Friday, February 17, 2012

Never Lived

When asked what surprised him the most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied:

Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his 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 lived.

4 comments:

laurak@forestwalkart said...

thanks for that. so true and such wise words to live by...

laurak@forestwalkart said...

hmmm...what i said might not sound right...but what i mean is that what the Dalai Lama has to say is so true...and that we should LIVE in the present...be happy in the now.

Jim said...

If only we could all learn this and discover what he has!!

MorningAJ said...

Wonderful man. Great quotes. Thanks.