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Determinism

“God the Eternal Dramatist”

"God, the eternal dramatist, has cast you for some part in His drama, and hands you the role." So states Gilbert Murray.
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“The Fish’s Karma – and Mine”

I've caught a fish and it's flapping on the floor of the boat. Do I throw it back? Isn't that interfering with its Karma?
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“What I Have Learned from Owen Potts”

I have been asked what I have learned most from all my sessions with the great psychic medium Owen Potts. Well, firstly that there is, in a sense, life after death. It is not we that survive, but the spirit that has been within us from conception in this particular incarnation. Not me – but the spirit within me.
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“Alexander Pope and Determinism”

Every event is as Directed, as Guided, as Meant, as Intended.
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“Our Task: To Explore Our Selves”

Alexander Pope “believed that the world was governed by a divine plan but it was not our lot to understand or even descry it."
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“All Fates Bespoken”

Some modern astronomers subscribe to the theory of multiple universes – infinite in number with infinitely infinite galaxies with ever more infinite stars with ever ever more infinite planets. It is said that on one particular planet – Somewhere – exactly, utterly exactly, what we all are doing here now was done already there.
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“The Soul, the Spirit, and the Karmic Plan”

A general note on what I think I mean: Soul: the Deepest, Holiest part of an individual’s self, which, being of the self, dies with the rest. It is our Jen, our Humanity, our Matrophilia. Spirit: The spirit dwells within us throughout our lives, being incarnated at our conception. And on our death it returns to the Spirit World, to be reincarnated again and again as it has been countless times in the past – and as it will be in the future.
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Audio Lecture: Tariki and Jiriki – Other Power or Self Power?

The dualism between Tariki – Other Power – and jiriki – Self Power is central to Dr. Diamond’s work, and indeed is one of the fundamental questions of philosophy. In essence, are our lives basically determined or are our actions the result of free will?
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“Our Karma: To Ignore Homer”

Achilles' wrath … such the will of Jove! (The Iliad, trans. Alexander Pope) Achilles' rage … as Zeus' will was done. (The Iliad, trans. Stanley Lombardo)
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Video: The Tao, Yin & Yang, and Wen

Dr. Diamond offers a paradigm taken from Chinese philosophy that helps summarize his approach: The Tao - God, Other Power, or The Force; yin and yang - always changing, but always in balance; and wen, the "pattern" of the first two as they interact and manifest in our lives.
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