cont.. Buddhism and the illusion of time

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Posted by Remmy ( on April 19, 2000 at 03:26:46:

Thanks for the explanation.
I'm still having trouble understanding part of it though and I'd be very greatful if anyone could help. I understand that the movie screen is timeless and since the frames of light that appear on it ARE the movie screen, then they too must be timeless. But where, then, does impermenence come from? I still don't understand this after reading about it all night. If the frames are beyond time how can they be impermenant? Are they timeless for the Buddhahood within us but impermenent for the form/samsaric body? Does one frame of light appear, stay for a short time and then disappear to be replaced by a different frame of light so that impermenence is true in a literal way, or does just the one present frame exist on its own - timeless, never born and never to die so I'm frozen in time as I type this/ read the reply? I'm asking from the samsaric view. Does a samsaric frame - the frame that suffers - only live for a short time on the screen of awareness or does it exist eternally and timelessly?


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