The purpose of this meditation is to generate a strong wish to use our precious human life to practice virtue.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then contemplated that I have the perfect conditions to practice Dharma instructions. I have a human life with all the freedoms and endowments necessary to make progress on the spiritual path. I have been born in a country where I am free from government interference in my spiritual choices. I have access to pure Dharma teaching and I have teachers and friends who can help me.

I contemplated these points and I developed the recognition that I have very special circumstances at the moment, and I need to use them because they will quickly come to an end. I need to make use of them to practice virtue for the sake of all living beings.

I focused on this wish for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings recognise their precious human opportunity when it arises, and take full advantage of it.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember how lucky I am to have such perfect conditions, and use them, before I lose them.