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
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.

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.

I atone for them all
What do you think this means?

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?