Visuddhimagga XIV-191

Apica atikkantahetupaccayakiccaṃ atītaṃ, niṭṭhitahetukiccaṃ aniṭṭhitapaccayakiccaṃ paccuppannaṃ, ubhayakiccaṃ asampattaṃ anāgataṃ.
Ñ(XIV,191): Furthermore, that whose functions of cause and condition have elapsed is past. That whose function of cause is finished and whose function of condition is unfinished is present. That which has not attained to either function is future.

Sakiccakkhaṇe vā paccuppannaṃ, tato pubbe anāgataṃ, pacchā atītaṃ.
Ñ: Or alternatively, the moment of the function is present. At a time previous to that it is future. At a time subsequent to that it is past.

Ettha ca khaṇādikathāva nippariyāyā. Sesā sapariyāyā.
Ñ: And here only the explanations beginning with the moment are absolutely literal. The rest are in a figurative [or relative] sense.

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