As a point of introduction I am but a layperson with little understanding of things and a very basic practice. I do however spend much time at it and consider it a pursuit of most significance as my pursuits go. I have suceeded by my count in the things of this realm to the limited extent that I may suceed, and now devote my considerations, when not distracted, elsewhere. I seek no more of these things of this realm, such as wealth power or influence, but do require some continuances so I may go on with my practice and to attend to issues of karmic debt incurred by endeavoring in this lifetime, states such as that of a householder. But largly these things no longer interest me.
I have prior spent several years in attempts at service, to establish a base of karmic effect(and also to help peoples) from which I may progress in understanding. I now, excepting some select monetary and family responsibility necessity, attempt to endeavor in understanding of this thing with that as primary(though often distracted) focus.
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The part you have quoted is a good philosophy and sounds similar to one of my all-time favorite movies:http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Bucket_List