All of samsara’s victory and defeat, joy and sorrow only alternate; nothing whatsoever endures. Pleasure and wealth, no matter how exquisite, are futile to pursue. All activities other than the sacred Dharma are therefore pointless deeds and do not transcend the cycle of misery.
For these reasons, practice a teaching that is of true benefit for the future, namely, the sacred Dharma that brings deliverance from the three realms of samsara.
—Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche