17 Jan
2014

A Buddhist Monks Definition of Success (Short Video)

“I regard success as sort of the totality, how we are in life, how we are in our business, how we are in a meditation practice. Is it all successful?”

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the global network of Shambhala Meditation Centers…he spends much of his time lecturing and supporting the Buddhist teachings. 

He makes such a good point here; people (myself included) often equate success in monetary terms, and yet…is that what really fulfills us? 

I don’t think so. Holding onto the idea that money is somehow the height of humanity is wholly false…and based around a concept that money provides security. I mean, don’t get me wrong, money is important for survival- but after that, it starts to wear down true happiness.

What do you think? Does his take on success resonate with you?

Via The Yoga Blog

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