We’ve recently answered this question in the post about Bob Marley. But we can never have enough answers about it.
The question is: what’s the meaning of life?
No matter what kind of job you have, or how many zeroes you have in your bank account. The meaning of life can be summed up in two word: serve others.
It wasn’t while ago that I read an example in a book that creeped me out. The example was inspirational, but presented in a very morbid way.
“Imagine going to a funeral. Someone passed away on 83 caused by heart failure (old age). You see all these people wearing dark and crying about this old fella. The casket is up on a scene and you need to climb three stairs. You try, but you can’t see the face of this old fella.
You are waiting your turn to say goodbye in a row of 7 people. One by one they all cry above his head. Some say few words, some just stare as the tears keep falling on their cheeks.
You finally have your turn and you go up the staircase. You are blown away! You see yourself in the casket, and you are left there speechless. You feel petrified.”
The point in this exercise was very clear after you get the last part. It’s eye-opening exercise and as much as it’s creepy, it’s very real and motivational.
One day we are all going to die. I mean, like it or not our bodies “are like dirty clothes” as his Holiness in the video bellow says.
It’s time to change our clothes “our bodies” and the point while we get our clothes dirty is to serve others. Be compassionate and help people! If you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
It really is truth-shattering speech by The Dalai Lama and I have never seen it before.
I hope you like it!
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Death as a Part of Life – His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks to students from Denmark on how living a meaningful life leads to no regrets at the time of death during their meeting at his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on April 2, 2018.
Posted by Dalai Lama on Monday, April 9, 2018
Thank you Dalai Lama for this beautiful video!