The purpose of yesterday’s and today’s meditation was to draw conclusions about how to live life by remembering death.

I began with the appropriate preparations for meditation and then settled my mind, withdrawing into the clear light at my heart.

geshe-chekawaI then went though the reasons why I will die, that the time of my death is unpredictable and that at the time of my death, nothing will matter except the way in which I have lived my life.

At the time of my death, I need to have done all the work up front. I need to have lived every moment in virtue. I need to impute an enlightened being onto myself right now, and act appropriately.

As I thought about imputing an enlightened being upon myself, I felt a distinct effect. It felt immediately like I was filled with clear light. I identified myself with clear light and enlightenment. I realised I need to keep this feeling and always act in accordance with this understanding. The rest is easy.

I settled into the feeling of being within the clear light of enlightenment, and the determination to act in virtue.


May all living beings dwell in clear light.

Practice in the Mediation Break

I will try to hold clear light at my heart, and act naturally.