The purpose of this meditation is to see others as precious, and to develop cherishing love for them.

happy faceI began by making the appropriate preparation and after settling my mind I thought about how living beings are my principal means of attaining enlightenment. The ultimate supreme goal of enlightenment depends upon my developing the wish to enter the tantric path for the benefit of all living beings. This wish depends upon Bodhichitta – the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all. Bodhichitta depends upon great compassion – the wish that all living beings be freed from their suffering, and great compassion depends upon my developing cherishing love for all living beings without exception.

It is by cherishing others that I will attain enlightenment. Therefore living beings are more precious that a universe filled with jewels.

I focused on the preciousness of living beings as the object of my meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings understand what is really precious in the world.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember the preciousness of other living beings.