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Lei_Kuei
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posted November 08, 2017 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lei_Kuei     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I Absolutely Love this Video!
(Even just viewed as Piece of Art/Animation)!

Nihilistic Optimism!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRqu0YOH14 [06:09]

For this is a Philosophy that Truly Speaks to my Own Soul, and one I discovered through Encountering and Deeply Thinking upon the Works of HP Lovecraft, who so brilliantly painted for Humanity a bleak picture of Existential Dread.

But when you really think about it... Nihilistic Optimism is not so far removed from the Samurai Philosophy of Life in Every Breath (Bushido).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushido

And I feel my favourite line from the Vid is when it exclaims... “We are the Sensory Organs of the Universe...!”

Tentacles even? Bwahaha... I have no doubt, Lovecraft would approve!


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PixieJane
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posted November 08, 2017 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love that.

This goes on a bit for about 3 minutes that I was reminded of:
http://youtu.be/KiJ7Kscpyks?t=4m12s

On another matter, I'm wondering just how much Buddhism (a type of Nihilistic Optimism) influenced bushido...

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posted November 08, 2017 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More for fun, but I like this song. If someone wants input from me on what to play at my funeral then this is it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8X75aa3jws

quote:
I do not know the mind of God
And I can not guess His thoughts...
But I have searched for you across the void
When my sense of self was lost.
The answers danced to brush my grasp
In the darkness and the pain.
And I saw myself for all I am
Through decisions I have made.

With hearts Immortal
We stand before our lives.
A soul against oblivion
Forever asking "Why?"
This upside-down symphony
In a paradox called life.
Are hearts immortal?
What you give to love
Will never die.

And when my ashes scatter me
With my memories to the wind,
What endures beyond the silent edge
Is the essence found within.
Have we forgotten truly who we are
And what our living means?
Our purpose lies in others' eyes
And the realities that we bring.

With hearts Immortal
We stand before our lives.
(Stand before our lives)
A soul against oblivion
Forever asking "Why?"
This upside-down symphony
In a paradox called life.
(Stand before our lives)
Are hearts immortal?
What you give to love
Will never die.

All that I am and all that I dream
Lives somewhere beyond your image of me;
And who I become and what I will be
Is not yours to decide:
It comes only from me.

With hearts Immortal
We stand before our lives.
A soul against oblivion
Forever asking "Why?"
This upside-down symphony
Is a paradox called life.
Are hearts immortal?
What you give to love
Will never die. (x3)


Though I don't get the story they mixed in with it. It's interesting, and has some teasing details, like the little girl uses some kind of mystical energy blast, the static and "laser light bars" vanish, which I presume is that the force field containing her (and her abilities) is overcome, though how and why (or even if that's the case) is left open. It's interesting, I just don't see what it has to do with the lyrics (feel free to try an interpretation, it's art after all, and maybe she's the "sense of self" he lost, or she's God "across the void" that the singer Rogue is looking for...).

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posted November 09, 2017 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool lyrics.

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Lei_Kuei
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posted November 11, 2017 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lei_Kuei     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PixieJane:

On another matter, I'm wondering just how much Buddhism (a type of Nihilistic Optimism) influenced bushido...


I feel this highly likely considering how early such entered Japan, though I also see Bushido as being a few steps ahead of Buddhism and perhaps a more evolved iteration of it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Japan

Actually if you compared Buddhism with the Jedi Order, & Bushido with the Sith... this could also be considered an accurate comparison of the Two Disciplines in some ways.

Just sharing this, something I saw earlier in reference to Cosmic Horror Fiction (Nihilistic)

Conan, Cthulhu and Atheism, From Cosmic Horror to Hope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plilgFrcYow [08:48]

There are some nice quotes by Carl Sagan towards the end.


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posted November 12, 2017 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 13, 2017 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lei_Kuei:
I feel this highly likely considering how early such entered Japan, though I also see Bushido as being a few steps ahead of Buddhism and perhaps a more evolved iteration of it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_in_Japan

Actually if you compared Buddhism with the Jedi Order, & Bushido with the Sith... this could also be considered an accurate comparison of the Two Disciplines in some ways.

Just sharing this, something I saw earlier in reference to Cosmic Horror Fiction (Nihilistic)

Conan, Cthulhu and Atheism, From Cosmic Horror to Hope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plilgFrcYow [08:48]

There are some nice quotes by Carl Sagan towards the end.


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posted November 13, 2017 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lei_Kuei:
Conan, Cthulhu and Atheism, From Cosmic Horror to Hope

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plilgFrcYow [08:48]

There are some nice quotes by Carl Sagan towards the end.


I LOVED this!

As for Bushido and Buddhism, there's a book I recall that I meant to read years ago. It explains how Buddhism influenced everything in Japan, even the tea ceremonies and art (which in turn would lead to anime) were influenced to some degree.

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posted November 14, 2017 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted November 15, 2017 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PixieJane:
I LOVED this!

As for Bushido and Buddhism, there's a book I recall that I meant to read years ago. It explains how Buddhism influenced everything in Japan, even the tea ceremonies and art (which in turn would lead to anime) were influenced to some degree.


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posted November 16, 2017 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish I could contribute more to these threads.

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posted November 17, 2017 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But I can still enjoy by reading.

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