Life

Life

Postby musashi » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:44 pm

Is that all life is when you get down to brass tacks .....birth, copulation and death?

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Re: Life

Postby pitano1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:17 am

yep.
thats what it says in my yiddish encyclopedia `under life.` :giggle:

sorry to be paedantic,but volumes could be written in answer to that question.

i.m.h o bill hicks answered it in a few words in his quote about life is a fairground ride. :peace:
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Re: Life

Postby treeman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:35 pm

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

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Re: Life

Postby musashi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:37 pm

Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world;
a star at dawn
a bubble in a stream.
a flash of lighting in a summer cloud
a flickering lamp
a phantom
and a dream.

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Re: Life

Postby Freeman Stephen » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:09 pm

Either its a pigeon hole or the pigeon hole itself is part of life. Nothing within life is larger than life and as words are part of life, life defies description.
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Re: Life

Postby musashi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Freeman Stephen wrote:Either its a pigeon hole or the pigeon hole itself is part of life. Nothing within life is larger than life and as words are part of life, life defies description.


A virtuous statement, and one that resurrects the old demon of envy (Wish I'd said that!)


We cannot define a thing by reference to itself and all that is real is ineffable. Some things fit not as words but only as feelings, so the words may not define or enlighten, but merely point in the direction of the experience. Haiku does this quite satisfactorily.

A tiny spider has confiscated this cup's emptiness.

Words are shadow forms - fragments of an imperfect world - but the unreal is a bridge to the real. So it has been said.

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Re: Life

Postby Freeman Stephen » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 pm

If i had to sum it up in a single word i would say the word mystery.
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