The Past at the Edge of the Future

Photo: ‘Luminous Coronal Impressions’ by Milada Vigerova – Pixabay

To know the past as happening now…

To attain this ‘knowingness’ we can begin with objects and experiences, using them to work back to the knowingness and clarity which they bear. Then, using that clarity, we can SEE ALL EXPERIENCES AS BEING PRESERVED IN A COMMON GROUND IN SUCH A WAY THAT THERE IS NOTHING SEPARATING THEM, one from the other. Our experience of last year and our experience of today both have the same clarity within them, and that clarity shows that they are even more fundamentally linked—THE IDEA THAT ONE IS ‘PREVIOUS’ TO THE OTHER IS INCORRECT. The previous is not previous, the distant is not distant.
…’Dynamics of Time and Space,’ by Tarthang Tulku, p.282 (Emphasis added)

by Ken McKeon

I knew the spells of waterlilies in my neighbor’s pond,
I entered the silent passages
Of dragonflies,
They revealed the secret majesties of god
Within their rainbow wings,
They stilled my mind,
I saw them hovering over
The sun dusted golden waterways,
Their concentration was a joy to behold,
Through them I knew
The multiples of sight,
Stillness living,
As rare as dusk light,
As translucency,

Shadow worlds, finally night time ecstasy,
The self like stars rolled into
As a child’s shoulder
Leverages the earth,
And turntables time itself
Into a newly found
Laddering of light,
Climb those starry steps, be there, become
The vast coronal multiple,
The rhapsodic intertwined display
Of flowing life
And stillness mind,
A child’s joy
In learning how to play.

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 fourteen 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. David curated the CCI Facebook page for five years, which is often TSK-focused, and he currently serves on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link...
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