Happy Holidays to one and all.
Well, there is no reference so can’t really verify what he was saying, and it’s very easy to fudge a bit here and bit there to suit our own beliefs, which many do, but this one tries to avoid.
He may be speaking about his own attitude, which in itself can be a subject of exploration and debate if we look at facts…but putting aside any attempt to emulate, parrot, or interpret K, perhaps one can look at the underlying premise of the use of the word trivial along with the following :
When there is a chance of questions being formulated with leading suggestions, by leading is meant an already formulated premise and belief that is disguised or coated as a question but is merely an attempt to put forth one’s belief, it is imperative we have to separate beliefs from facts.
In context one has then to point out that death of the physical body is of supreme importance to mankind in general, minus exceptions. It is this fear of death that prompts man/and woman to go round and round in metaphysical inquiries/speculations (and other remedies) trying to find a solution to this universal fear with it’s many expressions both gross and subtle.
One such comforting idea is the speculation of the particular/individual being of equal magnitude as the universal, …which is not only incorrect factually (contradicts our own experience) but perhaps amusing, and deserves a good laugh…when we compare the magnitude of creation. But fear as they say leads to all kinds of ideas…
This post should be read with a grain of salt. If it is of some use to this discussion then good, otherwise it can be disregarded easily.