Posted by: Upāsaka | 04/17/2017

Am I Ready?

One technique I’ve been using lately is to reflect on whatever it is I am doing or intend to do by asking myself if I am ready for this action to be the last thing I ever do. In other words, if I were to die right now, would I be content with the quality of the mind as it would be colored by the last word, thought or deed undertaken. 
Clearly, such a reflection derives much of its strength from my own belief in the karmic potency of one’s last act in this life but it may prove to be useful even if that is lacking. Anyway, I wish for all of us to live without regret and remorse and to pursue the purification of our hearts. 

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