[Advaita-l] Past, Present and Future

S Srivastava sksrivastava68 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 00:53:28 CST 2013


Is there any time when I experience that it is not "now"? The answer is
-NO. In my experience it is always NOW.

If we remain close to our experience we can see that "Not now" is only a
concept which no one has ever experienced. Images of past is a memory that
occurs only NOW. Images of future is projection that also occurs only NOW.

Similarly, do I ever experience that I am not "here"? Do I ever experience
that I am "there"? The answer is - NO. I always experience that I am
"here". Again, "Not here" is only a concept which no one has ever

Try for a moment if you can escape from "here" and "now". You cannot.
Wherever you are, it is "here" and "now". There is no escape possible from
here and now.

If you look at the experience of "now" and "here" - not as a concept but as
it is happening right now - you will see that they are one and the same and
are indistinguishable from I awareness.


On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste
> Is there analysis of Time factor in Advaita?
> I read somewhere but I cannot remember. The Past is dead. It is Maya.
> The future we do not know. The Future is also Maya. The Present only
> is real.
> Is there something like this in Advaita books? Kindly give references.
> But if Present is the real thing it also gets converted to Past in the
> next moment. How can you say Present is real? A real thing cannot
> become Maya.
> The Future moment will become Present. How can Maya become real?
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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