The Here and the Now

The Buddha taught that the past is gone and the future is not yet here. The present moment is the only moment in which life can be available. What does this mean? First of all, it doesn’t mean that we can’t reflect on the past or plan for the future. These are necessary activities, and we all must do our best to do them effectively. But when we plan for the future or reflect on the past, we must not be swept away by the past or the future. We must be rooted in the present moment. Secondly, it doesn’t mean license to indulge in destructive actions. The past and the future meet in the present moment, and we need to take good care of this moment in which the two meet. That the present mom

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