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Buddhism Day by Day: Live Each Day to the Fullest, Death Can Come at Any Time

“If you think about it, although we may not be destined to die five minutes from now, we are all, without exception, going to die at some point. We can count in it 100 percent, There is nothing surer than this. Victor Hugo says, ‘We are all under sentence of death, but with sort of indefinite reprieve.’ Ideally, we should live every minute of our lives valuably, as if it were the last moment of our lives. Those who live aimlessly are left with a sense of emptiness at the end of their lives, but those who live all-out, striving right to the end, will die peacefully. Leonardo da Vinci says, ‘As a well-spent day bring sleep, so life well used brings happy death.’ One aware that death could at any time will live each day to the fullest.”

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.

Muslim, Optimist, History/Political Science Prof. with no class. An Endurer of SPMS, T1 Diabetes and life.

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