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Am I speaking of Death ?

Lu asked : You speak of a limbo with no structure and context as frightening. Maybe it is frightening because, as you said, we cannot leave our structures and obligations behind. If we did not have such ties we would have no problem. Then we would find “true happiness”? Are you speaking of death?
Perhaps Lu, I am speaking of Death, but not as Death as an end, for in our mind even death is context by which we view life …

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Doubt ! part 2

Lu asked me : I do not understand your allusion to courage–why should it take courage to see the suspension of time? I do not see it as frightening or dangerous. What if instead of chaos we find absolute tranquillity?

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Doubt !

Here is one of the more frighteniing conversations with the Astrophysicist, Piet Hut (which I am serializing in The Film maker and the Astrophisicist blog ) : From: Shekhar Kapur, Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001, To: Piet Hut : You Said : < Needless to say, IF linear time is not real, then a realization of that fact makes one a more effective player in alleged linear time; just like you can only be an effective film director if you realize that a film is not real -- which doesn't mean it is arbitrary. >>

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Is this where my father resided ?

As I lit my father’s funeral pyre and watched the flames consume his body, the priest handed me a long bamboo pole. To puncture the skull. To release his spirit, he said, but also the skull has a tendency to explode..

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Rationalising or fooling yourself ?

“Maybe our concept of time is just a method for rationalising things and making it have a point or giving it a meaning… a perspective.”
yes absolutely, raviswamy, our five senses in their limitations need to reduce perception to rationalize our understanding of the world we inhabit…

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Time and Event

ravi swami : Yes…moment and continuity are contradictions in terms – an ‘event ‘assumes a “before event and after event” situation – what you are saying is that every “event” exists and is not marked by a start and end point, if it did then “time” as concept has to exist –

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Time and time again

rawi swami said : …..time is actually (as we understand the meaning of the word) better described as “moment” or continuity – not an evolution of anything but a constant…within that constant there are “events”…us, supernovas, all instances of “local time”….
I agree, ravi swami, but…..

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The Astrophysicist and the Filmmaker 2

I would urge anyone on this blog that is interested in the exploring the areas where mysticism and science collide to click on the blog on top of the page about my conversations with Peit Hut, the astrophysicist.

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Till the rains come.

Her grandson hung loosely from her hip. Lacking the energy to steady his head lolling from side to side. He was badly in need of food.

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The Astrophysicist and the Filmmaker

5 yeras ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos I met an amazing mind and soul. Piet Hut is Dutch, married to the beautiful Eiko, who is from Japan. His is Buddhist and a proffesor of at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. The meeting led to an amazing series of e mail exchanges on the nature of reality …

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