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The 4 Divine Dwellings are infinite and thereby produce Gods!

Contemplation of infinitely friendly Loving-Kindness (Mettā)
Having seen that like oneself all beings whatsoever search only for happiness, patiently then cultivate
friendly loving-kindness for all beings like this:

May I always be happy. May I always be free from suffering.
May all my friends always be happy, and always be free from suffering.
May all neutral beings always be happy, and always be free from suffering.
May all my enemies always be happy, and always be free from suffering too!

Within this town, this country, this continent, this planet, all the galaxies, may all sentient beings, all persons,
all creatures, and all breathing things, be happy, free, joyous, content, and peaceful in their various destinies.

Whatever living beings there may be, men, women, Nobles, or ordinary, animals, devas, or any unhappy ones,
who lives in one of the ten directions, whether weak or strong, long or large, short or small, far or near,
seen or unseen, in existence or seeking to become this or that, with no exceptions: May all being's be blissful!

May I be free from enmity! May I be free from distress! May I be free from misery! May I live happily!
Whatever beings there are: May they be free from enmity! May they be free from distress!
Whatever beings there are: May they be free from misery! May they live happily!

May all beings … all breathing things … all creatures … all persons … all living entities … women … men …
all the Noble Ones … those not Noble … devas … humans … beings in the realms of deprivation, in the hells
in the east … west … north … south … above … as below … and all around be free from enmity, be without pain,
be free from all distress, be free from all misery, and all suffering, and thereby live fully, and happily! Yeah :-)

The Four Divine Abidings (Brahmavihāra)are:

I: Loving-kindness (Mettā):
Whatever beings there are: May they be happy.
Whatever beings there are: May they be free from enmity..
Whatever beings there are: May they be free from frustration...

II: Compassionate Pity (Karunā):
Whatever beings there are: May they be free from all pain and all suffering!

III: Mutual Joy with other's success (Muditā):
Whatever beings there are: May they enjoy success, richness, health, fame and respect!

IV: Equanimity (Upekkhā):
Whatever beings there are: they are all owners of their kamma, inherit their kamma,
they are born of their kamma, related to their kamma, abide supported by their kamma;
whatever kamma they do, whether good or evil, the effect of that will be the theirs only...

Video on Mettā  Meditation on Friendliness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz0nE1wRWQY

More on Divine Dwelling (Brahmavihāra) = The 4 Infinite States:
Higher_Release, Universal_Friendliness, Endless_Pity, Mutual_Joy,
Infinite_and_Divine_Classic, Unsurpassable_Radiance, Safe_Medicine,
The-Effective_Saw, Blazing_Goodwill, Unbounded_Mind...

Source: BPS Wheel no 54 (Edited Excerpt):
The Mirror of the Dhamma. A Manual of Buddhist Devotional Texts.
By Nārada Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa. Revised By Bhikkhu Khantipālo:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Wheels/wh054.pdf

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