Originally Posted by Maguru
I was wondering how much authenticity there is in taking possibility as reality?
In my opinion, a huge amount of authenticity.
Firstly, you must understand that reality is very impermanent. Things are changing all the time. Thus when one focuses on possibility
, one is merely acknowledging the nature of reality - it is something that is constantly shifting into new forms.
Let me offer you an example. What might your personal situation become, in 20 years time? I'll list just three:
1. Maguru is dead.
2. Maguru is still in pain over her rape incident.
3. Maguru has healed. The effects of the rape incident have disappeared over time.
Those are three possibilities. None of them are far-fetched. In 20 years time, you COULD be dead. Or you COULD be alive, and still hurting from the incident. Or you COULD be alive, and NOT hurting from the incident.
What could happen in 20 years time, could also happen in 18 years time. The 18-year possibility might also materialise in 12 years time, or 10 years' time, or 5 years' time.
Or 1 year's time, or six months' time. Or next month, or tomorrow. Theoretically, even today.
Which of the possibilities do you prefer? How soon would you like it to happen? What might the process entail? Is there really no control you have over the process?
I don't think so. A solution today, tomorrow, next month, seems unlikely in your case. What timeline do YOU think is "realistic" then?
That's "possibility". Is it not "reality"? Is it not authentic to think about such matters?