This verse has been in my mind a lot these days and has given me a lot to think about on my sittings and through out my day. It makes me think on the many times in my life I had been the bad guy, regardless the reasons.All harmful acts, words and thoughts, ever committed by me since of old,
On account of beginningless greed, anger and ignorance,
Born of my body, mouth and mind,
Now I atone for them all
Don't get me wrong. I have never killed or anything that breaks the law. I'm just your average joe. I have many times helped, listened and done good, but in some stories I had taken the part of the villain.
When saying the verse daily, it makes me remember of all these times.
What do you think this means?I atone for them all
To repent? To understand? Do I take action like in the AA programs where you have to call people and say you're sorry?
Now I have never lived on the past. I let go things in a very natural way and I can move on from. It's just that this verse makes me think a lot.
What I'm doing with this is to reckon all the times I have been selfish, stubborn, arrogant, a show off, and by action or inaction have hurt people; thus I am mindful what can happen when I am not paying attention to my thoughts and words.
But am I right by doing this?