The Emergent Future…

Photo courtesy of:  'Old and New' by Will Shieh - Flickr

Photo courtesy of: ‘Old and New’ by Will Shieh – Flickr

“To look at the emergent future, the one that actually takes place as distinct from future imaginations, we could start with simple sensory experience of the present, focusing at the edge of ‘now‘ just as it ‘moves’ into the future—the border where old gives way to new. In direct experience, new things are happening every moment. A sound, a motion, a sensation appears. Not everything is new, however: There is also a sense of continuity. Something stays the same and something changes, all in a very precise ratio.”
……’Sacred Dimensions of Time and Space,’ Tarthang Tulku, p. 87

I remember years ago working with a practice where we looked into Time… the ‘Now’, and the FUTURE INFINITIVE…

See the practice notes at the link…

About David Filippone

David Filippone has been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past twelve years, he has studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). He also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. For the past several years, David has curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and he serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link...
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1 Response to The Emergent Future…

  1. Eliana Kalaf says:


    I also like this practice. It remembers me that article from Rinpoche reflecting about the hole of the donut.

    “Everything that appears has as its center an invisible hole, like the hole of a donut. Turning the perception towards the edge, we put the hole in perspective, entering the hole, we discover how the appearance comes to be.
    The hole in the center opens into the dimension of knowledge. Light flows through this opening, revealing the appearance as the expression of knowledge.”

    If I stay at the edge, maybe I can reach unlimited openess

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