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The Present Moment is..............................................

ShoshinShoshin No one in particularNowhere Special Veteran

The present moment is.... the wind greeting the leaves on the tree

The present moment is..............................................

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  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    The present moment is..............................................

    Exactly so. Empty! :p

    Oh I iz wikid >:)

    What does empty in the Buddhist sense mean? For me it is the clarity of the moment. It could be anything that catches the attention without dwelling in its momentary arrival and passing.

    The moment is gone. It never was. It is presence itself ...
    https://www.ling.upenn.edu/~beatrice/buddhist-practice/attention.html

    Yep. Wisdom! I'm killing it ;)

    Shoshin
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Gone.........

    Shoshin
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    The present moment is....Now

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    The only moment that matters, since the past is gone and the future is only a projection, an insubstantial dream yet to arrive.

    Bunks
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    same old same-old. But completely different...

    adamcrossleyShoshin
  • FrogpondFrogpond California Explorer

    .... Bliss

    ShoshinBunks
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran
    edited April 5

    Which present moment? The one that just passed or the one that's about to come? If it's right in between them can we sense that moment? And how thin in time is it? Is it the present moment if we don't recognize it as such? Does anything happen in our awareness when we let go of whatever was occupying our attention in the present moment?

    Shoshinlobster
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    The present moment is....every moment

    "Every moment is a moment of events and no moment passes by without an event...One can not notice a moment without noticing events taking place in that moment...Therefore, the moment one tries to pay bare attention to is...the present moment..".

    ... the wind greeting the leaves on the tree

    lobster
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran

    The present moment is... oddly not a phrase that appears much in the Pali Canon.

    I found one mention of it on Access to Insight. The monk Samiddhi, after bathing in a hot spring, is visited by a she-deva who tries to seduce him:

    “You are young, bhikkhu, to have left the world, black-haired, with the bloom of youth. In your youthful prime you do not enjoy the pleasures of the senses. Get your fill, bhikkhu, of human pleasures. Don't reject the present moment to pursue what time will bring."

    “I, friend, do not reject the present moment to pursue what time will bring. I reject what time will bring to pursue the present moment. Time's pleasures, friend, as the Blessed One has said, are fraught with pain, fraught with tribulation, leading to greater danger. This Dhamma is here-present, out of time, inviting inspection, leading onward, to be realized by the wise each for himself.”

    https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn01/sn01.020.wlsh.html

    Shoshinjohnathan
  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Sometimes...The present moment is just an awakening between the past & the future.
    Other times, for them smelling of zen, it's simply a harmonization of body and mind.

    Shoshin
  • FoibleFullFoibleFull Canada Veteran

    ... all there is.
    The past is just memory passing.
    The future has not happened yet (even 5 seconds from now has not happened yet).

    Shoshin
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    ...is gone.

    Blink, and you miss it.

    PAY ATTENTION!!

    Shoshin
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    ... something that contains that which has been and that which is yet to come.

    ... fleeting and ever renewing, like the crest of a wave passing over the sea.

    ... something that lasts forever, there never is anything else.

    Shoshin
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    The present moment is...the meeting place of what is as it is...and within this meeting place..._the past is constantly greeting the present as the present welcomes the future...

    Memories & imagination in the forms past events & possible future events persistently make their presence felt in the mind's awareness...and in doing so the mind's eye can lose sight of the fullness/richness/trueness of the moment...by creating a world of make-believe by constantly projecting onto life's screen the illusions....

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