We often think the only way to create happiness is to try to control the outer circumstances of our lives, to try to fix what seems wrong or to get rid of everything that bothers us. But the real problem lies in our reaction to those circumstances. What we have to change is the mind and the way it experiences reality.
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
Many people continuously prepare for their future, by making more money, building more houses, creating more roads, and so on - no matter how uncertain their future may be.
What is certain, however, is that in the future, sooner or later, each and every one of us will die. Therefore, we must prepare for our death also.
When a man is parched by thirst,
The thought of water brings no relief.
Only drinking can quench his thirst.
Similarly, information differs from direct experience.
The exhausting search for information,
For mere objective knowledge,
Becomes needless with direct meditative experience.