The purpose of this meditation is to dispel pride and create a humble attitude.
I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by thinking about how we are so attached to our self and the eight worldly concerns.
Then I thought about Geshe Langhri Tangpa’s advice:
Whenever I associate with others, may I view myself as the lowest of all
And with a perfect intention, may I cherish others as supreme
I visualised people in my project team at work, and imagined trying to cherish them all perfectly – viewing myself at the lowest of all. I felt like all my attention and concern was flowing out from me, and there was a void where ‘I’ had been.
I focused on the feeling of my concern and cherishing flowing outwards, and then brought my mind into the void in the centre. It was like an oasis, a perfect space of calm and peace. I focused on it and its meaning for the rest of the meditation.
May all living beings view themselves as the lowest of all, and keeping a perfect intention, cherish others as supreme.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will try to cherish others as supreme and forget about myself completely.