A seeker asked MG, ” I’m meditating since 6 years, when I’ll become a Buddha?”
MG replied compassionately, “After meditating years after years you will not become a Buddha, you will only come to know that there is not much difference between you and a mosquito”.
Don’t expect that you will become a Buddha in the future. Buddhahood is here and now. Future never comes, there is only present. To live in this moment is to be a Buddha. When you start living in the moment you realize that there is no difference between you and others. This moment you are connected with all humanity, animals, plants and the earth.
Buddha is your real nature, it is your presence. To live in past and future is to live illusions. As long as you are in the present moment you are a Buddha.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha