Relationship between time and change

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This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Sadovnik November 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm.

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  • #6605
    Sai
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    The question is about which is ontologically prior – time or change. From what I gather, Aristotle believed that change is prior.

    Time is the number of change in respect of before and after.

    But Krishna says in BG –

    The Blessed Lord said: Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all people. With the exception of you [the Pandavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.

    which seems to imply that time is prior to destruction(change?)

    Can you provide some insight into what time is?

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  • #6612
    Ashish
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    You may have seen neon signs where a succession of blinking lights (lights that go on and off one after another) creates the impression of moving light. All those bulbs are reality and they are not changing. However, time causes the light to go on and off and creates the impression of change.

    Change is phenomena (the lighted bulb) and there are two causes of this phenomena — the possibility or the switched off bulb and time which switches on this bulb. Both the possibility and the time are eternal but the selection of possibility by time creates temporary effects.

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  • #6663
    Sai
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    How is this time related to the time studied in physics, or the 4th dimension in space-time?

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  • #6667
    Ashish
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    They are not related. Time in science is a parameter like space. However, unlike all positions in space which exist simultaneously, all instances of time don’t. So, there is some fundamental distinction between space and time, and modern science does not account for this distinction. Therefore, time “dimension” is treated just like space “dimension” in the theories. But practically people use everyday notions about time thinking that this time somehow moves forward. The reason it moves forward has no explanation, and is called the “arrow of time”.

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  • #6687
    Sadovnik
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    ”TIME” is only Gravity effect.
    Without gravity masses there isn’t ”TIME”
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