The Fifth Posture
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The Fifth Posture

Only One Thing is Truly Yours

Could a focus on aging, sickness and death relieve your anxiety?

Photo by Raychan on Unsplash

The teachings of the Buddha are countercultural in the most radical ways, and there is no better example of this than the teaching known in Buddhism as the Five Reflections. Here they are in a form that I hope makes them clear:

This body is of the nature to age; so it’s only natural for me to age.

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Rev Christie

She/Her ~ Contemplative Minister at Deep South Dharma and The Beautiful Human School on Teachable. Tip to donate to Buddhist Global Relief and relieve hunger.