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sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
01/17/07 12:12 PM
Knowledge comes with Death's Release new  

might be connected to the saying "Knowledge overcomes fear". So is he saying one shoudl not fear death?

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ghostlove
(cracked actor)
01/17/07 02:34 PM
Everything has changed... new [re: sonofsilence]  

i don't think so. I think he is implying that all one has experienced, learnt, do, etc... in our life, the totality of it all is brought together and becomes whole as we go into our deaths.



Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
01/17/07 05:31 PM
Or... new [re: ghostlove]  

..He might mean that one gets reincarnated and attends a better school than the one in a previous life.



Pymander
(mortal with potential)
07/29/07 10:03 AM
Re: Knowledge comes with Death's Release new [re: sonofsilence]  

Knowlegde with a capital "K" as in Thruth with a capital "T".
When crossing the border from life to death we'll finally
know what this life has all been about...or not, if there's
nothing behind that frontier.
Spiritually regarded we could also say that the real Truth
(with the capital "T") will be ours after the death of our
Ego (lower-self) and finally the death of our Self (higher
Self or consciousness) where no such thing as a Self
remains...
Don't forget the song has a strong Buddhist theme! Don't
believe in your "Self"...
He also gives us our potential as human beings when
he sings " I'm not a prophet or a stone age man
Just a mortal with the potential of a superman".
One of the problems facing us realising the potential is
"I'm torn between the light and dark", i.e. Duality.
Bardo is definitely a Buddhist expression and could
also be connected with the dying of the Ego and Self,
because Bardo is the intermediate state after the death
of first the Ego and then secondly of the Self.
(see Bernadette Roberts' What is Self? for more on this..)

Well, I'll leave it at this...



Starlite
(acolyte)
07/29/07 01:12 PM
Re: Or... new [re: Strawman]  

Kinda, Strawman.

It's pretty obviously a reference to an afterlife and the knowledge made available after death there, though I don't think he means the traditional Heaven/Hell thing.

I do in fact think he believed in reincarnation at the time he wrote the song.


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Strawman
(chameleon, comedian, corinthian and caricature)
07/29/07 01:44 PM
Re: Or... new [re: Starlite]  

In reply to:

..He might mean that one gets reincarnated and attends a better school than the one in a previous life.


I swear I was trying to be funny with that line, Starzy.

Shelle was right about me and I think she was the voice for many TWers.

I find that very depressing.


Spitting and swallowing are both so passe. I like to snort it back and shoot it through one nostril at my lover's face. ~ JarethsGirl


Auntie Prism
(stardust savant)
07/29/07 02:03 PM
Well, if reincarnation isn't deception . . . [re: Starlite]  

I think SOS was trying to reply to this post of mine in another thread (on the bullshit faith paradox), as the posts were made at the same time, but he misfired.

Mormons are the worst because, much like telemarketers, they're not allowed to fuck off until you tell them to. -- Wraith2

sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
08/19/07 03:20 PM
Re: Well, if reincarnation isn't deception . . . new [re: Auntie Prism]  

In reply to:

I think SOS was trying to reply to this post of mine in another thread (on the bullshit faith paradox), as the posts were made at the same time, but he misfired.


I didn't read your post maybe I should have before posting mine all that time ago. You're right maybe i'm shooting Pre-maturely.

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Shelle
(stardust savant)
08/21/07 10:53 AM
I'll be in Collector's Corner next new [re: Strawman]  

It just goes to show how bored I must be with this place that I've even wandered in here to see what the one new post made in the last two weeks might be.

In reply to:

Shelle was right about me and I think she was the voice for many TWers.


Yah, but that line was really funny.

Like I also said, there was a time you made me laugh more than almost anyone else here.

The older I get, the better I was


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