Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

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frihet
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Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

Post by frihet » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:20 pm

This question reminds me of the famous quote by an Indian contemporary sage. The answer is a question of perspective in my mind.

“Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.”

― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That

LookingInward
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Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

Post by LookingInward » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am

I think everything matters from a planetary perspective down to the individual perspective. On a cosmical perspective, yes, we are all irrelevant and probably no one out there gives a shit how and when you play your music.

That aside, suffering is very real. Consider the suffering you are causing on others when you act.

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Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

Post by IlliniDave » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:29 am

Tyler9000 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:40 am
Whether or not my actions matter doesn't matter. I live my life in a way that makes me happy, and I treat all people with respect because I believe it's the right thing to do.
This is basically my take in a nutshell. Hard to see any upside to antagonizing people unnecessarily.

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Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

Post by Jason » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:12 am

Under the right conditions - lack of physical or property threat - it can have entertainment value.

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Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

Post by chenda » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:29 pm

As well as providing some justice to deserving fuckwits.

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