The attraction of guilt would be experienced as pain

At no single instant does the body exist at all. It is always remembered or anticipated, but never experienced just now. Only its past and future make it seem real. Time controls it entirely, for sin is never present. In any single instant, the attraction of guilt would be experienced as pain and nothing else […]

Guilt is a way of holding past and future in your minds to ensure the ego’s continuity

You are invulnerable because you are guiltless. You can hold on to the past only through guilt. For guilt establishes that you will be punished for what you have done and thus depends on one-dimensional time, proceeding from past to future. No one who believes this can understand what always means. And therefore guilt must […]

As long as we have some definite idea about or some hope in the future, we cannot really be serious with the moment that exists right now -Suzuki Roshi

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.

A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.