The sinner, which I am and which you are, is a sinner, but in times to come he will be Brahma again, he will reach the Nirvana, will be Buddha – and now see: these “times to come” are a deception, are only a parable! The sinner is not on his way to become a Buddha, he is not in the process of developing, though our capacity for thinking does not know how to process these things. No, within the sinner is now and today already the future Buddha, his future is already there, you have to worship in him, in you, in everyone the Buddha which is coming into being, the possible, the hidden Buddha.
– Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
[Image: ad on building in Udaipur; source: me]