English Paras On Reflection

English reflection Paras

Reflection on robes

I use these robes to overcome cold, overcome heat, to overcome possible harm from flies, mosquitoes, wind, sun and poisonous creatures such as centipedes and scorpions. To cover parts of the body, if not covered will cause shame.

Reflection on food

I consume this food not for enjoyment. Not to develop manly strength. Not to fatten the body. Not even to beautify the body. I consume this food in order to maintain body  and life. To overcome the pain of hunger. To undertake practice in the Buddha sāsana. To carry on life over a long period. Consuming food in this manner overcomes my hunger. The pain caused by over eating does not arise. It enables me to continue life over a long period. This consumption of food not being an improper supply of food becomes a proper consumption of food. Consumption of food in correct quantities in this manner enables healthy living.

Reflection on senāsana

 I use this senāsana to overcome the cold. To overcome heat. To overcome possible harm from flies, mosquitoes, wind, sun and poisonous creatures such as centipedes and scorpions. To overcome possible harm from harsh climatic conditions. To prevent the mind from roaming about various objects and live with a concentrated mind.

Reflection on gilanpasa

 I consume this gilanpasa solely for overcoming ailments and pain in my body.

(Although, these have been stated earlier they are repeated to enable easy learning.)