The purpose of this meditation is to meditate on the entire Lamrim in light of equalising self and others.

I began with some breathing meditation, slowly letting my attention settle on the breath until is was calm and centred.

I then started to think about the Lamrim meditations. They are a cycle of meditations which contain the entire path to enlightenment. I imagined them like  a glowing ring surrounding me. Each time I complete a cycle, they glow just a little bit brighter. I imagined them glowing brighter and brighter until my normal appearances and conceptions were completely lost in the light, and I felt completely mixed with the Lamrim and enlightenment.

I then thought about what this means in light of equalising self and others.

Equalising self and others is one of the Lamrim meditations, and a fundamental step on the path to enlightenment. Equalising self and others is a beautiful feeling – one of equality and shared love. How wonderful to be trying to build this into one’s mind and life!

I returned to the feeling of bright light surrounding and permeating me, and stayed with it for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all the virtue I have accumulated here ripen upon all living beings, and may they quickly attain the supreme inner peace of full enlightenment.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will remind myself of the special virtuous qualities of the Kadam Lamrim, and of how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to mix my mind with these meditation objects – what is more meaningful in this world?