reply to post by Geladinhu
I may be slightly inconvenienced by not actually knowing the answers to your questions, but I feel inclined to offer a response, so I shall.
Have we made a plan before we were born?
Why assume that everyone operates by same rules? If we're assuming that there are souls, and that these souls are incarnating into human bodies, then
doesn't it seem reasonable to suspect that different souls might have different motivations? Perhaps some souls carefully draw out a plan for a
lifetime with intent to follow it precisely. Perhaps others merely draw out general guidelines. Maybe some have no plan for themselves personally, but
incarnate in order to help fill out the roles required by the plans of others. And maybe some have little enough awareness of the process that they
cannot make any plans at all, and simply incarnate because they fell in. Maybe there are souls who create "lifetime plans" for others who may choose
to incarnate into those lives not knowing how they play out, for the "surprise" value of the experience.
Whatever the case, I see no reason to assume that the incarnative process is more limited than common experience here on earth.
Is there such a thing as failing or not meeting our
full potential while we exist as what we are now?
Maybe, but if you're an eternal soul with the option to simply reincarnate again, and again, for eternity
if need be, why the concern
overmaking a few mistakes? In any case, stressing over the possibility of failing to live up to a plan you don't even know the details of seems
unlikely to help you. If it were really that important, you'd think your soul would have arranged things more carefully, right?
What is the purpose of Karma? Does Karma imply the
existence of a higher or absolute morality?
I think this "karma" thing is generally misunderstood, and the word is used to mean several different, but somewhat related things. Saying that
karma has a "purpose" is kind of missing the point. Karma is more about natural consequence. If you drop a ball, it will probably fall. That's
karma just as much as anything else. If you stab somebody in the back and cause them great pain, there will tend to be consequences for that as well.
But the nature
of those consequences doesn't neccesarily need to be as simple as "an eye for an eye." Nor is consequence always limited to
the individuals who create it. Karma may function with both individual and group dynamics.
Karma is not about judement. Karma is not about punishment. It is simply natural consequence. But, because "we" are all a unified being, sometimes
the nature of those consequences is not intuitive from the perspective of us here in third density. If your left hand stabs your right arm with a
knife, "you" will experience consequence from that. But your right arm might look at your left hand and see no "karma" enacted upon the left hand.
There probably will be consequence to the left hand...for example, there may be less blood available for it from the circulatory system, but the
"you" is in a better position to see the relation than the left hand probably is.
If you see the future, how should you act to make it happen?
If you see the future, then the question of making it happen or not is irrelevant. The question you're asking is only valid from the perspective of
someone who doesn't see the future. On the other hand...if you see in the here and now one possible other "future" state of here and now, you may
choose to act in any way you choose to attempt to realize that possibility in the now. Or you can not. It's up to you.
How do you equate the relation between free will and determinism?
In what levels does free will operate and in what levels does it not operate?
These questions need to be clarified to be answered meaningfully.
Whats the purpose of development?
What else is there to do? If you sit on a couch and eat doritos all day, are you not gaining the experience of sitting on a coach and eating doritos?
How can you not develop? It is simply a question of prioritizing what sort of experiences you would like to develop knowledge of.
Is there an end to development?
From the perspective of page 1 of a book, there may be an "end" in the form of page 100. But enlightenment is not the process of proceeding from
page 1 to page 100. It is realizing that you are the book. From the perspective of a book there may be an "end" in the form of being read by a
hollywood producer and turned into a movie. But enlightenment is not the process of proceeding from book to script to movie. Enlightenment is
realizing that you are the story, in any and all forms it may take.
What would you say about one that is choiceless?
Depends on what you mean by "choiceless." Even choosing inaction is a choice. For one to be truly choiceless, they would need to be unaware of the
possibility of choice. In which case I would say they would be unaware of choice.
What do you think about a one world government?
What do you think about a universal (or global) media of exchange?
Mostly irrelevant. Functional, manipulable, but unneccesary. Mediums of exchange are only meaningful in systems where scarcity is a factor. Government
is only meaningful for individuals who can be governed. Let's advance beyond such things.