I casually looked at my fuel gauge, while waiting for traffic signal to turn green. The needle was at the extreme left hand side suggesting I need to rush to the nearest petrol pump! Fortunately there was a petrol pump just 200 meters away. I straight away went there and asked the attendant to fill up the fuel tank. The needle on the fuel gauge moved towards the extreme right hand side.
As I recollected the movement of needle from one extreme end to the other, Buddha was smiling!
A Beautiful understanding dawned.
Emptiness leads to fullness and fullness leads to emptiness!
Though emptiness and fullness seem to be two extreme ends, they are same!
Emptying mind leads to mindfulness!
Just consider the life sustaining process breathing. Filling up and emptying of lungs follow each other.
Another simple example is when we are hungry, there’s craving for many things, once we are full, we are empty of desires!
Mindfulness is nothing but emptying mind!