I really enjoyed this meeting too. The main theme was around the words of the Buddha, thinking about life and thinking about death are like one thing. They are inseparable. We discussed how death is a taboo or rude topic to talk about. A participant expressed his fear of death when he was hit a truck and had his wrist and ankle pulverized. Not knowing what happens to us when we die, our present moment is also darkened by this dark future. It stands to reason that efforts to make the present bright without resolving this darkness of mind can only come to nothing. Most people think there is nothing that can be done about death so they just go on masking their anxiety about death. But Buddha reminds us to not forget about our mortality. Even in Latin, there is a phrase called Memento Mori, which means do not forget that you are mortal. Only then you can take the first step towards making your future brighter than all the stars in the sky. Your present mind naturally becomes bright.
0 · October 25
Greetings...want to participate but have no Skype.
1 · October 23