Other posts have mentioned the point about time being an illusion from a Buddhist standpoint...so I won't go into that again.
I'll just say....my personal experience only...that infinite now is something I've experienced myself. Again, my personal experience only, and those of you who think I'm deluded or foolish...you are free to do so.
But one a more scientific level your arguement also fails because of your implied conception of the Universe (reality) as being infinte with there being no beginning or end.
But much more importantly you also assume that reality is a continous sheet, with no "holes" in it In fact, reality is like a mesh...a net with holes in it.
Those holes are very small and therefore the mesh is very fine. That's what Quantum Mechanics is really all about...that fine mesh structure and what it does to the "nature" of reality. (I can hear all the Physics PHDs screaming now...No,he doesn't understand!)
I said it was my personal opinion, didn't I?
Those "holes? are why Archillies does pass the tortise even when the tortise has a head start. Because those holes mean that there are npw
infinate steps" or ?infinate regression" possible.
Because there IS a "fine-grain structure" to the Universe/reality.
And that's not contrary to any Buddhist beliefs or Cosmology, your perceptyon of reality is limited by the limits of your human abilities to percieve.
But even if you had the ability to see that scale....you would see reality as a fine grain structure....a mesh...not a continous fabic,
And from that, everything else begins.
Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach