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The purpose of this meditation is to recognise the preciousness of our precious human life, and then to consider what this means in terms of Bodhichitta.
I started by thinking about how I hate being in samsara. Everything fades and decays. Suffering is everywhere. I turned to the Three Jewels and asked Buddha to help me in this meditation, so that it functioned to free me from samsara.
I then engaged in breathing meditation. I settled down and brought my mind into my heart. I then mixed it with my Guru’s mind, and floated in his stability and stillness for a while.
For the main meditation, I began by thinking about how I have everything I need. I have found a spiritual path – I have found a teacher – I have found Dharma books – I have found spiritual friends. All these things spring from one possession – my precious human life. Without my life, I have nothing. It is my most precious possession. I stopped thinking and focused on the fact that my human life is my most precious possession, and I slowly felt more and more happy and purposeful. I stayed with that thought for a while.
I then thought about what this means in terms of Bodhichitta. Bodhichitta is the wish that we become enlightened for the benefit of all living beings. It is a wonderful thing to have Bodhichitta. With this motivation, even actions such as drinking a cup of tea become deep spiritual practices. My practice of Bodhichitta depends upon my having a precious human life, which is the perfect vehicle for me to travel the paths to enlightenment. Considering this, I returned to my recognition that my human life is my most precious possession, flavoured with Bodhichitta.
May all living beings recognise their precious human life, and use it with Bodhichitta motivation to attain perfect and complete enlightenment.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will remember my precious human life, and view it as my most precious possession because through it I can fulfil my Bodhichitta wish.