Saṃyutta Nikāya 12.37

Saṃyutta Nikāya 12.37

This body is not yours,
nor does it belong to others.

It is old karma,
to be seen as
fashioned by volition,
something to be felt.

Therefore, an instructed noble person
attends carefully and closely
to interdependent origination thus:

When this exists, that comes to be;
with the arising of this, that arises.
When this does not exist, that does not come to be;
with the cessation of this, that ceases.

This is not mine. I do not own experience. It unfolds based on causes and conditions. Yet I am responsible for awareness of its primordial flow. The quality of attention, the quality of the observing mind, impacts what from this flow manifests, what collapses into action of body, speech, or mind. ~ Mary