From: Shekhar Kapur, Sat, 28 Jul 2001
Piet :” All this is first experiential, only secondly theoretical.”
Shekhar : “OK – yes – I am trying to get to grips with three things in relationship to the moment, which is the only truth – agreed….. ”
the past is imagined – but somewhat real – yes ? It happened – but ofcourse now exists in thought only – although physical ramifications of past actions are real – yes ? therefore from that point of view there is a reality.
the paper work I threw into the rubbish bin yesterday – still lies there today in this moment and the action is confirmed by the memory of others that saw me do it.
So the past has a reality – and certainly in terms of action has a linearity. I FIRST threw the paper into the rubbish bin – and THEN found it there the next morning. So is then the linearity of time only explained by linearity of action – conscious or unconcious ?
And therefore is it viable to divest the two ? Action from time ? For if we can, then time has a life of it’s own – it can flow freely. Divested of it’s relationship to action, like ageing.
So perhaps it is not us that are imprisoned by time – but Time that is imprisoned by us. We have to let it go and watch it flow freely with a will of it’s own. But how do we divest it from it’s rlationship with action ?