Do you wish to continue?

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Do you wish to continue?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:03 am

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby dhamma_newb » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:32 am

Tier three sucks. I do not wish to continue.
The watched mind brings happiness.
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I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby James the Giant » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:48 am

Ooh chilling.
It reminds me of an Ian Banks novel where the Culture goes to war to stop various civilizations from running virtual, simulated hells, where good or bad deeds are punished or rewarded by the torment of digitized personalities after death.
And in a virtual world, there's nothing to stop someone being tortured to death, again and again and again.
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Rui Sousa » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:22 am

Great satyre. But the question is very meaninguful. Do I wish to continue experiencing life? The honest answer is yes :(

Not proud of it anymore, but I really want to be alive and have a body and mind just as this one. And so I do.
With Metta

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby daverupa » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:09 am

Is it possible to meditate while remaining on the menu screen? :stirthepot:

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:26 am

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby suttametta » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:15 pm

There are many other worlds than this one. No need to cling to life here under such conditions. I, for one, am not afraid to die.

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Alex123 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:13 pm

Why exist? Just let me die already! Life has difficulties as it is, so why continue and pay for it?
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby manas » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:27 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Sam Vara » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:59 pm

If I pay a big enough supplement, can they get me stream entry?

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:37 am

well that was interesting, thanks Tilt!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Do you wish to continue?

Postby Reductor » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:51 am

Surely such a service would be opt-in, right? Or opt-out at least.

Then it would be easier to make that decision when one is sure they'll live forever, thus avoiding such a miserable proposition when the inevitable happens. :tongue:

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