Liberty Sea wrote:Supposing that you are right, would that practice benefit you with the largest possible amount of new truths about existence (new to you)?
And whether it does so, what is the ultimate benefit of that practice, if sooner or later the solar system will be gone, which could happen some dozens of billions of years later or tomorrow or God knows when?
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "practice" but here goes.
Once you realize that you are in all things and all things are in you, it's no longer a practice, letting things happen naturally is the norm. When you have a vivid dream upon awakening do you look for truths about existence in it or do you realize it was just a dream and let it go. Truths about existence are not objects that you accumulate, storing up in your bedside table, to take out and admire on occasion.
Liberty Sea wrote:Is it not for the sheer sake of "I accomplished a most difficult task?".
Not really a sense of accomplishment at all, for me there was an immediate sense that a huge joke had been played on me, and I finally just got it.
Liberty Sea wrote:Supposing that it does free you from suffering, is the motive not the same as anyone who sings "We should enjoy life as much as possible!"?
And supposing that for some reason you get into a situation in which you have all your skin ripped off and your limbs grilled and your muscles drilled and your bones crushed and your teeth plucked out and your genital bitten off and are beaten to near death state; or are drugged with heavy addictive heroine or insanely strong aphrodisiacs; or get poisoned with radioactive substances or dioxins; or get some diseases like AIDS or leprosy or chronic skin syndrome or amnesia; or get enslaved or imprisoned and constantly raped in prison; or somehow are forced to get pregnant through some surgery and then forced to devour your child; or are forced (by means of value-threat, torture, drug, hypnotism) to eat your father, relatives and rape your mother; or get genetically mutated into a useless lump of meat with countless worms planted inside you; or get half of your brain shaved off or have the whole of it transplanted into a dog before or after you could finish that practice; what would be your reaction?
I am just asking for asking's sake.
"We should enjoy life as must as possible" I have no trouble with that song. If you are sincerely driven to search for the truth it will be your joy. If something else is your joy, there's no point searching for truth. If amassing knowledge is your passion you have to follow it until you realize its futility.
Have you ever died in a dream? I would know that whatever thing or things was doing this to me was in fact me. I would know that they really couldn't harm the essence of either of us. At the same time I might be feeling a lot of physical pain, I might be throwing up, or pissing myself. I may be trying to run like hell, or physically fighting back. With any luck I'd die somewhere in that process.