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Friday, October 27, 2006

Who Knows?

There is an experience which goes like this: You are walking in a beautiful place, you are with friends and the whole thing is wonderful. If somone had arranged this for you you would want to thank them for the gift. However, in this case one can say confidently that no human 'gave' you anything - and yet one still wants to say 'thanks'.

Another example: You are looking for your keys. You are 100% sure that you left them in a certain room and you are searching in the room. In your mind you imagine the keys sitting somewhere there to be found or seen. And you might imagine your future seen in this way too.

Classically, it is called one's 'fate'.

In may ways we are inclined to conceive the world as a gift or the future as seen, when there is no human giver or seer.

In my own view the future is not the future unless it is radically beyond the present or any anticipation in the present.

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