Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 12, Part 20

Trey Smith

"May I ask about the man of spirit?"

"He lets his spirit ascend and mount upon the light; with his bodily form he dissolves and is gone. This is called the Illumination of Vastness. He lives out his fate, follows to the end his true form, and rests in the joy of Heaven and earth, while the ten thousand cares melt away. So all things return to their true form. This is called Muddled Darkness."

~ Burton Watson translation ~
Why do people need to believe there is a destination after death?

Death may be something akin to the sex act. At the moment of climax, you lose sight of identity and ego. You release into the vastness and, for the briefest of moments, you are one with all.

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