Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Five Subjects for Frequent Recollection

Thannisaro Bhikku's translation from Access to Insight



Age, sickness, death, impermance, karma - these 5 subjects we should contemplate frequently.


I am of the nature to age, I have not gone beyond aging.
I am of the nature to sicken, I have not gone beyond sickness.
I am of the nature to die, I have not gone beyond dying.
All that is mine, beloved and pleasing, will become otherwise, will become separated from me.

I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma,
Related to my kamma, abide supported by my kamma.
Whatever kamma I shall do, for good or for ill -
Of that I will be the heir.

Thus we should frequently recollect.

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2 Comments:

Blogger TimikaE俞萍_Harkey偉昀 said...

Good mind, good find. ....................................................

10:05 AM  
Blogger 韋于倫成 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。.........................

3:05 AM  

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