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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1035 on: December 14, 2021, 12:34:23 pm »
For Don Raul:


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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1036 on: December 15, 2021, 04:55:54 am »
Holden,

Thank you for the quotes and the link. I hope the butt faces of your colleagues are leaving you alone.

It is a sad story. So Mr. Sarkar shoots dead an engineering professor in 2016 and then commits suicide. Yes, there are many cruel and sadistic teachers and professors out there.

Many, I am sure, have a kill list. What prevents me from acting like Mr. Sarkar? In my case it is the fear of going to Tacumbu, the state prison, where I will not survive. Besides I am not in the military or in the police and above all I have no money. You remember the video where a man accused of rraping a woman was forced to eat a rat alive in a prison in Argentina? I suppose that must happen a lot here.

Life is absurd, but who wants to accept this bitter truth? Few people like you. That is the problem with you. You see and feel the misery, pain and suffering as part of existence. Then you refuse to do what your folks are asking you to do and that is to transmit the misery of human life to a tiny creature called baby. You are not in your right mind.hahaha.

The best is never to have been born and yet here we are.

Stay alert.

P.S. You and the readers of this blog might find this blog interesting.

https://www.metaphysicalexile.com/2021/10/be-very-afraid.html

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« Reply #1037 on: December 15, 2021, 01:55:20 pm »
Don Raul,
Thanks for the message and link-it is quite interesting.

Do you think there is a connection between mysticism and making babies, in Tolstoy´s case or similar cases of well-known figures?-Don Raul

As you might know this country has known more than its fair share of mystics. Gandhi corresponded with Tolstoy and named his first community centre ,while he was still a lawyer in South Africa,as Tolstoy Farm. So,yes, mysticism is fairly wide-spread here.I myself was attracted to it from time to time in the pre-2014-15 phase of my life. But then, I encountered Schopenhauer and ,I can tell you this, he writes with more precision than any analytic philosopher I have ever come across.

His Germanic precision cleared out all the mystical cobwebs from my mind.
Now we need to be careful here because mysticism is a broad term. There are certain aspects of it, say those related to the Platonic tradition that I do very much continue to admire,much like Schopenhauer himself.

However, when I used the term in the context of Tolstoy’s life what I meant was this-
Optimism is the natural and default state of the human mind.But a gifted writer and an intelligent man like Tolstoy would not have liked to use out and out optimistic themes in his works. If he would have ,we would not have been talking about him now-history would have forgotten him.

No, the trick that he pulled off, and there are others who have done the same, is this- he uses pessimism to beautify his work, to provide it gravity ,to make it appear earnest, but he desisted from  going the whole hog.

A writer like him would not make the protagonist turn into a conventional religious man/Christian ,he would make his travel through a very long and convoluted path, suffer a great deal ,but, inevitably he would have some kind of “spiritual” experience and would find” God”.

He was a very rich man. He had a very pretty wife. He had a passel of kids-these are the facts,no mysticism here.

Now, if one wanted to read a Russian writer  who is as far away from the kind of procreative mysticism that Tolstoy espoused, one needs to look no further than Gogol.

Take care.

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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1038 on: December 19, 2021, 04:00:33 am »
"Tell me how you want to die, and I'll tell you who you are. In other words, how do you fill out an empty life? With women, books, or worldly ambitions? No matter what you do, the starting point is boredom, and the end self-destruction. The emblem of our fate: the sky teeming with worms. Baudelaire taught me that life is the ecstasy of worms in the sun, and happiness the dance of worms."
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1040 on: December 24, 2021, 07:56:38 pm »
Slavery is the law of life, and it is the only law, for it must be observed: there is no revolt possible, no way to escape it. - Pessoa
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1041 on: December 25, 2021, 09:45:52 pm »
To be born free is the greatest splendour of man, making the humble hermit superior to kings and even to the gods, who are self-sufficient by wielding power but not by scorning it. - Pessoa
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« Reply #1043 on: December 27, 2021, 06:19:48 am »


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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1046 on: December 27, 2021, 10:13:57 pm »
I "identify" as dead.
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1047 on: December 29, 2021, 12:42:29 pm »
Holden,

Thank you for your words, the links and the quotes.

The link with the video where a Catholic priest almost drowns a baby is tragicomic.

You quoted in your last post the South African photographer Kevin Carter who committed suicide at the age of 33 in 1994. He was famous for taking a photo of a vulture and a starving child in Sudan. Years ago I watched a movie about him and his colleagues called The Bang Bang Club.

I read that Carter drove to a park, ran a hose from the exhaust pipe into his car, and died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Stay safe and feed yourself well.

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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1048 on: January 01, 2022, 06:58:27 am »
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Re: A Question for Herr Hauser and Senor Raul
« Reply #1049 on: January 02, 2022, 05:45:26 pm »
I am not feeling well -high body temperature.Will write soon.
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