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Monday, September 05, 2005

Life Is Too Short to Learn Everything


There are too many things in this world to be learned, and life is too short to learn everything, so we should complete that which we have begun rather than dabbling in many things

-Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, "Advice From a Spiritual Friend"

Copyright Wisdom Publications 2001. Reprinted from "Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations," edited by Josh Bartok, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org.

James's comment: I use to have an insatiable thirst to learn everything and anything about everything. Now, however, i have calmed down a bit and understand this quote a lot better. My attention has been more trained on my mindfulness practice then learning more and more because there is no end. If we get too into learning more and more it can become a vicious black hole.

-Peace to all beings-

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2 comments:

isaiah said...

I can relate to this quote! I figure one day real soon I'll figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

"James" said...

isaiah: (bows)

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