Limitless Time and Space

Yutang Lin

Neither beginning nor ending, nor boundary,
Still within the framework of space and time.
Purity and clarity prevail to strip illusory net,
Original face of Dharmadhatu thus revealed.


When limitless in time and space as taught in Buddhism is introduced it is usually explained as follows: there is neither beginning nor ending in time, and there is no boundary in space. Nevertheless, this interpretation still rests on the assumption of a space-and-time framework. I had witnessed the spinning of the central channel and the consequent dissolving of the space-and-time framework into limitless oneness. Therefore, limitless in time and space as taught in Buddhism should be understood in the ultimate sense of originally there being no space-and-time framework but not just as usually explained.

Written in Chinese on September 9, 2001
Translated on September 10, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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