5 Things Buddhists Should Contemplate Every Day

5-antique-art-5733Buddha advised that we should contemplate the following five things every day:

  1.  I am aging and will continue to age. I have not gone beyond aging.
  2.  I will get sick. I have not gone beyond getting sick.
  3.  I will eventually die. I have not gone beyond dying.
  4. All that is mine, beloved and pleasing will eventually become separated from me.
  5. I am the owner of my Karma. Whatever Karma I shall do, for good or bad, I shall own the results of my intentional actions. Karma is supporting us and we have to be careful about our Karma.