Freewill And Beyond Determinism And Indeterminism
Posted 29 May 2009 - 11:30 AM
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 02:26 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:22 AM
Yes and no. Yes, as we do have 100% free will in every moment. No, as we do not apply it, so technically speaking maybe we don't have it consciously.
For example: your computer crashes and the famous "blue screen" appears; you lost all the data you've been working on for a few hours. Karma was at work here ... There was a karmic seed, obviously, and then the right causes and conditions came together - yes, maybe you shouldn't have pressed the OK button in that window ...
So what do you do?
In theory, you could easily start to roll on the floor and laugh, you could dance, or just ignore it - nothing is limiting you, there is no predefined compulsory reaction. But, in practice, it is most probably that you will scream and curse and bang on the desk ... out of habit, national custom, family tradition, education, emotional upheaval etc.
So most of our actions are in a way automatic, but not because it must be so. We could think about each step and make a free decision, just normally we don't - either we don't even remember to do it, or we can't control our emotions well enough ...