THE HANDBOOK FOR LIFE'S JOURNEY AUTHOR:KHENPO TSULTRIM LODRO

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Death is a reality that no one wants to face or think about but eventually must deal with. Near the end of life, all the success and glory in one’s lifetime lose their luster. Just as Steve Jobs said, “Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” “Almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride,all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death,leaving only what is truly important.”

Most people view death as life’s end at which point all endeavors and accomplishments in life are completely destroyed. Thus, many bemoan the quick passing of life or its lack of purpose; some become eager for quick success and instant reward; still some just idle the time away, doing nothing with their lives.

Can life really be so passive and despondent? Absolutely not!We have a misconception of what life truly is.

In fact, the greatest power in the world is the power of life.Life goes on forever, just in different forms.

Every life is an undeveloped mine that is worth extracting.Like mining for minerals from the rocks, our lives also can be tempered, purified, distilled and upgraded; capable of transcending all obstacles and unleashing unlimited energy.

That which can give us hope is not money and power but life.So, all the more reasons to cherish our lives!

This book aims to reveal to you the truth of life and death,and perhaps you can even find more satisfactory answers to your questions on life and death. This is also what I hope to accomplish with this book.

May you have no fear facing life or death, and be happy!

Tsultrim Lodrö

October, 2014