Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
Mindfulness, as defined by the Buddha, means awareness of incessant change, of arising and vanishing, inside of your own body, which is the ultimate reality of your own life.
Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.