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no past or future

Postby befriend » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:29 pm

Hi everyone,
what are some buddhist sutras that talk about how we should avoid dwelling on the future and the past? if there arent any sutras that talk about, are there any other commentaries on it? thanks. Metta, Befriend
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Re: no past or future

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:36 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: no past or future

Postby befriend » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:40 pm

awesome, thank you very much for finding that. metta. Befriend
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Re: no past or future

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:46 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: no past or future

Postby dhammapal » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:51 am

Hi,

seems to say not to trace back or yearn for past and future sensual pleasures. I think it means that setting non-sensual goals for the future and remembering Dhamma learned in the past is quite appropriate.

With metta / dhammapal.







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