Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

It is said that, when we free ourselves totally from the past, we have freed ourselves from future also. Is it possible to escape from the past ?

Asked by sankaran subbiah, 02 Mar '09 01:25 pm
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (6)

1.

Past is the foundation stone,the present builds its hopes for the future envisaged. Personally speaking,my past has made me,what i am...it has shaped my personality,its each facet,each little trait,thought processes,knowledge,value system,principles,morals,preferences....approach towards the worldy factors and the balance which needs to be reached.Past is not just a nightmare full of sad memories,it is also a pot pourri of such exquisite rememberances,learning experiences,fond gestures...of all those who matter...even the sad memories,and those tragic ones....are a lesson,something we need to take cues from and grow into better human beings...and then move on....for the present needs complete focus and the future,a calm chalking out..........the three need to be in complete harmony with each other...for a fulfilling,meaningful and a beautiful life.
Answered by shintsie, 05 Mar '09 09:44 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

No sir. you can not escape from the past. In fact there is no past , ony past
memories. You are in realty the visible body plus those bundle of meories only/
how can you leave yourself , you are the stream of thoughts belonging to past.
Answered by sitapati rao, 04 Mar '09 12:45 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

Escaping from the past karmas are analysed in two angles .
Buddha's Tamma pa dam strongly says ,' There is no any place in this world to hide and escape from the result of our deeds , karmas .' Wherein Thirugnanasambandar says ,' Naal en seiyum vinai thaan en seiyum ...........' .
The days and the karmas won't have any effect upon those who totally devote to Lord Siva . Not only saying so , he proved by raising the dead Poombavai from the ash praying Siva .
So , we can take it like this . Till we reach the stage of Thirugnanasambanda Nayanar , we should worry about the result of our past deeds and after reaching that stage of devotion , we can smash the past karmas of not only ours , but also others' .
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 03 Mar '09 11:44 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

Past doesnt exist. It is simply a memory ! u cant undo it nor can u redo it. Similarly future is just a projection of mind, imagination, more of a hallucination because future is unpredictable. It is said that past is an outdated cheque and future a post dated cheque, both useless for ur present needs. The present is all u have. Only with present can u do something. Present is the only reality ! Yes, once u drop ur past the past-present-future trinity falls. what remains is actually timelessness which u cud call a 'dynamic present" or "realtime existence" which is so different from the present crushed between ur past and future in the trinity !
Answered by Shunmugham, 02 Mar '09 09:30 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

Free from past is to destroy our karma sanchit of past which means we are equal to god and peoplelike kabir have reached that stage also ramna or ramakrishna
Answered by Dinesh C S, 02 Mar '09 02:46 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (1)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

We continue to live in the shadow of our past and there is no escape from it. Likewise there is no freedom from future too and only death can free us from the future.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 24 Mar '09 08:01 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (0)
Not Useful
 (0)
Your vote on this answer has already been received

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining

Related Answer

Q.
A

Hey! I love romantic comedies... I am not sure if you like 'cutsie' ones or not but I included them anyway! I starred the more 'serious' ones! ", They..more

Answered by Mickey