>>26336678 It doesn't matter in the end. All is dust - regardless of what your standing in life is or whether people celebrate or mourn your passing. Time will see that all are humbled. Even stars die. So do not fret about how you are remembered or if you aren't at all. Life is fleeting and all is dust.
I've always been nihilistic but I really do sometimes hope that there'll be something more when I die. I probably won't have my conscious regardless thus it won't be anything more than a dream to waking reality..
>>26336915 Incidentally, they were literally worse than Hitler.
Well, not Jesus and Muhammad, possibly. But Siddhartha's schizophrenia about reality only existing in the mind has definitely crippled the world to a degree from which WWII- and Cold War-propelled scientific advancements are only beginning to restore it.
>>26338413 For those accusing me of mental illness as usual, just have a read through the man's Wikiquote (because he doesn't deserve a better source):
>Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. >It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse. >Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people. >Radiate boundless love towards the entire world -- above, below, and across -- unhindered, without ill will, without enmity. >The root of suffering is attachment.
And that's just a selection from 1/5 of the page.
If suffering -- ordinary, physical and emotional suffering, not some crappy imaginary religious kind -- were measurable, he would have probably caused more of it than every single human being ever. Thank God he was unaware of what he was saying.
>>26338470 (If you STILL don't understand, imagine a mother telling her bullied kid, 'don't be so absorbed with your bullying, leave the bully be, focus on your own attachment instead, focus on your own life instead of dwelling on others', understand (for once) the implications of that, and then multiply it 10,000,000,000 times.)
>>26338470 (In other words, death is only successfully staved off by people who fear it. No scientist would ever burn with the desire to unlock immortality if we all just 'lived wisely' and stopped fearing it. This should have been obvious. The man's delusional 'teaching' have kept millions of people from desire to improve their lot. I must not forgive the suffering he's caused.)
>>26338534 >>26338579 (In short, he was just short-sighted: he recommended the populist solution, the way for the *individual* to feel good, to anaesthetize oneself, and sure, on the individual level, it 'works', one isn't bothered by suffering anymore, but it totally wrecks the social, common level -- because people who work, stressed, so to fulfill their own egotic desires, such as to avoid something or win something, improve the society along the way -- because improvements and inventions are being made, and those tend to be shared. It's a tragedy that he didn't have the modicum of self-awareness to realize that, but it's an even bigger tragedy that none of his followers had it either.)
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