The whole timeline of our life is precious. Our actions of not just a lifetime, but of even a moment, can be of tremendous significance. The actions of a moment can be the turning point for good or for bad. Therefore, we must have a sense of responsibility, discerning what is virtuous and of purpose, and what is not of benefit and of harm. With that discernment, we take the responsibility to act, in each moment, in the best possible way, knowing that any moment or continuity of moments could be the most significant impact on the course of the rest of one’s life.
We should bear in mind that we regard ourselves as practitioners of the Dharma. This should mean that we are positively motivated. We want to develop positive outlook. We want to direct our activities towards wholesome and positive outcomes. That is the basic characteristic that distinguishes a practitioner of the Dharma. … We need to commit ourselves to using all our resources and directing ourselves towards a wholesome, beneficial, positive outcome.