This morning, I took a walk with Little Black in the garden.
It has been quite sometimes, I never go to garden due to my tight and busy schedule.
Lately, we are facing water shortage and also water rationing.
The weather is extremely hot, so we didn’t sow any new seeds in the garden, to save water and under hot sun, it’s quite a challenge for plant to grow well too.
We are glad that the situation is slightly better now, as it starts to rain again but we are still facing water shortage.
When I took a walk this morning, even though we didn’t sow seeds lately, but I saw growing plant like peanut, green vegetables, Cockscomb flower, there look healthy too. Definitely, the seeds were in the soil from the previous plant, it waited for the right conditions to grow.
This scenario deepen my understanding that whatever action from our body, speech and mind, it’ll ripen one day when the conditions are right. We can’t escape from what we’ve done in the past. We might not experience the effect now, but definitely we will experience it one day when all conditions are right.
As such, we must be mindful on our action, to have wholesome thought in every moment, to cultivate kindness and refrain from any evil thought, bring benefit to all beings. Whatever we have done in the past, we can’t unwind it but we can repent and cultivate “Good” cause NOW which is going to bring good effect later.
Let’s sow good seeds now!
A great teaching from Buddha:
Once a man came unto me and denounced me on account of my observing the Way and practicing great loving-kindness. But I kept silent and did not answer him. The denunciation ceased. Then I asked him. ‘If you bring a present to your neighbour and he accepts it not; does the present come back to you?’ He replied, ‘It will.’ I said, ‘You denounce me now, but as I accept it not, you must take the wrong deed back on your own person. It is like echo succeeding sound, it is like shadow following object; you never escape the effect of your own evil deeds. Be therefore mindful, and cease from doing evil.