Live in the Present…

When asked what surprised him most about humanity, the Dalai Lama replied:


“Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”



H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, Born 6 July 1935, Spiritual leader and Buddhist monk, Recipient of many awards and honours including the 1959 Raman Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership and the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.


3 thoughts on “Live in the Present…

  1. How well said !!! But I feel that one can never live in the future. One can either dream or worry about the future. It is only possible to live in the present. One can’t go to the past to live either. No point brooding or boasting about the past. One must only learn from the past. So let’s really LIVE THE PRESENT.

  2. Life can only be experienced in the present. Sage Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj has said, “Past and future are in the mind only – I am now,” . So, live in the present…

  3. Whole maya is this only. God being the creator of this mystery likes to soo the game from distance. Why this circular tail catching has been devised by him. Health is the prime nodal point of well being and peace.Why remains unanswered?

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