In Buddhism we cultivate a wise concern regarding death. Because we know that one day we’ll separate from all that is loved and valuable in this life and that only the seeds of our actions and our mental habits will continue to the next life, we want to make this life meaningful. To do so, we ask ourselves what is and is not important in life, and set our priorities accordingly. The Dharma practice that leads to inner transformation becomes a priority, and we are able to make clean, clear decisions in life, leaving confusion and doubts behind.
from the book Awaken Every Day: 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy
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