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Only the body is in the now

In spacetime, now is time zero, relative to itself. Now is now everywhere at time zero.Any movement, tactile or conceptual, changes the time coordinate, taking the mind away from the body to the past or the future. Reality is the present moment thus has no time associated with it. Awakening to this reality can only happen at the present moment. Reality can not be at any time other than zero, i. e. It can not be in the past or the future. Emotions like fear or anger are body's reaction to thoughts, often from the past or about the future. They can not happen at any other time only at time zero or now. So when mind goes to the future or the past, it brings all of the resulting emotions  to the present. The clear antidote for suffering from such emotions is not to stop thinking, an impossible task, but to bring the mind back to the present exactly where the body is. Mindfulness meditation or yoga alleviates suffering by bringing the mind back to reality which exists only in the presen

My Buddha Nature

Who am I, what am I are the central queries of most spiritual practice. Instead of answering this question with words which is an impossible task as millions of words have failed over the millenia, the Buddha answered it by becoming it. All we can know is that our Buddha nature is as demonstrated by Gautama of Sakiya village on the foothills of Himalayas. Following his life and his teachings will give you what need to know your true nature, many have and termed it the Buddha nature. Many claim to know or have experienced the answer to the question who am I and have gone on to teach others as well. But the language still fails us in describing this our reality of being. This should not come as surprise as there are many other things especially our internal feelings and emotions which are impossible to describe precisely. A simple headache or the experience of joy are indescribable. This is our first clue and last observation to stop this impossoble quest.