Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Don't Waste This Life
"In the Hindu and Buddhist philosophies, we find
the belief in reincarnationthat we we've been
passing though hundreds and thousands of births.
If you're given a human birth, you have the freedom
to think, to find out the ways and means to get out
of this vicious cycle of rebirths. However, if you
miss this opportunity, you may come back and get
caught in the whirlpool again. So, don't waste this
life. The goal of human birth is not just to satisfy
the senses. By acquiring more things or by doing
anything at all, can you make yourself more beautiful
than a peacock or a butterfly? An animal eats, sleeps,
builds big nests, begets children. The only thing
that differentiates human beings from other animals
is the urge to get out of this vicious cycle, to know
your true nature.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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