What you have experienced (result) in this life showed what you had done (cause) in previous lives;

What you will experience (result) in future lives will depend on what you will do (cause) in this life.

From the past to the present, except the enlightened Buddhas, there is no other person who can actually handle every second of change in life. Yet, the spiritual changes in us can be handled by ourselves if one can practice diligently. Everyone of us should put in our thrust, love and care, and wisdom into life itself, and diligently do our practices in order that we can eventually control our own life, and not to be controlled by the so-called "Destiny."

Here, I would most sincerely wish that all friends, even though you might be surrounded by all kinds of worldly concerns, such as material well-being, career, occupation, family, information and hedonism, etc., will try to give yourself some time and space so that you can start searching for the true meanings in life. In the process, you may be able to find a new light in your life, and thus start to rewrite your own life script and "Destiny."

"Destiny is a series of trends of events in life that, though hard to tell, can be easily adjustable and malleable, and hence does not have an absolute ending. If one can use the resources in life wisely, such that one brings this series of trends onto the PATH, then this is a most positive, meaningful and wise decision to make in life - the Use of Life to its greatest extent!"

The Concept and Essential Points of Practice

Destiny is the master who makes jokes with us in life,
If we can make use of life, then we will regain our control once again.
The path of practice is long and is easy for us to turn back,
Yet in training our mind, we can be assured that the road will not be astray.

Next Issues : The concept and essential points of both "practice" and "mind training" will be further elaborated in the coming five issues in this column of this journal.)

Notes :
(1) The six realms of cyclic existence of samsara refers to the realms of gods, anti-gods, humans, hells, hungry ghosts and animals.
(2) Nirvana is a Sanskrit term which means a negation or liberation from life and death, and thus transcends the six realms of cyclic existence of samsara.

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