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Unread 11-27-2013, 07:47 PM
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Re: The Future Already Exists

Originally Posted by Blacknight View Post
I think about this idea a lot... If you can't change the past and future inevitably becomes the past what makes you think the future can be changed? And if we exist in the present, how can we change something that hasn't even happened? It is what it is
There's one way of changing the Past and the Future and that is NOW DURING THE PRESENT MOMENT

The Past is History
The Future is a Mystery
The Present is a Gift

The Present is the place from which to change Past and Future

The Future is always changing and never happens

Originally Posted by Blacknight View Post
I think the greeks had it right on their philosophy of the fates. You can't change fate. You can't change destiny or the motions of the universe.

And if you go back to the the very beginning of the universe, you might say everything is a simple chain reaction. I mean really, what is the state of free will? I would say it only exists, if a realm outside of the universe exists. If an afterlife of spirits exist and they choose their lots in life then maybe I could see that there is a choice of will.
"Through the round of many births I roamed

without reward,

without rest,

seeking the house-builder.

Painful is birth, again & again.

House-builder, you’re... seen!

You will not build a house again.

All your rafters broken,

the ridge pole destroyed,

gone to the Unformed,

the mind has come to the end of craving."- Dhammapada ~Buddha~

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