Questions can only arise to the sense of separation, a self who believes it is born. In reality no such self exists. So in answer to the question: ''......better in relationship to what exactly.....'' the answer is to itself the one that believes it is born but wishes it hadn't been, because not having been born is better for that one.
To become aware is awareness aware of itself as being born. . in reality /awareness is unborn. The born is an idea within the mind that separates the unborn into space and time - the unborn becomes ( un born ) separated by space and time, aka the world of knowledge aka duality, where the mind splits reality into two, which is just a fictional idea born of conceptual knowledge aka stories, born of this same knowledge there are preferences arising of likes or dislikes even though it's all just a fictional story according to it's own taste, which is only ever one taste appearing as the many.Age wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:50 amYour question specifically asked; "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?" So, if I answer your question and "proclaim" that being born is better, then I proclaim it is better to become aware, then to have never been aware. The only way for a human being to become aware is to be born. So, to me, it is better to be born, then it is to have never been born.
The HERE and NOW is a pointless place where stupid questions DO arise apparently pointing to everywhere but to itself.
The here and now can never ask questions about itself because it doesn't have one.
No one becomes aware. But the belief that it does is in for a big shock, and more than likely would want to crawl back to it's unborn state in disgust shouting can this born awareness please leave this unborn awareness alone with their peace already.
To proclaim it is better to become aware, then to have never been aware is a fiction, awareness never becomes aware, nor do humans, the idea there is an aware human is just a fictional story born of knowledge which only informs the illusory nature of it's self serving reality to be a self defeating reality, in that awareness is not human nor is it any other concept. Although fictional concepts DO appear to be real, and that is why the idea of being born feels real too, but no mind in it's right mind would want this born feeling, not unless it really liked or loved what this conception of itself informed itself, then it's each to their own, it's their fantasy.