How does Unified Theory think about Karma and Free Will?
The feedback feed-forward dynamics of the holofractal spacememory field explains karma exactly, what information / actions you feed into the information network of the entanglement nexus of spacetime will shape what situations / experiences are “fed-back” to you. The Sacred Laws of Karma are pre-scientific descriptions of the mechanics of the universe.
Free Will is a little more nuanced; obviously you make choices every moment, however these choices are not really free as they are ultimately shaped by the limiting factors of your circumstance. The only real choice you can make that is completely free of external factors is how you chose to feel about or react to a given situation. Free will is also based on the idea that the future is “unformed”, however we know that time in this sense is illusionary, there is no past, present, or future: there is only one timeless now. So you never make a decision that has not already been made, although time being a persistent illusion, we still have to go through the motions of making the decision.
So there is free will, because feelings make difference in the looping feedback (forward feed back). For example, You may feel covid-19 is a thread, and destroy everything , so You scared and follow the path of old paradigms, but on other hand You may feel there is a chance to change the future for better and feeling so , one may direct attention other way, like a laser beam pointing on disc or holographic universe ?
Whether there is free will depends very strongly on how ‘free will’ is defined. We might say that free will is an agent’s ability to make a decision completely free from external factors and in a manner that is completely in-determinant to outside observers (a free will agent’s choice cannot be predicted). We, as humans, seem to satisfy these criteria. However, it could be argued that if there were an infinitely large computer that could perform an infinite number of calculations it could in fact predict every choice we will ever make before that choice is even made. And in fact, there is an infinitely large quantum computational engine, and that is the universe. So from the largest perspective, a choice we make at any given moment was already known by the universe (not even factoring in that all spacetime coordinates are already existing, so from a global perspective a choice was never made).
Since we very rarely experience the universe as the universe (said somewhat jokingly), to us free will is very real, and in this sense it is valid—because we are the agents that must make decisions without knowing the future spacetime coordinates (which already exist) that our choices will lead us to.
Very much so, this is a critical time where we can chose to feel or react negatively to the situation, or we can chose to feel or react pro-actively and utilize it as an opportunity to do things in a better way—and certainly whichever choice we make (exercising our agency of free will) it will very strongly determine what future we experience.
Thank You William
I remember some time ago I saw (yt) an experiment with a resonance scanner connected to the man’s brain indicating what choice the man involved in experiment will do prior this man realized he has made the decision. The difference between brain activity and the realisation of man’s “will” was …6 seconds -means by that the machine “knew” about human’s choice base upon certain brain activity.
The choices were very simple, however. It was like to pick this or that colour.
The conclusion was that it’s how the human’s brain works, but maybe, on the deeper level You describe, that was how loads of different factors establish human choice long before one realize even need, or “will” to choose. Either way, in my opinion it points that human being stretch far beyond so called “will”.
On the other hand one may point how easy it might be to manipulate human’s choices. Well, there’s always “other hand” to choose, right?
What a conversation!
Maybe some “high octane speculation” won’t be too out of place.
Let’s just cut to the heart of the dilemma of finite consciousness persisting in the face of infinite chaos (e.g. each of us), shall we? Of course it’s easy. (Not.)
Humans have been puzzling out the paradox of free will and the pre-existing infinite mind of G-d (which in principle ‘already been there done that’), which holds hands with the paradox of the reality of evil and the goodness of the Creator whut made it, since Sumer at least.
You dance upon the head of a pin…with angels.
I’ve been chewing on this free will/predestination bone for a bit. This is what I got:
Some decades ago I imagined that Heaven is a place of infinite peace and contentment.
Except that a mind isn’t made to be contented. A mind is a difference making a difference, learning better, becoming more skillful at making things better. We are made to make sense of tangles. We are anti-entropic ‘Agents of Enthalpy’. Our very reason for being is to confront Chaos and sort things out. Reason being, what else is there to do once everything else has been done?
So what to do?
I dubbed the idea “The Destiny Game”.
[Spoiler alert] The object of the game is to discover the rules, and the object of the game.
Perhaps reality is Wisdom teaching itself, here on the game board of life on Earth.
Saturday night takes its endlessly sweet time in heaven, I’d think. I imagine that a mind of infinite speed with a memory of infinite capacity would have exhausted all of the possibilities of infinity some time before breakfast Sunday morning.
So what then?
What else? Make more possibilities, and master them too, and then settle down to a nice breakfast.
Perhaps reality is Wisdom teaching itself. Perhaps the exercise of Wisdom - of the knowing of how best to do what best there is to do about the situation at hand - is it’s own reward.
Perhaps G-d is a gamer, levelling up.
In Japan they enjoy a game called Pachinko. It’s this weird vertical pinball game. A stream of steel ball bearings bounces between pins from top of a game machine window to the bottom. The player can nudge a knob to control, slightly, their average path. Some pathways are richer than others. (The machine will spit out more steel balls so the winner can play more. Pachinko players can redeem their steel ball bearings for cash.)
Young Japanese men spend countless hours, and some make careers, of mastering this game. (It is an effective anesthetic against angst… until it isn’t…)
What is the fascination, other than the distraction of flashing lights and hours of life lost in the contemplation of randomly bouncing balls - of chaos?
I wonder maybe that in life, as in Pachinko, the fascination arises from the fact that
The outcome is certain but the path there is not, and we can always get better at it.
Imagine that a free will agent - like one of us - is one of those balls, but imbued with the impulse of the gamer’s will directed through the bottleneck of control imposed by that knob.
What we can control of our own path compared to the force of circumstance upon us is rather like the 10^40 PSU surface area of a proton compared to the much larger influence of the 10^60 PSUs, the 10^55 gram mass of the Cosmos, inside. It’s very very small, but significant nonetheless.
We make decisions without knowing - to a certainty - the future spacetime coordinates to which the decisions lead. Yet we can always get better at it - so long as we breathe.
There is always further variation to be found among variations. Possibility is fractal that way. Every snowflake is unique and lovely. Every sunset is new.
And so perhaps there is always something more to do on a long contented, if otherwise rather dull Sunday morning in heaven.
Imagine that the vibrational fabric of space time is a Mind bubbling with the fascination of finding novelty among well traveled pathways. What better to do than to drink the Lethe (the Greek potion of forgetting) and forget you know everything and discover something new in what you already knew? What better than to run the gauntlet again at a higher level of difficulty? What better than to play the Destiny Game?
Perhaps the game is long since won and done. But we don’t have to know that anymore. There is always replay left in this game.
Anyway, there is food for thought I hope.
Thank you for this fascinating conversation.