From his first public talk The healing of Suffering (http://silo.net/en/present_
Certainly, these first lines of The Path clearly echo what he had previously stated in chapter III of the Inner Look: There is no meaning in life if everything ends with death. Given the centrality of the Inner Look for Silo’s teachings (it is after all the book of Silo’s Message) than these words will only stand out in yet greater relief knowing that more than once he said that this line was “the axis of the book”.
In Silo: Sage of the Andes a simple but effective illustration by Rafael Edwards can help us visualize the inexorable connection between death, the future, and non-meaning. It also helps clarify why it makes sense to talk about the primacy of the future even though so many cultures including our own believe in the primacy of the past or talk naively about the now. You can find that clip here: https://youtu.be/TaRbhtXyWfQ
Do we require more evidence to support the importance of this starting point? Let’s consider one of Silo’s comments in the extraordinary talk on The Meaning of Life that he gave in Mexico City in October of 1980. (Silo Speaks (Collected Works Vol I or at http://silo.net/en/collected_