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The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, 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 or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
It is the flame that burns within, that will bring light to even the darkest of places. [Craig Hooper] #buddhism
Impermanence is suffering. All beings are impermanent and die. Haven't you heard about the people who dies in the past? Haven't you seen any of your relatives die? Don't you notice that we grow old? And still, rather than practising the Dharma, you forget about past grief. Padmasambhava, 8th Century, Tibet
I have a feeling a lot of people go through life without realizing the truth of this Buddha quote -- With our thoughts, we make our world.