Release of Mind by All Embracing Kindness!
Thus have I heard the Blessed Buddha saying it:
Whatever, Bhikkhus and Friends, there are here of worldly merit making,
all these are not worth 1/16 of mental release by All-Embracing
The release of mind by all-embracing kindness radiates, emanates and shines,
far surpassing it all! Like the light of the stars is not 1/16th of the moonlight,
which radiates, beams and shines, surpassing all the stars, even & exactly
Whatever there are of simple worldly and meritorious things, all these are not
worth one 1/16th of the mental release reached by All-Embracing
The release of mind by all-embracing
kindness radiates, beams,
shines, far surpassing it all...
Just as in autumn, in the
last month of the rainy
season, on a clear and cloudless day the sun rises and dispels all the
bright and brilliant, even & quite exactly so:
Whatever there are of worldly,
meritorious, admirable, and attractive
things, all these even summed up are
worth even one 1/16 of the
release of mind by
The release of mind, which liberates the heart, by All-Embracing Kindness,
radiates, dazzles and shines, far
surpassing them all...
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
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Gotama Buddha gives the
teaching on Infinite All-Embracing Kindness:
PS: Note his radiance!
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and Infinite Kindness Dazzles and Shines!
Text: The Itivuttaka 27: Thus was it