Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Precious Human Birth

Book coverAll of us have this precious human birth. We’re fortunate enough not to be starving; we’re fortunate enough to have food and shelter; we’re fortunate enough to hear the teachings and be given methods to wake up; we’re fortunate enough to have good intelligence and the luxury to explore and question why we and others suffer. We have a tremendous amount going for us, so this is the crucial time to practice.

From Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön, pages 137–138

2 thoughts on “Precious Human Birth

  1. I have lived long years without knowing how fortunate I am. Confused and full of questions that my Catholic back ground never answered. Since last year my family’s journey became even harder because my youngest daughter fell mentally ill.
    I found myself in a black empty space full of pain and sorrow. I searched for help.
    It was then that I discovered Buddhism.
    Reading and listening to his Holiness Dalai Lama I found a path that I didn’t know existed. I found Pema Chodron books. Deep inside, I felt a small flame light up.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s