9. Reflecting on the Praise-Worthiness of Having the Freedoms and Advantages
Longchen Nyingtik Meditation 9
Take refuge and arouse bodhichitta.
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 freedom and advantage. At present, I’ve already obtained this very support; I must make good use of it to practice the sacred Dharma and attain liberation.
Dedicate all the merit of your practice to all sentient beings.