The purpose of this meditation is to generate the feeling of giving others pure happiness, and then to meditate on this in light of the practice of taking.

After stilling my mind through breathing meditation, I moved on to the main topic.

I imagined sitting with my Guru and our bodies dissolving into light and mixing. Together we became the nature of a wish fulfilling jewel which was completely clear. From this clarity arose light rays which radiated out and touched all living beings. They instantly experienced complete clarity and inner peace. Once I had established this image in my mind, I focused on the feeling of shared clarity and inner peace for a while…

After this I decided to look at this feeling in light of the practice of taking.

We practice taking before giving because it is difficult for living beings to experience happiness while they still have gross sufferings.  The practice if giving is founded on the assumption that living beings are free from gross sufferings, and once again I saw how the Lamrim objects are all interdependent and laid out in precisely the correct order that they all make sense. With this in mind, I returned to the beautiful feeling of giving pure lasting happiness to all living beings.


May the gross sufferings of all living beings come to an end, and may all living beings live without obstructions and fear, passing utterly beyond perversity, abide in the perfection of wisdom.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to imagine rays of clear light emanating from my real body to the hearts of others, and by ‘seeing’ these rays, follow their intention and try to physically and mentally give happiness to others.