Reflections for “The Four Sights, Four Signs, and Four Sighs”

by | Oct 23, 2023 | Blog

The post titled The Four Sights, Four Signs, and Four Sighs is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

๐ŸŒ• Angela’s Reflections:

Prince Siddhattha had the wisdom to know that external sources of happiness were not ultimate happiness as they were subject to change and destruction ( or โ€œbirth, aging, sickness and deathโ€). Prince Siddhattha, who had everything going well for him, had the inner strength to renounce it all, as he had a greater, nobler motivation to help all sentient beings be free from suffering and be fully awakened. I feel deeply grateful to the Buddha for his immeasurable compassion and wisdom.ย 

๐ŸŒฑ Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • ๐Ÿ“ In what ways do you seek external sources of happiness? To what extent do you recognize their impermanence or changing fleeting nature?

  • ๐Ÿ“ How might you integrate the pursuit of a deeper, more lasting contentment right now in your current life?

  • ๐Ÿ“ How might you apply the Buddha’s example of compassion and understanding in your daily life?

Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.

Angela Ho

Extra Ordinary human bean, sharing union of Zen (or Chan ็ฆช) timelessness x tech boundlessness. 5 years spiritual sabbatical. Past life: leadership roles in Singapore public service. MIT and CMU graduate. Who is Angela? What's her story?