[Advaita-l] Past, Present and Future

Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Wed Sep 3 09:31:58 CDT 2014


Thank you. You are saying we cannot see and experience the Present time. I
agree with this.

Speed of Light is not infinity but finite. They say it is approximately
186,000 miles per second.

Take a star 4 light years distance from us. When you are seeing it now that
information is already 4 years old. The light from the star left 4 years
back and is hitting your eye's retina now. You are not seeing that star now
but the star 4 years back. You are seeing the star's Past. You CANNOT see
the star's Present.

Like this if you are seeing a table in front of you. It may be only 2 feet
from you. But Light is taking some very very small time like 2 nano seconds
to come from table to your eye. But when you see it you are seeing 2 nano
seconds back. You are seeing the table's Past not Present.

The Conclusion is Present cannot be seen. If you see something it is Past
only. But Past is an illusion. It is not existing now. All things Seen are
Past and those things are illusion. Present cannot be Seen.

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 6:38 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Venkatesh PraNAms
> Time is gap between two sequential observations with observer independent
> of the observable entities.
> present is gap between past and future and one keep dividing the present -
> today, this hour, this minute, this second, this micro second, this peco
> second ... until gap essentially disappears. What remains indivisible is
> the one who is dividing - the presence of the observer or witnessing
> consciousness who is beyond the time. The Goudapada statement you quoted is
> essentially resolves to this.
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
> --------------------------------------------
> On Tue, 9/2/14, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>  Subject: [Advaita-l] Past, Present and Future
>  To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
>  Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:59 PM
>  Namaste
>  I am making this statement and want to know opinions of
>  others. I think
>  Past is an illusion and Future is also illusion only. What
>  happened is not
>  happening now. It is not existing now. Past is illusion.
>  Future is not
>  existing also. It is an illusion.
>  The Present we are seeing is also illusion. Why? Because we
>  are seeing
>  something but that thing's Past and Future are false. It was
>  not there in
>  Past and will not be there in Future. It cannot be there now
>  also.
>  Adau ante ca yAn nAsti vartamAnepi tat tathA
>  --
>  Regards
>  -Venkatesh
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