Permanent Freedom

May all living beings strive for permanent freedom from suffering.

Daily Lamrim

The purpose of this meditation is to generate the strong wish to attain permanent freedom from samsara.

I began by making the appropriate preparations for meditation and then contemplated:

Attaining human rebirths in future lives is not enough. I will still have to undergo many sufferings. Instead of working towards temporary happiness, I must strive to attain permanent freedom from samsara – nirvana.

Without worrying too much about how I will do this, I set my mind firmly on the thought ‘I want permanent freedom, not temporary freedom’. Rather dramatically, I felt like I was standing looking out across a black landscape, with a look of determination on my face. I felt ready for any challenge – there was nothing that would stop me. I soaked my mind in the belief and feeling of being certain that I want permanent freedom from suffering.

Dedication

May all living beings strive for…

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