18827Appreciate This Incarnation, Appreciate This Moment
- May 25, 2014
Please take this life seriously. For billions of years you were not here and for billions more, you will not be here. You are running out of a very brief amount of time available to you to enjoy life as it is and know your true nature. Here Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche shares with us a Tibetan Buddhist perspective on how amazing it is to have the body you are in right this Now...
"There are stories that convey the difficulty of obtaining a precious human life. For instance, imagine a glass house with completely smooth walls. If somebody throws raw peas at the glass walls, most of them will bounce off and fall to the floor. It is most improbable that the peas will stick to the glass. However, if you constantly throw peas at the glass, sooner or later one is bound to stick. The probability that you will obtain a precious human body is much smaller than the probability that a pea will stick. Or imagine that a small ring is floating on the ocean. On the bottom of the ocean there lives a special turtle that surfaces briefly only once every hundred years. The probability of its head surfacing within the ring is pretty slim, but far greater than the chance of obtaining a precious human body."
So, my suggestion is to Meditate, do good, be good, act selflessly, be humble and have compassion for all beings. Love all and everything. There is no time for anger, hatred, jealousy, greed, and so on. Know the value and blessing of having this human incarnation. Be serious about what should be taken seriously and don't take seriously that which is frivolous and unworthy of a being who has been given this rare opportunity for an unlimited evolution in consciousness.
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