The wise man knows that it is better to fill his life with good things little by little, rather than try to do too much at once. He understands that each drop of goodness adds up over time, and eventually leads to a full life filled with happiness and fulfillment. The wise man also knows that it is better to avoid negative influences and instead focus on positive ones. In this way, he can avoid the pitfalls that come with a life lived without purpose or direction. By filling his life with good, the wise man can attain true happiness and peace of mind.
The Importance of Living a Good Life, One Drop at a Time
Many wisdom traditions speak to the importance of living a good life. The Buddha’s quote, “Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little. fills himself with good.” speaks to this truth in a profound yet simple way. Just as a water pot can only be filled drop by drop, so too must we fill our lives with good deeds, thoughts, and actions. Over time, the cumulative effect of living a good life in this way can be transformative, both for ourselves and for the world around us. In a world that often seems filled with violence, hatred, and greed, the importance of living a good life, one drop at a time, has never been more important. So let us each strive to make our own small contribution to making the world a better place, one drop at a time.