The purpose of this meditation is to generate a sincere feeling of going for refuge to the three jewels – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then thought about what I should do with my life, that is precious, rare and meaningful, and which will end so soon. What should I do? Something worthwhile. Like what? What is the most worthwhile thing one could do with ones life? Attain ultimate peace and happiness. How? The path starts with turning to the three jewels.
To go for refuge to the three jewels is to put effort into receiving the blessings of Buddha, practicing Dharma and receiving the help of the Sangha. I resolves to do this and developed a feeling of being enveloped in protection and comfort. I focused in this feeling and its meaning for the rest of the meditation.
May all living being turn to the there jewels, the only source of refuge in this world of suffering.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will try to hold onto my feeling of refuge.