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5/27/2008

zentao on the 5 certainties


On Zentao' s blog I have found a nice post about the five certainties which make sense to me. The author is Thich Hanh Nath and I quote from Zentaos post.


The five certainties

1st It is the natural course that I will get old. There is no way to escape the ageing.

2nd It is the natural course that I will get diseases. There is no way to the
to escape illness.

3rd It is the natural course that I die. There is no way to escape the death.

4th It is the natural course, that all things dear to me and all who are dear to me,
will change. There is no way, to escape being separated from them.

5th My actions are my only real heritage. I can not escape the consequences of my actions,
My deeds are the ground on which I stand.

4 comments:

A.V.C. said...

These are very good points indeed.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear a.v.c. thank you for sharing your interest.

Enreal said...

The five certainties... We all need to humbled back into a certain state of consciousness. All these things are true... I especially am drawn to the fifth...

Thank You for this... I needed these words today.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear enreal,

you have a fine way to express it. Thank you for visiting.