When I entered the hall Bhagavan was already answering a question which, I gathered, was to the effect “Is the theory of evolution true?”
“The trouble with all of us is that we want to know the past, what we were, and also what we will be in the future. We know nothing about the past or the future. We do know the present and that we exist now. Both yesterday and tomorrow are only with reference to today.
Yesterday was called ‘today’ in its time, and tomorrow will be called ‘today’ by us tomorrow. Today is ever present. What is ever present is pure existence. It has no past or future. Why not try and find out the real nature of the present and ever-present existence?”
Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From the Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR