Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lazarus Be Damned

They ask us for and beg us our forgiveness.  Life does not offer hope, nor does it offer fruition of their dreams.  They remain unable, and even unwilling to go on.

"To the ears of one possessed by the God of Death, reason and objections seem like so many idle complaints."

Chikamatsu Monzaemon

I too am limited, by my flesh,  and I am unable to fly.  But casting aside my flesh, I will soar.  But I am not God, nor the Angel of Death

"Gut ist der Schlaf, der Tod ist besser—freilich
Das beste wäre, nie geboren sein."

Heinrich Heine

They might desire to leave.  They might have ample reason to wish to flee.  Life is hard.  I too grieve that I am unable to survive what others thrive within.  My mind is not as that of the rest of the world.  My body grows older, not from the years, but from the pain.  But the difference is, I have hope.

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"We shall not decide which life fights the good fight most easily, but we all agree that every human being ought to fight the good fight, from which no one is shut out, and yet this is so glorious that if it were granted only once to a past generation under exceptional circumstances-yes, what a description envy and discouragement would then know how to give! The difference is about the same as that in connection with the thought of death. As soon as a human being is born, he begins to die. But the difference is that there are some people for whom the thought of death comes into existence with birth and is present to them in the quiet peacefulness of childhood and the buoyancy of youth; whereas others have a period in which this thought is not present to them until, when the years run out, the years of vigor and vitality, the thought of death meets them on their way. Who, now, is going to decide which life was easier, whether it was the life of those who continually lived with a certain reserve because the thought of death was present to them or the life of those who so abandoned themselves to life that they almost forgot the existence of death?" Soren Kierkegaard

Suicide is a horrible thing,  But death is not the end.  Death is the finality of the flesh that we wear.  Deeper inside we have something that is eternal.

"You grieve for those who should not be grieved for;
yet you speak wise words.
Neither for the dead nor those not dead do the wise grieve.
Never was there a time when I did not exist
nor you nor these lords of men.
Neither will there be a time when we shall not exist;
we all exist from now on.
As the soul experiences in this body
childhood, youth, and old age,
so also it acquires another body;
the sage in this is not deluded."

Lord Krishna speaking in the Bhagavad Gita

So do not grieve.
What is eternal has always been
What is temporal isn't meant to go on.


  1. Our individual rationalizations fall in between the most possible extremes.

  2. Individual rationalizations fall in between most possible extremes.