Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/07/2017

It’s My Life

Going through the day there are always myriad reasons to feel outraged, wronged and slighted. Maybe I'm treated worse than others. Maybe I'm treated better. But, in the end, what matters is what I allow to occupy my mind.

It's my life and when I die where do I want this stream of consciousness to go? Do I want my last living moments to have passed pondering the faults of others and bathing my heart in the flames of anger and hatred? What kind of rebirth would lie ahead?

May I forgive all harms not solely for the benefit of others but because I care deeply about my own salvation. May I free myself from the tyranny of my defilements.


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  1. Beautiful words.

    • Thank you. Be well!


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