Sunday 10 February 2019


Some people experience deja vu, and some people experience premonitions.

"Can the present influence the past? Some physicists believe the answer is yes.

"When a scientist makes a decision in the present about how to measure a particle, this can influence that particle - in the past."

Can the Present Affect the Past? 

Lerina Garcia.

In 2008, Lerina Garcia, aged 41, related that she had woken up one morning to find that the world around her had changed.

Lerina Garcia: Did She Wake Up In Another Universe?

Lerina concluded that she had awoken in a parallel universe - a world in which her life had been altered by small decisions of her past.

Lerina Garcia Gordo: The Woman From A Parallel Universe.

The first change that she noticed was that the sheets on her bed were different.

She wrote: "When I got to my office, it was not my office."

Art photography by Stewart Baillie.

Lerina remembered her sister having had surgery on her arm, but the rest of her family, including her sister, remembered no such thing.

Lerina found herself still with her ex-boyfriend, who she remembered leaving many months before.

Her new boyfriend, Augustin, was gone altogether.

Lerina Garcia: Did She Wake Up In Another Universe?

"In quantum mechanics we discover that the entire universe is actually a series of probabilities.

"Nobel Prize winning father of quantum mechanics Neils Bohr said that 'everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.'"


"You attract to yourself those things and circumstances that are in vibrational harmony with your dominant frequency, which is itself determined by your dominant mental attitude, habitual thoughts and beliefs."

Thought Power - Your Thoughts Create Your Reality


According to Robert Lanza:

Your consciousness will always be in the present - balanced between the infinite past and the indefinite future - moving intermittently between realities along the edge of time, having new adventures and meeting new (and rejoining old) friends.

Five Reasons You Won't Die - Robert Lanza - BIOCENTRISM

Julian Barbour (above) is a British physicist.

Julian Barbour's 1999 book The End of Time advances the view that time does not exist as anything other than an illusion.

He argues that we have no evidence of the past other than our memory of it.

And no evidence of the future other than our belief in it.


Julian Barbour describes time as "a succession of pictures, a succession of snapshots, changing continuously one into another. 

I'm looking at you; you're nodding your head. Without that change, we wouldn't have any notion of time."

"Isaac Newton," Barbour noted, "insisted that even if absolutely nothing at all happened, time would be passing, and that I believe is completely wrong."

To Barbour, change is real, but time is not. 

Time is only a reflection of change. 

From change, our brains construct a sense of time as if it were flowing.

The Illusion of Time: What's Real? -


"Change merely creates an illusion of time, with each individual moment existing in its own right, complete and whole."

He calls these moments "Nows".

It is all an illusion: there is no motion and no change.

"Particles are rooted in a deeper level of reality where time and space have no meaning."

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion | HuffPost


The philosopher J. M. E. McTaggart reached a similar conclusion in his 1908 "The Unreality of Time."

McTaggart concluded the world was composed of nothing but souls, each soul related to one or more of the others by love.

McTaggart believed each of the souls (which are identified with human beings) to be immortal and defended the idea of reincarnation.

McTaggart held the view that all selves are unoriginated and indestructible.[7]

Morton Gillespie.

"Everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW."

Time is NOT real 

Optimists (Indonesia)

Two psychologists at the University of Victoria, New Zealand, have said: ‘Once we anticipate a specific outcome will occur, our subsequent thoughts and behaviors will actually help to bring that outcome to fruition.

According to Pyschologist Maryanne Garry: ‘We realized that the effects of suggestion are wider and often more surprising than many people might otherwise think.’

Of course there are positive and negative aspects of this.

If we anticipate having a happy holiday, we are more likely to have a happy holiday.

If we believe a placebo is effective, we are more likely to be cured by it.

If we believe that there is no God, we are less likely to notice the evidence for an after life.

Indonesians expecting to be happy?

Dr Garry said: ‘Recent research suggests that some of psychological science’s most intriguing findings may be driven, at least in part, by suggestion and expectancies.

‘For example, a scientist, who knows what the hypothesis of an experiment is, might unwittingly lead subjects to produce the hypothesized effect - for reasons that have nothing to do with the experiment itself.’

If the media has suggested to us that Bashar Assad is a bad person, we are more likely to believe the anti Assad propaganda.

Walk through the jungle expecting to see snakes and you may well see them.

Walk through the jungle not expecting to see snakes and you probably won't see any.

Voltaire was a pessimist.

Buddha believed that we can be rid of suffering.

Optimistic Indonesians, influenced by 1500 years of Hinduism-Buddhism.

