An analogy to help us when we are feeling lots of negativeness - 得了暇满人身, 不要因小失大

Venerable Ru Jun shares this analogy:
Someone gives you a huge mansion. However, you reject the gift as there is a big hole in the wall of the living room.
(from 720min mark)

My learning from here:

  • my life (暇满人身) is precious but I am spending the bulk of it on trivial stuff
  • I am even getting badly affected over the said trivial stuff when I should be hyped up over the opportunities that my life presents
  • to be beware of this topsy-turvy thinking, see the positiveness and train myself to focus on my practice