Wednesday 27 May 2020 (19:15 -21:00)
17 Lower Redland Road, Redland
The 4 reminders turn our minds towards the dharma. They are very simple and straightforward and require us to break the habits of a lifetime. They urge us to wake up before it's too late. They provide purpose and meaning to our lives.
This talk will introduce these teachings in a simple, accessible and direct way as described in Dennis Hunter's book: The 4 Reminders.
In both Buddhist (B) and layman's (l) language, the 4 reminders are:
- (B) This precious human birth:
(l) Appreciate your Life. Do something meaningful with it.
- (B) Impermanence:
(l) Life is short (and then you die). Don't waste time.
- (B) Karma:
(l) You create your own reality. Make sure its a good one.
- (B) Samsara:
(l) Going in circles in pointless. Wake up!
By contemplating the 4 reminders, we can see how they relate to our everyday lives and how all life on our planet is subject to these 4 realities. So we need to wake up now before it's too late!