Buddhism Day by Day: Death Doesn’t Discriminate, it Strips us of Everything
“Death does not discriminate, it strips us of everything. Fame, wealth and power are all useless in the unadorned reality of the final moments of life. When the time comes, we will have only ourselves to reply on. This is a solemn confrontation that we must face armed only with our raw humanity, the actual record of what we have done, how we have chosen to live our lives, asking ‘Have I lived true to myself? What have I contributed to the world? What are my satisfactions or regrets?”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.