For most people, it is quite necessary to understand these points. Whether to continue chasing material prosperity or choose a more meaningful way of living is pivotal to where this life will lead us.
As a matter of fact, it is an extremely rare opportunity that we were born human, have encountered the teachings of the Buddha and had some time to practice. No other things in the world are as extraordinary as such opportunity.
We should know that the purpose of a car is not to burn fuel but for transportation. Burning fuel is just a car’s way of living—it moves things while consuming gasoline. Likewise, the purpose of man is not just eating, drinking and having fun. Eating and drinking are how man can sustain life, never the ultimate goal of mankind.
~ Depicted from Luminous Wisdom Book Series 6