I'm going to repeat what I said:Take off the Scientology lens.
Shouldn't an an enlightened being face the end of his bodily existence with the joy of knowing that others will live on?
Is that so hard to understand?
I'm going to repeat what I said:
"Fear of death was one of Hubbard's rhetoric. Just do scientology, for afterall you have lived a past life and can return from death with full memory of your deaths eons past. And by the way, you were once a thethan, a most powerful being, a free being that was duped somehow. LOL
So, as Hubbard might say, don't fear death, you will come back with full memory if you only get auditing and move up the bridge to total freedom. And yet, nobody has returned from death from using scientology. That's the rhetoric. "
Is that so hard to understand?
Veda, you sound like a Buddhist. Hubbard said that was the closest religion to scientology. I don't buy it anymore. I do understand the role of religion you might say, but I don't fall for it. I think religion is useful in giving people hope. Ever remember the "The Hope of Mankind" rhetoric speech by Hubbard? That was used to get people to join scientology. You can read it here on the scientology website.
It's all rhetoric.
That's nice, I always fancied wearing dirty old sackcloth robes with big holes in, or faded silks with rips and ragged bits of lace and lots of mad hair, much nicer than navy blue jackets covered in dandruff. I might just spend half an hour practicing a believable cackle...Frazetta designed the uniforms for my cult.
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That's nice, I always fancied wearing dirty old sackcloth robes with big holes in, or faded silks with rips and ragged bits of lace and lots of mad hair, much nicer than navy blue jackets covered in dandruff. I might just spend half an hour practicing a believable cackle...
I'm getting older, so the end is not that far off. Or maybe I'll surprise myself and be around another 20-30 years.I have the same opinion as ITYIWT.
Either I survive the death of the body and am pleasantly surprised. Or I don't survive and I'll never know.
The way to die is scarier than death itself. I wouldn't want to suffer and spend a long time in a hospital, for example.
Assuming that something survives the body, I am not afraid of what will happen next, I do not believe in a reward or punishment for my actions during this earthly life. I am more likely to believe that our physical life serves to learn something or to accumulate experiences.
My only regrets would be not seeing my loved ones and not knowing the rest of the history of this world.
“We may expect three in ten to live out their natural life
Three in ten to die an untimely death
And three in ten to live precariously at risk of death
Why is this? Because they value their life too highly
I have heard it said that those who manage the life they are given well
Can travel without threat from rhinoceros or tiger
And can fight in an army without armor or weapon
The rhinoceros finds no place to thrust its horn
The tiger finds no place to gouge its claws
The weapon no place for its point to pierce
Why is this? Because death has no place for them.”
Life and Death
Tao Te Ching