The purpose of this meditation is to generate the strong feeling that we identify with the emptiness of our Buddhanature.

I began by making the appropriate preparations and then moved on to think about the ultimate supreme goal of human life.

At the moment I think of myself as a human with a fleshy body. I identify with it, and with my ordinary mind, full of delusions. I think ‘this is me’.

girl on rocksMy precious human life gives me the opportunity to turn all this on its head. I can identify with my pure Buddhanature instead. I focused on the calm peaceful feeling at my heart that I established in my breathing meditation, and identified that as my Buddhanature – my pure potential. I tried to exist in that feeling, and keep my mind focused on it.

I then reminded myself that this Buddhanature is completely lacking in any inherent existence – it does not exist in any way except as its emptiness. The bottom seemed to drop out of the feeling, and it became completely all encompassing and nowhere at the same time. I tried to keep my mind mixed with that state for the rest of the meditation, and when I forgot the feeling, I re-established it by going through the thought process again.

Dedication

May all living beings realise their full potential through their precious human lives.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to identify with my Buddhanature, and the emptiness of my Buddhanature, which are the same entity.