We live in mundane life and follow a mundane rules, we always assume that everything is permanence, we work hard, enjoy life and be happy.
Majority of us, we spend a lot of time to pursuit and accumulative material wealth either for ourself or our family members. We might trade in all our time to gain the material wealth, it’s the 1st priority in life.
Why are we doing this? To give a security for our future, the older day.. and also to support our family members, allow them to have a comfortable lifestyle.
Imagine, if something happen, say fire, flood, natural disaster and we lost all our wealth…
Can you take it?
Some of us, we love to climb corporate ladder in order to become the most powerful people in the company. In order to be succeeded, we might not following precepts and do a lot of things against our consciences. His/ Her world is built on power and authority, imagine if something happen, he/she fall down from the corporate ladder, can they take it?
Some of us, we might love to cling on relationship, we live for others, for our family members and no personal time for ourself. Imagine suddenly, our loved one passed away, how do you react?
Some of us, we might look healthy now, yet fall sick later. Can you accept it? How do you react?
Sometimes, the building looks solid, yet it collapsed. Can you trust your eyes?
Everything changes in every second of life, nothing is permanence. Even though, whatever you see as “Solid”, it change within and you can’t see the changes with your eyes.
As such, you might assume, “permanence” and we want things to be permanence and in actual fact it can’t. As such, we are suffering.
“All conditioned things are impermanent”, When one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering.
“That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence. It is the ordinary state of affairs. Everything is in process. Everything—every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate—is always changing, moment to moment.”
Don’t ever assume, everything will run smoothly, my family members will live long and healthy, my job will last long, I can keep all my wealth and power….
Always contemplate about impermanence of life. The best thing, you can do, take a walk and look at the nature…. Its shared with us on the impermanence. Look at the seed of plant, if everything is permanent, can it grow to a tree? Look at the falling leaves, falling tree, if everything is permanence, can this be happening?
Once you understand “Impermanence of life”, you are able to relieve yourself from suffering.
“Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible.” By Thich Nhat Hanh