Lama Lhanang Rinpoche: The Meaning of Life

12936767_10201163277879516_7963111997060115846_nHuman life is precious, our time is precious but time is flying. We need to use our time wisely.

The future is like throwing a net in a dry lake, we can’t catch anything. The past is like last night’s dream, it already  happened, we had woken up; if it was a bad dream we should be happy it’s already over, and if it was a good dream we feel happy we had it. The present is a “Gift”. The present is the only thing we have, and because we don’t know if tomorrow comes first or death comes first let’s live in the present every minute, hour, month, year.

Here is a story about the uncertainty of death: “There was an old grandmother more than ninty years old, the whole family was preparing emotionaly for her to die. This old grandmother lived in a village and part of her family lived in a different village. Suddently, a big earthquake struck the village where the family lived killing the family! Eventhough everyone thought the old woman will die before the rest of the family, death struck taking the lives of all the younger members of the family, and the old grandmother lived longer than them”.

This shows the uncertanty of the moment that we have to face death. Only one thing is for sure: Everyone is going to die! When we start hearing that our neighbor died, or a friend died, it only means that our death is coming, that we are closer to death and one day is our turn. Use this life to cultivate Lovingkindness and Wisdom.

Live with joy, die with peace!


~Lama Lhanang Rinpoche is a spiritual teacher of the Nyingma Longchen Nying-Thig order of Tibetan Buddhism who has studied with many masters from different lineages. He shares teachings from an unbroken tradition in a way that is fresh, cross-cultural, and current for these times. He is an accomplished instructor of meditation, Anu-yoga, art, Feng-shui, cultural and historical studies as well as a skilled practitioner of Tibetan medicine.

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Categories: Awakening, Buddhism

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