Saturday, July 8, 2017

Why do people hate existential nihilism?


Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ.ᵻlɪzəm/ or /ˈniː.ᵻlɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Moral nihilists assert that there is no inherent morality, and that accepted moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism may also take epistemological, ontological, or metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or reality does not actually exist. - Wikipedia

I am about to start 99th yoga practice of this year. I am energized and motivated to work on my strength so I will add some additional poses for the inner core. I am slowly getting into shape. Life is good.

Yesterday, I wrote a post about meaning of life and posted it on Awakening Community Facebook group. I received so many negative comments. I am not quite sure the reason for that but this morning when I saw it I removed the post from the Facebook wall and I left the group.

I am not a pessimist, I am not an optimist, I am a realist. My life philosophy is very close to Existential Nihilism. All my post revolve around that. Existential Nihilism explains a lot. It's the stripping away of all delusions and leaving nothing behind but the bare naked truth.

In general people hate this philosophy because its terrifying to them. People want to hold on to hope and beliefs that life has a meaning and a purpose. That's why people turn out toward religion which somehow makes everything easy. There is God and he has created everything and he cannot be questioned. Nice. They are barely conscious, they are practically living their life in a state similar to walking dream.

To awaken means to realize one's nothingness, that is to realize one's complete and absolute mechanicalness and one's complete and absolute helplessness. And it is not sufficient to realize it philosophically in words. It is necessary to realize it in clean, simple, and concrete facts, in one's own life. - Gurdjieff 

Is it extremely melancholy to realize that nothing has any intrinsic meaning, that life is essentially meaningless? I think it is, and it is dangerous. It takes courage to live life understanding that no matter what you might accomplish, all will disappear like smoke in the air; that no matter what service you might attempt to perform, it's all useless. Not only that, but the very fact that everything is insignificant and nothing has any intrinsic meaning doesn't mean anything either.

The power the false beliefs, wishful thinking and other delusions hold over people is staggering, yet, it is necessary to help them function in the world. The world is supported by the "sleep" and the nature does not want them to "wake up".

Do you think “wake up” are two superfluous words? Obviously you're reading this, you're “not asleep.”  And that is, in fact, how dictionaries define “awake.” But my usage is far more subtle.

Man is asleep but doesn't know it. So deep is his hypnotic slumber that he does his daily walking and talking, his legislating and marrying in a state of unconsciousness. Actually, the acts are the mechanical acts of hypnotized people... - Gurdjieff 

Each of you undertake a journey to awakening in one or another way. You draw unique experiences into your life in order to learn only one thing - that you were wrong about it. This is what an experience really means. You gain knowledge about falseness of everything.

If you want to develop spiritually or grow closer to God, or go to Heaven, or raise your consciousness, or get enlightenment, obtain liberation - in short, if you are moving, progressing and you feel that you growing up, well, that is the essence of your "sleep".

Growing, moving, progressing, evolving. Heart, Love, Peace, Bliss. Be nice and say you're sorry when you done wrong and your loving God won't cook your ass. Your hope for transcendental bliss, cosmic consciousness, kundalini awakening, supreme love... Nice stuff but it is all delusions.

To destroy the delusions, you must question your beliefs. Of these the idea that you are the body with the consciousness is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world - God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts - fears, religions, bondage, spirituality, practice, sacrifices, all sorts of systems - all to protect and support "you", frightened out of your wits by monsters of your own making.

I am not here to make things right for you. You have to realize that for yourself. Until then enjoy these hilarious photos...










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