The purpose of this meditation is to generate a concern for what’s to come in our next life.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by remembering my meditation from yesterday, where I resigned myself to the fact that I will definitely die.

As a Buddhist, I believe that my mind is not created by my brain or my mind. I believe that the mind is the creator of all its experiences, including the death of the body. The mind will continue after this body has come to an end, rather like a bird that flies pathfrom one nest to another. What will I find when my next life begins? The danger is that there will be no Dharma where I am born. If this is the case, my path ends at my death.

I imagined a path leading up to a curtain, and understood it to represent my spiritual path continuing through my life, but ending at my death. I developed a deep concern for what will happen to my mind once I pass through the curtain.

This concern is the object of this meditation, and it will be used later in other meditations to help generate strong motivations. Therefore, without looking for a solution, I simply rested my mind on this concern for my future wellbeing, and stayed with it for the rest of the meditation.

Dedication

May all living beings generate concern for their future lives, and use this to take action now.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember my concern for my future lives.