A layman once asked The Buddha:
“Are you a God?” “No” said The Buddha.
“Are you a saint?” “No” said The Buddha.
“Are you a magician?” “No” said The Buddha. said The Buddha.
“What are you then?” “I am awake“
A Buddha is personification of true mindfulness. He is ever ensconced in the present moment with an unwavering mind. A mind that accepts nothing, rejects nothing. A mind that likes nothing, dislikes nothing. It is a mind filled with loving kindness for all being, all the time.
Mindfulness is essentially a three step prescription for healthy living:
- Being attentive to the present moment
- Developing the attitude of a witness – an unconcerned observer
- Willingness to let go every experience – no clinging to pleasant or running away from unpleasant feelings.