Loopholes of Death is an extraordinary philosophical meditation on the meaning of existence that is light and accessible. Poetic, humorous and also hard-hitting. Ramasa Mojolwane is an original thinker who uses his ordinary South African life to shed new light on themes ranging from love and death to racism, motivational psychology and Christianity. His Buddhist practise, working-class life at PPC Lime Acres and strong traditional roots come together to provide unique insight into contemporary South African culture from a rare perspective. Bold, sensitive and unflinching, Loopholes of Death introduces a talented young writer who will leave you pondering what it all means in ways you never imagined.
This book is about the importance of introspection, retrospection and the seed of conversation. The lectures of a young man, what actualisation would sound like if it spoke, it is about our busy lives happening while death looms over our heads. It’s about what death has done to our minds. This book is about our minds, and it is even an antithesis of our minds.
These are musings, challenges and opinions, stories of perspective and understanding. New insights into the outcomes of conscious thought on mundane subjects will resonate and bring to your awareness parts of yourself you never knew about. And yet the book touches on everyday topics that have been debated and will be debated FOR years to come.
To me, Ramasa has been a friend and a brother, a stalwart and a confidant. I owe him too much to mention or that his ego could carry gracefully. To him I am a friend and a sister and these are the things we talk about from time to time.
We have had many conversations around these very topics and this is an attempt to share and expand, to spread a gospel so to speak, an attempt to evoke feeling and provoke thought and spark even more debates to introduce fresh explanation.
It is my experience that all in the world has it purpose even if its purpose is not to have a purpose. There is a deeper knowing.