ESOTERIC philosophy views Past, Present and Future as compound time, and only from our waking, egoic state of consciousness.
Significantly Buddha’s dying words were “all compounds are perishable.”
But in the realm of “noumena” or causal plane H. P. Blavatsky wrote (SD 1:43) the three have no validity and according to Mahayana Buddhism: “The Past time is the Present time, as also the Future, which, though it has not come into existence, still is.”
To the uninitiated concepts of duration and time Blavatsky points out, “are all derived from our sensations according to the laws of Association.” And because they are “inextricably bound up with the relativity of human knowledge” they are superficial and only temporal tools.
Because rationalist views ignore psychic experience, they must eventually fall away in the face of thousands of reported cases such as the near-death experience. Today precognition is validated by new experimental research data in parapsychology.