The purpose of this meditation is to generate a strong recognition of the love and kindness of mother living beings.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation.

LoveI then thought about the kindness of my mother, and of mothers in general. I mentally recounted the ways in which my mother has been kind to me, and after a while I noticed that all these acts of kindness had a theme. It seemed to me that it was very natural for my mother to wish to be kind to me. All the acts of kindness were very natural for her. It was as if there was no need to generate a strong wish to be kind in order for her to act in a kind manner.

I thought about how this natural kindness was a sign – an example of how we can all act in a naturally kind way towards others. Firstly we would act like this towards our children, but this is a sign that we have the boundless capability to feel natural kindness towards all other living beings.

I focused on this thought of my mother’s natural kindness, and that it was a sign that we can all become filled with immeasurable natural love of a mother for her dearest child.

Dedication

May all living beings be filled with the natural love of a mother for her child, and apply this feeling to all other living beings.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember my mother’s example, and hold onto the wish to have her natural love for all living beings.