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Life after death and life before life

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Two weeks ago my father in law died in a para-gliding accident in Pogorelec mountain. During a take off he made a mistake and before a parachute was carrying him he seated down on the seat, fell and started to slide on the ground and then roll down the steep, rocky hill. He died on the spot.

With times like these you are faced with question of afterlife. I believe in afterlife. But not like it is written in books. My expectations of afterlife are far more humbler. I can’t believe in God almight and all-merciful. I could believe in God almighty or in God all-merciful, but he/she can’t be both. Or to quote Svetlana Makarovič “Anybody who visited children’s department of oncology hospitable, realizes that there is no God.”

But nevertheless I believe that consciousness if far more complex stuff then our mind can comprehend. Yes, Freud was right, consciousness is a peak of iceberg comparing to our unconsciousness, but I believe that unconsciousness is stretching far beyond a person’s physical existence. As we all know energy is mass and it is indestructible, so I believe in after-life as much as I believe in life before-life. Few billions atoms of my body were few weeks ago just a soil on a field of corn, but now they are here and writing a post of this blog. I wish we could a reconstruct a path of a single atom to it’s birth place – a star.

Of course I don’t believe solely in our physical existence. If you would see my livers hanging in a window shop of a butcher shop, would you say, “Oh Borut, long time no see! How are you doing lately? Obviously not good, he, he…”. Luckily for me, my livers are were they used to be in last 35 years and now they are transcending themselves by writing a post about afterlife. So I believe in afterlife as much as I believe in life before-life and we are just knots in a threads of Universe.

Jože you were far better father in law then you wanted to be and yes, you were right, we don’t exist in this world to be patted and praised, but to be shaped out, just like a water shapes out a stone in a river.

Written by Borut Peterlin

31 October, 2009 at 08:14

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  1. Zakaj v Angleščini? Se mi zdi, d abi se bolje izrazil v svojem jeziku. Sicer pa sožalje za izgubo tvojega tasta, odšel je prezgodaj amapk morda je takšna smrt boljša kot pa hiranje v postelji ob dolgi bolezni…morda si je takšne smrti celo želel.- čudna so pota gospodova…upam, da je imel bogato in ljubezni polno živlejnje.

    Vanja

    31 October, 2009 at 09:48

  2. i believe in life ater death. and you know, i think a lot of people believe it because then there is a chance of eternal life. we do not want to believe we’ll gone after death. and i think it is good. better to believe in life after death than be afraid i\of death itself. i like the expression: death is only beginning. great expression indeed!

    jimmynorth

    31 October, 2009 at 11:29

  3. Sorry to hear that. All my condolences to Alenka and all of You.

    Igor

    Igor Motl

    31 October, 2009 at 14:33

  4. Borč,strinjala bi se s teboj glede energije,ki bi morala nekje biti,tudi ko naše telo nekoč odpove. A um mi govori drugače. Ljudje smo kot narava. Rojeva se,mladí,starí in konec koncu tudi umre. A lahko zadnje seme umirajoče biljke pozene nova razprostrana polja svojih prednikov. Tako smo ljudje tudi neverjetna bitja na tem planetu in puščamo za seboj vsako-razne pečate. A edina energija,ki bo ostala za menoj,so moji otroci in otroki mojih otrok (upam) itd.. Vse drugo so samo pečati,ki so lahko kmalu,prekmalu pozabljeni. Življenje je lepo in kdor ga takšno živi,sprejme,da je tudi smrt del tega.

    Nataša

    1 November, 2009 at 06:32

  5. @ Nataša,
    Že ta zapis (če ne crkne wordpress in svet z njim) je tudi energija, ki ostane za fizičnim telesom.
    meme se rodijo mimogrede a se borijo za obstanek, pod istimi zakoni kot vsako drugo bitje. Kaj je “meme”?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

    @ Vanja,
    saj morda se mi ni za biti bolj razumljen. Moja junk Angleščina je ravno dovolj okorna 🙂

    Thank you, hvala vsem, hvala Igore,
    B5

    Borut Peterlin

    1 November, 2009 at 14:22

  6. “To live is to sleep.
    To die is to awaken.”

    igor5rovic

    2 November, 2009 at 14:51

  7. Draga Alenka in Borut!

    Moj prijatelj pri 42tih, ki je v parih letih izgubil tri soplezalce, je pred dnevi dobil prvega sina…

    “Kurc, živel sem pa le!” (iz ene knjige)

    Sožalje obema.

    Uroš Z.

    Uroš Z

    2 November, 2009 at 17:38

  8. My deepest condolences to you both. I hope I see both of you soon. love jc

    jc

    2 November, 2009 at 17:50


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