It is connected with buddhism, much is told about living here and now, so I guess there must be some kanji or a special phrase for describing that. Would really appreciate your help!!!

  • -1 for no research effort
    – DXV
    Commented Sep 15, 2018 at 2:41
  • I recommend reading some untranslated original Japanese writings on「 無の境地」 - they will contain specific phrases which are key to understanding Buddhism as it is represented through the Japanese language.
    – kandyman
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 13:11
  • Do you mean “in the present moment” in a literal sense or more like “live in the moment” such as carpe diem? It is not clear from the question.
    – Tom Kelly
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 13:47

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Probably, 刹那{せつな} is the word. Wiki:Setsuna

You may also want to refer to 刹那主義{せつなしゅぎ}, which is an ideology of seeking pleasure of a permanent nature, a.k.a. Epicureanism.

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