“Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is,
in the very here and now,
the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows
how to dwell in mindfulness night and day
‘one who knows the better way to live alone.'”
— Bhaddekaratta Sutta translated by Thich Nhat Hanh
The present moment is the only reality. Past and Future are but mere recollections and mirages. What a wonderful wishful thinking to imagine, one day, all sentient beings experience ‘now’ at the same moment and abide on it. Being mindfully present all together here and now at the same time and share the same moment totally aware. If you go deeper in it you will see the beauty of it.
I’d like to quote Einstein at Michele Besso’s funeral: “Now Besso has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion”
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