The purpose of this meditation is to imagine strongly that all living beings are our mother.

IMG_0790I began by making appropriate preparations for meditation and then thought about how we are born again and again within samsara. Who gives us birth? Other living beings. Each life gives us another mother. Where are all these mothers now? They are all the living beings around us. They may not be the mother of this life, but they are the mother of some past lives.

I thought about them – not my mother in her current elderly state, but the young, beautiful and caring mother she once was and they all once were. I imagined being surrounded by caring loving mothers. I focused on this for the rest of the meditation.


May all living beings realise who all these other people actually are!

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to see my mother in all living beings.