As soon as we say that an action was determined beforehand, we invoke the activity of mind in the action. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about a man determining himself to speak, a wolf being determined to chase sheep, pressurized air being determined to rush out of an opened door, or a photon being determined to be emmitted from a galaxy on the other side of the universe.

Any other answer fails to account for why the result was determined beforehand: to say it happened by chance is the same as to say that what was determined beforehand was not determined beforehand; to say it happens necessarily is the same as to say that the result was determined because it was determined. Mind is over all and in all, and one of the first words said about nature still deserves to be a last word said about nature: “all things are full of gods, for the magnet moves iron.”

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