The purpose of this meditation is to generate a feeling of wishing to leave samsara, because it is impossible to win at this table.
I began by making the appropriate preparations, and then thought about the fate of demi-gods. Although they have better conditions than humans, there is no peace or comfort for them because of the strong jealousy and attachment in their minds. These delusions drive them to make war with the gods, and prevent them from being content with their conditions.
I thought deeply about this. Even if I were to take rebirth in the fortunate realm of the demi-gods, I would have no rest and no comfort because of my attachment and jealously. It is the same with all the other realms – they all prevent me attaining the peace and comfort I seek. It seemed to me that whichever rebirth I took, I would lose. It is a losers game. The table is rigged – there are no winners.
On the basis of this thought, I developed the wish to get up and leave: to stop playing the losing game and to find another place where I can rest and be comfortable. I want to leave samsara completely because it is a losers game.
I focused on this wish for the rest of the meditation.
May all living beings find the path out of samsara quickly, and complete the path swiftly and without delay.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will remember my wish to leave the rigged table of samsara, where there are only losers, and never any winners.