Friends:

The Buddha's Speech on Friendliness:

What should the clever one advantageously do:
To attain this State called Peace, is this: He should be intelligent, straight, honest,
Humble, gentle and never proud, contented, and easy to support, not busy, careful,
and silenced… In abilities & senses, cautious, and modest. Neither flattering families,
nor be demanding. Not doing even a minor trifle, that other wise men might criticize!



Then he should think:
May all beings be joyous and safe! Let every creature's mind rejoice.
Whatever breathing beings there are, no matter whether feeble or firm,
With none excepted, whether long; tall, big, medium, short or small;
Whether seen or unseen, visible or not; Whether living far away or near here;
Whether existing or just about to come into being: Let every living being's mind be
exultantly jubilant! Let no one ever kill or another being undo, nor ever harm anyone
anywhere at all... Let no one wish any even a minor bad for another, neither from
provocation, nor from revenge. Thus, as a mother with her own life might guard her son,
her only baby child, thus should he maintain a mentality of
infinite friendliness :-)
For every living being, in gentle sympathy for this entire universe, unlimited, endless
and vast! As above, so below, and all around, unimpeded, without any hatred, purged of
all enmity! Whether standing, walking, seated or lying down while slumbering, he should
always maintain such
Awareness of gentle and benevolent kindness... This very mentality
is the Divine Dwelling here, they say! He that do not traffic with many speculative views,
Perfected in seeing what is right and wrong, purged of lust for sense-pleasures, he will
surely not come back here to any womb...

Video on Mettā  Meditation on Friendliness:
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More on Friendliness (Mettā)  & Friendship: (The Pāli  root word is Mitta = Friend)
Release_of_Resentment, The_11_Advantages, Loving-Kindness, Cosmic_Goodness,
Unbounded_Mind,
Goodness_Galore, Hey_Friend, Advantageous_is_Friendship,
The-Effective_Saw, Blazing_Goodwill, Genuine_Goodwill, Evaporated_Enemy,
Selfless Friendship is Sweetest, All Embracing Kindness, Blazing Friendliness,
Metta, Buddha on Noble Friendship, Good_Friendship,
United in Harmony,
Goodwill Encore, United_in_Harmony, The Good Friend, Blazing & Bright,
Kalyanamitta, Friendliness Frees, Blazing_Friendliness, Blazing_&_Bright,

Bon_Benevolence, Good_Friendship, The_Good_Friend, Goodwill_Encore,
What_is_Wrong,
Universal_Friendliness, Infinite_and_Divine_Classic,
Friendly_plus_Unselfish_equals_Honourable, The_Grace_of_Goodwill,
Brahma vihaara, Infinite_Friendliness, Unique_Unity, GoodWill_Again,
Calm_Kindness, Released_by_GoodWill, Unsurpassable_Radiance,
All-Embracing_Kindness,
Safe_Medicine, Symbiotic_Sympathy,
Friendship_is_Universal!

Source: Minor Readings and the Illustrator
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=130231

Friendly is Mettaah :-)
 


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