Examine Yourself

Khun Yay Chan KonnokyoongExamine yourself before bedtime each night, take a few minutes to meditate upon your day.
Reflect on everything you have done throughout the day, from the time you
wake up, to the time you go to bed (i.e., waking, eating, working, meditating,
keeping the precepts, giving alms).

Reflect on how much merit you have accumulated and how many bad deeds
you have committed today. Resolve to relinquish all the negative actions that
lead to bad Kamma. Don’t even let one particle of your demerit linger with
you overnight.

Contemplate on giving up. Give up wrongdoings. Give up bad actions.
Give up everything evil. Give up the slackness in your meditation.
Contemplate on improving. Improve on doing more good deeds. Make the
effort to improve yourself and build up good kamma every day. Think of this
life as your final existence and your last opportunity to capture all the merits.

September 31, 1976

Excerpt from Khun Yay’s Teaching

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