Q. How should I practise when there is no time to sit?
A. Since I have already talked about how to practise and especially how to practise when you feel you have no time to sit before, I am going to give you a different answer this time.
If you think that there is no time to sit, can you say that there is no time to die as well? If you can say that there is no time to die, I will approve not only of your saying that there is no time to sit but also of your enlightenment.
To realise that everything is empty is enlightenment. Saying that everything is empty means that everything is just an imaginary line. So, if you can see time just as an imaginary line and realise that there is nothing such as time, you can be said to be enlightened.
Time and space are essential in order for a thing to exist or happen. Saying that there is no time is like saying that there is nothing. Saying that time is an imaginary line is just like saying that things are imaginary lines. When there is no time and time is just an imaginary line, there is no death and death is also an imaginary line. Being able to see everything in this way is enlightenment.
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