THE MYSTERY OF 'TIME'.





"While installing central heating in the cellar of the Treasurer’s House in 1953, Harry Martindale was witness to an astounding sight.

"Roman soldiers, dressed in green tunics and wearing plumed helmets, appeared suddenly through a wall of the cellar, they then marched, dishevelled and dejected, through the cellar before disappearing."

 Mysterious Universe.


Dr Bradford Skow (above) is a professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr Bradford Skow says that the past, present and future all exist together at the same time.



In other words, time does not flow like a river.

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Dr Bradford Skow says that space-time is a 'block universe'.

A 'block universe' can be compared to a movie reel, where all the parts of the movie exist at the same time. 



If we look down on a block universe we see time spread out in all directions.

Dr Skow says that events, such as the American Revolution or 9 11, exist in different parts of space-time.



Shawn Radcliffe has written: The Flow of Time in a Timeless Universe

He points out that according to quantum physics, "the future isn't set until we measure a quantum object - at which point its state becomes fixed.

"Viewed this way, we live on the leading edge of a growing block universe, with future possibilities coming into existence every time we take measurements.

"So each 'now' determines the future, a future that is always just beyond our reach."



To some thinkers, such as Parmenides and Julian Barbour in his book The End of Time,Time is an illusion.



To the Buddhist, the world (Samsara) is full of movement and an awareness of Time.

But Nirvana is blissful and still and has no Time.

"Buddhism and the illusion of time"



"You can picture this ... as a vast blue sky, and the world of time and change is just a little tiny cloud passing within it... 

"The cloud arises, the cloud stays a bit, and the cloud goes, but the vast empty sky remains untouched by it...

"You are the vast empty sky and this whole universe is a tiny cloud within you. 

"Through .... ignorance, however, you have forgotten your true nature as the motionless sky and mistakenly identified yourself as the ever-changing cloud (or a small part of the cloud)...

"Buddhism and the illusion of time"



"It's the same as the old 'mirror' analogy: your mind is perfectly clear mirror, and the world is reflected in it. 

"You first must discover that you are the mirror and become free of the reflections.

"Then you must discover that the reflections are not separate from the mirror. At that point you become Free as the Absolute Unity of mirror-and-reflections together...

"Buddhism and the illusion of time"



"Everything is like a dream, is like dew, is like a bubble or a flash of lightning. Nothing stays but is always in a process of change. Rather than being some constant, fixed reality, this whole universe constantly appears and disappears.

"But there is a way to experience the true nature of this constantly changing universe.

"Simply do not become attached to any outside world. Don’t become attached to names and forms. If you keep that point, then your mind is not moving. You attain that names and forms are fundamentally empty. This whole universe is completely empty. You are completely empty. Nothing ever comes or goes. Nothing ever appears or disappears. When you keep this mind, you soon attain your true self."

-Zen Master Seung Sahn, The Compass of Zen, pp. 127-129

"Waking up from the dream means realizing that nothing ever happened. With Enlightenment there is no history. It has been burned out of existence. Time itself has been destroyed."

-Andrew Cohen

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Read more:

Time and the Block Universe.Does time pass? | MIT News
Objective Becoming - Bradford Skow - Oxford University Press
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