Glimpse for October 25th.
- It has often intrigued me how some Buddhist masters I know ask one
simple question of people who approach them for teaching: "Do you
believe in a life after this one?" They are not being asked whether
they believe in it as a philosophical proposition but whether they
feel it deeply in their hearts. The master knows that if a man
believes in a life after this one, his whole outlook on life will be
different, and he will have a distinct sense of personal
responsibility and morality. What the masters must suspect is that
there is a danger that people who have no strong belief in a life
after this one will create a society fixated on short-term results,
without much thought for the consequences of their actions.
Could this be the major reason why we have created a world like the
one we are now living in, a world with hardly any real compassion?
-Sogyal Rinpoche in the book: "Glimpse After Glimpse" available