Don’t covet those things that belong to others,
let go of deceptiveness and overblown pride,
and uphold trust,
and in all circumstances,
cultivate bright and upright wisdom,
always relying upon our inner foundation.
In this way, may we all come to realize our inherent nature.
Today is Chuseok in Korea, or Korean Thanksgiving, if you will. It’s a day when everyone dresses up, families get together, and children bow to parents. It’s considered a time of giving thanks to those who have gone before, and due to whose efforts we are here today.
So, in a sense, today’s verse from the Noon Blessing is appropriate: If you want to repay all of those who have come before, work at being an outstanding person! What better way to repay their efforts?