Buddha Vacana (July 23, 2555)
These five things should often be contemplated by both men and women, by both householder and home leaver. What five? ‘Old age can come to me; I have not got beyond old age. Sickness can come to me: I have not got beyond sickness. Death can come to me; I have not got beyond death. I am the result of my own deeds, the heir of my deeds – deeds are the source, the kin and the foundation of what I am. Whatever deed I do, whether good or bad, I shall become heir to that.’ These five things should often be contemplated by both women and men, by both householder and home-leaver.
Note. This teaching from the Tipitaka book of Anguttara should remind all of us of the states in our life. And that we must and will take responsibility for whatever we do in life. The Law of Kamma (like God) applies everywhere in space-time.