The footprints of all the four-legged, four-legged, and multi-limbed animals in this world can be included in the elephant’s footprint. Also, the Blessed Supreme Buddha preached that even if there are some meritorious Dhammas, they can be included in the single fact that they are all impermanent.
Don’t be afraid of merit!
Infertility provides protection for life. It brings happiness. We should all be impatient about two things. One is to be impatient in order to add merit to life. The Blessed One preached that one should not be afraid of merit. (Ma Bhikkhave Pugnanam Bhaiththa) Always cultivate meritorious deeds. (Kattabban Kusalan Bahung) The meritorious deeds that we accumulate in this life enrich our worldly life.
The reason for having a good human life in this life is none other than the meritorious deeds done in Sasara. It is because of merit that one is born in the worlds of bliss such as divine man. It is also because of merit that an environment conducive to Dharma realization is created.
Delay In Everyday Life
The second thing we should not be impatient about is to be free from this worldly sorrow. The Blessed One preached that one does not praise Bhava even for a moment. Therefore, we must work hard to get rid of this worldly sorrow as soon as possible. Because of the many activities in daily life, we postpone the conduct of the Dhamma until later.
Often we think of getting a job, building a house, teaching children, etc. as the most important problems we have. But we are not tempted to think about it, recognizing that aging, illness, and death are the most serious problems that we all inherit.
Many people think of being free from household chores and practicing Dhamma in the last days of life. The reason is that we do not think that we will face death at any moment. Therefore, the Lord Buddha preached that in order for a pancharamadi person to be apamaramadi, he should always practice death meditation. No one can say whether we will be able to live long enough to let the inhaled air down. This life is so volatile.
But most of the time, we just go through the motions of planning for the future. Often those plans have to be kept in mind and die. The person who practices Maranasati meditation will work hard to get rid of this worldly sorrow very quickly. Constantly trying to improve Samatha Vidarshana. Therefore, those who postpone the realization of the Dhamma until later should practice the practice of increasing the week of death frequently in order to attain apathy.
– Death Meditation –
All creatures that are born will die. The god of the heavens, the god of the bumblebee, the four-limbed beast, and all mankind will die. No born animal can escape death. Everyone must face death. No one can say at what moment or by what cause death occurs.
Anyone can die in the womb, at birth, in infancy, childhood, adolescence, middle age, or old age. No one can say that a person who is born dies like this at this time. There is no age difference on death.
Rich people, poor people, educated people, ignorant people, powerful people, weak people, caste people, poor people, virtuous people, poor people, ugly people, ugly people, talented people. And the incompetent will die. There is no personal distinction between death.
In the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, and at night, any man or woman can die. There is no time limit on death.
Death can result from drowning, exposure to fire, or poisoning. Diseases, natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, accidents, poisonous animal bites, inhumans, someone else’s subconscious, death, choking, suffocation. Death can result from suffocation or stumbling. There is no difference in the chances of death.
Pirinivan set foot on the Supreme Buddha, the Supreme Buddha on earth, and the great Arahant, who wiped out all defilements. The nobles who reaped the fruits of the path also died.
Daylight passes by, leading a person’s life to death. No one can say whether the inhaled air will be able to survive for as little as a short time. That way, anyone can die, even in a very short time. For all creatures born, death is an inheritance. Kusal Dhamma should be developed during one’s lifetime. Samatha Vidarshana should be increased. We have to work hard to get rid of the sadness of samsara.
A person whose head is on fire should try and exert himself in the same way that he tries to extinguish the fire, but he should always exert himself in order to get rid of the sorrows of samsara. Must be impatient.