cycle of this planet. And like it or not, humans are part of that great cycle of life and death.
Here's an interesting thought - inside each of us, every human alive today, is a tiny, microscopic part of every human that has ever lived! It's in a our DNA, our genes and we all carry it because we all live on this one planet, and all our ancestors lived, died and became part of this planet.
There reason for our existance? like, the earth-worm, its to continue the cycle of our mother earth, we are born, we live, we die, we feed mother earth cycle after cycle and if you think about it enough, you will realise that is all we do.
Humans like to think they are special, sorry you're not - humans die just like everything else that has life, the only differnce is that we're cursed with the knowledge of mortality, hence we build structures to defy death (decay) and tell mother nature that man is imortal, that he has a god and a reason for living - when in fact it's total nonsense. Man build that wonder, the Great pyramid which has stood for about 4,500 years and will probably last for another twenty, thirty thousand years before it crumbles?
Mother nature and this planet has existed for BILLIONS of years - do you humans get the message yet?
Anyway, intellectual snobbery aside, my take is this:
God gets bored, makes little pieces of himself that have the spark but no memory, hence "free will". It's all hide and go seek with ourselves and God, as Alan Watts said.
Best simple explanation I've run across, and I'm sticking to it until someone says it better in fewer words...
- Jimmy Carl Black (the Indian of the group)
Our temporal awareness, our everyday consciousness, is not big enough to encompass the enormity of God and the "universe", so therefore we only have a glimpse, if at all, of the larger picture.
It's like expecting the camera to explain what it records...
The only way to get a real sense of our purpose is to go deep into the core of our individual selves and find the connection to the source. Most of us lack the tools and/or desire to do this (due to conditioning, in part), but it doesn't really matter - the connection is always there, along with the purpose...
- Jimmy Carl Black (the Indian of the group)
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