Whether or not we believe in reincarnation, we can each live a purposeful life if we spend our time doing something beneficial for ourselves and others. At the very least, we need to find a way to lead our lives joyfully. But if we do the opposite – what a shame! If we only create misery, we have wasted our lives. What’s more, all the trouble that others have gone through to feed and clothe us becomes pointless.
from the book The Future Is Now: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World
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Further quotes from the book The Future Is Now:
- Coexisting in delicate balance
- Our impact on the world
- Be your own guide
- True peace
- Use your brain
- Aspire to great things
- Why not support others
- The benefits of dharma
- Serving the common interest
- Living harmoniously with others
- Using discernment
- Guidance on the own path