Loving-Kindness is an Exalted State!
The Blessed Buddha once explained Loving-Kindness
(Mettā) like this:
This is what should be done by a
one to arouse the
Having attained a peaceful state: He should be capable, straight, and very
upright, easy to speak to, gentle and not proud, contented
and easy to
with few duties, living simple, with
calmed senses, devoted, and neither angry,
nor greedy. He should not do any mean thing, which wise men would criticize.
He always should wish: Let all beings be happy, joyous, glad, safe and
Whatever living creatures there exist, still or moving, small or large, seen
unseen, far or near, already existing or coming into being, let all these living
without any even single exception be
completely and perfectly happy!
One should never despise anyone anywhere, nor humiliate anyone anywhere,
nor ever wish for any beings misery or harm, because of anger or irritation.
Just as a mother would protect her only little son even risking her own
exactly so should one cultivate an unbounded mentality towards all
Loving-kindness towards all in this universe. One should cultivate an
mind, above, below and across, without barriers, without enmity, matchless..
Whether standing, going, sitting, or lying down, even when slumbering should
one practise this exalted infinite goodwill. This is said to be a Sacred State!
Video on Mettā Meditation on Friendliness:
On this exalted Infinite Friendliness
All Embracing Kindness,
in Harmony Goodwill
United_in_Harmony, The Good