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Free Will and Its Repercussions

Originally posted November 8, 2014

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My greatest sin was not that I beat her. Those wounds would have healed. No, my sin was that I sucked all the love and trust from her so that she was never able to love or trust again. She stayed with me, because she had no choice. But in the end she became cold and hard and bitter and angry. I stole her joy. She never got it back. I made her path hard, and directed her away from more fulfilling paths she could have followed.

If she had managed to save herself from the disaster of being married to me, this weight would not be so heavy upon me now. It’s true, she had free choice. And I suppose it’s also true that we were put together to torment each other in this way; to gain the lessons therein.

We are each always free to choose our own path, but we are never free of obligation to those who cross our paths.

While we are not responsible for the feelings and expectations of others, our treatment of others and how they respond to us reflects positively or negatively upon our own journey. It colors how we perceive and are perceived by the world. This shapes our character which in turn influences our behavior. Our behavior defines our path.

We have free will. We are free to change our behavior. We are free to choose how to treat others. We are free to behave nobly or selfishly.   These choices, for better or worse, have repercussions across many lifetimes. Pain inflicted upon others is not a debt quickly worked off.

 

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  1. Just sharing, again, what I currently know about ^freewill^…

    Socio-biology has proven it to be a myth (in the book The Myth of Choice by Kent Greenfield). For a reminder why philosophy has rejected its existence, read Free Will by Sam Harris. Or as a pastime fiction; Our Universal Journey by George Kavassilas explains a possibility that since in the higher dimensions the future has already happened, freewill is a non-issue.

    Even religions (secretly) admit that ^freewill^ is nonsense, since it cannot logically be harmonized with another ignorant belief they also teach and preach the public, that the universe was created by an eternal, all-knowing almighty entity which was/is the sole source of –as well as will be the ultimate termination for– everything.

    Despite contradicting other verses Muslim writers often cherry-pick in their Taqqiyya-based presentations, Allah had indeed declared that everything has been predestined, like when telling the Prophet of Islamism that Adam had been predestined to eat that khuldi fruit 40 years before he was even created (Sahih Muslim Book 33 #6409; see also Muslim Book 33 #6241 pertaining to the “share of adultery” to be inevitably committed by every male descendant of Adam) and when the killing of an underage boy should not be mourned because “like his parents, he would’ve grown up to be another infidel anyway” (Muslim Book 33 #6434 linked to Quran 18:74, and a Bible-based similar story of God’s hatred to Esau before he was even born, in Malachi 1:3 and Romans 9:13). While Yahweh/Jehovah/Elohim in the Bible attempts presenting an “alternative fact” that is basically asking us to boggle in semantics and word games, like how can “all things” in Romans 8:28 (similar to Quran 4:78-79) does not include bad/evil ones ?

    And quoting someone by the screen name of Satya Veda; “In a universe geared toward illusive destruction how would free will fit into that picture?”

    People get jobs because sitting around doing nothing doesn’t put food on the table –nor does it pay the bills. But to label their decision to get a job as “freewill” is completely another matter altogether. There’s even a post on this blog (supposedly inspired by another personality) explaining why it is both silly (as well as ego-feeding) to label our decisions with ^freewill^; the post “The Ripples of Our Actions” dated Feb 6, 2016.

    Unless one is to theorize that only themself is real while the rest of the world and (multi)verses aren’t, what our ego selfishly perceives as “freewill” is inevitably someone else’s “destined karma”. So what exactly is freewill, other than a non-issue? With or without the awareness that they’ve been predestined to do it in advance, it people still do what they do. Should it be so difficult to accept that destiny is just what it is?

    And just because some entity no longer lives among us, does not mean they now know all the answers we humans (still) seek. Who can tell that whatever supposed-truth they think they are now seeing/experiencing/knowing, is not merely another bubble of false reality? This soul sharing the above story is most likely perceiving its own (still-earthly) “personality” as its eternal, unchanging soul, and that time is also only linear in all the higher dimensions just like it is in ours. He needs to read Our Universal Journey by George Kavassilas.

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