What is our final destination when we learn and practice Buddhism?

Question: What is our final destination when we learn and practice Buddhism?

practicebuddhism-GN-1Answer: The final destination is to bring happiness and peace to all beings. If you only wish happiness for yourself, you can do it, but you will never reach the final destination. The life of all beings is equally important. This is not a strange objective that is inscrutable to normal people who are used to be self-centred.

Via sadhana, you acquire the wisdom that truly releases you of your fear of death through understanding of what happens in the process of death and knowing where to go after death. You may share your understanding with others and even help them during their process of death. But if you have not achieved this transformation yourself, how can you hope to bring it about in others? When someone is dying, anyone can sit by their bedside and console them by saying, “Don’t worry, don’t be afraid…” But such good intentions cannot resolve deep-seated fear. We must achieve peace with a good preparation to our own death before we can hope to help others.

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