Passing through space and time
Passing through space and time, oh
Passing through space and time
Space and time
Space and time

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Vipassana Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

UNCERTAINTY

Science and religion: both hard to understand.

Macklemore is espousing the Buddhist view that space and time are mere perceptions; modern science, by the way, backs up these claims. Whereas science will show that time is “the fourth dimension,” and that our linear understanding of time is extremely limited, Buddhism teaches that the past and the future are, in fact, illusions: neither exists, as the past is gone, and the future is so uncertain that we can’t pin it down. Both Buddhism and quantum physics speak volumes on uncertainty.

So what can we do? We pass through space and time. It’s as simple as that.

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