An effect is an approximate cause. What is intended does not always equate to what is willed. I may "intend" to take a full plate of pasta to the table, but some unforeseen aspect of the environment may cause me to drop it. Now I may be it back up and take the clean pasta to the table.Viveka wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:59 pmWill is always a cause and never an effect. To will is to intend. One might even say that Karma is Will's (meta-?)physical counter-part. I do know what I will will next. The will always has a purpose intended. For instance, I move my arm. I know that I moved my arm because I willed it. If I didn't know, then I would be unintentionally moving my arm, such as in a tremor or some kind of problem. The fact that one can move one's arm without willing it indicates a deficiency in health or a problem with one's mind/brain. I agree that the will is never fully observable . The will is never random, it is always 'intended.'Eodnhoj7 wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:11 pmIts possible
Will can be observed as similar to cause and effect. I will one thing and in turn the effect is I will another based upon the previous will.
For example: I cook (willed/caused) a plate of pasta. The pasta is cooked and in turn I eat is (willed/effect).
As the wills are approximate to each other, that approximate nature has many "random elements to it".
a) I do not know what I will "will" next.
b) The will has an "approximate" nature; therefore is never fully observable.
c) The will as effect is not the same in structure as the will as cause. Both vary in structure and in this respect contains "deficiencies" that the other maintains are real. These deficiencies, as absences of structure are similiar in form and function to "randomness".
a) The random elements of the will, are fundamentally the "limits" of the will. Randomness as a deficiency in the will would be to observe the will as having certain "limits" or "deficiencies".
b) The will may be "intended" however intention has deficiencies. One's intentions do not always go along with ones actions.
c) And vice versa, one may "act" without intention and this is a deficiency in the will. (such as involuntarily trying to grasp the plate out of instinct.