value: Water symbolises purity, clarity and calmness, and reminds
us to cleanse our minds and attain the state of purity)
that you are now pure clean water. Someone comes along and gently
puts you into a small bowl. The person then offers you to the
rest happily in the bowl knowing that you have an important
role to play. You symbolise purity, clarity and calmness. You
remind people to practise the Buddha's teachings, which is constantly
cleansing their minds.
is used to clean away dirt. When everyone sees you, they are
happy and joyful. This is because they are reminded that they
can wash away the filth of their minds. They should wash away
selfish and unkind thoughts and be clean and pure like you.
Buddha is someone free from defilements like desire, ill-will
and ignorance. We should all be like the Buddha, who does not
have any dirt or defilements but only purity in his mind.
children learn to relax before meditation)
beautiful waterfall of white light is flowing down on you. It
flows down on your head, helping your head to relax. You feel
your head relaxing. It moves down over your neck and shoulders.
Your neck and shoulders are relaxing. Now it flows down over
your arms. You feel your arms relaxing. It flows down your back.
Your back is letting go and relaxing. It flows over your chest
and stomach, helping your chest and stomach relax. You feel
your chest and stomach relax. It moves down over your legs and
feet. You feel your legs and feet letting go and relaxing. The
beautiful waterfall of white light is flowing over your whole
body. You are very peaceful and relaxed.