This table in front of me is not the table of yesterday. Why? Table is just a word designated to something that is a collection of many particles of wood put together in a certain arrangement.

The continuum of the tables matter does not remain the same for even a moment; it is constantly changing.”

From “Precious Teachings,” by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, page 5, “A Brief Explanation of the Four-Line Summary of Dharma.”

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