Making oneself into a
Friendliness means Goodwill
Friendliness means Kindness
Friendliness means Helpfulness
Friendliness means Assistance
Friendliness means Support
Friendliness means Benevolence
Friendliness means Concern
Friendliness means Care
Friendliness means Compassion
Friendliness means Cooperation
Friendliness means Mutual Aid
Friendliness means Mutual Advantage
Friendliness means Symbiosis
Friendliness means Sympathy
Friendliness means Basic Trust
Buddha once said:
A friend who always lends a hand, a friend both in sorrow and joy,
a friend who offers good counsel, a friend who sympathizes too.
These are the 4 kinds of true friends the wise, who understands,
will always cherish, just as a mother tends her only child.
DN III 188
As a mother even with her own life protects her only child,
so let any being
cultivate immeasurable and infinite loving-kindness towards all living beings.
Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth one
16th part of the release of mind by universal friendliness; in shining, glowing,
and beaming radiance the release of mind by infinite and endless friendliness
far excels and surpasses them all.
He who does not strike, nor makes others strike, who robs not, nor makes
others rob, sharing love with all that live, finds enmity with none.
When one with a mind of love feels compassion for the entire world --
above, below and across, unlimited everywhere.
Thus he who both day and night takes delight in harmlessness
sharing love with all that live, finds enmity with none.
SN I 208
I am a friend of the footless, I am a friend of the bipeds;
I am a friend of those with 4 feet, I am a friend of the many-footed.
May not the footless harm me, may not the bipeds harm me,
may not those
with 4 feet harm me, and may not those with many feet ever harm me.
AN II 72
Among tigers, lions, leopards, and bears I lived on the
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in
such sweetly silenced solitude.
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I am a friend and helper to all, I am sympathetic to all living beings.
I develop a mind full of love and takes always delight in harmlessness.
I gladden my mind, fill it with joy, and make it immovable and unshakable.
I develop these divine
and infinite states of mind not cultivated by simple men.
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