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Written by pingbol

May 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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Tarko and the waiter

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There was another conversation between Tarko and this waiting creature.

Tarko told him about an amazing landscape he did see high up in the mountains.

“The light and colors were more intense, there were beautiful flowers and trees while the rest of the mountain was barren. I could see people and animals, but when I tried to enter this world I could not. There was an invisible barrier. The closer I came, the more difficult my movements became, and ultimately I felt like completely paralized. In the end I had to go back, very disappointed and bewildered. I cannot forget this experience. I wonder if there is some way to get into that paradise, for a paradise it must be.”

The waiter looked him in the eyes for a while.

“No” it said, “that is no paradise. You are already in paradise. Paradise is not a place to be, it is a state of mind. It is the ability to see the difference between a good action and a wrong action and decide to do the right thing. If you can do that, you are in paradise. I think you can.” He kept looking at him.

Tarko was thinking a while about this. It was difficult to understand. This difference between right and wrong was something new to him.

“How can I know when a decision is right or wrong?” he asked.

“I cannot help you here. This is something you have to find out for yourself. But you will.”

Tarko felt disappointed. He was stuck again, the same feeling like when he could not enter this colorful world up in the mountains. But somehow this time he knew the creature was right. It told him he had to learn to make his own decisions.

Written by pingbol

May 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

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(im)mortality

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“Surprisingly, the study of evolutionarily older single-cell organisms suggests that cell aging and death is not an obligatory attribute of life on earth. Obligatory death as a result of senescence—natural aging—may not have come into existence for more than a billion years after life first appeared. This form of programmed death seems to have arisen at about the same time that cells began experimenting with sex in connection with reproduction. It may have been the ultimate loss of innocence.”

Willam R. Clark, Sex and the Origins of Death“, Prologue, p. ix

So was there really sex in paradise?

Written by pingbol

May 12, 2009 at 11:11 am

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studies “paradise seen from outside”

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outside3 outside1 outside2

Written by pingbol

May 7, 2009 at 11:34 pm

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lost paradise

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The company is stalled for later use. It’s now about paradise. You think you will be happy in it?

jumping out of paradise expelled

Written by pingbol

May 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm

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