The purpose of this meditation is to develop the strong belief that all living beings are experiencing complete happiness, and then to meditate on this belief in light of the fact that all living beings are our mother.

I began the meditation by doing breathing meditation, stilling my mind and experiencing an exquisite feeling of calmness, stillness, expansiveness and focus.

I then moved on to the main topic where I began by observing that this meditation needs to be done within the context of the previous great scope meditations. I reminded myself that all living beings are my kind mother and that they all want the same thing – to be free from suffering and to experience pure happiness. Their happiness is my main concern – all the happiness in the world comes from wishing others to be happy.

I focused on all living beings and imagined that my body transformed into the nature of a wish fulfilling jewel which had the actual power to give pure happiness to them. I imagined light rays emanating from my body, spreading across space touching all living beings. As the light touched them, they instantly experienced pure everlasting contentment and happiness.

I felt their happiness in my heart and rested my mind on this feeling of happiness – a happiness across all living beings.

I then thought about what this means in light of the fact that all living beings are my mother. I had already incorporated this aspect into my meditation, but I emphasised it again, making it clear that these living beings are actually my mother. My wish fulfilling light is making it possible for my mothers to experience happiness. This thought made the meditation object even more meaningful, and I stayed with the feeling and belief for the remainder of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings become wish fulfilling jewels, quickly becoming enlightened so that their light rays have the actual power to bestow pure happiness to all living beings.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will imagine light rays emanating from my heart, bestowing pure happiness onto everyone I meet, see and think about.