Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Free Will - Sheer Nonsense!

As long as you are in the network of time, space, and causation, to say you are free is nonsense, because in that network all is under rigorous law, sequence and consequence. 
Every thought that you think is caused, every feeling has been caused; to say that the will is free is sheer nonsense. 
It is only when the infinite existence comes, as it were, into this network of Maya that it takes the form of will. 
Will is a portion of that being, caught in the network of Maya, and therefore "free will" is a misnomer. 
It means nothing -- sheer nonsense. 

So is all this talk about freedom. 
There is no freedom in Maya. … … 

True freedom cannot exist in the midst of this delusion, this hallucination, this nonsense of the world, this universe of the senses, body, and mind.

- Swami Vivekananda, 
Talk in New-York

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