Now

And when the mind comes to the present it stops, it is no more.  You cannot be a mind in the present, that is impossible.  Just now, if you are here and now, how can you be a mind?  Thoughts cease because they cannot move.  The present has no space in which to move; you cannot think.  If you are in this very moment, how can you move?  Mind stops, you attain to no mind.  So the real thing is how to be here and now.  You can try, but effort may prove futile – because if you make it a point to be in the present, then this point has moved into the future.  When you ask how to be in the present, again you are asking about the future.  This moment is passing in the inquiry, "How to be present?  How to be here and now?"  This present moment is passing in the inquiry, and your mind will begin to weave and create dreams in the future: someday you will be in a state of mind where there is no movement, no motive, no seeking, and then there will be bliss - so how to be in the present?  Shiva doesn't say anything about it, he simply gives a technique.  You do it, and suddenly you find you are here and now.  And your being here and now is the truth, and your being here and now is the freedom, and your being here and now is the nirvana