On the first Sunday Service of 2020 on 5 January, Bro. Tan Siang Chye delivered a Dhamma talk during the weekly Sunday Morning Service. He spoke about the importance of reflection. Having listened to a Dhamma talk or read a Dhamma book, we should contemplate about what we learned and consider our own progress on the path of Dhamma. We also need to follow through by taking action to change for the better.
In Anguttara Nikaya 5.54, the Buddha explained the suitable occasions for us to strive and realise the Dhamma. These occasions are when one is young and energetic, when one is seldom ill or afflicted, when food is plentiful for one to sustain oneself, when people are dwelling in concord together, and when the Sangha is dwelling at ease together and content with the same teaching.
We thank Bro. Siang Chye for this timely sharing at the start of the New Year. Let us be reminded to reflect wisely and make full use of our supporting conditions to progress on our spiritual path.