THE FIVE REMEMBRANCES

The Five Remembrances are the Buddha’s teaching of life and change.

Here is a beautiful version of The Five Remembrances from zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh.

  • I am of nature to grow old. I cannot escape old age.
  • I am of nature to have ill health. I cannot escape ill health.
  • I am of nature to die. I cannot escape dying.
  • All that is dear to me and eveyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being seperated from them. I cannot keep anything. I come here empty-handed, and I go empty-handed.
  • My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.

 

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