this Noble Wish of Sympathy:
be happy, may I sustain my happiness by living without trace of enmity.
May all beings be
happy and successful: May they be full of joy, all beings
breathe and have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge,
near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy
safety, content ease
and a peaceful serene bliss!
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger
wish bad for his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life,
her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion,
I venerate all living
permeating this entire universe with sympathy,
above, beneath and all around,
immeasurable and truly endless!
In this very fine way I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I
always treasure and dwell in
this goodwill, knowing that this way of caring
is the most Noble in this entire universe!
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions and controversies,
and by acting
be gifted with tranquillity and true insight into what is profound.
Thus shall I subdue the urge for
and never again know rebirth.
May this also inspire and thereby cause all other
beings to fulfil the
conditions leading swiftly to Nibbāna, which is the only
May all sentient beings be thus liberated &
fully released from
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of
ageing, disease, & death.
Friendliness is thus the Greatest! Yeah... :-)
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
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More on this
blazing Friendliness (Mettā):
All Embracing Kindness,
Buddha on Noble Friendship.
Symbiosis="Living together with", an advantageous Social Model:
So that we may sleep with
our doors open,
among hanging gardens and dance with the children in our arms! :-)