The purpose of this meditation is to develop the feeling of relying completely upon a qualified spiritual guide, and then to meditate on this feeling in the light of the disadvantages of self-cherishing.
I began the meditation with focusing on dissolving my Guru into my heart and mixing my mind with his. On the basis of this, I developed a very good strong feeling of being one with my Spiritual Guide.
Following this I moved on to the main meditation. I began this stage by thinking about how I need to rely upon my Spiritual Guide throughout my life and in all my activities. My reliance upon him is the root of my spiritual activities and runs through all my actions. He shows me the path to follow, and tells me which actions to engage in and which actions to avoid.
I imagined the light of his wisdom entering into my life, filling my actions with virtue. I imagined my life being dark, and gradually different parts of it becoming filled with light, until the darkness was dispelled and my whole life was filled with his light. I focused on this life filled with light, caused by my reliance and his virtuous actions and intentions. I kept my mind on this and it filled me with a lovely calm, peaceful feeling – my mind mixed with my Guides wisdom and blessings.
After a while of really enjoying this feeling and being inspired by it, I moved on to the next stage.
I thought about what reliance means in light of the disadvantages of self-cherishing. Self-cherishing is the feeling that my happiness and my freedom is the most important thing in the world. My Spiritual Guide shows me how foolish and harmful this attitude really is. He reveals the methods for me to see for myself the disadvantages of self-cherishing. He also teaches me the ways to overcome and finally abandon self-cherishing altogether. With this recognition, I felt the light of my Spiritual Guide’s wisdom dispel the darkness of my mind and heal my mental continuum. I focused on this feeling for the rest of the meditation – which was wonderful.
May all living beings find the opportunity to receive perfect spiritual instructions from a qualified Spiritual Guide, and put these instructions into practice for the benefit of all.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will try to keep this feeling of my Spiritual Guide’s wisdom filling my life and guiding all my actions.
At the end of the meditation I made a special determination to try and keep this