The purpose of this meditation was to try to identify closely with being a Bodhisattva.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation, and then started by thinking about the way of the Bodhisattva. A Boshisattva engages in six actions – six perfections. I imagined that I have perfected these perfections and that I was such a being.

a-ok-sign-431I imagined that I could GIVE everything to others. I imagined that I could hand all my possessions and talents to others without the slightest hesitation – the only proviso being that it was the appropriate thing to do – see wisdom later.

I imagined that I had pure MORAL DISCIPLINE. The very thought of lying, stealing etc. did not cross my mind in any circumstances. I was free from moral quantries, because of my pure moral discipline.

I imagined that I had perfect PATIENCE. No matter what circumstances I found myself in, I could remain completely balanced and peaceful.

I imagined that I had effortless EFFORT. I could engage in virtue without any need to develop the wish, because the wish is immediately there, and the act of virtue is its own pleasure and reward.

I imagined that I had perfect MENTAL STABILITY – my mind is clear, focused, perfect.

I imagined that I had perfect WISDOM – I understood all objects perfectly and thoroughly.

I cycled through these attributes to which I aspire, and with every cycle, I felt as if I actually had these qualities. When I finally felt like they had all merged into one meaningful feeling, I focused on it.

Dedication

May all living beings engage in the six actions with perfect motivation, and become enlightened beings for the benefit of all.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to engage in all my actions with a recognition of the six perfections.