Impermanence – Changes


I decided to put a carrot top in a glass of water and witness life rebirth.

I could have thrown it into the garbage bin like I usually do. Then it would probably turn into something else.

However, with the right conditions, it decided to sprout again.

Changes are happening all the time.

Changes are possible because nothing is static.

In Buddhism we acknowledge this change, be mindful of it and make peace with it.

Sometimes the changes result in an outcome that we anticipated, sometimes not.

When changes does not result according to our expectation, we become sad, frustrated or angry.

The ultimate change in our life is death. A living person changes into a corpse.

We try not to think of it, but it will happen. That is nature.

Buddhist believe in rebirth and death becomes another change along this long endless cycle.

Seeing how things changes from one form into another, there is no exact birth and exact death. It is all just transformation.

With the right conditions for Enlightenment, we will change into Buddha.

Meanwhile, we still need to live this precious life as a human.

Precious because we had a chance to encounter Buddha-Dharma.

So let’s cherish this moment while it still last.

Do not anticipate and live in the illusory future, do not dwell on the illusory past.

The changes is happening now.



My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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