Evening Dharma Lecture & Discussion

You might think that Buddhism is only about meditation, reincarnation and a lot of lotus flowers.

Though they are all parts of it, Buddhist teachings are actually about the purpose of life. Did you know that???

So what is the "purpose of life?"

Well, first you have to know every human activity has a purpose behind it.

We study ---> in order to get a job.

We work ---> in order to earn money.

We need money ---> to live.

But why exactly do we live?

Hmmm... we must have some purpose to live too!

Everyone instinctively knows that human life is a very, very special gift. Yet we spend most of our entire lives figuring out just what to do with it. So how then do we justify the value of life? Are all lives worth the same? Why must we keep struggling to survive and not just commit suicide? To know all these answers, we must first learn what the real purpose is in living.

Find out more in this great, continuing lecture series!!!

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  • Bita Enayati A.

    We learned about the poem written by Master Shinran in his youth: the mind which counts on tomorrow, like for the fragile cherry blossoms, tonight unexpected winds may blow. We learned that we always rely on tomorrow but for sure there will come a day when it is not followed by tomorrow. To gaze at the shadow of impermanence that is drawing closer and closer minute by minute is the key to unfolding the purpose of life. I enjoyed watching the animated movie on this topic too. Thank you for this opportunity to think about life seriously.

    November 17, 2013

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