The first thing upon which we should meditate is our precious and fleeting human life, hard to obtain, and easy to destroy; I will now give it meaning.
— Kalu Rinpoche (from Offerings, #BK307)
Buddhism teaches that being born in a human body is a very rare and precious event, one that may never occur again. Buddha likened it to the chances of a sea turtle who comes up for air every hundred years putting his head through a yoke that is floating by in the ocean. Only as human beings do we have the conditions necessary to practice the dharma and cultivate wisdom. So how do we make use of this precious human life? Do we use it to only follow our desires, or do we use it to practice meditation and help others? What is the purpose of our life? These are very important questions, and they form the ground that our meditation practice rests on.
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