The purpose of this meditation was to generate a wish to use my precious human life to realise emptiness.

closing doorI began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then thought about my precious human life. It offers me the supreme opportunity to escape lifetimes of suffering. I must use my life to attain the ultimate supreme goal – full enlightenment.

The mind that frees us from samsara is the wisdom realising emptiness. It is the door through which we can step, and realise that our samsara was just a figment of our imagination, like last night’s dream. I imagined walking towards the door, but it was closing. Will I make it in time? Will I walk through the door before my precious human life comes to an end and the door closes?

I need to try to use every moment of my human life to make progress on the path, and to pass through the door of the wisdom realising emptiness. I focused on this wish as the object of my meditation.


May all living beings pass through the door of emptiness, and enter the state beyond sorrow.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember my determination to practice Dharma purely, so that I can realise emptiness completely, and remove the veils of obstructions from my mind.