Life Is NOW, Never Then!

“Life can be found only in the present moment.
The past is gone, the future is not yet here,
and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
we cannot be in touch with life.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“People .. who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

~ Albert Einstein
Tao and Zen

are NOW,

not then.

~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings


Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Life is NOW or never,
Life is NOW forever,
Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Past is history,
Future’s mystery;
But, life is never then.

Life is NOW or never,
Life is NOW forever,
Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Time is how
We measure now.
But, life is never when.

Life is NOW or never,
Life is NOW forever,
Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.

Life is NOW or never,
Life is NOW forever,
Life is NOW
Ever NOW
Never then.



Ron’s audio singing of Life Is NOW, Never Then!

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2 Responses to Life Is NOW, Never Then!

  1. Sid June 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Ron,

    I love your singing…it communicates the feelings of the messages not really revealed in written words.

    I would be interested in knowing more about your feelings when writing your memoirs.

    Sid

    • Ron Rattner June 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

      Sid, thanks for another insightful comment. Many of my poetry sutras – including this one – are much better communicated by sound than by sight.

      Writing memoirs often rekindles the original feelings of the recounted experiences. And I still sometimes cry spontaneously when thinking of my beloved guru, Dhyanyogi, or when gazing at his photo. Similarly, when singing sutras, I frequently experience the joyous feelings that birthed them.

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