Read and Learn

11 Oct

THE DALAI LAMA WAS ASKED WHAT SURPRISED HIM MOST ABOUT HUMANITY.

HE REPLIED, ‘MAN. BECAUSE HE SACRIFICES HIS HEALTH IN ORDER TO MAKE MONEY, THEN SPENDS ALL HIS MONEY TO RECUPERATE HIS HEALTH, THEN IS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THE FUTURE THAT HE DOES NOT ENJOY THE PRESENT. THE RESULT IS HE DOES NOT LIVE IN THE PRESENT OR THE FUTURE; HE LIVES AS IF HE IS NEVER GOING TO DIE, AND THEN DIES HAVING NEVER REALLY LIVED.’

4 Responses to “Read and Learn”

  1. You As A Machine October 13, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    Brilliant! Thanks for posting this. I have read other versions of this but not quoted from His Holiness.

  2. Jerry Keusch November 3, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Serendipity! This quote answered the big question I have been carrying around with me today. Thanks for posting such a powerful and inspirational teaching.

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