The Nature of Time


Srimati Karuna
Speaks on "The Nature of Time"
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 11:00am

Look at a clock and we see the hands move. They count the seconds, minutes and hours. Look at a tree trunk with its inner rings exposed and we can learn the years of its lifespan. Look at a human being and we see that the physical attributes grow stronger and then weaker. Look at a mountain or a canyon and we see how time has left its trace upon the hills and valleys.

Beyond the measurements of time and the physical processes of change, we also have our subjective experiences of time. As a child we may not have developed much patience and things seem to take way too long. As an adult time seems to “fly.” And we wonder where the time has gone. In these instances, time is relative to our perception. But is there an experience of time which we have not yet fully realized? 

What is the true nature of time?