Today’s meditation was on death and impermanence.

I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then thought about how my ‘I’ is fabricated by my conceptual mind on the basis of perceiving the basis of imputation of my ‘I’: my body and my mind. Other than this belief and appearance, there is no actual ‘I’ existing from its own side, independent from my mind.

When my body dies and my mind loses its mindfulness, my ‘I’ will simply cease. It will not go anywhere: it is illusion-like, and never existed in the way it appeared in the first place.

I thought about how my ‘I’ will completely cease at the time of my death, and focused on this point as my object of meditation.


May all living beings be freed from mistaken appearance and conception.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to bear in mind how illusory my ‘I’ is.