“When the present thought first arises and we recognize it, we should rest in the natural flow of that recognition without any alteration.
It is like ripples in water: As soon they arise, they disappear without a trace, which is the characteristic of thoughts. There is absolutely nothing solid, true, or imperishable about a thought.
If we watch as the present thought falls apart, at the point where the future thought has not yet arisen and the present thought has dissolved and become past, we will see the nature of mind.”
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche – Oral Instructions on ‘Three Words That Strike The Vital Point’ – on Meditation – Collected Works, Vol III pg 627 – Shambhala