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To Reign in Hell

To Reign in Hell
December 03, 2007, 02:46:54 PM
As is known to those who take the time to think on such esoteric topics, it is impossible to know the good without the bad. There is a middle state, without judgment, where nothing much matters, but too much lingering here and one discovers a kind of personal entropy: since all decisions are equally of this middle state, there's no point making any decision. Linger in the stream and let it pass. Of course, in that state, there is also none of the reward of accomplishment.

Making choices after all defines us. From the simplest satisfactions when we choose to clean our homes or organize our lives in a better fashion, to the greatest choices, when we stand our ground for a principle or ideal, choice makes us feel alive because in it we are exercising the capacity of life. This capacity is at its simplest level motion, and at its most complex motion through the world of ideas. We feel alive when we encounter a choice and make a good one. We feel dead when we shirk from these choices, even if we're "comfortable" with our warm homes, cars, video games, pornography and serving-size packaged prefabricated foods.

To Reign in Hell

Questing for Heaven, Modernity reduces the amplitude and frequency of our various options in life. Oscillometrically flatlined and safely impotent, we each experience a stagnant living Hell in Mediocrity. Better defined, Heaven is intensity and Hell is paralysis. Society has it reversed.

Re: To Reign in Hell
December 04, 2007, 06:24:22 AM
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As is known to those who take the time to think on such esoteric topics, it is impossible to know the good without the bad. There is a middle state, without judgment, where nothing much matters, but too much lingering here and one discovers a kind of personal entropy: since all decisions are equally of this middle state, there's no point making any decision. Linger in the stream and let it pass. Of course, in that state, there is also none of the reward of accomplishment.



It has been said before that the animating soul of Western Civilization is its drive towards Action... a kind of Faustian decision making, seeking ever expanding horizons. In contrast, the "East" has been regarded as a society of almost raw Contemplation, where awareness takes precedent over action.

I think this can be well demonstrated by (what I perceive as) the successful synthesis of Buddhism and Taoism into Eastern society, while these ideologies are misinterpreted in comical fashion in the West, being reduced to a kind of moronic moralism that is an even more radical version of Christ's meekness - Feminist Yoga sessions on the Tao of transexuality and whatnot.

Re: To Reign in Hell
July 12, 2012, 09:06:37 PM
Thanks for sharing.

Re: To Reign in Hell
July 14, 2012, 07:15:19 AM
As is known to those who take the time to think on such esoteric topics, it is impossible to know the good without the bad. There is a middle state, without judgment, where nothing much matters, but too much lingering here and one discovers a kind of personal entropy: since all decisions are equally of this middle state, there's no point making any decision. Linger in the stream and let it pass. Of course, in that state, there is also none of the reward of accomplishment.

Making choices after all defines us. From the simplest satisfactions when we choose to clean our homes or organize our lives in a better fashion, to the greatest choices, when we stand our ground for a principle or ideal, choice makes us feel alive because in it we are exercising the capacity of life. This capacity is at its simplest level motion, and at its most complex motion through the world of ideas. We feel alive when we encounter a choice and make a good one. We feel dead when we shirk from these choices, even if we're "comfortable" with our warm homes, cars, video games, pornography and serving-size packaged prefabricated foods.

To Reign in Hell

Questing for Heaven, Modernity reduces the amplitude and frequency of our various options in life. Oscillometrically flatlined and safely impotent, we each experience a stagnant living Hell in Mediocrity. Better defined, Heaven is intensity and Hell is paralysis. Society has it reversed.


Yes, I fully agree. The best life is not one in which one's desires are unimpeded, but rather one in which one's spirit is fully manifested. Whether or not this is accepted by society becomes moot, because one is living one's full life. Misery may result, but that is the price of being alive in the first place. Success may result, but that is the price of being alive in the first place. This connects back to the comment Crow made about spiritualism beginning where the self ends, but it does start where the self starts.

Re: To Reign in Hell
July 14, 2012, 09:10:52 AM
We all know how this story started. Just as a hamster, plunged deep into the rectum of an irate AIDs faggit, tears and floods the warped bio hole, thus Satan.