seek the truth of life


Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

I was watching an TV program and it's between a monk who speaks very good English and the host. Generally speaking, a person who's English is so good should not be a monk but, for example, a business person. So when the host asked him why he decided to be a monk, he said:

I want to seek the truth of life.

I wonder if the bold is natural. It is commonly believed that Buddhism is the philosophy for the basic understanding the universe.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    It is not a standard expression. But it is a natural sentence. It just is not 100% clear what he means.

    Perhaps the bold means "the true nature of the universe we live in". As OP points out, Buddhists believe that the universe is different from what our senses show. Some other religions believe this too. Some scientists have expressed this too.
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