On Sunday 14 February, Sis. Nandini Tan gave a Dhamma sharing based on Ittha Sutta (Anguttara Nikaya 5.43) on “What is welcome”, where the Buddha taught the householder Anathapindika the five things which are ‘welcome, agreeable, pleasant, and hard to obtain in the world’. The five things are long life, beauty, happiness, status and heavenly rebirth.
The Buddha said these five things could not to be obtained by way of prayers or wishes; otherwise who would lack of them? Instead, the Blessed One taught that those who desire long life, beauty, happiness, status and rebirth in heaven should follow the “path of Dhamma” which would lead them to have these five desirable conditions.
Sis. Nandini said besides being diligent in our practice to achieve “what is welcome”, we must also remember to count our blessings and be grateful for what we already have. We thank Sis. Nandini for her insightful Dhamma sharing. Sadhu anumodana!