Do you believe in fate or destiny?

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Do you believe in fate or destiny? Yes? No? Maybe?

Do you believe everything happens for a reason (whether good or bad)?

Do you think everyone's life is "predetermined" and there is no escaping their inevitable fate?

Let's discuss :rara:

Personally, the simple answer for me would be a maybe;

On the one hand I feel like fate can yield fulfilling or meaningful roles in our lives. But the idea that someone is fated to die early in life and there is not way to escape it seems tragic and awful also. Ofc it isn't like those individuals would know they were goinf to die anyway, but the idea that tomorrow may be my last day on earth and there was nothing I could do about it would upset me (and I imagine it might upset others, irregardless of their faith)
 

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Hybrid predeterminist. There are two courses your life takes. One within the realm of thought and thinking; the other, the realm of intelligence.

There is a course through thought for your life, and minor (and sometimes major) changes can occur if you work at it. For example, If you work at something, and you get it, then you were meant to achieve that thing. Sometimes, you work at something, and don't get it. Then, you were not meant to get that thing.

The course of intelligence (complete understanding of the "me") is a course that I am beginning to believe is so elusive that only a few encounter it within generations. The more famous ones would be Jesus, Mohammad, Einstein, J. Krishnamurti, Buddha, Gandhi. This kind of intelligence cannot be achieved, or worked on, or given effort to get. Trying to outsmart thought, is using thought, not intelligence. You cannot use intelligence, it comes into being on its own ( I guess). It is very frustrating. Anyway, I could go on for hours on this topic.
 

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Hybrid predeterminist. There are two courses your life takes. One within the realm of thought and thinking; the other, the realm of intelligence.

There is a course through thought for your life, and minor (and sometimes major) changes can occur if you work at it. For example, If you work at something, and you get it, then you were meant to achieve that thing. Sometimes, you work at something, and don't get it. Then, you were not meant to get that thing.

The course of intelligence (complete understanding of the "me") is a course that I am beginning to believe is so elusive that only a few encounter it within generations. The more famous ones would be Jesus, Mohammad, Einstein, J. Krishnamurti, Buddha, Gandhi. This kind of intelligence cannot be achieved, or worked on, or given effort to get. Trying to outsmart thought, is using thought, not intelligence. You cannot use intelligence, it comes into being on its own ( I guess). It is very frustrating. Anyway, I could go on for hours on this topic.
I've read this a couple times to comprehend it and i am curious about your theories but it's a bit more meta than the philosophy courses I took in college so I'm afraid to ask lololol

 

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I've read this a couple times to comprehend it and i am curious about your theories but it's a bit more meta than the philosophy courses I took in college so I'm afraid to ask lololol
Any introduction is tricky. This isn't my theory, and it's not in any philosophy book or class I know of. It's understanding your own thought and the role it plays in every day life. Is it possible to live without thought? Probably not, but to understand that there is an intelligence that is not thought is what life is all about. The attached pdf is the written version of a talk I have on cassette tape. It fundamentally changed my life. I'm not sure why the recording of the talk is not more available. It's deeply profound to listen to. The foundation and youtube has numerous of his talks, if you want to explore a little more.

In the pdf, skip to "Other" "Thought Breeds Fear". Start there if you have some time.
 

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