The purpose of this meditation is to generate a sincere wish to practice patience.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by remembering my Bodhichitta wish – I want desperately to become a Buddha so that my emanations can pervade all worlds and help all living beings. The path of the Boshisattva is the Six Perfections, and for this meditation I chose the sublime practice of patience.

I contemplated that to develop anger I need to engage in inappropriate attention to the apparent negative qualities of the object of my anger. I imagined lifting off and away from this inappropriate attention, and choosing instead to only focus on the good qualities of the object of my anger. I imagined certain people with whom I develop anger and imagined deliberately focusing on their good qualities. In no time at all I was developing very warm and friendly feelings towards these people, and anger was a million miles away.

I rested my mind on the feeling of the meaning of not giving inappropriate attention to apparent bad qualities. It was very peaceful and lovely.

Dedication

May all living beings be patient by applying the appropriate opponents to anger.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to keep the feeling going in the meditation break.