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As for escaping presence, the dead have escaped the presence in a sense. Perhaps this can explain ghosts, how some dead people (often not aware they are dead themselves) resonate in the "common present", while their presence is slightly off (time-wise), as if they live in another dimentional complex, rendering them invisible for most living people.
reply to post by Itisnowagain
I see your point, and of course you are right to some extent, but the time it takes you to say "NOW" involves both the past and the future, and the time it would take for me to understand the word and apply it to your concept, your one cyllable imperative would already belong in the past. See my point?
You are the present and things (including ghosts) appear to you.
What you really are, on the other hand, never makes an appearance - you are the unseen presence.
There is only ever presence - but there are two aspects, one is the unseen presence and the other is seen presence - it is a little bit like the dreamer and the dream - the dream cannot appear without the dreamer.
After the death of his old friend, Albert Einstein said “Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us … know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”