Fine Words of the Blessed Buddha:
Blessed Buddha once said:
Netā vinetā anunetā,
Tādiso labhate yasam.
Friendly + Unselfish = Honourable!
Who is hospitable, and friendly,
generous and unselfish,
A guide, a teacher, a leader, such one will to honour attain.
Dīgha Nikāya 3.273
Among tigers, lions, leopards and bears I lived in
None of them was frightened of me, nor did I fear
any of them!
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed
the deep forest.
Finding great solace in such sweetly silenced
all creatures, all breathing living things;
All beings, one and all, without exception,
Experience good fortune only! :-)
May they not fall into any harm.
Anguttara Nikāya II 72
With good will for the entire cosmos,
Cultivate an infinite heart and mind:
Beaming above, below, and all around,
Unobstructed, without trace of hostility.
Sutta Nipāta I
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