The purpose of this meditation is to develop a beautiful sense of everyone being equal in terms of their predicament.

twinsI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then started the meditation by contemplating all beings in samsara. They all want the same thing – to be free from suffering and to enjoy uninterrupted and permanent happiness. They work so hard to achieve this, but because of their ignorance, they do not see the true cause of their suffering, or the route to happiness.

They spend so much time and effort trying to control samsara (like my engineers of yesterday’s meditation) when they should be trying to control their own minds.

I thought of how much we all want to be happy and free from suffering. We are all just suffering beings, trapped in the prison of samsara, looking for a way out.

I focused on the idea that we are all the same, and all wanting to be free from our suffering. I was filled with a feeling of being one with others, and connected with them in the sense that we all in the same predicament, and all wish for the same thing.

Dedication

May all living beings feel their connection with others, and understand that we are all the same.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to maintain the understanding that all beings in samsara want the same thing – to be free from suffering, and to find true lasting happiness.