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The Four Reminders

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center

14 Heartwood Circle

Newmarket, NH 03857

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The 4 Reminders

This human birth is precious,
An opportunity to awaken,
But this body is impermanent;
Ready or not, one day I shall die.

So this life I must know
As the tiny splash of a raindrop,
A thing of beauty that disappears
Even as it comes into being.

The karma I create
Shapes the course of my life,
But however I act
Life always has difficulties;
No-one can control it all.
Only the Dharma
Can free me and others
From suffering forever.

Therefore I recall
My heart’s longing for freedom,
And resolve to make use
Of every day and night
To realize it.*

Our summer program for Tuesday evenings will be an exploration of the Four Reminders. The Four Reminders are reflections that take in the reality of our situation as human beings, and put us in touch with the precious opportunity of Dharma practice. Found in preliminary teachings of Tibetan Buddhist practice systems, the Four Reminders remain relevent and crucial prompts to remembering our purpose. Please join us for meditation, community, and lively discussion! Open to all and by donation.

*Written/compiled by Viveka, and reworked by Vessantara and Vijayamala.

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Newmarket, NH 03857

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