When things go badly, when I’m blamed, when I’m accused why do I look for the cause outside of myself? Why do I look to blame someone else?
I’m married because I haven’t overcome lust. I work because I haven’t overcome greed. And I don’t practice hard enough to find a way out because I haven’t overcome delusion and ignorance.
It’s folly to complain about one’s treatment when it’s the result of my own kamma. May I not dig myself deeper. May I take full responsibility for my life.