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expiration?

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on May 13, 2009
samsara

samsara

Is there more than this?

Is there (was there) another life………after this?

Does all consciousness come to an end the minute we pop off this mortal coil?

Hmmm……the question of human destiny after death can kind of blow your mind if you allow it to…..

A view which prevails in the religions of the East, Hinduism and Buddhism, regarding the idea of rebirth is that they believe that the present life is but a simple link in a chain of lives that extends back into the past and forward into the future….this chain of lives is called ‘samsara’ (which literally means ‘continuing on’ or ‘wandering on’ – signifying the repetitive cycle of birth, ageing, death and rebirth).

I like the idea of wandering on……….a sort of meandering from one existence to another……but, hang on a mo…..doesn’t that then perhaps  imply a continuous searching?

Like I said………it can kind of blow your mind…………

Montauk Beach, Long Isl, NY (hellyjphotos.2009.copyright)

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  1. dana said, on May 15, 2009 at 12:52 am

    i find it a reassuring meandering thought to consider life as eternally infinite….well, maybe not the always searching bit, though I do believe we are all nomads at heart. there are a few people in my life whom I’m convinced I have known before…the ties that bind are inexplainable, so i’ve just come to the conclusion that these special ties have their roots in the ground from where our clay previously mixed.

  2. hellyj said, on May 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    what a lovely way to put it …..those special ties having their roots in the ground…….really like that. I too believe that we are completely connected to certain people in our lives, from somewhere way way back……its an innate sense of really ‘knowing’ that person….can’t really describe it….but, its not always a positive feeling either. However, more positive than not…thankfully 🙂
    By the way: I think I was a gypsy in a previous life!! Actually, what am I saying: ‘previous’? I’ll include ‘present’ in there too 😉

  3. paulwchambers said, on May 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    that sounds like one of our lengthy white wine filled conversations…

    x

    ps, nick windsor says hi!

  4. Katie said, on May 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    interesting thoughts, and ones I think we all probably ponder on.
    continuous searching or maybe continuous learning, developing, growing… I’d rather be searching and discovering than standing still, stagnating, so quite like that idea… 🙂

    I find children’s ideas on this so interesting… and yet so often they are stopped from talking about things like that because of a “well, we just don’t do that…!!” kind of attitude.

  5. hellyj said, on May 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Ahhhh……Mr C….sounds like a plan to me! i’m back in London in July for a few weeks. when are you over next? thinking about coming over to Guernsey yet too so hold that vino blanco thought…..;) Mr Windsor! a fine man and musician! how is the ol’ bearded one? give him a BIG X from me.
    btw: very powerful image and words on your recent post. sorry to hear you couldn’t go this time……

    Katie….stagnating is not even in my vocabulary! 😉

  6. Katie said, on May 18, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Not sure where I dredged it up from in mine Helly 😉
    If you do make it to Guernsey and had time, would be good to say hi 🙂

  7. hellyj said, on May 18, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    cool…will do Katie 🙂


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