The purpose of this meditation is to focus all our determination on the attainment of the ultimate truth of cessation.

In ‘Sutra of the Four Noble Truths’ Buddha says:

You should attain cessations

We need to attain a complete cessation of our suffering – not just the temporary cessations of worldly beings.

I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then contemplated:

I should not be satisfied with the temporary cessations of this life, which even animals can attain. I need to attain complete freedom from suffering – I need to realise the ultimate truth of cessation – nirvana – though my own experience.

I focused on this wish and made it firm in my mind.


May all living beings come to wish to be completely free from all suffering.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to maintain the continuum of this wish throughout the day.