Fragile and fleeting

Each moment is fragile and fleeting.

 

The moment of the past cannot be kept, however beautiful.

The moment of the present cannot be held, however enjoyable.

The moment of the future cannot be caught, however desirable.

 

The mind is desperate to fix the river in place:

Possessed by ideas of the past, preoccupied with images of the future,

it overlooks the plain truth of the moment.

 

Those who can quiet the mind

will suddenly discover the path at their feet, and clarity at hand.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to Fragile and fleeting

  1. David Yeshe Green says:

    When we think of ‘now’ it has already passed.

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