Friendliness can cross any
If friendship between animal beings can cross even remote
so can and should we humans also make our kind friendship extend
any national, religious, cultural, gender, educational, job, and
Only in this very good way, can we establish a society,
where we can sleep
with the doors open, and dance with the children in our arms. So
be it :-)
May all creatures, all breathing things,
all beings one and all, without exception,
experience good fortune only.
May they not fall into any harm.
Nikaya II, 72
With good will for the
cultivate a limitless heart and mind:
Beaming above, below,
and all around,
unobstructed, without trace of hostility.
Sutta Nipata I, 8
For one who deliberately and aware
develops Universal Friendliness
Seeing the fading away of clinging,
All chains are worn down
Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Sutta Nipata I, 8
I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend
of all bipeds,
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed!
As I am, so are others...
As others are, so am I...
Having thus identified self and others,
Never Harm anyone, nor abused
Sutta Nipata 3.710
Among tigers, lions, leopards and bears I lived in the jungle.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness, I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in such sweetly silenced solitude…
Train yourself in doing good
that lasts and brings happiness.
Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
and a mind of infinite universal love.
Just as water refreshes and cleanses both just and unjust persons without
discrimination, so does the perfection of friendliness include both friends
and foes alike, and doesn't enact any distinction, favouritism, or
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