Mental Release by
Friendliness Outshines All!
The Blessed Buddha
Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth
sixteenth part of the release of mind by universal friendliness;
glowing and beaming radiance, such release of mind by
far excels & surpasses them all...
See this good being is happy!
How fine! How excellent!
Let there be Happiness!
Let there indeed be Freedom!
Let there indeed be Peace! Let there be Bliss....
Let there be Understanding of this
good principle. Buddhaghosa
"May all beings
be joyous and safe! Let every creature's mind rejoice!
Let every single living being's mind be exceedingly jubilant!" Exactly
should one maintain an infinite friendliness
for every single living being,
in gentle sympathy for this
entire universe, unlimited, endless and vast!
This is the Divine
while actually here, they say. Buddha Gotama
The Bhikkhu pervades all beings with all-embracing friendliness ...
The Bhikkhu encompass all beings with universal
and endless pity ...
The Bhikkhu permeates all beings with infinite
and mutual joy ...
The Bhikkhu suffuses all beings with unlimited equanimity ...
Digha Nikāya 33
May all creatures, all
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.
Anguttara Nikāya II, 72
Thus he who both
by day and by night
takes delight in gentle harmlessness,
sharing love with all that lives,
finds enmity with none.
Samyutta Nikāya I 208
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