The teachings of Ill Won Song 7/28/14
Mindfulness in Daily Life 1. One should make it a rule to arise in the morning and retire at night at appropriate times, and to take food, cleanse oneself, work, and rest at suitable times. One should act in one’s daily affairs in an orderly way. 2. One should wash one’s face and brush one’s teeth every day, and bathe and launder one’s clothes at appropriate times to keep oneself always clean. 3. One should look around the home, the garden, and one’s neighborhood to keep one’s surroundings clean and to keep frequently used items in good order. 4. When one has available time, one should prepare in advance by observing the circumstances. 5. One should be always cautious even when one is alone; one should be discreet and not be negligent or inattentive. 6. When one is attendant on his parents, teachers, or seniors, one should inquire after their health at an appropriate time, observe good manners, and sincerely carry out what they ask. 7. To one’s mentor, one should properly and courteously report about one’s destination when going out and greet him or her when one is back. 8. Every night before going to bed and after arising, one should offer a prayer with sincerity and constancy. After praying and before going to bed, one should check the functioning of one’s mind and body that day by writing about ten minutes in a diary and by questioning yourself about your daily mindfulness. One should not forget the teaching: Everywhere a Buddha Image, Every Act a Buddha Offering, Timeless Zen, and Placeless Zen. One should always keep the mind of reverence.