Gautama the Buddha is reported to have said, “The night has no beginning, it is eternal, and the morning has no end – it is also eternal. The night is the past that has gone away, and the morning is that which is coming slowly, settling, settling forever.”
Maneesha has asked:
Since you became a host for Gautama the Buddha, you seem quite different to me, and meditating in your physical presence is also different. It is not just the impact of seeing you again after an absence, because the feeling has not diminished with time; nor is it just my fantasy, because others feel the same way.
Your love seems a little less like a cuddle and more like a boiling cauldron.
Maneesha, you were right before six o’clock this evening. Now your question is irrelevant.
Be silent. Close your eyes. Feel your body to be completely frozen.
Now, this is the moment to look inwards with your total consciousness, and with an urgency as if this is going to be your last moment in life.
Go deeper. As you will be reaching deeper and deeper and deeper, closer to your center, you will find the buddha – not any buddha of the past, but your very being.
Everybody is a born buddha, whether one remembers it or not. This is the moment to remember it! Because with the very remembrance of your being a buddha, a new world opens its doors.
Just be a witness.
Nivedano, make it clear…
Just watch the body – it is not you. This is the body which can be trampled. Watch the mind – it is not you. The only quality that you can claim as your very being is witnessing. And witnessing makes you a buddha.