Meditation Categories 2. Freedoms and Advantages

9. Reflecting on the Praise-Worthiness of Having the Freedoms and Advantages

Longchen Nyingtik Meditation 9

The Beginning

Take refuge and arouse bodhichitta.

The Main Part

Reflect, time and time again, that the levels of shravaka, pratyekabuddha, and arhat are achieved through a human existence of freedoms and advantages. Likewise, the Mahayana bodhisattvas from the first to the tenth bhumi and the ultimate buddhahood are also accomplished with a human body. In addition, the four vidyadhara levels of Vajrayana can only be accomplished by relying on a well-endowed human existence.


Therefore, whether in Theravada and Mahayana, in Sutrayana and Tantrayana, the support for any attainment is solely a human body endowed with freedoms and advantages. At present, I’ve already obtained this very support; I must make good use of it to practice the sacred Dharma and attain liberation.

The Ending

Dedicate all the merit of your practice to all sentient beings.