When asked what…

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama responded:

“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 dies having never really lived.”


The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in 2007


8 thoughts on “When asked what…

  1. i like this quote a lot! thanks! z

  2. So much truth in this yet so easily forgotten, awesome quote 🙂

  3. So true, I try to make sure I am living and enjoying the moment. Thank you for sharing. A great reminder of how we should strive to live.

  4. This is a wonderful quote. My goodness! He makes a point that can’t be denied! Thank you for sharing it!

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