The surprise about man

The Surprise About Man, Dalai Lama, 2 Guys Photo, Rey Spadoni

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most.  He said: “Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future.  He lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

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6 Responses to The surprise about man

  1. So true. I just returned home from the cardiac unit at Tampa General Hospital where I had two stents placed in my heart. 90% blockage in the “widow maker artery”. Scary stuff. Fortunately it was not an emergency procedure.

  2. Jo says:

    Very true. It’s a sick cycle.

  3. Billie Jean says:

    Thanks for posting this Rey, a great meditation to ponder as I reflect on retirement.

  4. Clanmother says:

    The photo of the bridge brings meaning to the quote. We need to cross the bridge, to embrace the present miracle that life gives – and the one we so often reject. Thank you for the reminder…

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