The purpose of this meditation is to generate the genuine wish to become an enlightened being for the benefit of all.

triangleI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then calmed my mind by imagining a triangle in front of me. Each of the corners represented ‘Tranquil’, ‘Bliss’, and ‘Clarity’. I made sure my attention did not stray outside of the triangle and my attention went around and around from corner to corner. Slowly my mind transformed into tranquility, bliss and clarity.

I imagined moving into the centre of the triangle, and it expanding to fill the entire universe. I floated in this clear blissful tranquility for a while.

I then moved on to the main meditation, and imagined all living beings around me. I need to love every single living being completely. I imagined my love for others extending until it included every single living being. Then I imagined loving each one completely.

When this process was complete, and I loved every living being completely, I had the basis for Bodhichitta. I decided that I needed to become an enlightened being to fulfill my love for all other living beings. It is the only way I can give them the happiness I wish for them.

I dissolved myself into the wish to become a Buddha for the benefit of all. I focused on this wish for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May everyone become free from their suffering and its causes, and attain pure lasting happiness.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will wish that everyone become a Buddha for a benefit of all.