• No thought about the past or future can pull you away from your present peace and joy. The universe exists in this present moment. No desire can pull you away from this present peace, not even the desire to become a Buddha or the desire to save all beings. Know that to become a Buddha and to save all beings can only be realized on the foundation of the pure peace of the present moment.

    Various, Ledi Sayadaw, Bhikkhu Khantipalo, Nyanaponika Thera, Padmasiri de Silva (2012). “Collected Wheel Publications Volume XVI: Numbers 231–247”, p.109, Buddhist Publication Society