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The pursuits of life

   What things do people pursue in life?  What do they chase 
   after?  Let us attempt to list them: 

      - pleasure                        - socializing
      - fun                             - social status
      - entertainment                   - high paying jobs
      - sex                             - wealth
      - eating                          - power
      - friendship                      - fame
      - acceptance                      - recognition
      - big cars                        - financial security
      - big, lovely houses              - children
      - luxury                          - ease
      - many possessions                - comfort
      - alcohol and drugs               - sleep             
      - thrills, excitement

   There is another list of things that a certain select few 
   people through the ages have pursued.  Let us list them: 

      - spiritual truth                 - the welfare of others
      - wisdom                          - understanding of oneself
      - spiritual understanding         - inner peace
      - knowledge                       - good health
      - peacefulness                    - emotional balance
      - marital peace and harmony       - good children           

   What is more important in life --- spiritual understanding or 

   What is more important in life --- many possessions or a good 

   What is more important in life --- inner peace or the 
     acceptance of others? 

   What is more important in life --- social status or 
     understanding of oneself? 

   What is more important in life --- good eating or good health? 

   What is really important in life and what isn't?  What things 
     should we pursue?  Where ought our priorities to be in this 


   Feb 1987

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