A Quote by Aleister Crowley on faith, corpse, sleeping, awakening, all night, doubt, and virgin

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. 

Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)

Source: Book of Lies

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on immortality, afterlife, circle of life, corpse, rot, death, life eternal, nature, and life feeds on life

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture - that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 43

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on wetering, liberation, and corpse

A Chinese allegory tells how a monk sets off on a long pilgrimage to find the Buddha. He spends years and years on his quest and finally he comes to the country where the Buddha lives. He crosses a river, it's a wide river, and he looks about him while the boatman rows him across.
There is a corpse floating on the water and it's coming closer. The monk looks. The corpse is so close he can touch it. He recognizes the corpse, it is his own.
The monk loses all self control and wails.
There he floats, dead.
Nothing remains.
Anything he has ever been, ever learned, ever owned, floats past him, still and without life, moved by the slow current of the wide river.
It is the first moment of his liberation.

Janwillem van de Wetering

Source: A Glimpse of Nothingness: Experiences in an American Zen Community, Pages: 180

Contributed by: whoami

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