Blazing is the Release of Mind by All Embracing
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
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
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! The release of mind, which liberates the heart, by All-Embracing Kindness,
dazzles and shines, far
surpassing all these other good-doings...
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
Gotama Buddha teaches
on the Infinite All-Embracing Kindness:
PS: Note his dazzling radiance..
Metta Meditation As streaming audio and mp3 download:
More on infinite Friendliness
and Infinite Kindness Dazzles and Shines!
Text: The Itivuttaka 27: Thus was it