Voltaire, like Buddha, could see that there is suffering in this world.

"Imagine the situation of a Pope's daughter aged fifteen, who in three months had undergone poverty and slavery, had been raped nearly every day, had seen her mother cut into four pieces, had undergone hunger and war, and was now dying of the plague in Algiers." 

(Voltaire, Candide, Chapter 12)

"Do you believe," said Candide, "that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?"

"Do you believe," said Martin, "that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?"

Voltaire appears to be pessimistic about human nature.

But, Candide was fiction and not necessarily a true reflection of all that goes on in the world.

More Indonesians

But, if hawks may not be capable of fast change, what about humans?

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) said in Memories, Dreams, Reflections:

"Natural history tells us of a haphazard and casual transformation of species over hundreds of millions of years of devouring and being devoured...

"But the history of the mind offers a different picture.

"Here the miracle of reflecting consciousness intervenes."

In other words, some beings may be becoming more kindly.

Optimists or pessimists?

Physicist David Bohm believes that life and consciousness are present in varying degrees in all matter, including supposedly inanimate matter such as electrons or plasmas.

He suggests that evolutionary developments do not emerge in a random fashion.

("David Bohm and the Implicate Order" by David Pratt)

Merak, Indonesia.

Happiness is about forgetting your own happiness and being part of a happy team?

Standford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram believes in the holographic nature of reality.

Every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.

In a holographic universe there are no limits to the extent to which we can alter reality.

What we see as reality is a canvas where we can draw any picture we want.

Some people manage to be happy in spite of poverty.

The Buddhists believe that what we are thinking now, is what we will become.

Research has suggested that Buddhists are able to get their brains to feel happiness.

According to Owen Flanagan, professor of philosophy at DukeUniversity in North Carolina, Buddhists appear to be able to stimulate a part of their brain which produces positive emotions and a feeling of well being.

Writing in New Scientist, Professor Flanagan referred to findings of a study by Richard Davidson, of the University of Wisconsin, who used scanners to analyse regions of a Buddhist's brain.

Parts of Buddhists brains, linked to happiness, appear to "light up" consistently

"The most reasonable hypothesis is there is something about conscientious Buddhist practice that results in the kind of happiness we all seek," Davidson writes.

(Happiness. A Buddhist perspective)

Happy lepers.

Helping unhappy people to be happy brings happiness.

A good doctor entering a ward full of sick children does not allow himself to feel depressed.

The good doctor gets on with trying to make the children happy.

Tibetan Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa wrote:

Whenever I see unfortunate beings

Oppressed by evil and violent suffering,

May I cherish them as I had found

A rare and precious treasure.

The good Buddhist empties himself (or herself) of egotism, and is therefore not going to be offended by insults.

When others out of jealousy

Harm me or insult me,

May I take defeat upon myself

And offer them the victory

(The Buddhist Way To Happiness )

Strive for the happiness of the team, and not for your own happiness, and that will make you happy.

The happy person is the one who forgets about his own individual happiness and concentrates on making others happy.

(Buddhism - Jodo Shinsu - What Is Happiness?)

Thai people - are they happier than Americans? Photo byTevaprapas Makklay

Christmas Humphreys, 1901-83, formerly a judge in London, listed the Twelve Principles of Buddhism. (Twelve Principles of Buddhism By Christmas Humphreys)

1. Learn how to save yourself by using direct and personal experience.

2. There is continual change, a continual cycle involving birth and death.

Consciousness is continuous.

It is forever looking for new kinds of self-expression.

Life is a continous flow.

If you know there is a tsunami coming, don't stay on the beach guarding your possessions.

If you cling on to things, you will suffer, because you are resisting the flow.

3. There is only one 'ultimate reality'.

It does not change.

It is beyond our understanding.

We are all linked to it.

We are all part of the one team.

Deja Vu. Away from the corruptions of the city.

4. What we are now is the result of our past thoughts.

We are the creator of our circumstances.

By right thought and right action we can gradually purify ourselves and eventually reach enlightenment and Nirvana and beyond.


5. We are happiest as a happy team.

We are all inter-linked and should feel compassion for everything from trees to Thais and from jaguars to Jews.

Compassion is the "Law of laws".

6. Imagine we have an urge to win at golf by cheating.

Imagine we have an urge to be the hero of the football match, by monopolising the ball.

Suffering is caused by such wrong urges.


