I have a two pronged question which I'd be grateful for replies on in relation to this.
First, in respect of the 'three lives' approach, is this in accordance with the dhamma being akaliko?
As an extension of the first part of the question above, how (if at all) does the below sutta have any bearing?
Very well then, Kotthita my friend, I will give you an analogy; for there
are cases where it is through the use of an analogy that intelligent
people can understand the meaning of what is being said. It is as if
two sheaves of reeds were to stand leaning against one another. In
the same way, from name-&-form as a requisite condition comes
consciousness, from consciousness as a requisite condition comes
name-&-form. SN 12.67
I'm quite uncertain and confused.
If the answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, then how, in the present, do we see the past and future through vipassana? Is that possible, or am I missing something here?