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When is it the right time? When is it the wrong time? We can keep puzzling about these questions forever, we will keep struggling to find the answer. Because the right and wrong time do not exist.
What exists are brackets of time without any tags that describe the quality of experience they offer. The tags are provided by us depending on how the moments have been for us in the past. Somebody’s heaven might be somebody else’s hell.

There is no notion of good and bad time for a particular narrative/story or event. And we know that now. There are events and there are outcomes: that’s it. Establishing event outcomes as good or bad is trying to associate different events with different qualities of experience. And that just can’t be done. We have repeated a sentence twice over just to see if they can be twisted over. We have discovered that they can’t. They remain false either way you read them. This is the big discovery that I want to share with all of you readers.

This might be one notion of right and wrong time and it has been forced to be false. Some other notion might exist. There might be an inverse reaction or a random reaction between events and the quality of events that they offer. We might have to find this out experimentally.

So, we setup different experiments. One to observe if events and the reading of the quality of experiences they offer are linked randomly and the other to check whether they are linked inversely. Both experiments bring in false results. As in there is neither an inverse relation nor a random relationship between events and their consequences.

Where do we go from here? There is neither a right time nor a wrong time to do what is demanded of us. This means that wars can’t be won or lost if they are started or ended at a particular time. To win wars, they have to be fought fearlessly. Conversely to lose wars they have to be fought fearfully. So much we have learnt.

But why do wars have to be won or lost? Why can’t they be just surrendered? Humans discovered that their spirits are purer if they live with the consequences of surrender. A surrendered soul does not have an ego that got what it wanted. ‘Free will’ is not a topic under discussion at their homes. For they don’t believe in the auspiciousness of times — so they do not believe in good omens or bad omens.

Omens are superstitions. They are not causal factors. Whether a war is lost or won depends on which side has less fear and more a sense of disbelief. One can win a war if one does not believe in them. Just like ordinary life. Disbelief is a potent weapon. If you tell a war that you do not believe in it, it will not have any fear that it can project on you. It will become a docile event that does not have any power over you.

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