7. To end suffering, we should have

(1) Right Views,

(2) Right Aims or Motives,

(3) Right Speech,

(4) Right Acts,

(5) Right Livelihood,

(6) Right Effort,

(7) Right Concentration or mind-development,

(8) "Cease to do evil, learn to do good, cleanse your own heart: this is the Teaching of the Buddhas".


8. Nirvana, the extinction of the limitations of selfhood, is attainable on earth.

"Look within; thou art Buddha".

9. Follow the path between the opposites, avoiding all extremes.

10. Meditation helps us to refrain from mental and emotional attachment to "the passing show".

11. The Buddha said: "Work out your own salvation" using your intuition.

Each man suffers the consequences of his own acts, and learns thereby, while helping his fellow man to the same deliverance.

12. Buddhism does not deny the existence of God or soul, though it places its own meaning on these terms. Buddhism has no dogmas, and points to man alone as the creator of his present life and sole designer of his destiny.

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At 10 February 2019 at 03:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voltaire wasnt pessimistic, but realistic. Realism is often misunderstood as pessimism. Seriously, u step into a dogs turd and u believe ure on a Hawaiian beach and call urself optimistic?

At 10 February 2019 at 04:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually time doesnt exist, its an invention.

At 10 February 2019 at 07:27 , Blogger RAYESTE said...

Thank you ! Mr Mc Taggarth makes a lot of sense :-)

At 10 February 2019 at 08:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If u think Taggarth was rite, pls explain wars and violence. I dont expect my comment to appear tho.

At 10 February 2019 at 09:09 , Blogger Mark Jesus said...

Y'know me on all this talking time stuff. The predominant view among Christianity somewhat agrees with timeless mysteries. God sees all our tomorrow and so way, way... way... other than us, and any lesser-than reckon 'time' thing is God. Above and beyond. In the forward and any rewind is fixed. Far outside our lower-sensing perceptions and thereby the implication challenging notions of free will. An alt. camp says otherwise. Claim the straight-forward presentation, reveals God in present reality. The base truth. A narrative. Linear motion and no deconstruction deeper. In this sense, there's no past or future but 'now-is' the reality. My beef and chips are there should openness. Get on whats-what and not some closed shutdown approach. Not scared and scary of discussion. Unlike demonstrated here and pushing into. Dare we ask and look? If only... and we ought-er, or we be cowards and fear possibilities of repentance.

At 10 February 2019 at 15:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The system we universally use for time is most definitely fake. The 24 hour day thing could have been divided up into any number of hours or minutes or whatever.

There are 86400 seconds in a day as we count the number 864 relates to the sun. In real terms it could be deifying the sun (ie sun worship).

The hour hand and the minute hand represent Boaz and Jachin and the analogue timepiece is a circle (dial) with 5 minute interval niches adding up to a magic 12 (tribes). My catch all term for anything mystical is Babylonian tripe.

The notion that time is illusory is reasonably correct using the standard 24 day, the Gregorian calendar etc.

However, that said, the moon is a calendar and as a Muslim I just need to look up and am able to know exactly what part of the month it is or for that matter which month it is.

The suns annual procession starts low in the sky on 21 December (solstice) and moves , rising through the day sky, getting higher and higher until 21 June (solstice).
Again being able to tell which part of a year it is too. See Pragues astrological clock for the exact measurements. The irony being the bottom half of the astrological clock is more accurate and correct than the regular timepiece it sits below.

So the sun separates night from day. A form of timing. The moon tells us which time of the month it is. Another form of timing and the seasons tell us which part of the year it is. 4 of them. Again timing.

So, night and day and autumn, summer, winter and spring are all timed events. So there is a natural phenomenon to time just not a wrist watch or Gregorian calendar.

For what it's worth the Vatican is a giant sun dial of sorts too. So business as usual for the Babylonian freaks.

That said, the big orange fire ball has just risen in the East of the South China Sea. I'm already up for my Fajr prayer and am off for buffet breakfast.

So throw your (tribe timing) device with its mystical Boaz and Jachin symbolism in the bin. Get up during the day and go to bed at night.

Peace to the humans

At 10 February 2019 at 18:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s all a play with words and thereby suggesting time doesn’t exist. Sounds jewish to me these mindfucks. Time does exist even if we can’t understand it. Change is proof of passing time nothing stays the same. We are born and then we die, change. We get older, change. Places we were are not anymore, change.

At 11 February 2019 at 00:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if change has nothing to do with time, not as we know it anyway?

At 11 February 2019 at 14:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

if past is the beginning of present....present Is past - but better still - break the circle - before the beginning began.... undo times constraint.


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