This post is an extension of the previous one on the apparent self. Please familiarise
yourself with it first.
The idea of the self is inextricably combined with the idea of time. Time is, only when
separate self is (apparently, never actually). The idea of the separate self is a center, the
thinker, and correspondingly a circumference, that which one thinks about, one's knowledge,
the projection of the past. This subject-object relationship is separateness, distance and time.
Time is the distance between thoughts. Thoughts are time associated entities. Do you see?
The projection of the past onto the present as thinking is time; and the projection of the past
knowledge/thinking into an imagined future is also psychological time... again, the self/ego,
knowledge, which is the past, projecting and objectifying itself as the present and future is
apparent time and apparent ego identity - both psychological, linear, associative, apparent
constructs with no actual reality.
The true and actual present/Presence is timeless, quintessential, unassociated, unconditioned
(by knowledge) consciousness/awareness. Thus the wise Moses said, "Make no image of YHVH."
Time is limit. Knowledge is always limited, finite.
Trinity said, "The Matrix cannot tell you who you are."
When I ask, "Who are you?", why do you start thinking?
Thinking cannot tell you who you are.
Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds,
he will become
troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he
will rule over the All."
- The Gospel of Thomas