Lamrim 21: Relying upon a Spiritual Guide
By relying upon our Spiritual Guide we shall receive the following benefits: 1) They will lead us along the spiritual path, the only way to solve all our problems and make our life meaningful. 2) Their blessings will gradually draw us closer to the attainment of full enlightenment. 3) All the Buddhas will be delighted with us. 4) We shall be protected from harm caused by humans and non-humans. 5) We shall find it easy to abandon our delusions and non-virtuous actions. 6) Our practical experience of the spiritual path will increase. 7) We shall never be born in lower realms. 8) In all our future lives, we shall meet well-qualified Spiritual Guides. 9) All our virtuous wishes for beneficial conditions within samsara, as well as for liberation and enlightenment, will be fulfilled.
Having repeatedly contemplated all the benefits of relying upon a Spiritual Guide mentioned above, make the strong determination: I must sincerely rely upon a Spiritual Guide. This determination is the object of the meditation.
Meditation break: put this determination to rely upon your Spiritual Guide into practice.
This completes the 21 Lamrim meditation. Lamrim practitioners will repeat the cycle starting back with the first mediation on a Precious Human Life, and continue the cycle over and over as their main mediation practice.