Pero wrote:I'm surprised to be hearing that there is a meaning of life from Buddhists... No teaching I ever heard or read indicated so, but more like the opposite, like Malcolm is saying.
then you havent studied shantidevas bodhicharyavatara. or other mahayana text's that deal with motivation of life.
So could you please provide me with quotes that say there is some meaning of life?
mahayana buddhist could maybe say that there is no meaning in theyre life other than helping others, so they have no meaning for themselves or theyre personal pursuits of life etc but to say that all life has no meaning is dammn nihilistic and i dont think they teach that either in the teachings of buddha.
There is a difference between "a meaning of life" and "a meaning to someone's life".
In regards to meaning of life, the best things I've ever read is this (from Barefoot Zen):
"A student asked a sage:
"What gives life its meaning?"
The sage replied:
"Death, since without it, life loses its meaning."