The purpose of this meditation is to generate the sincere wish for all living beings to experience pure happiness, and then to consider what this means in light of great compassion.

I began with breathing meditation, and then moved on to the next part.

I started by recalling my affectionate and cherishing love for all living beings without exception. I visualised them with me, and saw that they search for happiness only to find that true lasting happiness slips through their fingers. I thought about how I wished that they could attain lasting happiness, and I focused on this wish for a while.

After that, I wondered what this meant in light of great compassion.

It seemed to me that this and the next meditation are partners in attaining the basic aims of all living beings. We all want to be free from suffering (compassion and taking) and we all want to find lasting happiness (wishing love and giving). It delighted me that these two basic wishes are answered perfectly in the Lamrim, and I focused once more on the wish for others to be happy…


May all living beings see that all the happiness in the world comes from wishing others to be happy, and through this practice quickly become Buddhas for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to wish happiness on others and do what I can to give them happiness.