Friendly Loving Kindness Beams, Blazes
Mettā is defined thus: Loving-Kindness has the mode of
friendliness as characteristic.
Its natural function is to promote friendliness. It manifests as
disappearance of ill-will.
Its source is seeing with kindness. When succeeding, then it eliminates all
When it fails, then it degenerates into egocentric lust and desire. It can
anywhere and at anytime, but ideally sitting cross-legged in a quiet
secluded place and
then whole-heartedly wishing, first beaming it out in front, then to the
right, then back,
then to the left and finally below and above in this very effective and
May I be happy and free from suffering...
May I keep myself free from hostility, trouble and thereby live happily...
May I become happy in this way by repeated training of this excellent
Just as I want happiness, absence of pain, life and not death, so do all
Therefore: May all beings become thus happy...
May all breathing things become thus happy...
May all creatures become thus happy...
May all deities become thus happy...
May all human beings become thus happy...
May all who have form become thus happy...
May all the Noble and not Noble become thus happy...
May all those in the states of deprivation become thus happy...
By being freed from all enmity, distress & anxiety, may they
thus guide themselves to bliss!
The blessed Buddha
often pointed out:
Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are, all are not worth one
16th part of the
release of mind by infinitely universal friendliness: In shining, beaming,
glow & radiance the
release of mind by infinite, immeasurable and inexhaustible friendliness far
excels them all!
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
How to cure Depression?
Buddha on Noble Friendship,
Good_Friendship, Selfless Friendship
All Embracing Kindness,
Wheel no 7:
The Practice of Loving-Kindness
(Metta) as taught by the Buddha in
the Pali Canon.
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