When a monk came to say good bye to Chao-chou Tsung-shen (778-897), a brilliant Chinese Ch'an master.
-Where will you go?
The monk answered:
-Any place where I can learn Buddha dharma.
A breath is a moment in time. There is no past and no future. A breath is like the refresh button on your computer. It clears the past screens and you start over in your Buddha nature. Somewhere in the guts of your machine the past karma lingers but it has nothing to do with you. As you follow your breath it is a space-time continuum; it has no mass but it has a rhythm. mu