Dalai Lama – Hope and Happiness

20 Nov

“Sometimes when I meet old friends, it reminds me how quickly time passes. And it makes me wonder if we’ve utilized our time properly or not. Proper utilization of time is so important. While we have this body, and especially this amazing human brain, I think every minute is something precious. Our day-to-day existence is very much alive with hope, although there is no guarantee of our future. There is no guarantee that tomorrow at this time we will be here. But we are working for that purely on the basis of hope. So, we need to make the best use of our time. I believe that the proper utilization of time is this: if you can, serve other people, other sentient beings. If not, at least refrain from harming them. I think that is the whole basis of my philosophy.
So, let us reflect what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that. The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful—happier.”
―  Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Iam not sure have shared this before. In these tumultuous times it is important to reinforce this message of the master. I have come to a conclusion, there is no way can fortell the future and past for all it’s charm and misery is long gone. I wish to be happy and productive in present. Ofcourse fantasy and imagination is something we must allow ourselves at all times to nourish our spirits. In imagination we can be, have, want anything or anyone. Fantasy is important. I also feel it’s good to be little deluded than live in reality. Reality can be depressing. Hope is a fuel which sustains us. I would wish everyone to have hope and be happy in their daily routine. Hope may just be another word for fantasy. But both are important. Dalai lama inspires me immensely with joy and good reason. I wish every one peace and happiness.

Have a good day dear friends! We must be positive.

Love, Suresh

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