Our freedom is in our ignorance

“It behoveth thee not to grieve for that which must happen: for who can avert, by his wisdom, the decrees of fate?  No one can leave the  way marked out for him by Providence.  Existence and non-existence, pleasure and pain all have Time for their root.  Time createth all things and Time destroyeth all creatures.  It is Time that burneth creatures and it is Time that extinguisheth the fire.  All states, the good and the evil, in the three worlds, are caused by Time.  Time cutteth short all things and createth them anew.  Time alone is awake when all things are asleep: indeed, Time is incapable of being overcome.  Time passeth over all things without being retarded.  Knowing, as thou dost, that all things past and future and all that exist at the present moment, are the offspring of Time, it behoveth thee not to throw away thy reason.” — Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, The Mahabharata: Adi Parva (trans. Roy)

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