The purpose of this meditation is to generate the determination to abandon self-cherishing altogether.
I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by reminding myself that self-cherishing has no good qualities at all. Equalising my self-cherishing with my wish to cherish others is not enough. I need to completely abandon my self-cherishing because while I have it, I will behave in non-virtuous ways, because I will always be seeking pleasure for myself at the expense of others.
I focused on the wish to be free from self-cherishing completely, and to concentrate on the happiness and freedom of others.
May all living beings abandon self-cherishing.
Practice in the Meditation Break
I will try to move away from my self and towards others.