The purpose of this meditation is to put our wishing love into practice by imagining giving all living beings perfect happiness, and then to see what this means in terms of wishing love.

I began by dissolving my Guru into my heart, and then feeling his tranquillity and stability slowly filling my body and mind. Once I had a feeling that my body had dissolved into my mind and that my mind had dissolved into his mind, I focused on the feeling of stillness and bliss for a while…

I then moved on to the main meditation.

I began by thinking that I have a limited human life and that I need to take its essence right now. I have to complete my spiritual practice in this lifetime. I need to realise emptiness, and then free myself and then others from samsara. I thought about the practice of giving. At the moment, living beings are wandering in samsara looking for happiness and being unable to find it. They are like moths which cannot be satisfied with the light and warmth of candle flames, but feel they must plunge into the fire itself. I thought of living beings like this, getting too close to the flames of objects of desirous attachment, and being burnt by their satisfactoriness.  I imagined them being burnt again and again until they finally die, disillusioned and unsatisfied. I let this awful truth settle on my mind.

Then, I imagined that from my Guru at my heart, light rays emerged and turned my body into a flame of Dharma – a flame brighter than any other – so bright it was like the sun compared to a tiny candle light. I imagined the light reaching all living beings and them being attracted to it. I imagined them coming closer and closer and then entering the flame of Dharma, and instead of being burnt, they found increasing satisfaction.

I imagined all living beings coming into the centre of the flame, and the three collections of all living beings, myself and my Guru all becoming one, and dissolving into emptiness. It was completely blissful. I stayed with this feeling for a while.

I then moved on to think about what this means in light of wishing love. Without wishing love, I will never be able to give pure happiness to others. With this in mind, I returned to my feeling of having satisfied the aim of wishing love, and of having nourished all living beings with a banquet of delight.

Dedication

May all living beings find the satisfaction of the flame of Dharma, and dwelling in it’s perfection, may they become enlightened beings for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

As I go about my day I will try to imagine Dharma light emanating from the Guru at my heart, giving all living beings pure happiness.