To Live is To Die First by Eli Darzi

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen

Some books entertain you and some make you think. When I read, I like to read a variety of different types of books because I think it helps broaden my horizon. Life would be very boring if we only saw the world from our own perspective. Thank you to the author for sponsoring this post and providing a copy of it for review.

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To Live is To Die First by Eli Darzi

If I tell you that we’re dead now, no less than ever, you probably will not accept that. True, if you ask me if I’m alive, I will say without any hesitation, “yes!” However, this is only because we, humankind, created such a reality in which; if I’m breathing and my heart beats, I am considered alive, but this conclusion comes from the assumption that I’m a thinking person who has knowledge about the body, life, and death. Thinking is the reason for the knowledge about us, our surrounding, life, and death that accumulates through the generations and is stored in our memory. Without it, we wouldn’t know anything because we are not separate from these things.

My thoughts:

To Live is to Die First is a book about thinking and how incorrect thinking makes us unhappy. The author feels that we are disconnected from nature and that we use our thoughts to try to make ourselves happy which only makes the problem worse. We bring this problem with us into relationships which means that these relationships can be filled with pain and suffering.  He feels that we are constantly searching for more knowledge because we are unhappy but it is an endless cycle because the knowledge only makes us more unhappy.

To Live is To Die First is a very deep book that I had to read several times and will probably read at least once more. The author presents some interesting arguments about how he sees reality and why we do what we do. If you enjoy books about philosophy and the meaning of life, I think you’ll find To Live is To Die First a fascinating read.

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