The purpose of this meditation is to generate a lovely feeling of wishing others to be happy.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then I remembered that all living beings (visualised around me) have been my kind mothers in the past, and continue to be kind to me even now. I thought of how, when they were my mother, they wanted nothing but the best for me. They would go without so that I could have the best food, the best clothes, the best comfort she could obtain.

technicolor231I then thought of how I in turn wish the best for them. I reminded myself that through my practice of taking, I have removed all their suffering. They enjoy the neutral feeling of freedom from suffering, and to them it feels like bliss. But there is so much more. There is undreamed of happiness to be experienced in the blissful state of inner peace. I wished that all living beings could experience this blissful inner peace continuously.

It seemed to me that their journey out of suffering was like rising up from darkness up to a pure white expanse of light, like rising up from the monochrome depths of a black ocean of suffering, to the white surface. Although wonderful, I wish for more. I want the best for them. I wish them to carry on rising and experience the technicolour bliss of complete, permanent happiness.

I focused on this idea of wishing all living beings could rise up from darkness to light to colour and let my mind rest on this. Slowly a feeling which encapsulated the whole idea formed in my heart, and when it was clear, I focused on it. I tried to keep my attention on this feeling for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings experience pure, everlasting happiness, and quickly attain enlightenment for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will wish for people to experience ‘technicolour’ happiness.