Do you practice meditation?
Do you spend time with yourself and contemplate about life?
It’s really great to contemplate about the 5 remembrances.
“I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill-health. There is no way to escape ill-health.
I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.
All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them.
My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
A lot of us spent great time and great money on skin care, cosmetic, vitamins, health product to maintain youthfulness.
We can only to delay the aging process but we can’t stop it.
As such, no matter how hard we pray for long life, we are going to age and die.
We need to accept this fact of life.
A lot of people will immediately reject when sickness strike. They use to think their body free from disease.
They are not going to fall sick.
Is it possible?
Sickness is in our human package.
Nobody can avoid, however we can minimize the frequency of falling sick with maintaining healthy lifestyle.
A lot of people trying their best to avoid the topic of death.
They are so worried to talk or to think about the death. They consider this is an inauspicious topic.
However, it’s better to get ready for death as nobody can escape.
Flip through the history book and check around, you know the best, face it not hide from it.
Have you attend any funeral?
Do you see the dead person can bring along any worldly wealth, house, cash, car, clothes, luxury items and others?
Do you see the dead person can bring along their lovely wife, husband, children, friends, relatives and others?
No matter how rich you are, how close is your relationship, how much you are going to miss in this life, you need to DETACH!
Nothing you can bring along at the death-bed!
You are creating good or bad karma in every second of your life.
You are responsible for your own karma.
You can’t bring anything at your death-bed except your own karma.
Contemplate about this 5 remembrances, you can further understand that life is impermanence and nothing for you to worry or fear.
You are the one who cause suffering to yourself!
May your heart be peaceful and free!
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Great you love it and sharing with others! with metta
They are powerful indeed… With apologies for leaving a link in a comment, here is my reflection on them related to fatherhood: http://wp.me/p2R0UA-5t
I wish you well~
Thank you! Well written articles and blog! May you be Well and Happy! With metta
Wow, love your post. It really struck a chord with me as I’m in the process of huge changes in my life and spent a lot of time connecting with what it is I really want. Thank you. Blessings, Lisa x
Hi! Sis, Thanks! May you be Well and Happy! Smile always! with metta
Thanks for liking my blog! I think yours is great … I am following it to get bits of your wisdom every day. Thank you!
Hi! Thank you! Much appreciated for your comment! Cheers!
Love it! Trying to live it as best I can thank you.
one of the hardest thing to do is detach. we can avoid bad karma if we have detach to this material world first.
Hehe! So wise yet need great effort to detach from material world.. Be mindfulness!We can achieve this too.. Cheers, bro!
I’ll try to keep the Five Remembrances in mind, so that I don’t get caught up in things that don’t really matter. Thanks, Lijiun. 🙂
Excellence! Smile always! with metta
“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.” Doesn’t this quote bring it all together?
so true! Cheers!
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