Dear Master Nishijima,
Some Neuroscientists in
Many scientists refer to the experiment of Benjamin Libet.
In your Book A heart to heart chat with old Master Gudo you said that our actions in the present are free yet fully bound by the past, and while fully bound by the past yet we are free.
If what the scientists say is true, then if we would stand on a razor edge and would decide to fall on the left side instead of the right side, this decision would be determined/bound by the past and my brain, not by “ME”, although I might think that it was me who had chosen.
Q.1) What do you think about what the scientists say?
Q.2) How can we be free and at the same time bound? Is this only possible during Zazen or a state like that when we act?
Q.3) Is it only possible for people who practice Zazen to be free?