A Buddhist Homily
Nothing happens without a cause. The union of this man and this woman has not come about accidentally. This tie can therefore not be broken or dissolved. In the future, happy occasions will come as surely as the morning. Difficult times will come as surely as night. When things go joyously, meditate and think clearly. When things go badly, meditate and think clearly. Meditation on the applied wisdom of the sages leads to truths that will guide your life. To say the words ‘love and compassion’ is easy, but to accept that love and compassion are built upon patience and perseverance is not easy. Your marriage will be firm and lasting if you remember this.