Past, Present, and Future
Luang Por Waen calls the present ‘correct Dhamma’. He refers to the past and future as ‘drunken Dhamma’.
That conveys the right message. We are lost if we are not in the present moment because the present moment is mindfulness; mindfulness is present moment awareness. Past and future exist only through our thoughts, which remember the past and project the future.
The Forest Masters are very creative with their language. The phrase ‘drunken Dhamma’ is a good image to inspire us because we all know that the results of being drunk are not very pleasant.
This reflection by Ajahn Sundara is from the book, Paccuppanna, (pdf) p. 43.