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fascinating discovery...

“Past and future exist in the present reality, appearing to be different because of having different characteristics or forms. (Y.S. 4.1)”

if past and future exist only in the present reality, then "past" and "future" are the faces the present puts on. everything is a mask the present moment puts on. the concept of time gives the illusion that there is a continuation of moments, but in truth, for the Seer, there is only the now, only one moment that changes its colors around. the past and future don't exist in actuality but rather as imprints or images that have dissolved or that will rise in the field of your awareness.

..."All of the characteristics, forms, memories, deep impressions, etc., exist in the here and now, whether in active or potential forms. The appearance of past and future comes from the condition, path, or order in which they are sequenced."

this means that all the characteristics, forms, memories, and deep impression are within me RIGHT NOW. these things are either in active form, or in mere potentiality.

experience then is the mind arranging its memories, forms, characteristics, deep impressions etc. into a past and future. everything is already there, but it's the mind that puts the pieces together in accordance with its current understanding of what reality is. as the understanding is expanded, the images before the mind are rearranged to fit in with the current grasp...

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