Times & Means

images (10)What is in the past is already destroyed.

What is in the future has not yet arrived.

What is in the present does not abide.

Although we contemplate in this manner the production, destruction, scattering, and demolition of extra-mental phenomena and phenomena arising in the mind, we nonetheless remain constant in the accumulation of the roots of virtue and wisdom, leading to enlightenment.

This is what is meant by skillful means in contemplating the three periods of time.


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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