Cease to exist

In terminology, cease to exist is a life terminology upgrade, thing philosophy conceptualized, physico-chemically neutral, synonym to the now-defunct, anthropomorphic term death.

The following are related quotes:

“Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British Empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the god that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America.”
Thomas Jefferson (1775), “Letter to John Randolph”, Nov 29 [1]

“I propose the following definition, which is applied to everything, including minerals: ‘life is the faculty of reaction.’ Everything in the universe tends toward inertia, or absence of reaction. The proof of this inertia, which thermodynamics seeks in ‘absolute zero,’ has never been given, nor will it ever be, because absolute inertia can only be attained through the cessation of the formed matter or ‘thing’. This would be the moment the thing ceased to exist. Everything ‘existing’ is capable of reaction, insofar as it has ‘weight’, that is, fixed or specific energy. The vital phenomenon is the faculty of reacting, and to manifest itself this reaction requires a resistance of the same nature as the action.”
Rene Lubicz (1949), The Temple of Man [2]

1. (a) Jefferson, Thomas. (1775). “Letter to John Randolph”, Nov 29.
(b) Jefferson, Thomas. (1853). The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private, with Appendix, Vol One (editor: H.A. Washington). Correspondence (pgs. 202-04; quote, pg. 203). Taylor & Maury.
(c) Hazelton, John H. (1906). The Declaration of Independence: Its History (pg. 19). Da Capo Press, 1970.
2. (a) Schwaller de Lubicz, Rene A. (1949). The Temple in Man: Sacred Architecture and The Perfect Man (translators: Robert Lawlor and Deborah Lawlor) (pdf) (faculty of reaction, pgs. 28-29). Inner Traditions, 1998. (b) Cheak, Aaron. (2014). “The Call of Fire: the Hermetic Quest of Rene Schwaller de Lubicz” (ΡΊ), AaronCheak.com; in: Clavis: Journal of Occult Arts, Letters, and Experience, Volume 3: Cipher and Stone.

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