Truth or understanding comes in a flash, and that flash has no continuity; it is not within the field of time. Do see this for yourself. Understanding is fresh, instantaneous; it is not the continuity of something that has been. What has been cannot bring you understanding. As long as one is seeking a continuity, wanting permanency in relationship, in love, longing to find peace everlasting, and all the rest of it, one is pursuing something that is within the field of time and therefore does not belong to the timeless.
– J. Krishnamurti