You are – the ‚problem‘

„It is in the very nature of knowledge that it’s incomplete, and when it’s extended we will find that we make a mistake. Now the point is, knowledge is the whole function, not just one item. The function of knowledge is to admit your mistake, drop it, and learn, right?
You could say that where man took a wrong turn was, he got a
certain kind of knowledge which was not only a mistake but which led him to make more mistakes to justify this mistake and hold on to it. That was where he began to go wrong, and where he’s continually going wrong. We make a certain mistake about ourselves. Why is it so hard for a person to say, “I’ve made a mistake on an important point”? He doesn’t say, “I’ve made a mistake.” No, he says, “Somebody else made a mistake,” or “It wasn’t a mistake.” So he makes a second mistake and a third mistake and a fourth; it goes on piling up.“ – The essential DAVID BOHM, p. 288

„With words we are able to fix and stabilize things and this is why the idea of impermanence is unreal to us. We cannot make sense of ‘from the beginning not a thing is.’“ A.Low

Conceptualization is the beginning of our minds. Hence we believe … ‚from the beginning things are‘, and there must be a ‚creator of things‘. Logical, isn’t it?

„The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool“ – Richard Feynman, Cargo Cult Science

Space and time are – mental categories, mental constructions. They co-emerge with the I – concept. From what do they emerge? Is this a wrong  question? Yes. Our language fools us. Because of that time is the one of the most elusive and mysterious concepts that philosophers and scientists have grappled with throughout the history of mankind.

The common-sense view:  time is split into past, present and future.


Nagarjuna (in his ‚Mulamadhyamakakarikas‘) argues if the „parts“ of time would have own-being, the conception of time quickly loses its coherence. If „the past“ is considered to produce „the present“ and „the future,“ the latter two parts would be already „in“ the past and could therefore not be properly said to have separate being. On the other hand, if the present and the future are separate from the past, then their very unconnectedness leaves them uncaused, independent and without reference to the past. But since the very notions of present and future imply a relation to the past, this is self-contradictory. Therefore, the present and future do not exist. Neither identity with nor difference from the past is sufficient to establish the reality of the present and future.

So what?

It is all here – now.

Take your time and get acquainted with that. Who/what are you?

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