Five things should be contemplated according to Buddha.

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These five things should often be contemplated by both women and men, by both householder and home leaver. What five?

(1) Old age can come to me; I have not got beyond old age.

(2) Sickness can come to me: I have not got beyond sickness.

(3) Death can come to me; I have not got beyond death.

(4) I must be separated and parted from all that is dear and beloved to me.

(5) I am the result of my own deeds, the heir to deeds – deeds are the source, the kin and the foundation.

Whatever deed I do, whether good or bad, I shall become heir to that.”

These five things should often be contemplated by both women and men, by both householder and home-leaver.

Gautama Buddha [Anguttara Nikaya III.71]