This brief and simplified discernment is to further elaborate on free will from past discernments:
Free will arise with the emergence of the subtle body-mind of the many sentient composite body-mind system. And which implies the rise of consciousness and awareness. And which allows better perception and experience of the world through inner and outer senses (the physical body cannot experience non-local realms and worlds by itself. In other words, non-local perception and experience of the world can only be through the subtle body-mind (macro object or entity can only interact non-locally through its internal-external quantum (and beyond) spectra-field rather than as a whole macro object. And which also applies to living things. These are now known sciences or solutions to macro and quantum realms (and vice versa) interactions and realms transition). However, the physical body is mean to create, nurture, develop, transform, shape, and purify the subtle body-mind. And which, free will is the essential factor) such as insights, intuition, and transcendence or non-local experience of the world. And which allows the capacities to meaningfully reason through better perception and experience the world through the process of being and becoming.
Species that have no or lack of consciousness and awareness would not have or lack meaningful subtle body-mind (since there are consciousness and awareness thresholds to achieve meaningful subtle body-mind). Therefore, do not have the capacity to reason based on the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature. And therefore, has no free will. However, evolved species such as human species, through evolution process or process of being and becoming has far deeper abilities and capacities to perceive and experience (and long term potential through meaningful ways of life and practices) the world. And therefore, achieved the ability and capacity (facilitates by the greater whole) to reason in meaningful and purposeful way. And therefore, have developed the free will to resonate with the ground of being and nature. In simple words, free will is a gift facilitates by the greater whole and through generational evolution or parts of sum of its parts.
Free will is essential part of the process of being and becoming since it help shape the essence and nature of being (through such as intention, heartful care, mindful care, and spirit of being) or the form-formless of the subtle body-mind or the spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities transition beyond the known physical world. And is the non-determinism aspect of life and existence. While determinism is all interdependent and interconnected nature processes and mechanisms from the infinitely finite to the infinitely infinite that facilitated such potentialities of possibilities.
And as such, free will need to be liberated and empowered as well as meaningfully nurtured and developed since it is part of the essence and nature of being as well as essential part of the process of being and becoming in the known physical world. And far beyond. Furthermore, is is a gift (through individual efforts) facilitates by the greater whole and parts of sum of its parts such as generational evolution process of being and becoming (such as all the perception and experience of the world through diverse generational bio-transmutation along with all life struggles, sacrifices, and sufferings).
Therefore, free also will need to be enshrined as inherent human rights and dignity since it is not only essential and meaningful not only for essential and meaningful transformation of form-formless, well being, and potentialities of possibilities of the real self in the known physical world. But also far beyond.
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute