[Advaita-l] Omniscient Lord and free will.
Raghav Kumar Dwivedula
raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 01:00:18 EDT 2021
Namaste Venkat ji
Thank you for that reply.
Ishvara being karma-phalAdhyakSha has a similar implication.
Since karma produces results without visible causal connexions between
karma and phala, Ishvara being the intelligent (non-jaDa) universal witness
of everything "blesses" (being the 'anumantA') the law of karma to function
to dispense the phalas at a later time and place.
On Thu, 15 Jul, 2021, 3:54 am Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Ishvara knows everything in all periods of time not because it is
> predestined or people lack free will, rather He directly perceives the
> past, present and future continuously.
> Me seeing someone's actions in the present does not mean that I have
> influence over their actions or they lack free will in acting the way they
> do. I am merely a witness to their actions.
> The same principle applies for Ishvara's omniscience and individual free
> will in all time and space.
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2021, 20:29 Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l, <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Namaste.
> > If isvara is omniscient then he knows every action committed by everyone.
> > Then if he knows what will happen, then where is the free will as it's
> > already predestined.
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