Unlike machines, people have emotions. So we should live like human beings, not machines. I feel that modern society is very inhuman; it’s become robotized. This is a global problem; it’s this lack of humanity that drives lots of people to suicide, and this is very sad. In comparison to three or four centuries ago, people today are more susceptible to mental illness. Be that as it may, we have no choice but to live in the 21st century. We can’t go back in time, but what we can do is to live a happy and peaceful life. There are lots of challenges in life; while facing them, don’t come under the influence of destructive emotions; don’t let them control your life.

~Khangser Rinpoche~