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February 13, 2015

The Five Remembrances

No, the Five Remembrances are not a doo-wop group, but they are important. It would be good to keep in mind the Buddha’s Five Remembrances of aging, sickness, death, impermanence, and actions. We all age, youth is fleeting and it is all too soon we see an old face looking back at us in the mirror. We all have illness, we are all destined to die for there is no escaping it, we all are powerless to stop change, and the only thing that truly belong to us are the actions we perform. This isn’t the opinion of some high-minded one or some interpretation of some old scroll or book. It is fact, it is the truth.