posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 02:26 PM
We cannot exist without a Past or Future Self. The fundamental laws of existance are:
- The future and past do not exist. The only thing which exists is whats happening now.
- All our experiences are processed by our conceptual thoughts.
- Everything we know about reality is made up in our heads.
- Without the illusion of a past or future we cannot exist because they define us for what we are, or what will be . Is this the Truth or Not?
No existence means being or the ability/potential "to be". The fundamental laws are diverse, but can best be summed up as, "The ability to have
potential, in the process, of being through the action of being. But still being independently of existence.
-The past does exist; although the actions that could have happened at the time are no longer able to occur. The Present is the moment in which we are
able to have potential action to do as we please. The future is only actionable without potential (yet).
-No, experience is not just based off of conceptual thoughts. This brings existence into a fallacious way of interpretation. For instance, if I were
to ask you, "Are you a concept?" And you respond to that question as yes. Then this discussion is over, because there is nothing true nor is there
anything real, but most importantly, there is no existence.
-No. Reality exists independently of our conscious being. For instance, imagine the natural world before there was ever life. The existence of
continued process before conscious thought is the greatest enemy to "we create our own reality". We can only change our perception or feelings to
how it really is.
-No our memories and thoughts do not define us; they can represent us, but can never define us. The question in the world is, "Who Am I?" But to
consider oneself a concept is fundamentally wrong. Existence is independent of our memories and thoughts. Imagine an Alzheimer's patient, are we to
say that they no longer exist, because they cannot remember nor think of anything anymore? Imagine the schizophrenic who is constantly haunted by
thoughts that are not their own. Does this define the person? No, it simply does not.
Great questions my friend. Hope I was able to provide some useful and thought provoking insight.