If you have lived an experience fully, completely, have you not found
that it leaves no traces behind? It is only the incomplete
experiences that leave their mark, giving continuity to
self-identified memory. We consider the present as a means to an end,
so the present loses its immense significance. The present is the
eternal. But how can a mind that is made up, put together, understand
that which is not put together, which is beyond all value, the
As each experience arises, live it out as fully and deeply as
possible; think it out, feel it out extensively and profoundly; be
aware of its pain and pleasure, of your judgments and identifications.
Only when experience is completed is there a renewal. We must be
capable of living the four seasons in a day; to be keenly aware, to
experience, to understand and be free of the gatherings of each day.
-- J. Krishnamurti