The purpose of this meditation was to find an alternative to the eight worldly concerns.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then contemplated once more how the eight worldly concerns of resources, respect, pleasure, reputation and praise were hollow and unworthy.

After a while I felt that I should replace these concerns with the six perfections. Instead of permeating my life with worldly concerns, and being influenced by them, I should allow myself to be under the influence of the six perfections: giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, mental stabilisation and wisdom.

I focused on this thought as my object of meditation today.

Dedication

May I and all living beings be released from the bondage of the worldly concerns.

Practice in the meditation break

I will try to act in accordance with the six perfections.