the magnanimous now

Most people think of time as linear, with a beginning, a middle, and an end, but that is not the only way to look at time. It can be construed in any number of ways. Mondusaif philosophy considers time to be spherical and wherever you are consciously within that sphere is called the now.

The magnanimous now is that now plus the immediate environs in all twelve dimensions. This concept is not easily grasped by people who hold time as simply linear. If you believe that there is a past that brings you to the present that leads on toward the future, it is hard to conceive of a present that creates the past, the future, and all possibilities at the same time. While it is a difficult construct to consider, it is not without some relevance to what you might already understand. In fact, if you believe in reincarnation or predestination, it will be easier to follow the logic of spherical reality.

However, mondusaif professes believe in neither reincarnation nor predestination. Those are concepts of linear time. Still, if you believe in them, the straying into spherical reality is a bit easier, for the former implies cycles and the latter implies determinism both of which are essential to understanding spherical time.

A good analogy for describing spherical time, is to compare it to a book. Imagine that your entire life is being written every second of every day. There is a beginning… you were conceived and then born. There are early chapters, and the present is wherever you are now. Assuming that time is linear means that you will some day be dead and your body would be committed to the earth in some fashion, thus your book would reach an end. It would then be the complete story of you.

In the future, anyone finding this book, perhaps in a celestial library, would be able to read all about you. Since it was an accurate account, they would behold your total true existence as a mortal. Each reader would see the exact same beginning, middle, and end. Nothing ever would change. Since you had aleady finished your life, there would be no alterations possible. That means that from the point of view of the reader, your ending was aleady laid out from the start. This is one way of looking at predestination, and it really is not too far from the mondusaif view, so long as it is noted that while the story never changes, the characters within it had complete free will to do the things that they appear to have been destined to do. They also have the choice to vere off into other probabilities. Those alternate realities would be represented in other books that would also each appear to be predestined storylines.

Now consider the possibility of reincarnation. It would be a new book. It would behave in exactly the same manner. Suppose that you lived ten lives and that the aforementioned reader had found the books of all your lives. They would each represent a volume in the collection of your soul's earthly existence. Each always beginning and ending the same way. Where mondusaif differs from some Eastern beliefs in reincarnation is that they tend to hold the various lives as sequential. You live. You die. You are reborn and have to deal with the karma from earlier incarnations. Mondusaif holds that all of the incarnations of your greater self (or oversoul) are simultaneous. Each of the volumes are complete in themselves, but connected through the Now that flows through them all, in each of the twelve dimensions.

The "connection" is analogous to the author of the work. If you consider your soul as the author, separate from the spirit, which is its incarnation, it will enable a better understanding of how mondusaif views time. If you want to write a story, you first come up with an idea. You lay out a plot with characters and a setting. You then flesh out the story, but until the publishing date, you are free to go backwards, forward, or any other direction you might like. You might alter the past of the character to fit a different future. Thus the time within the book would be a now that is creating further time in all directions, not relying on a past or a future. You might stop right in the middle of one story and create a variation as a separate, but related, tale. You have the free will to change absolutely anything in any of the volumes at anytime. Your soul is the author of all your incarnations, and you, as a mortal, are the hero, and every chapter is a Now.

A natural parallel, at least as a model concept, might be a tree. The trunk is the Now. The roots are the potential past, and the branches are the possible future. The heart of the tree is the essence. The roots and branches change to meet the needs of the core. They both grow from the seed, the heart. The roots did not grow together to form a trunk that broke apart to become limbs. All growth originated from the heart, the Now.

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