Is there a superior power controlling us?
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@trek79, i like how you think, the mention of the butterfly effect is exactly how i would have placed it. Consider the possibility, blocking the results and consequences of someones actions from affecting you – I think living alone for a lengthy period of time (5 or so years) would without a doubt open and broader the mind further in an age where time is taken so granted for.
It’s called consumerism and uses your needs, so you’re basically controlled by your own needs and the more you need, the more you’re going to be out of control.
Of course, besides food, water and sleep, there is also sex, violence, showing off, and amongst HEthens – psychopharmacology.
@achyutram, Okay let me put it this way:
I believe (and this is MY OPINION only) that there exists a balance between Order and Chaos. An equal proportion of things happen for no reason at all as happen for a reason.
If someone dies “in despair,” it either happened for a reason or it didn’t. If it was for a reason, take comfort in the nobility and higher purpose of their death. If it wasn’t for a reason, then, well…shit happens.
@healingchime, “In other words, as long as someone believes they continue to make decisions and that their thoughts are of personal origin, they remain trapped by cause and effect. When all actions are the actions of the universe unfolding, there is only one mover, the substratum of all (God), and the personal experience merges into that, being that, with no other. This is the first and final condition, the alpha and omega, the I AM. I do emanates out of I AM~”
Thanks be to God.
There are the laws of nature. Physics, biology, chemistry, all that jazz.
We are obviously created with a form that we cannot do much about. Yknow, we’re humans, not falcons or pike perches or nettles or rocks.
So yeah, there are “rules” that are made for us, which we cannot break. At least not yet.
Whether you want to credit this to a god or whatever is up to you, it’s a matter of interpretation.
But if you ask me it’s pretty damn silly to make up weird terms and explanations when there’s a perfectly fine scientific explanation and definition for all of it.
But something we cannot know for sure, is that we’re not really controlling it ourselves unknowingly. We might be the highest power, we may be the ones behind everything without being aware of it.
But what I want to ask you all is. WHAT DOES IT MATTER?
Just do your thing, yknow, the rest doesn’t really matter.
there is, it is called ( emotion ), often confused as ‘God’, and the reason random bad things happen is because, within this physical reality, there is only organized chaos, randomness is the consequence of this chaos, this is why the ‘good’, the ‘bad’, and the ‘weird’, all can just drop dead, either from something internal or external.
‘supernatural elements’ are used to bridge knowledge gaps, currently it is ( emotion ), “I don’t know why, I just felt that way sooo strongly I couldn’t help myself” …. ( yes they could )…. they convince themselves they have no control and use God / Satan / Evil Force / The Evil Eye….. etc, etc, to explain, ‘why they can’t help themselves’
@healingchime, What you are saying reminds me of the ‘no self’ approach to life. That there is breathing and it is just breathing. Feeling and it is just feeling, and no self is experiencing it… it is just the experience on its own. I am typing now and it is just typing, not me typing but just typing. Life is just life and it is a non-dual state.
That there is no you, just everything else.
Do you live in a state like this? It seems to demand a lot of control over yourself to get there.
“If yes, Why would that power want to end some lives in despair? Like in accidents?”
If you had no concept of life/death and saw someone flying, wouldn’t you want to experience that? Likewise, if you saw someone falling, wouldn’t you want to experience that too?
‘Ending in despair’ is down to the individual’s issues, not the experience.