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Re: The "Eternal Present: and KARMA

Apr 09, 1998 03:52 PM
by Dallas TenBroeck

April 9th 1998

If we consider that Karma represents a complete record of all the
past links of our choice as free willed beings, then our
"present" arises from that past. Our response to current
circumstances and encounters as they arise produces here and now
the Karma of the future. In Karma the past, present and future
are indeed melded into one whole.

If we consider that the Real Individual is an immortal being,
then indeed the arbitrary assignment of past, present, future is
a concept that pertains only to this life and our present
physical existence.

It does not take into account the mind, the soul, the
intelligence, the real nature of each one of us. If we believe
we are ephemerals and that our existence ceases when this body
dies, then indeed what we call past, present and future has worth
as reference point in memory (past) and in anticipation (future).
The present: is 'past' as soon as you say it.

Now what is to be done ? Dallas

>From: "Thoa Thi-Kim Tran" <>
>Date: Thursday, April 09, 1998 1:31 PM
>Subject: Krishnamurti and nihilism

>>K emphasized living in the eternal present, exhorting his
followers to jetison
 >>the past (memory) and not to become preoccupied with the
future. < SNIP >

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