Don’t try to regain it.
The present does not stay.
Don’t try to touch it.
The future has not come;
Don’t think about it
Every hair-tip encompasses oceans of past, present and future.
So, too, there is a sea of Buddhas, a sea of Buddha lands;
Pervading them all, I cultivate for seas of endless time.
– The Flower Adornment Sutra
Translated by The Buddhist Text Translation Society