The purpose of this meditation is to generate a strong sense of feeling fortunate that others have helped us make our lives meaningful by giving Dharma teachings.

Gen-la KungsangI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then started by remembering how everything I have comes from the kindness of others.

This not only applies to my material possessions but also my knowledge. I made up very little of what I believe. Before I found Dharma, I was confused about what it meant to be ‘good’ and how to live a virtuous life. My kind teachers have provided me with Dharma through which I can make my life meaningful.

I focused on the thought that everything that I now believe came from the kindness of Geshe-la  and my other teachers. As I contemplated this, I began to feel very grateful and fortunate. I focused on this feeling of being fortunate, and slowly I was filled with a feeling of warmth and happiness. I felt like I was blossoming in Dharma, through the kindness of others. It was a lovely feeling, and I focused on it for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings remember the kindness of others and receive teachings to make their lives meaningful.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember that all the happiness I have comes from the instructions of my kind teachers, and remember the feeling of good fortune in my heart.