Life is never a perfect piece and it is often confronted with mistakes and errors. From childhood until death do us part, we will commit mistakes and flaws one way or the other. While man never intend to commit mistakes deliberately, sometimes somewhere we tend to face with such a consequences that our act of diligence get entangled in the loop of ignorance letting our mistakes go unnoticed. Realizing that we have done a mistake latter becomes too late to recuperate.
As the old Bhutanese saying goes, “Even the speeches of priest flaws, even the flow of water in tap ceases” and so is our life. Mistakes in life are something that is inevitable, for we are neither enlightened like Buddha, nor a perfect human.Indeed nobody is perfect.
We fail to keep our words, it is our mistake; we tend to use abusive words out of anger, it is a mistake; and we even tend to conspire against someone for our own goodness, it is a mistake. Every mistake that we do brings a failure but not all failures are necessarily due to mistakes. So in order to prevent from repeated failure we should look back and get our mistakes rectified to have a better result latter.
Sometimes our anger and temper become root cause of mistakes. As said by Buddha, “Holding to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who get burnt” and such saying of Lord Buddha are the only exceptions that are without mistake. When something wrong happens or when someone has said something or done something against me, I often get angry but my anger and temper never solves my problem. Rather it makes me do more mistakes by either arguing with them or using rude words, which only leads to the degradation of my ties and friendship with those someone, only to get regretted latter which is going to be in vain. I feel sorry but sorry seems to be the hardest word.
When I reflect to the bygone day, I find that nothing new has happened to me during the day. Realizing that life is just passing on as swiftly as the flowing river, I try to look ahead, the following days, to do something new and achieve something better but every dream which I dreamt the day before remained unachieved as I look back in the evening the next day. These are all due to mistakes, tiny or big, which I have committed unknowingly. I try to incorporate the philosophy behind the repercussions of making mistakes and try not to repeat as stated above but somehow I fail to do so. May be its all because I am also one sentient being, yet submerged in the ocean of suffering. It is true, ‘To err is Human.’