Time

This is an expansion upon the essay Beginning.

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Cycle, Time and Time Track

TIME is an inherent characteristic of a cycle. It implies the persistence of something from beginning to end, whether it is desire, beingness, or awareness.

The essence persists while the form may change. Thus, beingness and awareness persist throughout a cycle while their manifestations as identities and viewpoints may go through various changes as the cycle progresses. These identities and viewpoints may stay in memory stamped with a sense of their relative occurrence. We may refer to this sense as TIME, and such a memory as TIME TRACK.

Thus, a “time track” of detailed incidents involving identities and viewpoints may exist in the memory.

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Impressions and Assimilation

The impressions of the time track gets fixed in place when they have not been thoroughly viewed. These are elements that are only partially assimilated. When those elements are thoroughly viewed and fully assimilated the “memory impressions” transforms into “knowledge.”  

The incidental details of memory dissolve into conceptual understanding when viewed thoroughly.

You may not know in detail what you ate for breakfast on 4th of July, 1987 but your attention is not fixed there. There is nothing there that needs to be known. The details of that moment have become irrelevant. The details of that breakfast may be approximated from the knowledge of that time period, but there is nothing mysterious that will demand your attention to be fixed there.

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Memory and Recall

If one cannot spot any incidents on one’s time track then it is quite possible that all incidents of that period have been properly assimilated. But it is also possible that one is being prevented from perceiving the incidents of that time period because of a lack of assimilation somewhere else.

It appears that the periods on the time track may get assimilated with respect to the viewpoint held, but viewpoints during different periods do not get assimilated.

Not looking a certain period of the time track from the same viewpoint held at that time, may produce illusions. It has been said that the most fundamental illusion is TIME, and this essay may point to something similar.

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Glossary

Time
Time is an inherent characteristic of a cycle. It implies the persistence of the cycle from beginning to end, whether it is desire, beingness, or awareness.

Time Track
The time track is the sense of relative occurrence.

Impression
A memory impression in the mind is made of associations that are relatively fixed. These are perceptual elements that are only partially assimilated. Upon full assimilation they have the fluidity of knowledge.  

Recall
If one cannot recall a specific memory, then it is quite possible that the memory has been fully assimilated into knowledge; and it would have to be reconstructed carefully for the time under consideration. But it is also possible that a lack of assimilation elsewhere is preventing the recall of this time.

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  • anonymuse  On July 30, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    One can see the time track from the inside and from the outside.

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