A beautiful quote

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered:
“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that 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.”

2 Replies to “A beautiful quote”

  1. To be honest I am no longer all that impressed with this stuff. It’s usually designed to simplify matters that are, in real life, far more complicated than they are on paper. I do sometimes wish life was simpler, more straight forward, I get tired of all the nuances and I ask myself “why can’t we just…”
    But that’s just it, we can’t. We didn’t invent the reasons. Those are the results of rules the world runs by and if you look at nature, it’s not just us humans who live by those rules. So no, we did not create those rules, they are far older than we are.
    Humans may have the potential to step away from it all, eventually, but simplifying matters isn’t going to do it. Simplifying is going back “to the roots” and the roots aren’t nearly as wonderful as some make them out to be. The roots are living in caves, every day a struggle for survival, dying in masses of common cold and not even knowing what morals are in the first place. So in order for things to get better they have to be complicated. The questions we ask and the answers we give and certainly the observations we make. In order to make sense they have to consider all the nuances.

  2. well see “Feathers” that’s the thing.. “we can`t just”…and one of the “questions” that i ask my faith that i pray too “why are things the way they are???? you said you waasn`t impressed?? Okaay??? well “feathers you tell “me”?? how its done.. how to work and survive.. your right the rules do jump, and don`t need some show that will come to comment after me to threaten folk either..

    and let me say this i asked feathers thank you…

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