Blazing is the Release of Mind by All Embracing Friendliness :-)
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, covered with thick gold plates donated by the Burmese over 4 centuries...
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
the mental release by All-Embracing Kindness... The release of mind by all-embracing kindness radiates,
emanates, and shines, far surpassing all others! Like the light of the stars is not 1/16th of the moonlight,
which radiates, beams and shines, surpassing all the stars, even & exactly so: Whatever there are of simple
worldly and meritorious things, all these are not worth one 1/16th of the mental release by All-Embracing
Kindness... The release of mind by all-embracing kindness radiates, sparkles, and 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 darkness bright and brilliant, even and quite exactly so: Whatever there are of worldly, meritorious,
admirable, and beneficial doings, all these even summed up are not worth one 1/16 of the release of mind by
All-Embracing Kindness! This release of mind, which liberates the heart, by All-Embracing Kindness, radiates,
dazzles and shines, far surpassing all these other exceedingly good-doings...
Metta Meditation As streaming audio and mp3 download:
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz0nE1wRWQY
Gotama Buddha teaches on the Infinite All-Embracing Kindness:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Metta.htm PS: Note his dazzling radiance..
More on infinite Friendliness (Mettā):
All-Embracing, Universal and Infinite Kindness Dazzles and Shines!
Source Text: The Itivuttaka 27: Thus was it said: