Many people keep on preparing for their future by making more and more money and buying more and more things, no matter how uncertain their future is. The only thing that is certain is that sooner or later each and every one of us will die. So surely we must prepare for our death also.
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
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.