"If you do not understand the present now, will you understand it in the future?
present is the eternal. Through time, the timeless is not experienced.
'The now' is ever existent; even if you escape into future,'the now' is
ever present. The present is the doorway to the past. If you do not
understand the present now, will you understand it in the future? What
you are now you will be, if the present is not understood. Understanding
comes only through the present: postponement does not yield
comprehension. Time is transcended only in the stillness of the present.
This tranquility is not to be gained through time, through 'becoming'
tranquil; there must be stillness, not the becoming still. We look to
time as a means to become. This becoming is endless: it is not the
eternal, the timeless. The becoming is endless conflict, leading to
illusion. In the stillness of the present is the eternal.The now is ever
existent; even if you escape into future, the now is ever present
through becoming tranquil. - Krishnamurti, Colllected Works, Vol. IV,12