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Essential Practice

When faced with the four inevitable events of every life (birth, disease, aging, and death), we realize that most of our daily concerns are vain and superficial. Those things that seem so important in the moment fade away. We regain … Continue reading

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What is overlooked

Trouble is always overcome when it has not yet happened; disturbance always arises in what is overlooked. Therefore be calm without forgetting danger, live without forgetting death, be orderly but don’t forget disorder. —Chih-Hsu Ou-I  

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Remember

Whatever is born will die; whatever is gathered will be dispersed; whatever is joined will come apart; whatever rises will fall down.

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Five Contemplations

I know I will age; I cannot escape aging. I know I will become ill; I cannot escape illness. I know I will die; I cannot escape death. In everything I love, there will be change and separation. I own … Continue reading

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