“ The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. ”
Source: Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks
At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.
The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Even chance meetings are the result of karma... Things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there's no such thing as coincidence.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.