This is a genuine Buddha quote. It’s the 6th verse of the Dhammapada:
“Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” ~ The Buddha Click To Tweet
Some do not understand
that we must die,
But those who do realize this
settle their quarrels.
~ The Buddha
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What does it mean? And What does it feel if someone sees this word in scriptures?
It means that being aware that we are only here for a short time helps put small things — the things we fight about — in perspective. A good question to ask yourself when you’re getting angry is, “When I look back from my deathbed, will this matter?”
I used to worry about death a lot but after reading and researching this quote. I feel different. When I look back at life am I going to care that my mom told me to “Drink more tea?” Or anything bad….no, I won’t. I’ll look back and remember we’re you mentally strong enough to settle your quarrels.
This quote has had a big effect on me in the same way. When something starts to seem frustrating, I think, “Will I care about this when I’m on my deathbed?”
Those who do settle their quarrels?
Why? What does “settle” mean? What if the other guys doesnt want to settle?
“Settle” in this case would mean to let go of the desire to quarrel, seeing quarreling as a sad waste of the small amount of time we have available to us in this life. It doesn’t imply that we somehow reach agreement with people who want to quarrel with us.
This is a profound quote for me:
In a wider sense one could say:
“Some do not appear to behave with the light of the knowledge that one day we all reach the end of our lives on this earth; But when we become aware of this and remember this, it must surely change the way we ourselves behave.”
Yes, that’s very much it. The Buddha’s five remembrances should be seen in this light as well. Essentially they’re saying, “You’re going to get old, sick, and die, and lose everything you love — and you’re responsible for your own life, so how are you going to live it?”