The Blessed Buddha once
How is the release of mind by infinite mutual joy
What does this liberation have as its destination, what is
what is its sweet fruit, and what is the ultimate goal
by universally mutual, unselfish, altruistic, appreciative
and rejoicing joy?
Here, Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu dwells pervading the frontal quadrant
mind imbued with infinite mutual joy, so the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quadrant.
As above, so below, across,
and everywhere to all beings, as for himself,
he dwells pervading
the entire cosmos with a mind fully saturated with
unlimited mutual joy,
immense, exalted, measureless, without hostility,
without any enmity,
without any trace of ill will, jealousy or envy...
Thus prepared and mentally quite expanded, he then develops:
Link to Awakening joined with limitless mutual joy.
Investigation Link to Awakening fused with such mutual joy.
Link to Awakening together with infinite mutual joy.
The Joy Link
to Awakening accompanied with absolute mutual joy.
The Tranquillity Link to Awakening linked with noble mutual joy.
The Concentration Link to Awakening associated with mutual joy.
Equanimity Link to Awakening joined with endless mutual joy.
Based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, and culminating in release...
If he then wishes:
May I dwell experiencing repulsion by any attractive
then he can dwell experiencing repulsiveness therein. If he wishes:
dwell experiencing the unrepulsive in any disgusting and repulsive object,
then he experiences pleasing beauty in whatever disgusting
and ugly thing!
If he wishes: Avoiding both the repulsive
and the unrepulsive, may I
just aware and clearly comprehending, then he experiences
just aware and clearly comprehending! When meditating he
completely transcend the realm of
infinitude of space, only aware
that consciousness is infinite, he can enter and dwell in the sphere of
consciousness.. I tell you Bhikkhus for a quite wise
here, who has not yet penetrated to an even more superior
the mental release by infinite, altruistic and mutual joy
has the sphere of
consciousness as its culmination!
Comments: Are you
Discontent? Here is Why! :-)
Mutual joy is
indeed the sole proximate
cause of contentment.
Consequentially: Lack of mutual joy produces frustrated
Mutual joy also eliminates jealousy and envy! Absence of mutual joy
therefore induces the acid like mental pain called envy and jealousy!
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