Dear Friends,
On this auspicious day celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni turning the Wheel of Dharma for the first time we bring you this message from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.
Enjoy,
Best wishes,
Margaret Richardson

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche shares this message on Facebook:

“I must share this beautiful message which I wanted everyone to know the meaning of life.”
A man died…. When he realised it, he saw God coming to him with a suitcase in his hand. Dialogue between dead man and God:

God:   Alright son it’s time to go
Man:   So soon? I had a lot of plans….
God:   I’m sorry, but it’s time to go
Man:   What do you have in that suitcase?
God:   Your belongings
Man:   My belongings, you mean my things, clothes, money……..
God:   Those things were never yours, they belong to the Earth
Man:   Is it my memories?
God:   No. They belong to Time
Man:   Is it my talent?
God:   No. They belong to circumstance
Man:   Is it my friends and family?
God:   No son. They belong to the path you travelled
Man:   Is it my wife and children?
God:   No. They belong to your heart
Man:   Then it must be my body
God:   No No …..it belongs to Dust
Man:   Then surely it must be my soul!
God:   You are sadly mistaken son. Your Soul belongs to me
Man with tears in his eye and full of fear took the suitcase from the God’s hand and opened it….

Empty……..

Heartbroken and with tears down his face, he asks God…
Man:   I never owned anything?
God:   That’s right, you never owned anything
Man:   Then? What was mine?
God:   Your MOMENTS. Every moment you lived was yours. Life is just a Moment. Live it… Love it… Enjoy it…

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