The Karmas and our destiny
brickmar at EARTHCOM.NET
Mon Jul 14 12:26:12 CDT 1997
> Hi All !
> If We and God are One then Our will is the same as Gods' will.
> Alternatively does God have free will? I mean does S/he have a idea (from
> where does it come?) and then does S/he consider all(!) the options (from
> where do they come?) and then say 'I will do this' (at which point in
> and space)? Whatever it 'does' it must do to itself, within itself. But
> it already knows what it is going to do so would it bother? And if it
> bothered to carry out it's idea would it bother to observe it? Could it
> observe it? It could only be it. In fact the idea is the act and all is
> I'm reminded of Nisargadatta saying 'There is no creator or enjoyer...all
> spontaneously happening'. How's that for a jaw dropper?!
As more evidence of the transcultural truth of advaitism (aka the reform
branch of Advaita Vedanta) I offer, in line with what you have just posted,
the following quote from Boethius:
"...since God lives in the eternal present, His knowledge transcends all
movement of time and abides in the simplicity of its immediate present. It
encompasses the infinite sweep of past and future, and regards all things
in its simple comprehension as if they were now taking place. Thus, if you
will think about the foreknowledge by which God distinguishes all things,
you will rightly consider it to be not a foreknowledge of future events,
but knowledge of a never changing present."
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