Visualization for the Unification of Four Boundless Minds

Dr. Yutang Lin

Practice to attain the unification of Four Boundless Minds
Had been taught by Guru through a gatha for associations.
Additional visualization is again revealed through guidance:
Simply regard all sentient beings as having attained Buddha.


Disciple Pao-Yuan asked, "For the practice of Four Boundless Minds: May all beings have happiness and its causes! May all beings leave suffering and its causes! May all beings be inseparable from the joy of no more suffering! May all beings abide in the equanimity of non-discrimination! Besides the practice of pondering in associations of 'Four in One' and 'One implying Four', as taught by Guru already (Cf. my work, "Unification of Four Boundless Minds"), how to practice visualization?"

I taught her that one should regard all beings as having attained Buddhahood. In this visualization the Four Boundless Minds are unified and accomplished. This belongs to the Tantric teachings of "applying fruits as means of practice," where the enlightened state is assumed for the sake of providing practices. As such a visualization becomes deeper all prejudices in the practitioner's mind toward any sentient being would gradually fade away, and hence the mind would return to its original purity, and consequently it would naturally realize the unification of Four Boundless Minds.

Written in Chinese and translated on October 19, 2004
El Cerrito, California

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