By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
This creation to Buddhist meditation presents history fabric on meditation - why we have to meditate; the way to organize for meditation; and the way to get pleasure from a profitable meditation consultation. It additionally teaches twenty-one easy-to-follow meditations, which jointly shape the full Buddhist route to enlightenment. compatible for newbies and extra complicated meditators alike.
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The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have no need for our offerings, but making extensive offerings has a very beneficial effect on our mind, creating a vast amount of merit and countering miserliness. Confession enables us to purify negative actions committed in the past. If we sincerely contemplate and meditate on karma we shall realize that we have already performed innumerable heavy negative actions. Fearing the consequences of these actions, a strong wish to purify them will arise in our mind. To purify negative actions we must recognize the faults of these actions and feel regret for having committed them.
CONTEMPLATION We think: 'If I rely sincerely upon a Spiritual Guide, he or she will lead me along the spiritual path, which is the only way I can solve all my problems and make my life meaningful. I shall gradually draw closer to the attainment of full enlightenment. All the Buddhas will be delighted with me. I shall be protected from harm caused by humans or non-humans. I shall find it easy to abandon delusions and non-virtuous actions. My practical experience of the spiritual path will increase.
Th in the lower realms. This feeling of fear is our object of meditation. DEDICATION We dedicate all the virtues we have created in this meditation practice to the welfare of all living beings by reciting the dedication prayers. SUBSEQUENT PRACTICE During the meditation break we should not forget the danger of taking a lower rebirth. This helps us to maintain mindfulness and conscientiously to avoid nonvirtuous actions. We are also inspired to seek refuge in the Three Jewels, the actual protection from suffering.
A Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso