The Five Remembrances

Aug 7, 2020 | Blog

The Five Remembrances are the Buddha’s teaching of life and change. Here is a powerful version of The Five Remembrances from Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh.

  • I am of nature to grow old. I cannot escape old age.
  • I am of nature to have ill health. I cannot escape ill health.
  • I am of nature to die. I cannot escape dying.
  • All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them. I cannot keep anything. I come here empty-handed, and I go empty-handed.
  • My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.