Perfect Freedom Is Not Free Will (pages 1151 – 1153)
PERFECT FREEDOM IS NOT FREE WILL
There is no intrinsically free will.
There is no free ego.
Indeed, the ego-I is intrinsically and always
pattern-bound, un-free, and always only
seeking to be free.
The ego-I never achievesnor can the
ego-I in fact achieveeither free will or
The would-be-active agent wills itself to act only
because it is stimulated to do so by a pattern of
conditionally apparent circumstances in space and time.
The would-be-active agent is always caused to
act, by the stimulating effect of one or another
kind, or mode, or state of conditionally evident
Therefore, the ego-I, or would-be-active
agent, is not primary, or self-existing, or intrinsically
freebut the would-be-active agent is an
effect, or a secondary, subsequent, merely
caused, and always limited agent.
Indeed, the ego-I is not a separate
entitybut the ego-I is entirely and only a
The ego-I is a secondary and subordinate
pattern within a larger patterna comprehensive pattern
of totality and particularity, upon which the
ego-I depends, and which is, itself, the
cause of the reaction that is ego-I
There is no independent ego-entity, no
separate and absolute ego-Ino
intrinsically free agent of conditional action.
The existing (or conditionally evident) pattern always
pre-determines the options of the would-beactive agent.
Therefore, the willful ego-I cannot act as an
independent agent, actively prior to the pattern in which it
would actbecause the pattern-bound ego-I
can only react to pattern itself.
The willful ego-I can only act as a pattern
within a pattern.
The willful ego-I can choose among
conditionally evident optionsbut the willful
ego-I is able to make choices only as a
pre-patterned agent of pattern itself.
Therefore, the always only pattern-reactive egoic will to
act is not free will.
Fundamentally, the ego-I is a
pattern-slaveor a pattern-impulsed subordinate element
within a larger and choice-programmed pattern context.
The pattern itself always plays the egoic
agent, within an always predetermined and intrinsically
limited field of options.
In any moment or circumstance, the egoic agent can only
choose one of the given optionsand the always
pattern-particular choice determines the available
action-pattern for the next moment and circumstance of
options and choices.
No matter what choice or action the ego-I
makes in any moment, it is always the pattern itself that
continueswhereas the ego-I itself is
always mutable and threatened, and, at last, it is mortally
terminated by the pattern itself.
It is always contextually self-evident to the
ego-I that pattern can never be
finally escaped, dominated, or cancelled by the
will and activity of the ego-I.
Therefore, from the point of view of the
conditionally arising ego-I, it is intrinsically
self-evident in the context of any and all conditionally
arising experience that, while choosing among
pattern-evident options may continue to be possible for an
indefinite life-period of time, the only final
option for the egoic agent is to either
self-destruct or remain inertbecause
pattern itself is inexorable.
Suicide and utter passivity are the only
finaland, in any case, merely and entirely
reactive, seeking, enslaved, and utterly
ego-boundoptions for the intrinsically pattern-bound
However, there Is Always A Perfect OptionWhich is
neither ego-bound, nor pattern-bound, nor reactive in and to
the intrinsic dilemma of ego-versus-pattern here.
The only Perfect Option is to transcend pattern itself,
by searchless self-understanding and by the
intrinsic transcending of the self-identity of
active agentor the ego-I of
point of view and of the pattern-stimulated will
The only Perfect Option is egolessness
itselfintrinsically transcending all pattern-bondage
and all seeking for freedom itself.
The only Perfect Freedom Is Intrinsic
egolessnessThe Reality-State That Is Always Already
Prior to both pattern and action.
Therefore, you cannot, by any kind or mode or time or
place of will and action become free.
You can only Be Free.
So Be It.