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What we are, you are, I am deep down is this moment right now. You are the experiencer of experience, but the two are not separate. Sure you can say you have had “experiences” (plural) throughout your life, but in actuality there is only one singular “experience”, all happening right now. What is now? Look around you, right now! What do you see? Take it all in. Focus on your breath, feel it, see it. Watch it All. Every thought you have, every this, every that. Notice how you easily scan over and understand my every word without any effort or any thought. Notice your body, this biological flesh vehicle that you are and have thoughts about and how “it”(your body) interacts with “it” (your extended body, your environment). You assume things, take note, and write a story with your thoughts. Sometimes it can be helpful (science), other times, if unobserved by your consciousness’ awareness of such thoughts, it can lead to insanity, making you feel alienated and afraid of being who you are: Everything. “God”. “Brahman”. Whatever you choose to call it. Buddha referred to it as “Tathata” or “Suchness”, which is the “suchness” of the moment and all that consists of it.
The passage of time is no more than “you” moving throughout “space” and dancing with the props and other dancers… all of which is “you”. “All Which Is” is simply energy, energy flowing for infinity, right now at this very moment. The now is eternal, the Alpha and the Omega (the “first” and the “last”). Everything is timeless. Everything is NOW. How else would it happen?
“Eventually, a curious feeling will overcome you, one that is very hard to describe in words. I just said that the origin of the world is now — and there is this odd sensation that now comprises everything: the most distant past, the most remote future, the vastness of space, all states of experience, all joy, all sorrow, all heights, all depths. Everything is now. There isn’t anywhere else to be — there never was, and never will be!
That is why you never were born, and therefore cannot die. You never came, so you won’t go.You were always here. It’s a very curious feeling, so different from what we ordinarily think. In entering into the now, we find the eternal now. We find infinity in the split second.”
~Alan Watts, What is Zen
@luthorkent, Thank you good sir!
@fucksake, Hard to say as I have never actually experienced death, or maybe I have according to this theory, but yeah I’m not too sure. The main point is that even at the origin of existence, the big bang, it has always been right now. This “right now” is still going on and always will. And you are all of it. You were the it back billions of years go, you are still it now.
Your confined body is not all that is you.
@fucksake, more or less you don’t die, you just relinquish the ability to be a fully organized harmonious being with the ability to interact and instead return to the chaos which is the universe. one day your body will dissolve and become apart of the universe and parts of you will again be used in another organized life form. the concentrated experiencer will cease to exist because the harmony that created its existence has fallen into chaos.
You mean like this thread of mine: https://www.highexistence.com/topic/consciousness-cannot-experience-death-therefore-we-are-immortal/
Basically, because we are all merely modes of experience we are essentially not our bodies but rather our sphere of consciousness. And since it cannot experience death, in a weird way we cannot die or truly cease to exist.