Q. A day can seem to drag, or a day can go by quickly. So, is time real?

A. Why does a day that seems to drag to you appear to go by quickly to others? A day you share with your sweetheart in a beautiful place would feel much shorter than a day that you spend doing backbreaking work which you hate to do. When we have time, but have nothing specific to do, we say that we kill time.

Although we may want to save the time that we have to kill, in the same way we deposit our money in the bank in order to use it later when we have need of it, it is impossible. This shows that time is not real but just imaginary. This is why the Diamond Sutra says that there is no past, no present and no future.

©Boo Ahm

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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