Do Not Squander Your Life

From Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Opening the Heart of the Cosmos, which is a commentary on the Lotus Sutra:

Imagine a group of chickens in a cage. They fight each other to get the corn and they fight over whether the corn or the rice tastes better. And all the while they are competing with each other for a few kernels of corn or grains of rice, they are unaware that in a few hours they will be taken to the slaughterhouse. We too live in a world full of insecurity, but we do not see it because we are so caught up in our craving and delusions. (pg. 32)

It’s important to have perspective in one’s life…


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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