The purpose of this meditation is to generate the strong recognition that all living beings are my mother, and then to meditate on this recognition in light of equalising self and others.

I began with dissolving my Guru into my heart and mind, and remaining with this recognition for a while.

I then started looking at the fact that my mind is a continuum and in my previous lives I have had mothers. All these mothers from my past lives are, in fact, the other living beings I see around me are actually my mothers. Each and every one of them has been my mother in the past, and loved my as dearly as any mother loves her only precious child.

I focused on this recognition and felt a bond with others stretching back through time. I reached a determination that I will keep this bond in mind and always recognise others as, in essence, my mother.

After keeping this determination in my mind for a while, I decided to see what this means in light of equalising self and others. There is a close relationship here, because once I am convinced that all living beings are my mother, I can generate very warm positive feelings towards them easily. This will help me equalise my love for others with my love for myself. I returned to my meditation on the recognition that all living beings are my mother, and strengthened my determination to maintain this view throughout the day.

Dedication

May all living beings recognise their true relationship with others, and through this recognition experience the true happiness of enlightenment for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will maintain the view that all living beings are my kind mother.