Being - Ontology - Cheng Hsin

ME: to Peter Ralston - Aug 30
May I summarize: "being is instantaneous, immediate & out of nothing" without error as you see it?

My current problem then is the continuity of being, but you say continuity is a self problem, eh?

Thanks for BofNK & all the courses I took in our post.
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Peter Ralston <Ralston@chenghsin.com>
Aug 30

Mark,

When you say "instantaneous, immediate, and out of nothing" you are still holding Being as  verb, and action, not as "is." So, no it is fundamentally an error. Your view on continuity also is a confusion, since you see Being as a function of time, and not the absolute. But thanks for playing!
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Seth says
Hamlet Act III, Scene 1 William Shakespeare
To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered
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Seth says
seth 2013-10-19 08:33:39 16835
me i love life and the changes it brings.  that is just me ... my personal preference.   i love that your being just IS ... would even love to visit IT... don't want to live THAT.
So do I.  (without the rwg in it)  What stirred me to post, & there is no definition of being in this soliloquy, was that William describes but one snapshot of human being quite well & touches the heart.  I guess you have to read it a dozen times & maybe look up the unfamiliar words like contumely to grok it all.


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