The purpose of this meditation is to generate for feeling that we ourselves are an inexhaustible source of pure happiness for all living beings.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then spent some time absorbed in my mind – in a completely still, infinitely vast and clear ocean of consciousness.

After a while I started my Lamrim meditation by remembering equanimity – that all the different appearances of people around me (friends, enemies and strangers) are all simply mistaken, and in fact they are all my mind mothers. I remembered that they have been incredibly kind to me in the past, and that they constantly suffer, and constantly fail to find the happiness they seek.

guru-sumati-buddha-heruka-from-brazil-templeI manifested my wish that they could find happiness – I felt my ‘want’ for them to be happy.

After a while, the ‘want’ grew to such an intensity that it transformed my body into the actual source of happiness. I felt like happiness was flowing out of me directly into all living beings. The source of this happiness was Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka at my heart, filling me with happiness, and overflowing to all other living beings. An inexhaustible source of happiness.

I felt joyful and my mind was filled with active happiness, but as time passed and I focused on the object, it transformed into a more subtle, more tranquil, but equally happy feeling. This was more sustainable and peaceful, and I remained within this feeling for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings become an inexhaustible source of happiness for others, and thereby become enlightened beings for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to make every single person I meet today a little bit happier.