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Only Momentary Causes & Effects passes by...

Life, person, pleasure, pain, all these join in any conscious moment that flicks by.
Even gods, that live for 84.000 aeons, are not the same, even for 2 such moments!
Ceased aggregates of those dead and alive are all alike, gone for never to return...
And those states and accumulations that break up meanwhile, and in any future,
have no traits different from those ceased before. All states are equally brief!
No world is born if consciousness is not produced! When consciousness is present,
then the world appears as living! When consciousness dissolves, the world is dead!
This is the highest sense, this concept of ever blinking re-becoming, can justify...
No store of passed states exist anywhere, and no future stock of states to come!
Those phenomena that are momentarily born, balance like seeds on a needle point.
Fall and breakup of all states is surely foredoomed, even at their fleeting birth...
Those present states decay now, unmingled with those past states, just gone by.
They come from nowhere, break up, and then they inevitably go back into nowhere..
Reality flash in and then flash out, as a lightning in the sky... Not ever to be kept!
Even for a single moment, that always passes away the very instant it is perceived!
Visuddhimagga 625, Nd I 42

Momentary states flashes in, and then immediately flashes out!

More on this transience and Impermanence (Anicca):
Fingernail of Soil
, Rough Realism, At_All_Times, Wheel186, Transient_formations,
Perceiving_Transience, Impermanence_Anicca,
The Monkey passing the Banana,
The_Internal_Transience, The_External_Transience, Noting_the_Breakup,
Experiencing_Impermanence, Contemplating_Impermanence, Hidden_Horror,
Highway_to_Nibbana, Contemplating_Impermanence_2, What_is_Mara,
Experiencing_Universal_Transience, Rise_and_Fall.

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