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China Galland recalls an ancient Indian story, which serves to illustrate that something only looks alien when it is not examined closely enough.
There are five facts which ought to be often contemplated by everyone – whether man or woman, householder or one gone forth as a monastic. What five?
“I am sure to become old; I cannot avoid ageing.”
“I am sure to become ill; I cannot avoid illness.”
“I am sure to die; I cannot avoid death.”
“I must be separated and parted from all that is dear and beloved to me.”
“I am the owner of my actions, heir of my actions, actions are the womb from which I have sprung, actions are my relations, actions are my protection. Whatever actions I do, good or bad, of these I shall become the heir.”
v The Buddha v
Yesterday we obeyed kings
If it were between countries, we'd call it a war.
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