posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 07:17 PM
Most people are either for fate or free will. I'm actually for both. In that technically they are the same thing.
There is a lot of confusion that arises from the Fate v.s Freewill idea. The key is to remember that the will itself is absolutely free, but when it
is willed it becomes entangled in outside forces. These forces are actually mental, but in our human state they are either natural, personal, or other
(a different person). The first step is to get over the hindrance of stopping your own thoughts. If every time you start thinking about abstract
things, and then your inner dialogue tells you to stop, or that it is foolish, or tells you to stop thinking about it, you are restricting your
thoughts. If someone else tells you to stop thinking about it and you listen to them, it is because of another. If you simply can not understand it,
it is an inferior evaluation and/or teaching.
Remember that the will is free, but when it is willed, it becomes fated. This means that we have limited free will, not absolute free will. Only
absolute perfect being (God) can have uncorrupted freedom. When this will is constantly consumed with the 5 lower senses, it becomes burdened by
natural laws. When the will is directed towards the higher 6th sense, it can gain complete freedom. Here comes a seemingly contradictory statement:
attachment to God is true freedom. I know that you might be thinking this is an example of "doublethink" but actually it is the affirmation that
since God is freedom, attachment to freedom is freedom. Freedom is the Spirit, it is our true nature. If we are aware of this freedom, we become more
free through association. So that is the good attachment that we are after, the good co-joining as opposed to the material universe we wish to escape.
So in short, we must transcend the material universe while cleaving to the spiritual absolute.
The less spiritual we are, the more material we are, and since material nature is imprisoning, we are actually more fated. An easy way of thinking
about this is to imagine someone who thinks strictly on the level of the 5 senses. They are imprisoned in their 5 senses because they have nothing
better. Their own skepticism has prevented themselves from accessing their higher 6th sense. This is ironic because without the 6th sense, there would
be no way to distinguish the 5 senses from each other and no way to differentiate the different things in the material universe. So to only see the
world through your 5 senses is less freedom than someone who sees things from both his 5 senses and his 6th sense, more specifically someone who
acknowledges the immortal nature of the 6th sense.