Life and Living

Every life has a beginning. Each living thing or being has a moment at which he becomes “alive.” That beginning of life marks the first point on the circle of life. But how many of us “live” life? When our time is nearing the end, how many of us can proudly say “No regrets!” How many of us live life with complete optimism…where the love for life never dies and you always have a positive outlook towards life and the people living around you. Let’s see what the great masters across different communities and religions have to say about life and living!

On life’s journey faith is nourishment Virtuous deeds are a shelter Wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.

The Buddha

The world is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that was in it.As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.

Al Hasan al Basri (Islamic scholar)

Be fearless and pure; never waver in your determination or your dedication to the spiritual life. Give freely. Be self-controlled, sincere, truthful, loving, and full of the desire to serve… Learn to be detached and to take joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature, but be compassionate and gentle; show goodwill to all. Cultivate vigor, patience, will, purity; avoid malice and pride.Then, you will achieve your destiny.

The Bhagavad Gita

It is not the years in your life that count but the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Kahlil Gibran

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