Attention has no past. Attention has no future. Attention is always in the now. And now is the life! That thought about Death – ‘I know I am going to die one day’ – is inattention that is itself Death. So an ignorant man alternates between life and death. He is alive but he is dying every moment, by wasting his life force, the now.
(V Ganesh is a disciple of Ramana Maharshi)