I made the appropriate preparations for meditation then I started contemplating the object of today’s meditation-exchanging self with others.

When we exchange self with others it does not mean that we become the other person and the other person becomes us. When we exchange self with others it means that we abandon self cherishing and instead cherish others-we exchange the object of cherishing.

I contemplated: my self cherishing mind has caused me continual problems in life after life. Cherishing others leads to clean happiness-clean and free from self cherishing. 


I focused on the wish for clean happiness-for the mind the cherished only others. As I became absorbed into this mind I experienced a beautiful happiness which filled my consciousness. I stayed with this feeling of the rest of the meditation.

May all living beings develop clean happiness.

VK