I am of the nature to grow old.
There is no way to escape growing old.
I am of the nature to have ill-health.
There is no way to escape having ill-health.
I am of the nature to die.
There is no way to escape death.
All that is dear to me and everyone I love
areof the nature to change.
There is no way to escape being separated from them.
I inherit the results of my actions in body, speech, and mind.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
Over 2,500 years ago, the Buddha taught his monks to recite this contemplation
every morning so that the monks would be grounded in what is true and real.
Everything is impermanent. We have and own nothing but our actions.
Our actions are our true belongings. (Buddha)