Meditation for PeaceWhat is the goal of life?Everyone’s goal of life can be classifiedinto 3 levels : 2. Middle goal of lifeSince they were born, they were looked after by their parents.The middle goal of life is setting the goal for the next life.The aim is at not only trying to have sufficient in this entire life, but also to set future life goals, by using every possible opportunity to act in meritorious ways.If is an investment that creates great benefits for our next life as by acting in meritorious ways we are following the Buddhist belief, that all good thoughts and actions lead us to more positive and good rebirth for our next life.Some people, who do not clearly understand this aspect of Buddhist belief, tale full advantage of this current life without any consideration for their next life.They go to school and will continue working after their graduation.They only think about making money as they have a stable supply and good life now. They forget to offer to charity, donate, keep precepts, meditate and to ‘make merit’ at every opportunity.Since they were born, they were looked after by their parents. They go to school and will continue working after their graduation. They may get married and have families and children of their own. They seek to only serve their needs for worldly happiness and do not consider their next life much, if at all.As well, take a look at the birds and crows; they were looked after by their parents since they were born. They were taught to fly and to search for food. They moved out of their own nests after they grew up. And soon, they will have families and their own babies. After that, they will have to find things to bring them happiness as well. Eventually, those birds and crows will have to end their lives because of death similar to the human.If humans live their lives only like this, a human then is worth as those little birds and crows.If humans live their lives only like this, a human then is worth as those little birds and crows.But we are human; we have a physical body which is made for serving goodness such as merit. Therefore it is vital that we understand that just having stable sufficiency in this entire life, is not the true life goal. We should create value for our lives by dedicating oneself to making merit, in order to collect beneficial merit for the next life. Our middle goal is an essential factor to succeed in the ultimate goal of life.If one has an aim in life which is partially material and partially spiritual, one should try to accrue merit by every available means for one’s lifetimes ahead, because one knows that death is not the end of the story, for as ling as one still has defilements in one’s minds, then one must be reborn without end.
Everyone’s goal of life can be classified into 3 levels : 2. Middle goal of life
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