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Friday, April 01, 2005

The Present Tense


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Shakyamuni Buddha

-This reminds me of something I heard once about surfing. How if you ride on the back or the front of the wave you will crash but if you ride on the constantly rolling and present crest of the wave you will surf the wave all the way into shore. We must ride the crest of our life. That being the present moment. It does us no good to travel into the past or into the future. Be here now and breath. Posted by Hello

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2 comments:

Zen Unbound said...

The Tibetan varietion on the Buddha Dude's words:

Prolong not the past,
Invite not the future.
Alter not your innate wakefulness
Don't fear appearances.
There is nothing more than that.

[NICE wave, James.]

"James" said...

Beautiful words Tom.

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